I think everyone assumed Zietler was gone. The problem was Whit. Everyone assumed he would stay. Nevermind the whole assume thing. The issue was once Whit had the Ram offer, the Bengals were STUPID not to match it. There was hardly any difference in money. It was all structure. Mike is just too damn stubborn and cheap. He or ML should have been on the phone and told Whit that the Bengals will match. Which goes to even more of a point, why the hell not slap the transition tag onto Whit? We should have been able to keep one of the two-- especially after last year when they faced the same problem with Jones and Sanu. Couldn't keep both but could have kept one. They didn't plan for that with the OL. If it had come down to keeping Whit or Dre, I would have kept Whit. Which goes even further, why keep LaFell. I'd much rather have Whit over LaFell any freaking day of the year. Boyd played well as did Erickson. LaFell was expendable.