Right from the gate the Bengal’s are sending mixed signals for their season. The reason this statement is made, is the fact that the team looked like they were putting together a team that was going to compete with the division and make some serious noise. Instead the only noise that came from the Bengal’s was Chad Ochocinco and his overrated mouth. This leads to the team seeing their season getting off to a start of 0-1 and the teams dominance being in question.
So the question is now, where does the team go from here? The obvious answer would be that the team looks to rebuild and continue down the path that they were on at the beginning of the season; this is not the case though, the team is not as dominate as they made themselves out to be in the first few preseason games that they played.
Things are not always as they seem when it comes down to the team playing their hearts out and getting points on the board. Many of the plays that they made in their last outing were simply luck of the draw plays. A lucky pass here or a good block there led the team to have some measure of success.
Going back to Ochocinco’s performance, this was a great bit of hype that he led into the game, like many of his promises, he was unable to deliver and as a result proved that his team was not better off with him and T.O on the same team. There were those that thought this was the power couple of the NFL, boy were they wrong.
If this is the best that the team has, then it will be a very long season for the team and as a result will lead the fans to look for an answer to their woes, sorry the answer is not in Cleveland either. This looks to be a complete loss for the state of Ohio when it comes to football.
The passing game is less than stellar and as a result has allowed the opposing team to find the dent in their armor and thus leads them to take advantage of this and lead them to beat the Bengal’s. If these issues are not addressed, then the team will be in a difficult position when the season progresses and they get deeper into the season and they actually have to claim their place within the division.
There is a long season that the team will need to make sure that they are fully prepared for. This lack of being prepared will many times lead the team to not be in a good position and thus cause them to be on the losing end of the season.
If you are a die-hard fan, then you better pray that the team finds their way in this mess that they are currently in. The season is young and there is time to get the team on track and turn the season around for the Bengal’s.