September 2, 2014

Disconnected defense

Michael Johnson sacks Robert Griffin III in Bengals win

Michael Johnson, Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap base an outstanding defensive front. There are going to be big numbers from these guys as they wreck pockets and hurry quarterbacks. Sure, there were some containment issues during the Redskins game where the defensive ends were crashing when they should have been maintaining the edge. All in [...]

Offense vs. Offense

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If you’re one of those people that think that football games are won and lost by the defense then you should NOT watch this game because it couldn’t be farther from the truth.  Let’s be honest here.  The Bengals’ D sucks…the Redskins’ D sucks…Carson Palmer sucks but that’s neither her nor there.  The truth is [...]

Five Keys To Victory: Week Three

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  Fail to the Redskins!  Here are my five keys to a Cincy win in the Capitol this Sunday: 1.  Score Early/Get Ahead:  The Bengals are on the road for the Redskins home opener.  FedEx field is huge, and usually sold out.  They will be loud and rocking as they get their highly-anticipated first look [...]

Week Two Hit List

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That breeze that blew through Bengaldom this week wasn’t a tornado, but a collective sigh of relief as the team managed to—just barely—beat an outmanned and outgunned Browns squad at PBS in the home opener.  The Bengals were able to win the game while allowing rookie Brandon Weeden to put up 322 yards passing, and [...]

WDW Episode 81 – You Call That Defense?

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Uh, what the hell is going on out there defense? 430 yards to the Ravens, OK. But 439 to the Browns? Are you for real? Where is the defensive line? Where are the LB’s? You call that a secondary? How you guys managed to win this game is beyond me, oh yeah our pal Adam [...]

Offense = Yes, Special Teams = Yes, Defense = *farting noise*

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1-1 .500 You’re just as good as you are bad, but hey…we could be like the Browns, Jags, Chiefs, Saints, Titans & ‘Palmer’s Pathetics’ and be 0-2.  In that case, thank the football gods for front loaded schedules. Hey Dalton!  (24/31, 318 yrds, 3 TDs, RAT 128.2)  Welcome back.  Good to see you again.  It [...]

Five Keys: Week Two Postmortem

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Well, despite the ongoing defensive deficiencies (and boy are there), the Bengals did manage to win the game on Sunday, and that feels a heck of a lot better than last week. Still, there are glaring problems on the defense.  Ironically, the defense was supposed to carry the offense, but Sunday it was the offense [...]

Get up and play or go home and shut up!

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If you couldn’t tell I’m still a little grouchy about the loss.  I love all of my co-writers here but if I read one more time that ‘It’s only Week 1′ I’m gonna flip.  If you read my schedule prediction from last week you’ll know that I did pick the Bengals to lose but I didn’t [...]

Five Keys To Victory: Week Two

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Well the Bengals literally limp into week two, battered and bruised by the Ravens and down yet another key player (LB Thomas Howard).  On the bright side, they will play at home in front of a sellout crowd cheering them on. That’s way better than playing on national TV on the road in Baltimore. Better [...]

Thomas Howard out, Vontaze Burfict in

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Wow, it is just like the GridIron Challenge all over again. For those of you that didn’t know, the challenge was where I got to play flag football with the Bengals. Our QB was supposed to be Thomas Howard and for unknown reasons he was replaced with Vontaze Burfict. Fast forward to week two of [...]