Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

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Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby Brian wolf » Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:03 pm

Bengals fans have had enough. Cheap organization, too many losing seasons, bad decades, Mike Brown you say?
Nope, not enough Bengals players in the Hall Of Fame ...
They plan to rally/protest in July, though I doubt it will do much good.

Paul Brown was shrewd enough to get back into the NFL fold by using the AFL, and the future merger he knew was coming, to bring forth quickly, a new expansion team in the Bengals, though he probably didnt respect the AFL teams enough, as his team got hammered in 1968-69, while he insisted on playing young talent, a move that paid dividends the first year of the merger in 1970, as his young team won a surprise, divisional title. His teams were very competitive in the 70s and 80s but once he stepped down and followed the dreadful, NFL nepotism bandwagon by letting his son own and control the team, mediocrity became a way of life for Bengals fans that deserved better ...

Now, they have to relive somewhat, glory from the past by demanding that more players make the HOF and though their argument is legitimate, it would be better if the team was sold to better owners, or -surprise- to the fans themselves, ala Packers, who could-would do whatever it takes to produce a consistent winner. For some reason, the fans are focusing on eight deserved players, Ken Anderson, Ken Riley, Lemarr Parrish, Isaac Curtis, Max Montoya, Willie Anderson, Chad Johnson and Corey Dillon, while hoping the voters and committees will be more sympathetic in the future, which is curious since Riley was almost voted in as a senior candidate, recently.

I think six of the eight Bengals have cases, though I would replace Curtis and Johnson with Krumrie and Bergey but it will be interesting to see if this rally/protest could at least help Dillon, Riley again or Willie Anderson in future voting.

For me, Parrish should be the next senior Bengal voted in but I have no problem with Ken Anderson or Riley. Had Curtis not had his later injuries or Mike Reid not retired soon to music/songwriting, they would already be voted in by now instead of the team having just one elected member in Munoz ...
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby 74_75_78_79_ » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:32 am

Here's an article about it that just came out...

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/walkt ... ls-bonanza
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby rewing84 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:51 pm

to be fair brian i think of bergey as an eagle more than a bengal
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby Brian wolf » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:57 pm

Reggie Williams was a great Bengal as well, borderline HOVG ...
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby sheajets » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:26 pm

The Bengals are indeed a very cheap franchise. I've heard that they have the smallest scouting department in the NFL, and are (I believe) the least valuable franchise. As a result they deliberately target talented but troubled players that other teams don't touch.
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby Brian wolf » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:32 pm

Its a shame the team couldnt do more with Carson Palmer at QB, who reminded me of Troy Aikman but he was tired of the circus atmosphere of the team and wanted out. Though talented, Chad Johnson didnt always listen to his coaches and was too much of a distraction, when he needed to just continue to work hard and let his play do the talking.
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby sluggermatt15 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:36 pm

I think Ken Riley is arguably the greatest shutdown CB ever. It's too bad he is not in the PFHOF.
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby conace21 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:25 pm

sluggermatt15 wrote:I think Ken Riley is arguably the greatest shutdown CB ever. It's too bad he is not in the PFHOF.

I disagree. Riley wasn't the best CB on his own team for much of his career. Lemar Parrish was more highly regarded, by scouts, other players (who voted for Pro Bowls) and the media who picked All Pro teams.

John Turney wrote a good article comparing the HOF cases for Parrish and Riley
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https://nflfootballjournal.blogspot.com ... s.html?m=1
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby rewing84 » Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:05 am

conace21 wrote:
sluggermatt15 wrote:I think Ken Riley is arguably the greatest shutdown CB ever. It's too bad he is not in the PFHOF.

I disagree. Riley wasn't the best CB on his own team for much of his career. Lemar Parrish was more highly regarded, by scouts, other players (who voted for Pro Bowls) and the media who picked All Pro teams.

John Turney wrote a good article comparing the HOF cases for Parrish and Riley
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https://nflfootballjournal.blogspot.com ... s.html?m=1


I could not agree more about Parrish being more regarded than Riley and that is why i endorse parrish over riley
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Re: Bengals Fans: HOF Protest Rally

Postby Brian wolf » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:04 am

Who are the other Bengals you endorse Robert ?
Bergey was more an Eagle but still should make the Hall one day, I believe ...
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