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Bengals coaches to jump out of a plane on Wednesday

On various occasions over the past two decades, fans of the Cincinnati Bengals probably wanted to throw one or more members of the coaching staff out of a plane.

Tomorrow, they’ll get their wish.  Sort of.

The folks at Weber Shandwick, a P.R. agency whose clients include the U.S. Army, tell us that multiple members of the organization will be skydiving on Wednesday with the Golden Knights, an Army parachute team.

Participants include head coach Marvin Lewis, defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle, linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald, and special teams coach Darrin Simmons, along with director of
player
relations Eric Ball.

The jump is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. E.T. Wednesday.   

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31 Responses to “Bengals coaches to jump out of a plane on Wednesday”
  1. Airperuvian says: May 11, 2010 1:20 PM

    Why??

  2. slack37 says: May 11, 2010 1:21 PM

    I knew Mike brown was a pain in the ass. But damn.

  3. Florio-is-a-tool says: May 11, 2010 1:23 PM

    I’m not certain but mostly Bengals fans want Mike Brown to do that – but without the chute.

  4. ErikInHell says: May 11, 2010 1:25 PM

    Damit. They’re using parachutes.

  5. whodeyallday says: May 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    let Mike Brown jump too, with no parachute!

  6. Cereal Blogger says: May 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    Oh yeah, I like this idea

  7. Bech72 says: May 11, 2010 1:26 PM

    Too bad they didn’t bring Jim Lippincott along and conveniently forget to pack his chute! Maybe they could have done the same for Brown too…

  8. Verbal Kint says: May 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    As long as Zimmer stays on the ground.

  9. ethan robert says: May 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    What, they don’t have any bridges on the Ohio river?

  10. Phillyfan1 says: May 11, 2010 1:29 PM

    Please forget to pack the parachutes.

  11. HarrisonHits says: May 11, 2010 1:30 PM

    Very cool and lucky to be jumping with the Knights. I made 140 jumps when I was younger and it is an incredibly exhilarating thing to do.

  12. ethan robert says: May 11, 2010 1:32 PM

    Suicide Prevention Center sent a priest to “talk them down”.
    When he saw it was the Bengal’s coaching staff, he just said, “On your mark..”

  13. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: May 11, 2010 1:38 PM

    this is a good thing to do when your job security is in question.
    you’re fired. go skydiving. chute fails, oh well. or chute opens, you have a nice experience to take mind off of firing.
    i think i should schedule an appointment

  14. Spungy says: May 11, 2010 1:39 PM

    “# Verbal Kint says: May 11, 2010 1:28 PM
    As long as Zimmer stays on the ground.”
    My thoughts exactly.

  15. steelerdynasty says: May 11, 2010 1:39 PM

    @chargerdillon:
    dude are you serious? classless and tasteless

  16. Just JTO says: May 11, 2010 1:41 PM

    Maybe they will do it over some power lines.

  17. Whodey08 says: May 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    Mikey jumped from a chute 72 yrs ago and was promptly named Brown

  18. ethan robert says: May 11, 2010 1:54 PM

    Bit risky letting the information out this far ahead of the jump. Leaves a big window for sabotage.

  19. dklein82 says: May 11, 2010 1:57 PM

    i prefer that they ride some motorcycles, without helmets, instead.

  20. Bengals4ever...or so says: May 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    At least Mike Zimmer has the good sense not to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

  21. goetta-head says: May 11, 2010 2:06 PM

    What about Bratkowski?

  22. BenInAZ says: May 11, 2010 2:07 PM

    They invited Steelers coach Tomlin along but he was busy still trying to figure out how to get that pesky leash off of Hell…….

  23. SonsCompass says: May 11, 2010 2:23 PM

    @ chargerdillon
    HAHAHAHA… someones untimely death is always good for a hoot. Stay classy.

  24. nowathand says: May 11, 2010 2:30 PM

    Are they trying out prospects on Alcatraz?
    I think they’ve added a lot of great players the last two years and have a shot at stealing the division from my Baltimore.
    http://theqchamber.tumblr.com

  25. Deb says: May 11, 2010 2:49 PM

    @nowathand …
    Um … huh? The Bengals have already taken the division–from my Steelers. Baltimore hasn’t held the division title since 2006.
    Have you been practicing jumps without a chute?

  26. FinFan says: May 11, 2010 2:54 PM

    Can 85 jump without a chute with them!?
    Maybe if you present a challenge to him… who can dive faster?

  27. godofwine says: May 11, 2010 3:19 PM

    Great! I have done it before and I loved it! My wife went, too. A buddy of mine asked us about going for his 30th birthday and he didn’t know anybody crazy enough to go with him but me. We all went. When we got there we decided to ask…”How many Black people, including us, have done this in the past few years. The guy said, “Including you three? …Four people.”
    We all laughed.
    I love busting up stereotypes that are BS, outdated and incorrect. I love my country music (I can relate to that much easier than I can hardcore rap. Driving down the street bumping Brad Paisley and seeing the looks I get make me laugh) among other things, so jumping out of a plane wasn’t a stretch for me. I want to do it again as a matter of fact. But, since I just bought my first house the money isn’t as free anymore. I might go next year.

  28. maverickjcw says: May 11, 2010 3:46 PM

    10:00 am jump takes place. 10:05 NFL announces 2010 season will be a season of memory for lost Bengals coaching staff.

  29. BIG BLUE in tx says: May 11, 2010 4:20 PM

    I knew the bungles coaching staff were packing each other’s chutes, but now their going public.

  30. mike428 says: May 11, 2010 5:22 PM

    Now that Pac-Man’s on the roster, it sounds like the coaching staff is doing their own version of “make it rain”…

  31. DefendersOfTheFaith says: May 11, 2010 6:04 PM

    DO IT!!! DO IT!!! And take the rest of the organ-i-zation with you. Without chutes of course. HA!

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