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Old 12-23-2012, 01:09 PM
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Default 8-8 wouldn't really be that bad

Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record. Considering how young this team is that wouldn't really be that bad. it is certainly better than in the 90's.

And there is always next year to look forward to. Marvin has us on the right track. We just have to be patient.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:10 PM
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i prefer playoffs over being average thank you very much
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:14 PM
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I don't even want to think about 8-8 right now. #gtfohwtbs
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:14 PM
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Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record.
I know this is Pantomime season, so in that style...

OH YES IT IS!
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:15 PM
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Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record. Considering how young this team is that wouldn't really be that bad. it is certainly better than in the 90's.

And there is always next year to look forward to. Marvin has us on the right track. We just have to be patient.
Why are you so satisfied with mediocrity?

And what on Earth makes you think Marvin will be anything better than mediocre?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:15 PM
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Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record. Considering how young this team is that wouldn't really be that bad. it is certainly better than in the 90's.

And there is always next year to look forward to. Marvin has us on the right track. We just have to be patient.
This looks like a surrender thread if I've ever seen one

This is the kind of thing you might want to say in hindsight after the fact, not less than an hour before a franchise defining game
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:17 PM
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8-8 wouldn't be that good either, especially getting swept by the Ravens and the Steelers again. I really dont want to another year to see if this team can beat those two teams.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:21 PM
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Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record. Considering how young this team is that wouldn't really be that bad. it is certainly better than in the 90's.

And there is always next year to look forward to. Marvin has us on the right track. We just have to be patient.
wow no wonder we get no respect and the national media cracks jokes on us constantly. what your basically saying is your ok with accepting mediocre inconsistent play at best......... embarrassing

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:23 PM
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It would be pretty crappy considering we're 8-6 right now.

I said at the beginning of the season id take 9-7 whether it made playoffs or not, cause it'd be back-to-back winning seasons and a step forward. That didnt get great praise lol, apparently that was settling for mediocrity. Its actually more an awareness that one of the worst teams in the league in the past 20 years wont go to a Superbowl overnight...

I'd have been slightly disappointed with 8-8 had you asked me in August. 8-8 would be a real letdown now. Even if its arguably quite likely.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:25 PM
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8-8 is bad if you can control your destiny. 8-8 is good if you start out 1-7.
we beat the Steelers and Ravens we have a chance to win the AFC North which is damn hard to do.
leave the 8-8 stuff back in the Coslet era.
8-8 might as well be 1-15 to me when you consider the position we are in now.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:25 PM
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Hooray! Let's finish the season 0-2 and continue to be satisfied with mediocrity!
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:27 PM
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8 & 8 is worst case scenario
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:28 PM
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Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record. Considering how young this team is that wouldn't really be that bad. it is certainly better than in the 90's.

And there is always next year to look forward to. Marvin has us on the right track. We just have to be patient.
Please Stop, we are always going to be a young team when we dont sign free agents and build threw the draft only to let the good ones go in FA. You think NE, or PITT are happy with 8-8. Nobody should settle for average.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:30 PM
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And there is always next year to look forward to.
The ever famous annual Bengals Creed.


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We just have to be patient.
With the way this team is built right now and how the other two are struggling - it's now or never.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:30 PM
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Yes it would be.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:33 PM
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Please Stop, we are always going to be a young team when we dont sign free agents and build threw the draft only to let the good ones go in FA. You think NE, or PITT are happy with 8-8. Nobody should settle for average.
well said. i dont even care about FA until mike brown cheap a s s learns how to resign his own
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:35 PM
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I'd be very disappointed with 8-8. I predicted 10-11 wins before the season started. With hindsight, I underestimated some of our struggles on offense which in hindsight are reasonable given how much inexperience we have on that side of the ball, but the schedule also ended up being way easier and more favorable than I expected. Even with hindsight, this season was well set up for 10+ wins.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:39 PM
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Not what I was expecting from Fred today.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:40 PM
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Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record. Considering how young this team is that wouldn't really be that bad. it is certainly better than in the 90's.

And there is always next year to look forward to. Marvin has us on the right track. We just have to be patient.
You hit all the loser buzzwords, good job . The team made the playoffs last year, regressing is not OK.

I keep hearing how young this team is but besides Dalton, what young player(s) do we have who are young and not playing well beyond their years? Green and Atkins are beasts and Zeitler seems to rank pretty highly in his first season, Burfect seems to be playing quite nicely in his rookie season,

The only position where I see a ton of youth is the WR corp besides Green and that's just poor roster construction.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:48 PM
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Where is the 8-8 Guy? ....I wanna give some brotherly love! lol
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Even if we lose these last two games we will still finish 8-8. That is not a losing record. Considering how young this team is that wouldn't really be that bad. it is certainly better than in the 90's.

And there is always next year to look forward to. Marvin has us on the right track. We just have to be patient.
Fred - step away from the Mike Brown Kool-Aid. We need to never accept mediocrity.
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No more next year talk.

It's all about This Year!
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get soiled boxers for christmas wouldn't be bad either i mean it's the though that counts
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Who votes Fred "iliketoastinmyrear" toast king dee barg of the year?? You got my vote
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