June 26, 2017

Archives for May 2012

Who Makes The Cut? TE Edition

There were two moves in the draft that very few of us saw coming: the selection of Brandon Thompson in round 3 and the selection of Orson Charles two picks later in round 4. Neither was a pick based on need, but both were great value picks who deepen strengths of the team. I like […]

Who Makes The Cut? WR Edition

This position is the biggest question mark on the roster for the offense, even though it is the most crowded position group on the team. Twelve guys are battling for six spots. The potential is huge. The experience level is frighteningly low. You may be surprised with my preliminary expectations for the receiver corps. Things […]

Who Makes The Cut? QB Edition

With the draft now in the books, the Bengals have pretty well filled out their roster, which the NFL has now expanded to 90. We have a while of nothing more than guys-in-shorts, but really, is it ever too early to start tinkering around with how the final roster might shake out? Of course not! […]

Who Has The Advantage In The AFC North?

Despite going 9-7 last year and making the playoffs, the Bengals still finished third in the AFC North. But that will happen when you play in the toughest division in the AFC. At the risk of minor heresy, I was OK with a 3rd place finish for the Bengals this year. We have seen the […]

A Burfict Storm?

Prior to the hot stove of the 2012 NFL draft was lit, many draftniks saw Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict as a first-round talent.  Coming out of a state championship-winning team at Centennial High School in Corona, CA, Burfict was listed as a 5-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com and was the top high school […]

Balance In AFC North Shifts A Little

Today, one fan base in the AFC North weeps while three shed no tears at all. News outlets are now confirming that Terrell Suggs has torn his Achilles tendon while playing basketball.  Suggs was the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year and has wreaked havoc across the AFC North for years.A torn Achilles is the same […]

Who Is Your Favorite Draft Pick?

Marvin and the PBS war room did the nearly impossible: they have elicited praise from the national sports media for their draft. High praise. And they deserve it. From everything we can know at this point, they did an outstanding job, matching need with value with pick after pick. With all of these great picks […]

WDW Episode 65 – Recapping the Bengals Draft

What a draft by the Cincinnati Bengals! By most accounts from some of the bigger “draft experts” around the league, the Bengals had one of, IF NOT, the best drafts in all of football. Timm couldn’t make it this week so filling in for us is Sean O’Donnell from StripeHype.com and helping us break down […]

Welcome to the Jungle Mohamed Sanu

You know the Bengals have some questions at Wide Receiver. You also knew they were going to address that at some point in the draft. The Bengals went out and got a great possession receiver in Mohamed Sanu. What this guy also brings to the table is the ability to decleate guys when making blocks […]

Welcome to the Jungle Devon Still

In the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft the Bengals selected Devon Still DT out of Penn State. The Bengals play in a division where it is important to have a big presence on the defensive line. Devon Still can be that presence. A guy that can wreak havoc in the backfield and disrupt […]