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Old 01-15-2020, 08:28 AM   #1
 
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Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

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Re: Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

I don't usually like it when college players pull this kind of thing (Eli, Elway, etc) but Burrow has already proven himself to be a really very special player, and I am really NOT feeling the "Burrow to Cincy" vibe. I think it will be a mess there, and Burrow should do whatever it takes to get out of it. Cincy right now just isn't a good fit for him (in truth, it isn't a good fit for hardly anybody) and I just think it would be a waste of a very special player to have him slog away his championship window (the rookie deal that lets the team afford to put other key players and pieces around him) on a team that isn't going anywhere. Well, if you're a Burrow fan, there's always the hope of waiting for the second team contract he signs, a few years from now, because unless I am reading these vibes completely wrong, I really don't see this being a success and I don't see him staying there with the Bengals, long term, hoisting the Lombardi, getting his number retired, being THE GUY there in Cincy for many years, etc etc. I just don't feel it in my bones, I don't feel it in my gut -- I simply don't feel like he will be successful in Cincinnati, and sometimes that gut feeling that something isn't right, is really the strongest indicator.
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Re: Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

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I don't usually like it when college players pull this kind of thing (Eli, Elway, etc) but Burrow has already proven himself to be a really very special player, and I am really NOT feeling the "Burrow to Cincy" vibe. I think it will be a mess there, and Burrow should do whatever it takes to get out of it. Cincy right now just isn't a good fit for him (in truth, it isn't a good fit for hardly anybody) and I just think it would be a waste of a very special player to have him slog away his championship window (the rookie deal that lets the team afford to put other key players and pieces around him) on a team that isn't going anywhere. Well, if you're a Burrow fan, there's always the hope of waiting for the second team contract he signs, a few years from now, because unless I am reading these vibes completely wrong, I really don't see this being a success and I don't see him staying there with the Bengals, long term, hoisting the Lombardi, getting his number retired, being THE GUY there in Cincy for many years, etc etc. I just don't feel it in my bones, I don't feel it in my gut -- I simply don't feel like he will be successful in Cincinnati, and sometimes that gut feeling that something isn't right, is really the strongest indicator.


I hear u bro but I had that gut feeling about LSUs o- line coming into this season . Joe gave them that stare down. And they went off .


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Old 01-15-2020, 09:39 AM   #4
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Re: Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

Bengals are not that bad. Several good WR's, good RB. Improve their OL and he could do ok. At least get into some fun shootouts.
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Re: Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

I moved to Cinci from SWLA about 30 years ago and witnessed the shipwreck of the HMS Bungle first hand. This "team" is one of the perennial cluster-fcks in the NFL....because of Mike Brown, a fitting bookend for the equally bad Cleveland Browns. He continues to draft players and free agents who are distractions and/or have discipline issues and expects coaches to deal with it. He also can destroy a person's will. Marvin Lewis arrived with fire in his belly and within two years he looked and sounded like a PW'ed boy friend.

Brown is cheap beyond compare and I don't see him buying the O-line talent needed for Burrow to succeed. I was in line waiting for a taxi at JFK a few years ago...and the guy in front of me was none other than Mike Brown. Net worth of nearly $2 billion and too cheap to pay a limo says something. The Bungles are projected to have over $52 million in cap space in 2020 but I don't expect them to make a splash in the free agent pool.

I feel for Burrow. If he can succeed in Cinci he is an even better QB the guy is a true miracle worker.
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Re: Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

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Old 01-15-2020, 10:16 AM   #7
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Re: Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

Rumor is they didn't want to put AJ Green on IR because it would end up costing them money filling another roster spot. Probably true if he is worth 2 billion and still hailing a cab. If he signs another WR that would mean he would have to downgrade to the city bus.
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Re: Joe Burrow should think twice about accepting fate in Cincy — Whitlock

The Saints are the perfect fit for him and them.
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