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Dec 19, 2010; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fan shows his frustration with the Bengals during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Browns 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

 

It’s about stoking up fan support, pure and simple. The meager fact that the Bengals have been to the play-offs twice in the past three years will not be enough to have the orange-clad masses flocking back to Paul Brown Stadium. In case you missed it, PBS was the least attended stadium in the NFL last season, one of only four venues that routinely failed to break 80% capacity, and to date; the fan base is still fed up with losing. The highly noted ‘two-for-one’ ticket deal for the season finale against Baltimore was just the start of the front office’s gimmickry to ride the rookies’ current winning wave. Snagging Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden from the jaws of other potential suitors with a three-year 3.6 million dollar contract was a seemingly sincere effort. Nonetheless, a bunglized conscience wonders if Coach Gruden recognized he was too green to take a Head Coaching job this soon, and his choice to ripen in the Queen City was just a well-timed Public Relations drill. Further, lots of saber-rattling has been made about aggressive free agent talks. Currently, all that’s been seen has been the Sanford Routt visit, which didn’t have a very aggressive outcome.

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