It wasn’t the fact that the Bengals lost. What made the loss so humiliating was the way they got slapped around. The Boys took their lunch money and made them like it. Cincinnati seemed like a kid wandering on the school ground after the bully stomps him. The worst part? The bully took his glasses and threw them over the fence.
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Who’s the leader? Is there anyone to stand up and make things right? Adam Jones said the Bengals need a gut check. He said it with no hesitation or fear of what fans would think. The whuppin’ came after Jones gave the Dallas O-line praises. But, this time, it wasn’t so funny.
"“We are going to have to do some gut checking. Everybody needs to take a deep look at themselves and figure out how each person can get better to help the team.”"
After watching the carnage Sunday, Jones’ sentiments are huge. The team needs to reach deep and find out what makes this year different. It’s easy to blame things on the roster changes. But, that happens all over the NFL. Other teams are able to adjust to personnel losses…why can’t the Bengals?
Six games don’t make a season. There’s a lot of football to be played. But. if things don’t get fixed in a hurry, the streak of playoff appearances is in jeopardy.
Tom Brady might not be a superhero but he looks and plays like one. It’s time for the Bengals to grab a little kryptonite for Week 6.