Cincinnati Bengals Lose First Meaningless Game, Fall To Dallas Cowboys

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Remember back in kindergarten when you didn't receive an actual grade?

"S" was the standard mark for a satisfactory performance, basically meaning you knew your name and didn't eat paste or pull little Sally's pigtails.  "U" was the scarlet letter of kindergarten, meaning an unsatisfactory performance.  It also meant your mother should have turned off General Hospital and read a book or two with you before you turned five.  The ever-neutral "I" stood for incomplete, the saving grace of a teacher who couldn't bring themselves to brand a child with the dreaded "U".

Report cards are a standard practice with NFL bloggers.  I do them weekly during the regular season and find it very interesting to compare my grades with other Bengals fans.  I rate the offense, defense and special teams individually on the standard A-F scale.  However, I find it hard to assign a grade to anyone after the first preseason game.

I am going to take the ea...

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