Second Take: Five Thoughts on the Bengals/Broncos

Denver escaped with a 24-22 win.
Comments (4)
  1. Bill says:

    In a year that is as much or more about progression/growth as it is wins/losses, I did feel pretty good with the game. The fought back from a 17-3 deficit, and could have had the win if they were not forced to settle for 3 after forcing a turnover at the Broncos 15. (I had a hunch that those 4 missed points would be big.)

    You are absolutely right that now is a good time to try to extend Simpson. With the young cores that the Bengals have on both sides of the ball, securing him will allow them to do something this spring that they have not done in quite some time… draft for depth.

  2. Seubs says:

    I’m not sold yet on Simpson. Too many drops for my liking, especially on 3rd and 1 yesterday. Granted the throw was a little behind him, but it was catchable considering it hit his hands. I wouldn’t give him #2 WR money just yet. Most of his 136 yards came on one busted coverage (84 yards) so lets not get wrapped up in the high numbers.

    The offensive and defensive lines played like garbage. Couldn’t run the ball and couldn’t stop the run, that formula will never win you any games.

    1. Bill says:

      Now is a good time precisely because they should be able to get him pretty cheap. No way I give him #2 money either. With his contract up this year and not much time on film, he probably would sign to have a guaranteed place to play next year.

  3. Nate says:

    Agree with Bill. He’s not worth top-tier 2 money yet, but he shouldn’t be looking for that either. His hands should improve and he’s got good skills after the catch, which is good in the West Coast.