The Bengals are a mess

There’s not a lot going on right now, but plenty with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals are in bad shape, obviously. Head coach Marvin Lewis is a fraud and it was a mistake to bring him back. They should have blown this whole thing up in the off-season. Not that Lewis is to blame for Chris Henry’s latest transgression, but Lewis is ultimately accountable for the litany of problems his players have had – and of course their lackluster play and poor W-L records the last two years. He’s supposed to be a guru on his side of the ball, yet his defense has been miserable in his five seasons. He’s been the Brian Billick of the defensive side of the ball. It took a while for Billick to get canned, but he finally did, and Lewis will be soon as well. I will say that the frugal (ok, cheap) Bengals don’t help Lewis at all. DE Justin Smith is gone, and so is S Madieu Williams, for example.

I feel really bad for Carson Palmer. He must feel like the only normal person in a family full of dysfunctional nut-jobs. The sad thing is Henry was to be a […]

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