To Win or Not to Win that is the Question, Whether tis nobler in season to win, or suffer through the slings and arrows of losing fortune...
The Bengals coming off their first victory of the season had a week off because of their bye. Us, in Bengals nation were able to enjoy two straight Sundays with out suffering through another Bengals loss. The Bengals play the Eagles on Sunday at Paul Brown stadium. They are a touchdown + underdog at home to the eagles. What Bengals team will we see this Sunday at PBS? Will we see the Bengals that got crushed by the Texans or will we see the Bengals who beat the Jaguars?
I have to believe the Bengals will come out and play another good game. Ryan Fitzpatrick had another week of progression and the Bengals finally had a little success to build on. Hopefully the rookies are starting to come of age and ready to contribute at this point of the season. I liked the effort that I saw the last time the Bengals took the field. They played with emotion and effort despite being 0-8. They were a transformed team from the one that took the field vs. the Texans.
The real question is... Should the Bengals main goal be to win football games or should they be concentrating on 2009'? What I mean is.. Should they start letting the rookies, like Collins, Simpson, Sims, Shirley, and Caldwell, see more playing time? If they win great but get the team ready for the 2009' season. I think they need to see what they got in these young guys. I don't think they should throw games for draft picks.. But they need to see how these guys perform. One of the rookies, Pat Sims had his best game as a pro vs. the Jaguars. Hopefully the Bengals finally found their DT that they have been searching for. The Bengals also have to have their draft slot on their mind for the upcoming draft. Is winning football games at 1-8 the best thing for the future of the team?