So we Bengals fans sit here, cold and frustrated, in the stands of Paul Brown stadium, with brown bags over our heads, and regreting purchasing our nosebleed season tickets. The Bengals are 1-10-1. Star quarterback Carson Palmer is most likely out for the remainder of the year, and the running back fiasco just keeps continuing in an endless spiral. Cedric Benson is a quick fix, but no answer for the future.
Starting off, Bengals owner Mike Brown is a very successful man. He sells out stadiums, he makes money, end of story. Making a lot of money is decent success for Mr. Brown. The Bengals could lose 16 games, but if they sold out every single home game, Mike would be happy at the "success" of the season. Mike Brown will not hire a General Manager. The Bengals need a General Manager, and they need one fast.
Marvin Lewis is one of the best coaches in the league, has one of the best [injured] quarterbacks in the league, and perhaps the best tandem of wide-outs in the nation. The defense has improved, but is still one of the worst in the league, and the O-line could not protect a quarterback for their life.
It seems to me that the Bengals have an opprotunity for success, but they just need to channel their energy better. It will all start with who the Bengals take in the upcoming draft, depending if they pick 1,2, or 3.
That's all I have to say for now, but come next season, the Bengals have a lot to prove.