April 24, 2014

When can fan optimism start?

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Ok, so there is real football coming.  In a flurry of activity with some big names being dropped and undrafted free agents being signed the excitement is coming.  The kids over at the tired revolution are already off and running predicting the Bengals to go 0 and 16 so my question is, when can the [...]

Another MB and Marvin Press Conference….

Mike Brown is adamant about not trading Palmer

I think you all remember the last time they were at the podium together. It went well. NOT. And just like that odd day in January, today’s press conference started off almost the same.

Bengals Briefing

John Clayton thinks Andy Dalton will be getting a mentor soon.

James Walker takes a quick look at the Bengals heading into the opening of training camp on Thursday. Decisions on free agents Cedric Benson and Johnathan Joseph are at the top of the list. ESPN’s John Clayton also reported that he expects the Bengals to sign either Jim Sorgi or Bruce Gradkowski. Of the two, [...]

Are You Ready for Some (Bad) Football?

After a lockout that exceeded 130 days, the Bengals practices could be ugly for a while

The NFLPA unanimously approved the new collective bargaining agreement yesterday, restoring the NFL in time for the regular season. But let’s be honest. It’s unrealistic to expect the same quality of football anytime soon. Players have been locked out of team facilities for more than 130 days. They have been working out on their own, [...]

Bengals Go Safety with First UDFA Signing

Kent State's Brian Lainhart agreed to terms with the Bengals late Monday evening.

It was confirmed late Monday evening that Kent State safety Brian Lainhart has agreed to terms with the Bengals. Lainhart, a Colerain High School graduate, grew up a Bengals fan and is happy to be joining his hometown team. “I’m excited. It’s a dream come true to play for the team I grew up watching,” [...]

J Jo Makes Top Ten Free Agent List

UFA Jonathan Joseph will cash in big this week.

To no surprise, Jonathan Joseph has made John Clayton’s top free agent list, that according to an article on ESPN.com. While Joseph will surely discuss a new contract with the Bengals, who have lots of money to spend, it seems very likely that he will test the waters of free agency and should command a [...]

17 Days

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Congratulations, NFL fans. The long wait while rich men argued over how to split up the money we’ll give them is ending. It was sort of like watching CSPAN. Only just slightly more interesting. The free-for-all that is about it ensue is going to be fun, isn’t it? The Bengals will have plenty to do [...]

Shall He Return?

Carson Palmer should re-think his threat of retirement.

The analysts on the NFL Network took a look yesterday at quarterbacks with uncertain futures. Of course, Carson Palmer made the list. Jason La Canfora’s thoughts, however, were a bit more surprising. La Canfora said that he still believes there’s still a chance that Palmer returns. Perhaps he and Mike Brown are the only people [...]

New CBA = Win for Bengals Fans

Mike Brown is adamant about not trading Palmer

As fans of the all too often heartbreaking Bengals, one of our biggest complaints lies with the owner. Many of us believe Mike Brown is too cheap. He’s always been extremely stubborn with rookie contracts, resulting in some lengthy holdouts with first-year players. Furthermore, he’s failed at times to re-sign his own key free agents, [...]

Dapper De: An Empty Suit

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As football fans throughout the nation anxiously await the on-again, off-again, supposedly-imminent labor deal, it has become increasingly clear to me that NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith is most responsible for the fact that the agreement is still unfinished. I consider his leadership to be an abject failure. This assessment is not based on the [...]