September 24, 2014

Thoughts on the Player-Organized Work-Outs

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  After working out separately this week, both the Bengals offensive and defensive units will work out together today, according to the latest from the official media.  The non-league-sanctioned work-outs, organized by DT Domata Peko and OT Andrew Whitworth, allow the players to get together, do drills, run sprints, and otherwise act like employed professional [...]

Think of the little guy

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  The interesting point in the lockout is fast approaching.  To the casual fan, the lockout is something the NFL is dealing with and will be handled before “real” football is going to start.  However, the longer the disagreement lasts, the more real damage will be done.  Take a minute and think about the people [...]

The 2011 Bengals: Defensive End

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In the weeks since the completion of the NFL draft, I have been looking at the various offensive position groups in an effort to shed light on where the team currently stands with their personnel and to foreshadow needed moves once free agency begins. Today, I turn my attention to the defensive side of the [...]

Gulp!

CincyJungle passed along a Twitter exchange from Chad Ochocinco and A.J. Green (which was slightly less offensive than the one by a beleaguered New York politician), in which the Ocho offered to work out with the Bengals newest rookie. Oh boy. While the Ocho has plenty to offer in terms of footwork and route-running, he’s [...]

Walker: Why Carson Should be Traded

ESPN.com’s James Walker offers up seven reasons why the Bengals should make the move. From a distance, it seems like a no-brainer. Draft picks are better than nothing and Palmer (supposedly) insists he’s not playing if he doesn’t get traded. But I’ll always return to what gives the Bengals the best chance to win now. [...]

I Might Be Insane: Terrelle Pryor Edition

Terrelle Pryor is not a Cincinnati Bengal. Hopefully, he never will be. But believe this, if the NFL has a supplemental draft, and Pryor enters it, someone will take a chance on him. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s at quarterback. But here’s what might really make me nuts – I think Pryor could [...]

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Who is your favorite Bengal? Chad? Jordan Shipley? Geno Atkins? Carlos Dunlap? Dennis Roland? (Just kidding.) Right now, I’d have to say my favorite Bengal is Mike Zimmer. Every time I read a quote from him, I’m left thinking “D*** I like this guy! He doesn’t fit into the Mike Brown mold at all!” GH [...]

The 2011 Bengals: Centers

Kyle Cook, photo by Chris Bergman

In the weeks since the completion of the NFL draft, I have been looking at the various offensive position groups in an effort to shed light on where the team currently stands with their personnel and to foreshadow needed moves once free agency begins.  Today, I will complete the offensive positions with a look at [...]

Live Action Role Playing: You’re Carson Palmer

It’s a simple exercise and a simple question. You are Carson Palmer. Why do you want out? Now, allow me to don my chain mail helmet and take up my Styrofoam sword and give you my best answer. (The following is a hack blogger’s best (which is still really bad) attempt at duplicating someone else’s [...]

Who Dey Propaganda: Pull the Plug

As Eric pointed out in his recent post, the Bengals “Who Dey Perspective” is fundamentally flawed. Here are my own thoughts: I get it. In fact, I think we all do. There are two sides to every story. And that’s the spirit behind the Bengals’ PR effort the “Who Dey Perspective.”  The team is attempting [...]