A Continual Continuation of Continuity: 2018 Offseason

Joined: January 19th, 2001, 9:07 pm

April 7th, 2018, 1:52 am #31

One thing to understand about Brown, in addition to just not being good at what he does outside of keeping the family business in the black - he doesn't "believe" he can win a SB (or even get to one), he's admitted as much.  In his mind, going to SB's is about getting lucky, or spending more money than he's willing to.  So, it would "be nice" to get to a SB, but it's not expected nor viewed as an immediate goal (no matter what he says to the media).

His agenda is indeed the consistency that enables him to sell enough regular season tickets to stay profitable and viable in a small market, with limited ability to take financial risks.  Game day sales (concessions, merchandise, parking etc...,) are all his - THAT is what drives him from a roster/coaching standpoint - and Marvin has proven he can keep the $9 watery beers flowing at home.

The Reds' do the same thing.  I'm just surprised it's not talked about more in the local media or otherwise, as if these teams are just "unlucky" or "really trying" - they're running a for-profit family business in a small city, it's not a toy for some mega-billionaire. 

They don't care enough about winning to win, it really comes down to that.  So why should anyone else? It's hard to take either franchise seriously anymore.  They have honestly quit trying, they just want to run a profitable business, nothing more.
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Joined: November 25th, 2007, 12:30 am

April 13th, 2018, 1:01 am #32

Hot off the press.

Dalton eager to learn new offense
Geoff Hobson - Bengals.com - April 12, 2018 (36 minutes ago)

When Gruden left in 2014 to become head coach in Washington, Hue Jackson added his own West Coast wrinkles to Gruden’s playbook for the two seasons before he went to Cleveland as the head man. Ken Zampese, Dalton’s only quarterbacks coach, had been appointed for offensive continuity and Lazor inherited the playbook when Zampese was fired two games into his second season last year.

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/D ... f4e4febf73
Ah, yes. That offensive continuity rears it's ugly head again.
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~ What Mike Brown never quite said, but should have.
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Joined: January 28th, 2007, 11:34 am

April 13th, 2018, 2:47 pm #33

"When Gruden left in 2014 to become head coach in Washington, Hue Jackson added his own West Coast wrinkles to Gruden’s playbook for the two seasons before he went to Cleveland as the head man. Ken Zampese, Dalton’s only quarterbacks coach, had been appointed for offensive continuity and Lazor inherited the playbook when Zampese was fired two games into his second season last year."

Then we know this about 3 out of the 4 last Offensive Coordinators for the Bungles. That they were lazy as sh*t and lacked imagination.

It was sort of like a Michael Bay Movie: "Hey...what do we add here...?!??!?!?!?!?"

Assistant: "An explosion. As usual."

Bay: "I like your style. Rrrrrrriiiiiiight. An explosion. For no reason whatsoever. Done. Action!!!!!!"
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Joined: November 25th, 2007, 12:30 am

April 20th, 2018, 3:03 am #34

Bill Lazor is fully on board now as a member of the organization. Here's the proof.

Lazor oversees offense's hybrid evolution
Geoff Hobson - Bengals.com - April 19, 2018

But Lazor’s true definition of the West Coast comes from how Holmgren taught him to handle the quarterbacks.

“From my experience with Coach Holmgren, I’d say what the West Coast is, is the way you build the passing game to coach the quarterback,” Lazor said. “It’s a thought process, a philosophy of how the passing game is going to work. And it really is embedded in how the quarterback is going to play. His decisiveness and the way you build everything so he can play at a certain tempo.”

So it’s different. But the same. Change first, though.

“Over time, they’ll say, here is a list of things that carried over because we’re good at it,” Lazor said of his players. “There will be both (continuity and change). I just haven’t told them all that yet.”

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/L ... 373b46e859
Even when he changes things up he maintains continuity! Pretty neat trick. Hard to suck up to the owner any better than that.
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~ What Mike Brown never quite said, but should have.
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