July 26, 2014

Good News, Bad News

Nate Clements isn't Johnathan Joseph, but he's not a bad alternative

First, the good news. The Bengals have started to recover from the gut-punch in free agency that was Johnathan Joseph’s exit. Yesterday, the team reportedly agreed to terms with cornerback Nate Clements, who was recently waived by the San Francisco 49ers. He was one of the best available options to replace Joseph, so you have [...]

Can The Bengals Recover From The Worst Offseason Ever?

The Bengals are the rusty '74 Monte Carlo of the NFL.

As a freshman in high school, my brother would drive me and my best friend Bobby to and from school in his 1974 Monte Carlo. It had a 8 track deck for a stereo, a flaking faux leather roof cover, and what could only be described as a rust paint job. On occasion, when we [...]

Moch, Finley in the Fold

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Late last night we got word that 3rd-round pick Dontay Moch and 7th-rounder Jay Finley agreed to contract terms. Moch, a DE in college, will convert to outside linebacker and is coveted for his speed off the edge.  Finley will add another body to a very depleted backfield. The Bengals hit the practice field this [...]

Dude, Where’s My Runningback?

Could the Bengals go after Snelling?  They should.

So the free agency period is in full swing, and the Bengals are having their first practice of training camp Saturday, and they still don’t have a bona fide starting runningback in place.  It’s sort of a big deal, considering all indications are the team plans to run the ball heavily to take the pressure [...]

Bengals Take Deuce

The Bengals finally did something positive in free agency by signing Deuce

A day after crapping the bed on the Johnathan Joseph sweepstakes, the Bengals actually made a savvy move by acquiring former Arizona Cardinal guard Deuce Lutui. Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson is reporting that the deal is for two years. Lutui is a massive run blocker, who is probably most famous for making Derek Anderson laugh during [...]

Ohhh… the Bengals

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Just when you thought the Bengals’ front office could not look any worse… they find a way. Obviously Mike Zimmer was not the only person surprised that Johnathan Joseph is not in Georgetown. WLWT gives us this little gem from the opening of training camp today. It is #11 in the rotation. Wow. On the [...]

Antwan Odom Released

Antwan Odom

Joe Reedy has reported via twitter that Antwan Odom has been released by the Bengals today. Given his limited playing time over the past two years due to injury and suspension, this is not a big surprise. There was also speculation that the wrist he had surgery on last fall was still giving him problems. [...]

Remaining Priorities

Cedric Benson, Al Afalava

Well, much has been done by the Bengals in just a few days. Half of the draft picks are signed, including A.J. Green. Nice. They landed the highly-pursued Bruce Gradkowski. (Don’t let the sarcasm fool you. I think it was a good move.) They downgraded an offer from of two high picks for Chad 3 [...]

Who Gets The Money Now? [UPDATED]

Man Signing Contract

On Wednesday, I posited this theory: the way Mike Brown handles contract disputes — with Carson Palmer being the most recent example — deters quality free agents from seriously considering playing in Cincinnati. (Of course, his 114-205-1 record as owner is an even bigger deterrent.) This free agency period is going to be a great [...]

Poll: Does Chad’s Departure Make Carson Change His Mind?

Could Ocho's departure make Carson rethink his retirement?

It’s been floated out by a few readers that with Chad Ochocinco now off to plague Tom Brady in New England, Carson Palmer might reconsider his retirement and choose to come back to the Queen City. Is it possible that with T.O. and Chad now gone and no more uncontrolled egos on the team to [...]