It’s time you started riding with the Bengals.
Last season, the Cincinnati Bengals were moments away from changing the perception of the franchise. After 16 games of adrenaline pumping action and another AFC North Crown, the road to Super Bowl L looked undeniable. Following the untimely injury to Andy Dalton, A.J. McCarron stepped in and kept the Men in Stripes chugging along.
Various analysts agreed. If not for the disappearance of Dalton, the Bengals may have been the team hoisting that silver hardware. Vince Lombardi’s namesake should be sitting at Paul Brown Stadium. For the first time, media experts were in agreement over the talent of the Bengals. After NBC analyst Tony Dungy admitted the Patriots couldn’t tame the Bengals, others followed suit.
ESPN’s Bill Polian didn’t hesitate to claim the Bengals had the best chance to reach the Big L. His statements echo the thoughts of WhoDey Nation.He praised Bengals brass and the players.
"“It’s sad they didn’t get beyond where they did. They had the best team, I think. When (Andy) Dalton got hurt, that was a terrible blow. Duke has done a great job scouting. Marvin and the coaches have a done a great job identifying what they want and what they need. They’ve got depth at every position. They do a terrific job.”"
Makes you feel like putting on a pair of Ray-Bans and doing your best Arnold impersonation.
“They’ll be back.” Yes, the word ‘back’ must be pronounced as Bach.
The Bengals are gaining momentum. The Lost Decade of the 90’s is long gone and the future is bright. Put your shades on and check out the reasons to hitch a ride on the bandwagon.
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