Well, that sucked. The Bengals’ 17-10 loss to the Ravens yesterday was as bad a performance as any during the Bungle years. Couldn’t run the ball, couldn’t protect the QB, couldn’t move the chains, couldn’t score. Just a total and complete offensive breakdown. That the defense looked halfway decent is no consolation. For one thing, Baltimore’s offense was its usual weak self, and for another, it isn’t going to matter if we have the best D in the league if the offense can’t put more than three points on the board.
Kingwilly and Dave Howard offer up their thoughts here. All I can do is agree. And no, I don’t have any answers, either. At this point, it’s really too late to make any big moves — such as finding a real center — so for better or for worse we are stuck with the present crew. All I can do is hope that, somehow, they pull it together. But I’m not holding my breath.