August 16, 2017

Archives for February 2012

Ben Grubbs Will Likely Test The Market

The second biggest need for the Bengals to address this offseason is the offensive line, particularly the guard positions. A solid run blocking guard will elevate the running game — and by extension, the entire offense — immediately. The top free agent guards this year are NO’s Carl Nicks and Baltimore’s Ben Grubbs. As I […]

Offseason Wish List: Cake?

At this point in the offseason, virtually nothing has been settled. With the exception of a few contract extensions and some combine workouts, most everything is the same now as it was a few weeks ago. So it makes sense to ask the question now while the slate is clean. What do you want this […]

Editorial: Don’t Neglect Wide Receiver Position

  As the draft and free agency approaches, I know a lot of our attention will be focused on positions like running back, defensive back, and the interior offensive line, and for good reason.  These are the most glaring holes to fill, and with two first round picks in the draft these are the positions […]

A.J. Green 2.0?

Last year, the Bengals drafted a wide receiver out of the state of Georgia. And this year, the Bengals might be looking at the psoition again, although most people expect it to be in the middle rounds or later. Enter Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill. As many people across cyberspace have noted, Green is off to […]

Why Glenn Makes More Sense than DeCastro

If you’re following the NFL Combine this weekend in Indianapolis, two offensive linemen have solidified their status as first-round prospects. Stanford guard Dave DeCastro has reportedly looked impressive with the on-field drills and Georgia’s Cordy Glenn has done pretty well with some of the athletic tests, running the 40-yard dash in 5.15 second and lifting […]

Should the Bengals Extend Marvin Lewis’ Contract?

News broke at the NFL Combine today that the Bengals have approached head coach Marvin Lewis about a contract extension that would keep him in Cincinnati past this season. What do you think? Vote now. [polldaddy poll=5977633]

Strategies for a Running Back

We have listed the roster needs for the Bengals a number of times: corner, guard, safety, running back, wide receiver, and a D-lineman. Successfully navigating free agency and the draft could allow the Bengals to move into the front seat in the sedan of the AFC North. As I was reading some articles about some […]

Trent Richardson: Draft Update

Word broke today that Alabama RB Trent Richardson suffered a knee injury during preparation for  the BCS Title Game and had arthroscopic surgery that will force him to miss this week’s NFL combine in Indy. He’s expected to do a full workout at Alabama’s Pro Day in March, but the injury could scare some teams […]

The Best Bengals Prospect?

The interview tour for my book Draft Daze continued with some analysis from Jerry Jones, author of the draft publication The Drugstore List, not the bombastic Dallas Cowboy owner. Jones has been involved with the draft since 1972 and has spent some time inside the legendary Paul Brown’s war room. I asked him about the […]

Cedric Benson continues to cry to the media

I am a very tolerant Bengals fan. I was a huge fan of Chris Henry even though his troubles were well documented. However, I lose my fandom for a player when they continue to whine and really make no sense doing it. As is the case with Cedric Benson. Sure, he had some great times […]