Monday, April 27, 2009
...and defensively they're rough, tough! Cincinnati Bengals, that's the team we're gonna cheer to victory...TOUCHDOWN BENGALS! Put some points up on the board and win the game for Cincinnati!!!
Those are the lyrics of their fight song. I don't know if I'm ready to live in a world in which the Bengals have an A+ draft. Apparently, Bea Arthur didn't want to either. Before we get into the draft, how about a moment of silence for the woman/man who played Peter Griffin in "Rolling Courage: The Joe Swanson Story"...
Alright, I'm writing this on Sunday night while still trying to syphen all of the leftover Crown Royal from my liver. It's easier said than done because I went through at least a vat of that stuff last night. Had a good time up in Detroit at my buddy's wedding. We were even blessed by a random appearance of Detroit Tigers mascot, Paws! If you ever wondered if a man dressed up like a Tiger dancing at a wedding with a bunch of drunk people is funny, it's not. It is hilarious. Well played. Back to the Draft, I was able to sneak away a few times to check in on things and was greatly impressed. Let's discuss winners and losers, shall we?
I can not believe that a team that employs John Cooper as a scout can have a draft as awesome as the Bengals had. They got 5-6 starters at least. I do not fear Andre Smith. The guy is a beast. Rey Maualuga fell into their laps and they got themselves a leader at pick 36. Michael Johnson was a steal. They got a good TE and center as well. It was a fantastic performance for a shitty organization. Much better than their rival up I-71...
Since Curry was gone, I get trading back. It made sense. Trading back two more times, I can even get on board with that. But you never, NEVER, take a center in the first round. Just awful. And you follow that up by drafting two average WR's in the second round? They do realize that they could have drafted Jeremy Maclin THREE times in the first round and Crabtree at 5, right? Just horrible. There has to be a decent faction of Browns fans that want Mangini fired already. The guy is a trainwreck.
Good things come to those who wait. They didn't mortgage the future to go up and get Sanchez (which was a very smart move made by dumb people). Their reward was getting the best pass rusher in the draft in Brian Orakpo. I never thought that he would fall to them but thanks to some stupid teams picking ahead of us, we got a guy who will be a force coming off the end. Even Mr. Ace sent me a text on Saturday telling me that he was pissed that the Skins got him. SUPER BOWL!!!
It's time to stop sucking Scott Pioli's dick. He's an idiot. Tyson Jackson isn't even a top ten pick, let alone 3. And in the 7th round, he took former Miami RedHawks TE, Jake O'Connell. That is inexcusable. Dude had like 4 catches all of last season.
That defense is going to be sick now. They got a force of a DT in Raji and a good pass-rushing OLB in Matthews. Their offense is fine, it was the defense that needed to be upgraded. Both of these moves will help AJ Hawk not be bust. By the way, are the Packers starting 4 LB's all white? I think that they might be. Is that even legal anymore? Oh wait, Nick Barnett is there. Damn, so close.
Good fucking Lord. I'm shocked that they didn't draft Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps or Lance Armstrong. Apparently all that you need to play for the Raiders is speed. They picked the 4th best WR at 7 and a safety from The Ohio's in the second round who ESPN didn't even have footage on. There hasn't been a pick that bad since Maurice Clarett. When does the NFL step in and tell Al Davis that he has to stop making personnel decisions? It needs to happen now. Eventhough their fans are all convicted rapists and felons, they deserve better than Al Davis.
Their O-line sucked last year and was the reason that they blew. So they fixed it by getting themselves a couple of tackles in Monroe and Britton. Mojo Drew should be leaping up your fantasy football rankings.
Knowshon Moreno is talented, yes, but this made no sense. The Broncos have no defense and have already signed Buckhalter and Arrington. WHY DID THEY DRAFT A RB WHEN BRIAN ORAKPO WAS STILL ON THE BOARD!!! Josh McDaniels should join Eric Mangini on the unemployment line. Just awful. Isn't it obvious that these guys are just riding Belichick's coattails and that they, in fact, know nothing about football.
You got a potentially great WR in Maclin. A good change of pace RB in Shady McCoy. And you got a TE later. Good draft for the Eagles when you throw in the trade for Jason Peters as well. If they would ever realize that they have no QB, they may be a legit threat to win the Super Bowl again.
Pat White AND Brian Hartline in the first 4 rounds??? FAIL. EPIC FAIL. TITANIC FAIL. Hartline couldn't catch AIDS from an Ethiopian prostitute. Bill Parcells sucks. It is my goal in life to make everyone realize that this guy is not some genius.
BONUS LOSER: Brian Hoyer - Why did they keep showing this guy? He sucks. He was awful at Michigan State. There is a reason why Sparty ran Javon Ringer 50 times per game and it's because their QB was worse than Jon Navarre...and no one was worse than Jon Navarre.
Agree? Disagree? Like I said, I couldn't follow the coverage as much as I would have liked, but this is what jumped off the page at me. I also liked what the Falcons and Giants did and hated the draft of the Colts and Lions (listening to local sports talk up there yesterday was hilarious). The Cincinnati Bengals as a credible NFL franchise...time to get the shotgun back out.