While on hold yesterday with Scrapbooking Magazine – trying to renew my yearly subscription – I was struggling to find just the right word to describe the Bengals play on Sunday.
Bumblingly I came up with words like “tentative” … “flat” … “uninspired” … etc. … lame stuff like that. Then I read BonnieBengal’s take at CincyJungle. BOOOOOOOOM. She nailed it – Intimidated.
“The Bengals, from the coaches on down, went into New England expecting to lose. So they did,” blogs BonnieBengal. Despite being clobbered with a “you’re crazy” by another CincyJungle poster, to me they appeared intimidated, which is “tentative” on steroids.
Getting outplayed is one thing. Being intimidated is another.
What’s your take? In addition to whatever else was at play that resulted in a poor performance, were the Bengals also INTIMIDATED on Sunday? Or are the Pats simply that much better than Cincinnati?