Was Signing Antonio Bryant a Good Deal for the Bengals?

March 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Point: Yes, Antonio Bryant adds the big play potential the Bengals have lacked. Counterpoint: No, Bryant will be no more productive than Laveranues Coles. P: I don't see it that way. He is a better deep threat than Coles. He is obviously taller than Coles. CP: Bryant has an injured knee. He does not command heavy coverage from the defense. P: Be fair. Last year he was injured, and the quarterback throwing to him was Josh Freeman, who tends to throw to the wrong team. CP: Freeman had a tough year. P: Yes, rookie quarterbacks do that. CP: I recall Bengal fans were saying Coles was going to solve their wide receiver problems last year. P: I don't think anyone confused Coles with a big play threat. CP: Why didn't they just make a deal for Brandon Marshall? He would cost the same. P: Are you crazy? Marshall would probably get six years and $55 million. That is quite a bit more than the four years and $28 million Bryant received. They also would have to give up their first round p...

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