A Bellicose Bellowing of "Bell-Cow" for Belko

Joined: December 18th, 2002, 2:48 am

January 11th, 2014, 2:35 am #81

Here's another one from December not listed here:

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/B ... 5cefe5198d

Bengals hope to freeze frame playoff chase
Posted Dec 7, 2013
Geoff Hobson

(Excerpt from near the middle of the article)
...I think its a game that has a Bengals win stamped all over it. I think they're going to be able to run the football. I think the Bengals offense in a lot of ways is what the Colts want to be in terms of being able to run the ball and to have that great duo of backs. Trent Richardson hasn't worked out well for the Colts. It doesn't seem like he's reading the holes properly. Donald Brown is a nice back to have, but a guy you'd rather platoon than be a BELL COW-TYPE back. They are hurting in the interior and they're trying to run an offense that doesn't emphasize their strengths.
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January 11th, 2014, 3:35 am #82

Thanks, SH! Hunting bell-cows can be a lonely job, so your help is much appreciated. How the heck did I miss that? Guess I'm slacking off. Let me go ahead and number it and put it in my format. Hope you don't mind.


INSTANCE 117 --- Bengals hope to freeze frame playoff chase (posted Dec 7, 2013)
I think it's a game that has a Bengals win stamped all over it. I think they're going to be able to run the football. I think the Bengals offense in a lot of ways is what the Colts want to be in terms of being able to run the ball and to have that great duo of backs. Trent Richardson hasn't worked out well for the Colts. It doesn't seem like he's reading the holes properly. Donald Brown is a nice back to have, but a guy you'd rather platoon than be a bell cow-type back. They are hurting in the interior and they're trying to run an offense that doesn't emphasize their strengths.

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/B ... 5cefe5198d
One of these days I'll make a chart of Bell-Cow Rate by Offensive Coordinator. I'll wait for the Hue Jackson regime to settle in first.
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Joined: January 28th, 2007, 11:34 am

January 11th, 2014, 4:14 am #83

I kinda relate to this thread probably the same way you relate to my "I'm gonna get my wish this year" thread.....

I like what you're doing.....keep it up man.....you have some posters support in here.....





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January 11th, 2014, 4:52 am #84

I agree Psycho puts a lot of time and effort into these stats to give the board a better understanding of things. I looked at other boards and didn't find anything there what we have here.
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January 11th, 2014, 6:03 am #85

You're welcome, Psycho.
I just googled "bell cow" and "Geoff Hobson" and limited the time to the last year.
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January 11th, 2014, 6:20 am #86

By the way, what an odd term to keep using so many times!!
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April 15th, 2014, 12:20 pm #87

<font face="new times roman" size="3">No fan is an island, entire of itself.
Each is part of the main, a piece of the rock.

If by the sea the clods be washed away, or the bluff crag,
or thine friends home, or thine friends themselves,
Bengaldom is more the less.

Each loss burdens me, as I am involved in hob spin.
And so, ask not for whom the bell-cow lows.
It lows for thee. Moooooooo!


~Geoff Hobs-Dunne</font>

What could possibly be more tedious than waiting for yet another NFL draft? Football-wise, it's by far the most excruciating time of the year. Might as well seize the opportunity to honor one of our very own MBS members. To be prepared especially for you, Belko -- an exhaustive catalog of Geoff Hobson bell-cow-isms. Periodically updated into perpetuity.

A current search on Bengals.com brings up 70 instances of the term. Rather than making one long post, I thought I would break things up into multiple entries. That way, I can add a dozen or two at a time, and return later when circumstances permit. The plan is to number each quotation for future reference. First set of entries to follow shortly.
I didn't realize that we passed the fourth anniversary of this thread a few weeks ago. And here we are in the midst of another long buildup to the NFL draft, this one being extended another excruciating two weeks. (As will all those that come hereafter.) To commemorate this auspicious occasion, and to help pass the time till draft day, let's relive some of the fun from past years.

Over the next 20 days, we'll countdown the best of the bell-cows. That's right, one per day. Or in some cases, we'll combine similar quotations as with #20. My fellow MBS'ers, I give you a mooing medley of bell-cow insurance.

Top 20 Bell-Cow Countdown: #20: Bell-Cow Insurance
(2008)

By the time you re-sign Andrews, deal with insurance for the bell cow running back situation in case Rudi Johnson isn't 100 percent, and grapple with a receiving tight end (all things they need at some point, right?), they have to make sure they don't short the defense.

But Lewis said the club wants to see how Johnson responds physically before deciding for sure if it needs to find insurance for his bell cow spot, reiterating he thinks the enormously-proud Johnson will return as hungry as the guy that won the job in 2004.

Which brings you back to the question if the Bengals need insurance for Johnson at bell cow.

But don't forget the running back Smith, at 6-1, 217, the last guy with any size that could conceivably provide bell-cow insurance for Rudi Johnson.


(2009)

With Cedric Benson hampered by a sore abductor muscle that has made him iffy for Sundays game in Oakland and maybe beyond and Johnson looking impressive in a Paul Brown Stadium workout Monday, the Bengals appear to be opting to bring the 6-1, 230-pound former two-time Pro Bowler into the mix as bell cow insurance and not a threat to Benson's No. 1 status.

Protect Palmer? Keep running the ball effectively. I'm more concerned about finding a backup bellcow running back for Cedric Benson insurance if he misses a few games. Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard are his backups and they are untouchable valuable. But if Benson needs a month, they need a 25-carry guy to go with them.
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April 17th, 2014, 1:11 am #88

Isn't 2009's injury the equivalent of a "severe labia pull"? LOL


Just kidding, Benson (if he's reading this).....that guy ran hard as hell.



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September 12th, 2014, 2:31 am #89

I have high hopes for rookie Jeremy Hill to become that mythical beast. Or maybe they have too many weapons for it to happen. Unless such time arrives where Hill gets 20-30 carries per game, we'll just have to make due with the occasional crumb. Marvin Lewis comes through when discussing... his best wide receiver.

BONUS BELL-COW --- Matchup of the Game: A.J. and Julio down by the yards (posted Sept 11, 2014)
"I think coming out they were very similar," allows Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “The difference is, Julio goes to a team that has another experienced wideout (Roddy White) and an experienced quarterback (Matt Ryan). He went into a different situation than what A.J. came into. A.J. came in as the bell cow of it all. He was the most experienced guy. It's good to have a good leader."

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/M ... 0a52c04ac4
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October 9th, 2014, 12:47 am #90

Seems like Hobson tends to slip in a bell-cow reference or two the week after a loss, when I'm too disgusted to read the articles. This time I remembered to run the web search. Here we go: our first Jeremy Hill reference with hopefully many more to come.

INSTANCE 118 --- Hobson's Choice: rushing roulette (posted Oct 7, 2014)
It looks like they're at their best when rookie Jeremy Hill goes between the tackles and Giovani Bernard hits the perimeter or gets loose on screens and short passes. At the moment, they're using Bernard for the bulk of the carries, but they may be better off making the 6-1, 230-pound Hill the bell cow with 15-20 carries while getting Bernard all kinds of touches around him in the run game and pass game. Gio was terrific Sunday night. He is all out all the time. I actually think he may be even more dangerous with fewer snaps and touches, but in more space.

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/H ... 2e447b2722
Last edited by psychostats on October 9th, 2014, 12:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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