December 22, 2014

The Shameless Plug Post

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Since this isn’t a Pittsburgh Steelers blog, I assume everyone can read. With that in mind, please allow me to shamelessly plug my own efforts and toot my own horn (Tooooooooooooooot!). Anyway, I recently published my first book, a first-hand account of my experience as a teacher in inner-city Philadelphia. There’s no mention of Boomer [...]

Win a Football Signed By Former Bengals LB Dhani Jones

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Former Bengals middle linebacker Dhani Jones was a Bengals fan favorite when he was roaming the field in Cincinnati. He was a great leader both on and off the field. Now thanks to the Courtyard by Marriott, you have a chance at winning a free football signed by Dhani!

Give Me Your Draft Strategy

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April’s draft will be huge for the Bengals. Another solid draft by the coaches should solidify the cracks in last year’s team, and it could very possibly put the Bengals in position to finally end the drought of playoff wins. Mock drafts are popping up like dandelions on my lawn in April, and many are [...]

Bunting Mock 2.0: Richardson and Jenkins To Bengals

Wes Bunting has Richardson getting Stripes

National Football Post’s West Wes Bunting published his second Mock Draft today, and in it he has Alabama RB Trent Richardson falling all the way to 17, where the Bengals happily snatch him up.  Richardson, the consensus top back in this draft class should be long gone by 17, but Bunting suggests it will happen [...]

Rookie Of The Year: Dalton Or Newton?

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On Saturday, the NFL will pass out its awards for the 2011 season, including Rookie Of The Year. While the Bengals have two legitimate candidates for the award, we all know that they will get very little real consideration and that the award will be given to Cam Newton based solely on one number: 4051. [...]

The Offseason’s First Win

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If you would have asked me when the season ended if the Bengals would have both coordinators back for next year, I would have called it 50-50. A coin flip. Even up. Now, unless something crazy happens in the coming months, it seems that both Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer will be back on the [...]

Position Review: Safeties

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Much like the CBs, the safety position needed and received some retooling in the brief offseason. Starters Nelson and Crocker returned, and the Bengals got back Gibril Wilson after he spent 2010 on IR. After nearly signing Donte Whitner, they pulled an un-Bengal-like move in trading a pick to get Taylor Mays (who they had [...]

Bengals Make Nice Showing In Pro Bowl

A kiss is just a kiss if it follows disappointment like our 2012 playoff stinker.

Watching the Pro Bowl for a Bengals fan is like kissing a girl goodnight after a horrible date.  There is a big buildup, then a big letdown, and then you kiss her because it is the customary thing to do even though it means nothing and you should probably cut your losses and look forward [...]

Lock ‘Em Up

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Buried amid the NFL’s largely non-contact all-star game was a little bit of news about Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham. AFC Coach Gury Kubiak was impressed with the Bengals tight end and said he believes that Gresham could soon be a big-time player. We’ve known it for a few years now. Now everyone else knows [...]

Mocking the Mocks: Dennard Falling to Round 2?

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The number of mock drafts already sailing through cyberspace is reaching preposterous levels. And many of them are placing Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard with the Bengals in the first round. However. according to ScoutsInc.’s Steve Muench, Dennard’s rough week at the Senior Bowl, where he’s been struggling to keep up with wide receivers, might be [...]