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We Need a Nine Point Lead!
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Dusty Baker, the former manager of the Cincinnati Reds, had a favorite saying in the dugout:  "Five run lead!  We need a five run lead!"

What Dusty meant, of course, was for the Reds to stay at least five runs ahead of their opponent so should the opponent score with a grand slam home run, the Reds would still be in the lead. 

Over lunch I got to thinking about it and there's an analogy Zac Taylor and the Bengals should use: "We need a nine point lead!"  Why nine points?  If the Bengals are ahead by at least nine points then even with the largest score an opponent can make, a touchdown with a two point conversion, the Bengals would still lead the game.
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Has ZT ever HAD a 9-point lead in any games he's coached here yet?

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(09-15-2020, 04:06 PM)The D.O.Z. Wrote: Has ZT ever HAD a 9-point lead in any games he's coached here yet?

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Really?

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201912010cin.htm
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201912290cin.htm

And those are just the wins.
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But... what if they get a safety and then take the ensuing kickoff to the house?  Ninja

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Honestly I am not so sure I would want to lift quotes from Dusty considering he's had Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Joey Votto among many other players and yet has exactly 1 pennant and 0 rings in 23 years.

Headed one of the worst playoff showings ever in 2010 (swept with a no hit and a shutout) and then oversaw the worst playoff collapse in MLB history with the Reds. (2-0 on the road, and then comes home and goes 0-3)

Couldn't win a single playoff series with the Nationals, they got rid of him and 2 years later won a World Series.

Now he's taken the Astros and led them to a losing record after the team averaged ~104 wins/yr the last three years (granted while cheating).
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(09-15-2020, 04:08 PM)Truck_1_0_1_ Wrote: Really?

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201912010cin.htm
https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201912290cin.htm

And those are just the wins.
Lol. I was being facetious. But only sort of. I don't remember many leads from last year, but then again, I was damn near done with them from pure apathy by midseason, and only caught bits and pieces of most games.

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(09-15-2020, 04:33 PM)The D.O.Z. Wrote: Lol. I was being facetious. But only sort of. I don't remember many leads from last year, but then again, I was damn near done with them from pure apathy by midseason, and only caught bits and pieces of most games.

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I have international NFL gamepass, so I can see all games live, and I couldn't finish watching all the games. First time in 20 years for me. I gave up on them, there was nothing fun to watch. 7 or 8 three and outs in a row? Ball game.
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I agree. We should shoot for a 15 point lead since we've always sat on a lead and quit trying when we are ahead.
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(09-15-2020, 06:21 PM)Nati#1 Wrote: I agree. We should shoot for a 15 point lead since we've always sat on a lead and quit trying when we are ahead.

That's a bit much. If we get a 12 pt lead, then a TD, 2 pt converstion and FG still keep us up by 1. 
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(09-15-2020, 04:33 PM)The D.O.Z. Wrote:  I don't remember many leads from last year, 

Hell, I don't remember many games last year. Cheers
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(09-15-2020, 04:06 PM)The D.O.Z. Wrote: Has ZT ever HAD a 9-point lead in any games he's coached here yet?

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They average like 17 points since he's been here, so I'ma say no.
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(09-15-2020, 06:28 PM)HarleyDog Wrote: Hell, I don't remember many games last year. Cheers

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(09-15-2020, 04:27 PM)TheLeonardLeap Wrote: But... what if they get a safety and then take the ensuing kickoff to the house?  Ninja

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Honestly I am not so sure I would want to lift quotes from Dusty considering he's had Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Joey Votto among many other players and yet has exactly 1 pennant and 0 rings in 23 years.

Headed one of the worst playoff showings ever in 2010 (swept with a no hit and a shutout) and then oversaw the worst playoff collapse in MLB history with the Reds. (2-0 on the road, and then comes home and goes 0-3)

Couldn't win a single playoff series with the Nationals, they got rid of him and 2 years later won a World Series.

Now he's taken the Astros and led them to a losing record after the team averaged ~104 wins/yr the last three years (granted while cheating).



You forgot putting Latos on the mound over Cueto in the play in in 2013... Also; the Astros can't cheat anymore.





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