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  • #16
    Not showing up to camp in shape is my only criticism of Rey. Everything else is on the Bengals. He started playing on the outside. It became clear early that he was a two-down LB who was poor in coverage. He also missed more than his fair share of tackles. These traits do not make for a diverse defensive package player. When Burfict arrived he was moved inside, presumably due to size, despite average play recognition. His tackling and coverage skills never improved. What is strange is that the rest of defense played much better when he was on the field. After teaming with Burfict for one year, the Bengals signed him for 2yr/6.5M knowing he was a two-down, poor tackling, poor in coverage player who had a habit of showing up to camp out of shape. Then after two years they did it again for 3yr/15M. He is just another example of a player that the fans could see wasn't that good but the team couldn't move on from.

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    • #17
      Good-bye Samoans Luga & Peko, thanks for the good memories

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      • #18
        Originally posted by puddycat View Post
        Not showing up to camp in shape is my only criticism of Rey. Everything else is on the Bengals. He started playing on the outside. It became clear early that he was a two-down LB who was poor in coverage. He also missed more than his fair share of tackles. These traits do not make for a diverse defensive package player. When Burfict arrived he was moved inside, presumably due to size, despite average play recognition. His tackling and coverage skills never improved. What is strange is that the rest of defense played much better when he was on the field. After teaming with Burfict for one year, the Bengals signed him for 2yr/6.5M knowing he was a two-down, poor tackling, poor in coverage player who had a habit of showing up to camp out of shape. Then after two years they did it again for 3yr/15M. He is just another example of a player that the fans could see wasn't that good but the team couldn't move on from.
        Well said. He needed to be replaced years ago. That is just pure team stubbornness with 'their own'.
        Marvin Lewis - the Clapping Clown.

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        • #19
          I can remember when Maualuga was drafted everybody was so excited...."I can't believe we got Rey Rey !"

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          • #20
            I cannot believe I missed the party, Hooray and Good Riddance you worthless BUM!
            "We started with a very low standard, so we have nowhere to go but up," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. So you set your standards as low? WOW!

            "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

            Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Le Tigre View Post
              584 career tackles...yeah, thanks for nothing Rey. And lol @ an arrest made 7 years ago to go along with with some slur about alcoholism.

              He wasn't Dick Butkus...but he wasn't Adolf Eichmann either.

              Stay classy, Bengal fans.

              584 tackles.....half of them after a 6 yard gain.

              You are right about one thing...he definitely wasn't Dick Butkus.

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              • #22
                Please back up your usual wild-swing-and-miss-broad-brush-strokes analysis.

                This slop is not opinion, it is utter throw something at a wall.

                Stay classy.
                "This game isn't worth it. The National Football League isn't worth it. There's golf to be played and tennis to be served up and other things to be done out there besides worryin' about a friggin' football game."----The prophet Sam Wyche

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                • #23
                  https://www.teamrankings.com/nfl/pla...s?season_id=12

                  Feel free to see the stats on Tackles for loss. Rey M is not even on tyhe list in the last 3 years that I looked. Why? Becuase he always missed gaps and weas late diagnosing so he 'stopped the run' after 4 + yards gained. As Marvin would say "I see better than I hear".
                  Marvin Lewis - the Clapping Clown.

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                  • #24
                    Great...you actually looked something up.

                    TFL's are a nice indicator of playmaking ability, but as as for your still-subjective conclusion that every tackle he had was "beyond 4 yards", TFL would not equate. And, since last year, he only had 17 total tackles in very limited PT, it means literally nothing. His best TFL season, 2011, he had 5...and the team was #10 for yards allowed rushing. His best tackle total season, 2012, They are #12 but he only had 1.5 TFL. Since not all of his 122 tackles were for loss, and the team basically stayed the same against the run...how do you get the conclusion that every one of his tackles were "beyond 4 yards"? Don't 10 other guys play too?

                    Not saying he was Butkus...but also not going too say he was this whiff machine you and Lima are contending.
                    "This game isn't worth it. The National Football League isn't worth it. There's golf to be played and tennis to be served up and other things to be done out there besides worryin' about a friggin' football game."----The prophet Sam Wyche

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                    • #25
                      they didn't even use Rey as a "tackler" here really....they pretty much just used him as a battering ram to hammer the interior of the o-lines, pretty much the defensive equivalent of a FB.

                      say what you want about the guy but he was a starter on some of the better defensive units that this team has ever had.....that was no accident.
                      potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
                      QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
                      OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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                      • #26
                        I've watched every snap of every game since Maualuga was signed. Yes, he played on some great defenses, but I contend that he may have been the weakest link on all of those defenses. A few years of great coaching, a great secondary brought in by that great coach and a couple of dominant pass rushers for those few years, covered up the mediocre play of our eight (8) year starting MLB. Great teams are strongest in the middle. PB built both sides of the line of scrimmage from the inside-out. The weakest part of both the Bengals lines have been Center and MLB. Maybe that has something to do with zero playoff wins since Mike Brown has been in control.

                        And I don't need stats, LT, to form an opinion on who I SEE as a good player or a mediocre one. I believe that I've see the back of Maualuga's jersey, on tackles, more than I've seen the front.

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                        • #27
                          Jebus Christ, nobody here is anointing the guy as the 2nd coming, we're simply acknowledging that he wasn't always all that bad....he had some decent times here on some pretty good defenses, that's it.

                          excuse the fluck out of us for not feeling the need to take a shit on every player that comes through here.....it's not their fault that Mike Brown signed them to over-inflated contracts or kept them around past their usefulness after all.
                          Last edited by spicoli; 03-28-2017, 10:41 AM.
                          potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
                          QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
                          OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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                          • #28
                            No one is blaming Rey M at all. We are blaming the team for re-signing him to over inflated deals where the money could have been used in a far more productive fashion. We are speaking more to this team's philosophy of hanging on to it's own when they should move on. There are many players who could have played just as average for half the price. To me, just another example of the hamster wheel this team puts itself on.
                            Marvin Lewis - the Clapping Clown.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by I_C_DeadPeople View Post
                              No one is blaming Rey M at all. We are blaming the team for re-signing him to over inflated deals where the money could have been used in a far more productive fashion. We are speaking more to this team's philosophy of hanging on to it's own when they should move on. There are many players who could have played just as average for half the price. To me, just another example of the hamster wheel this team puts itself on.
                              Thank you.

                              Spic always tends to follow LT's leads. and I usually get him to swearing when I disagree. lol

                              Your comments are right on.

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                              • #30
                                settle down there

                                lol
                                potential targets for Bengals #1 overall pick in 2018:
                                QB's- Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, Mason Rudolf
                                OT's- Orlando Brown, Connor Williams, Mike McGlinchey

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