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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 9 Grueling Truths We Learned about in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL Season

9 Grueling Truths We Learned about in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL Season

The good and bad
Publish Date: 09/16/2019
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
Source: WCPO.com

1) The Bengals are a joke as an organization

Last week hope sprang eternal in the Queen City because they almost won! Remember, this is Cincinnati we are talking about and the fans that are left will cling to anything they can. Unfortunately, week 2 at home brought that hope to a screeching halt. The Bengals were totally out-coached and outplayed for 60 minutes. New Head Coach Zac Taylor was unable to adjust to a 49er coaching staff that had the perfect plan to beat the Bengals pass rush and they completely exposed the fact that the Bengals have terrible linebacker play. I know you have to give a new coach time but when you see constant miscommunication in the secondary and watch a former number one draft pick like Dre Kirkpatrick quit on plays it is hard not to hold the coach accountable.

This all comes from an inept Bengals front office who has never upgraded an offensive line that continues to get worse with each passing year. Half of Paul Brown Stadium was filled with 49ers fans and Bengals fans are so frustrated they spent most of the game booing, and who could blame them? What Bengals fans have had to put up with since the death of founder Paul brown is an absolute joke and I can’t believe this many people still give out their hard-earned money to watch messes like what occurred on Sunday. If you run around screaming “Who Dey?”, you need to be smacked.

2) The Saints could be in trouble

When Drew Brees had to leave the game with a thumb injury you knew the Saints were in deep, well you know what. Teddy Bridgewater is not the answer and if Brees misses more than a couple of game the Saints playoff hopes could come falling down, and it looks like he will miss at least six weeks.

3) Some coaches have balls after all

Down one and less than a minute to go in the game do you go for two or settle for a tie? The answer in fans’ minds is if you make it then it was a great call, if you don’t make it you are an idiot! On Sunday we saw a couple coaches go for two points in that exact situation and I love it! Why not take a chance to win the game when you have the opportunity? If you go to overtime you may not get a chance to win the game. Too many coaches these days settle.

4) The Bills could be a contender

2-0 and both wins on the road no matter who you played makes you a contender! The Bills have a very good defense and they host Cincinnati next and still get the Dolphins twice. Count the Jets at home and they all the sudden could be a 10-win team. Let’s GO BUFFALO!

5) The Miami Dolphins couldn’t make a Bowl game

I hate to predict something like this but the Dolphins do not look capable of winning a single game this season. Much like the Bengals mentioned up above, a poor front office has destroyed this organization and even with all of those draft picks does anybody think they can cash in on them in the future? New Head Coach Brian Flores is like the commander that defended Grenada back in the early 1980s against the United States, he has no chance!

6) Kirk Cousins is, well Kirk Cousins

The Vikings staged a huge come back from 21-0 down in Lambeau field only to see Cousins mindlessly toss a ball into the back of the endzone that got picked off. It’s a shame because with the running game and defense the Vikings posses, this team could make a Super Bowl run.

7) Lamar Jackson looks good, but…

Let’s slow the roll on the Lamar Jackson hype-train. I think he has shown signs of great improvement but he hasn’t exactly played great competition, as of yet. He will in a few weeks and then we will have a better chance to answer that question. Heck even if he is average the Ravens should win the AFC North.

8) If might be time for Adam Vinatieri to call it a career

A week after missing two field goals and an extra point which cost the Colts a win in Los Angeles, Vinatieri misses two extra points that almost cost the Colts another win. When is enough, enough? My guess is the Colts are hoping he decides to retire on his own accord.

9) The 49ers are a dark horse Super Bowl contender

They can run it, throw it and they get after the passer. What more do you need? The Niners were a sleeper pick of mine all offseason, and while I know they have not beaten the best of competition, they are a well put together team that can make a serious run.

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