Bengals owner Mike Browngave an interview to the Cincinnati Enquirer to discuss the team's horrible season and the future of the franchise. If you are a Bengals fan, you will not be surprised by what he says.
He thinks Marvin Lewis and the coaching staff are doing "an incredibly good job." He blames injuries and the suspensions of players he drafted as the reasons the team has underperformed. He also says the team doesn't need a general manager (Brown and his daughter serve that function):
"I call them themes. They (fans and customers) like to talk about different themes when things don't go well. Part of being in this job, the good side of the coin is it shows the emotional connection the fans have with this football team."
What he is pretty much saying is that fans wouldn't call for a general manager if the team was winning. Backwards thinking at its best.
I just wish I knew what the Enquirer's Mark Curnutte was thinking when he received that answer. He had to be dying to ask, "don't you think that you might be winning if you did have a GM?"
Bengals Owner Doesn't Think Team Needs a General Manager originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:36:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.