Dawn Of A New Day for the Bengals

The last 48 hours have seen the dawn of a new day in Cincinnati.  For now, at least, things seem a little brighter in the Queen City.  Soak up the rays, my friends.  It’s been a long road.  The last few months have seen a lot of fugly.

From the ashes of a dismal 2010 4-12 campaign, and the mushroom cloud left behind by Terrell Owens, things only seemed to get worse for Cincinnati.

First, there was that disjointed mess of a press conference announcing that, despite a myriad of differences, Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis would continue to piece together a working relationship. Two terrible liars smiled through some very tense moments to announce that they came to the conclusion that continuity is good (usually).  At least that was the argument at the time, and that was the argument used again as the team left with Bob Bratkowski for Senior Bowl duty with fans clamoring for his head on a spike.

After the game, the organization finally relented to appease the angry hoard.  Up-and-coming talent Jay Gruden was quickly installed in his place, with a reputation for offensive genius and quarterback-friendly schemes. The tribe had spoken. Viva la revolucion.

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