The Bengals are once again making headlines for a possible offseason pick up. They have entered the discussions of the Brandon Marshall tour bus. The Seahawks are still the frontrunner to nab this superb receiver, but the Bengals have now entered the discussion. This guy’s talent is unquestioned, but can the Bengals handle another guy with baggage? I thought their suitcases were already full?
Already this offseason the Bengals have picked up Matt Jones, the former Jaguar, who has had run ins with the League and with the law his whole career. Rey Maualuga, the very talented linebacker out of USC has made headlines the past couple of months for a DUI mishap with a teenage girl. The Bengals have also been in talks with Adam “PacMan” Jones. PacMan has redefined the way Roger Goodell disciplines players. Not to mention, the Bengals were one of the first teams to make contact with Michael Vick when he was available to talk to teams.
So here is my plan. The Bengals should pick up Brandon Marshall. Then they should sign PacMan. Then finally, lets cap it off and add Michael Vick to the roster. Think about that team for a moment. Michael Vick playing some series at quarterback. Chad OchoCinco and Brandon Marshall as the receivers. And PacMan Jones anchoring the secondary! You want to talk about a team that would be talented. Now egos, league run ins, and off field mishaps would be prevalent. But who really cares? We all know that Mike Brown doesn’t.
The Bengals already have a horrible reputation around the League. Why not win with a horrible reputation? This team overachieved last season due to a very well coached defense and a new found rushing attack. If the passing game does not improve during this offseason, the team will not have the success they enjoyed last season with teams keying in on their one dimensional offensive attack. So let’s get Brandon Marshall..
and if we cannot pick him up, go get TO.
Now realize I am half kidding about all of this. But it is a possibility. PacMan and Michael Vick would come at much cheaper rates than you would expect. The only guy we would have to go out and spend on would be Brandon Marshall.
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.