October 21, 2014

Sometimes You Gotta Win Ugly

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I stated last week that Sunday’s game in San Diego would be a good test of what this Bengals team really is. With the Chargers’ season on the line, Takeo Spikes said before the game that he was going to play like it was a postseason game. It seemed that many of his teammates adopted [...]

The Mark Of Success

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After being picked by nearly every pundit on the planet (and much of the fan base) to go 0-16 on the low side to 4-12 on the high side last year, there is no doubt that the 2011 season was perceived as a resounding success in all circles. But with improved performance comes increased expectations. [...]

Sanu’s Mysterious Injury

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With no accompanying details, Geoff Hobson and Joe Reedy both reported on Thursday that Mohamed Sanu suffered a “foot injury” during the day’s practice, limiting his participate. We have no idea at this point if the injury will prevent him from playing on Sunday or if it could even land him on IR. Hopefully neither [...]

San Diego Will Be A Great Test

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It is no big secret that the Bengals have historically had trouble winning on the West Coast. Many teams struggle when playing 3 time zones from home. That is why Sunday’s game in San Diego will be a great gauge to test the mettle of this team.

Jason Babin A Bengal?

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When the news hit on Tuesday that the Eagles had released sack-master Jason Babin, the collective ears of the other 29 NFL fan bases perked up. From coast to coast, armchair GMs everywhere were completing their mental waiver claims and deciding who to cut to make room for him. To the Bengal contingent ready to [...]

Cleveland, You Make Me Laugh

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I knew it would come. I just didn’t expect it to happen this fast. Four months ago I was upbraided by a throng of BoneHeads (Cleveland’s version of a cheese head) for questioning the Browns’ receivers and the wisdom of dumping yet another QB. I was colorfully informed that the sum total of all of [...]

Observations From Week 1 -or- Not As Bleak As It Seems

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Well that sucked. [BTW, sorry to be away from you all for so long. Sometimes life gets in the way of the fun things. Thankfully I see the light at the end of that tunnel approaching for me.] It’s easy to get down about a 31-point loss. There is no denying that some things went [...]

Projecting The Offensive Roster III

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Now that we are half-way through the preseason, it is time to take another look at how the roster is shaping up. We know quite a bit more than we did back in May when I did my second projection of who the 25 offensive players would be. Was I close? What has changed since [...]

Trade for MJD? I Doubt It.

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When Jones-Drew’s agent announced that the outstanding running back is open to being traded, you could almost hear the collective eyebrows of the Bengals fans everywhere raise a bit, eyes fixed on empty space as we considered the immensity of such a possibility. He would immediately make the Bengals the favorites to win the AFC [...]

Questions From Pre-Season Game #2

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The Bengals faced probably their toughest test of the preseason against an Atlanta Falcons team that is going to be pretty good this year. Really good, actually. Fortunately, this game brought fewer injuries, with both Gresham and Burfict being sat more for precautionary reasons than anything else. Click to the jump to choose one or [...]