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Question from a reader – Is this a letdown season?

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  1. Vince says:

    “Take for example the two starts against Pitt. In the first, the Bengals came out ultra conservative”

    A fake end-around 50 yard pass is conservative? The coaching staff had the right plan in place to start that game and the players failed to execute.

  2. Number 1 Fan says:

    Vince, that was the second game. When I said in the first, I meant the first game. Look back at the game book for that game and you see that the Bengals came out really conservative.

    http://www.nfl.com/liveupdate/gamecenter/55298/CIN_Gamebook.pdf

  3. Bill says:

    I understand Lee’s feelings. Given where the Bengals were four weeks ago, it would be disappointing for the Bengals to end up missing the playoffs. That said, I completely disagree with the premise of the question.

    Back up another eight weeks. How would you have felt on September 10th had I told you that in three months the Bengals would be 7-5 and jockeying for a spot in the playoffs? You would have been giddy or (more likely) laughed in my face. Very few of us, myself included, expected anything close to this in the preseason.

    This is not a letdown year at all. This is a building year.

  4. Nate says:

    I agree with Bill. There’s a possibility that the team misses the playoffs, but even still it’s not a lost year. The team has found a franchise QB, a game-changing wideout, and learned Carlos Dunlap is legit when healthy. Even if the final fourth of the season is a loss, it’s still a win.