Bengals fans have yearned for Mike Brown open up the checkbook and spend big in free agency, and with the new minimum-spending rule going into effect this offseason, there is now at least a small chance Brown will in fact pursue some of the bigger name free agents this offseason.
NFL.com’s Adam Rank took it a step further as he predicted the Bengals to sign Miami Dolphins runningback Reggie Bush AND Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace:
Bengals sign Reggie Bushand Mike WallaceThe Bengals have a ton of cap space and I can’t help but think of the words of Lyle Lanley who said, “A town with money is a little like the mule with the spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it.” So the Bengals make a splash with Bush and Wallace. Bush is actually a great fit for Red Dalton out of the backfield and Wallace will be extra motivated for two games a year.
You can see where the phrase “pipe-dream” comes from, because you’d have to be on the pipe to dream up a scenario like that.