Nature Versus Nurture, NFL Style

An exceptional column by Mike Tanier over at Football Outsiders today — and a must-read for Bengals fans. Scroll past the mock draft mockery up top; start reading at “The Developmental Secret.”

Tell me, does the “Sack Man” scenario sound depressingly familiar…?

Though not naming Cincinnati specifically, Tanier hits on the fundamental flaw in the Bengals’ “build through the draft” philosophy: they “draft,” but they never seem to “build” anything.

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