The more things change, the more they remain the same. Even with Marvin Lewis finally terminated as the Bengals head coach, there is little doubt that the biggest problem wasn’t Lewis. The problem, since 1968, has been the front office’s unwillingness to put a winner on the field. The cry from Bengals fans has always been they’re cheap. Sadly, that used to be true. That changed when it was mandated that a team had to spend a league minimum on the salary cap.
Honestly, they have to spend a certain amount of money. The Bengals rank in the top 10 of money spent in the entire NFL. So, money is not a problem! The problem is they don’t have the ability to pick and sign the correct players. They have a de-facto GM in Duke Tobin, who supposedly makes the day to day decisions. But unfortunately, if he’s the final decision maker, he’s not very good at it.
My first thoughts were this had to be some “fake news” or at least people joking around, but it was not. They really did sign this guy. Last year Hart was a joke as a player and before that, he was a terrible tackle for the New York Giants. I have been told that Bengals offensive line coach Jim Turner likes Hart and wanted him back. If that’s the case, Turner should have been immediately fired for proving, without a doubt, that he’s a moron! Turner is one of the few coaches with a lot of experience as a coach and sadly he’s proving to be one of the dumbest. Don’t even get me started on Turner’s time in Miami or at Texas A&M, because when you look at that experience, you realize he is not just a bad judge of character, he actually has no character himself.
I don’t mind young coaches getting a shot, but I do find it worrisome that new coach Zac Taylor has never been a head coach or offensive coordinator. He made the decison to call his own plays while managing the game as well. Sounds like a great idea, about as great an idea as re-signing a sloth at right tackle.
Wait, they just did that.
Why would they be excited? The signing of Hart shows this front office is incapable of winning. So when you get the bullshit letter about how things have changed, and they want you to renew season tickets, please don’t! It looks like we could be headed back to the 1990s.
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