May 31, 2016

Bengals Can’t Punt on Free Agency


Teams are built–and rebuilt–through the draft and free agency. Drafting well is the big key to sustained success because the salary cap prevents teams from going all Yankees/Red Sox/Phillies on the NFL and buying up all the top talent. Free agency is an important tool teams use to make a key upgrade, fill in a [...]

Position Review: Offensive Line


OK, now we get into the heart of where the Bengals need to work on offense. If they do not improve on the O-line, the success of any additions/changes at running back and wide receiver will be limited. For the last three seasons, the coaches have been telling us that they are going to run, [...]

Draft on Tap


The NFL’s unofficial draft season kicked off this week with the practices for the East-West Shrine Game, one of the all-star games that showcases potential draft picks. To get you ready for draft season, Geoff Hobson of published a nice roundup of what the Bengals need (running back, guard, cornerback), and who’s most likely [...]

Is Mike Zimmer the Bengals’ Most Important Coach?


According to various Internet reports, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has now interviewed for the head coaching job with both the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It seems somewhat likely that Zimmer will get one of the jobs, leaving the Cincinnati Bengals with a vacancy at defensive coordinator. And I can’t help but wonder [...]

Position Review: Tight End


Is it me, or do the Bengals just seem lost when it comes to the concept of the tight end? Every year the defense struggles to cover them. And despite producing one of the first great TEs of the modern era, Bob Trumpy, the offense struggles to properly use the TEs on the roster. So [...]

Whither Zimmer?

If Zimmer heads south, will he bring any assistants with him?

  With Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden locked into a 3-year, 3.6 million dollar extension, all eyes are fixed on the future of Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer. Zimmer has emerged as the apparent front runner for the Miami Dolphins, and reports surfaced yesterday that the Bengals granted Tampa Bay permission to talk to him as well. [...]

Quick Hits on Bama Prospects


If you saw Alabama’s defense at all in the BCS Title Game, it’s pretty apparent that the team is loaded with talent. Not surprisingly, a number of players are potential first round picks, and perhaps one or two could find themselves with the Bengals. Here a few quick thoughts on a trio of Alabama defenders [...]

Mel Kiper on Trent Richardson


Changing of the Guards?

Changing of the Guard

One of the Bengals’ biggest needs heading into the offseason is an upgrade at the guard position. Both of them. Help might arrive in Round 1 of the draft with a pair of highly-touted prospects who could end up in Cincinnati’s stripes. Georgia guard Cordy Glenn is currently ranked No. 12 on Mel Kiper’s Big [...]

WhoDeyFans trip to Houston


As promised, here are some pictures from WhoDeyFans time in Houston.  The food and drinks were awesome, and the people were all fairly friendly.  The picture of the skyline restaurant sadly was nothing like the skyline we Cincinnatians know and love, but I thought it was worth sharing. Next year we travel to Philly, who [...]