phunkadelic wrote:Only the dumb ones last year at this time were down on Carson. The rest of us knew he'd be extremely good someday. Actually, in week 1 of last year, he looked amazing. He didn't put up great numbers, but he played with such confidence and poise that all the talk that week was extremely positive. He just had a few bad games after that.
The biggest problem was we had probably about 8 or 9 guys on IR by this point last season. I believe it was week 2 or 3 when our highly-hyped MLB, Nate Webster, went down for the count (He's still out by the way, PUP I believe). Most people were down because of the injuries. We knew we'd have a possible play-off team (just barely though) if we didn't have all the injuries. But we always knew that we couldn't win with what we had left.
This year is pretty electric, but there is surprisingly a ton of detracters yet. "It was just the Browns..... Minnesota handed us the win..." are things you hear more than you'd think.
But in a few weeks, this city will be going nuts, I'm sure.
Pretty much my thoughts. The city has been through some tough years, but it all started getting better with the hiring of Marvin Lewis. What's funny, is that many people around here went to "claim" to be fans of other teams. I've stuck through all of this crap through thick and thin. Now all of the sudden, you see a lot more Bengal fans. This city gets very hyped when the Bengals win. I'm loving it, though I have to keep from getting annoyed by those who all of the sudden jump on the bandwagon now that they are a legit team.