December 21, 2014

The 2011 Bengals: HB

Now that we are past the NFL draft, I can take an early assessment of where we are as a team before the end of the lockout and eventual start of free agency. Today, I will look at the halfback position.

Kirwan: Bengals Should Reconsider Hard Line

  Up to this point, Bengals owner Mike Brown has taken a hard line against Carson Palmer’s trade request. Brown has been saying that Palmer can play for the Bengals in 2011 or he can retire. There’s no middle ground. NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan thinks the Bengals may want to reconsider, citing Palmer’s trade value because [...]

Andy Dalton Draft Reaction

Jenn Brown is in this clip. I think Andy Dalton might be too.

The 2011 Bengals: QB

Now that we are past the NFL draft, I can take an early assessment of where we are as a team before the end of the lockout and eventual start of free agency. Today, I will look at the quarterback position.

Tread Lightly

If you enjoy a good bit of torture, ESPN.com’s James Walker has a good recap of Cincinnati’s disastrous history with quarterbacks. Tread lightly Mr. Dalton. A minefield awaits.  

Reedy Roundup

Joe Reedy has a nice roundup of the Bengals’ draft grades. I liked the team’s picks for the most part, but I’m not quite as rosy as some other people, especially on the A.J. Green selection. I agree with Kerry Byrne of SI.com who believed the Bengals should have drafted a defender (he wanted a [...]

Slow Down

There seems to be a groundswell of support building for Andy Dalton to take the first snap of the 2011 season. I think it’s insane. Here’s why: First off, Dalton is making a giant leap in terms of competition. Yes, TCU played some big-time teams like Wisconsin, but they also played several others like New [...]

Dalton Era Begins While Carson In Limbo

The Bengals entered the 2011 NFL Draft with a few glaring needs and a big question at quarterback. The quarterback question has been answered, as the Bengals selected Andy Dalton, the red headed quarterback from TCU, with the third pick in the second round.

FoxSports Draft Grade

Grade Card

Along with Mel Kiper, NBC Sports also gave the Bengals a solid grade on their draft, with an A- overall. Click here for the full explanation.