July 21, 2017

Archives for February 2012

Gruden Expects Growth

Last year, Andy Dalton had the 5th best season for a rookie quarterback in NFL history. But yesterday on the Mothership, Geoff Hobson quoted Gruden as saying that he expects more from his gunslinger next year. “He better get better or he won’t be good enough,” Gruden says. “You have to be great at that position…” […]

Why Pursuing Mike Wallace is Insane

In the past few days, Bengals nation and some media types have become aflutter with the possibility of Cincinnati making a move for Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace. Since the Steelers are tight against the salary cap, a deal could be structured that would make it difficult for Pittsburgh to bring Wallace back. However, because […]

Draft Lab: Back 7 and Final Thoughts

ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper concluded their video segment Draft Lab with a look at linebackers, defensive backs and some players who are risk or reward picks. Here are the videos:    

Bengals Sign a Running Back

The Bengals got a bit of a jump on free agency with the signing of former Detroit Lions running back Aaron Brown yesterday. Brown is heading into his fourth NFL season after having spent his first three seasons with Detroit, who selected him in the 6th round of the 2009 NFL draft.  Brown was cut […]

Hue’s Baaaack!

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that former Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson is returning to the Bengals as an assistant coach. Jackson spent 3 seasons with the Bengals as Wide Receivers coach where he helped Chad Johnson and TJ Houshmanzadeh become one of the best tandems in the league.

WDF Exclusive: Mel Kiper on the Bengals Draft

Draft guru Mel Kiper, the man who has played a major role in making the NFL Draft the fun-filled, fan-friendly event that it is today, spoke with me recently for my upcoming book, Draft Daze. As I’m known to do, I eventually steered the conversation toward our emerging Bengals. Kiper, as always, had some interesting […]

Draft Lab: In the Trenches

ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, two guys who were nice enough to talk Bengals football with us recently, are also analyzing a number of draft picks in their video segment, Draft Lab. In the latest episode, Kiper and McShay look at the offensive and defensive lines, two areas that the Bengals are likely to […]

Kiper’s Mock 2.0

If you’re an ESPN Insider like myself you’ll see that Mel Kiper released his Mock 2.0 today. Here’s where he stands on the Bengals 2 first round picks:

Would You Be OK With Jenkins If…

Janoris Jenkins is going to be an interesting wild card in the 2012 draft. He is reported by some to be the most physically talented cornerback in the draft (a huge need to fill in this offseason), and he would be a high first round pick if not for lingering character questions. Two arrests in […]

Draft Lab: Top 5 Running Backs

Even if the Bengals sign a running back in free agency, it’s likely they’ll select one in April’s draft as well. Fortunately, it’s a fairly deep draft class, headlined by Alabama’s Trent Richardson. In this segment of Draft Lab, ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay discuss the draft’s best running backs. Enjoy.