July 31, 2014

A Burfict Storm?

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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 [...]

First Round Prognostications

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We’ve finally made it!  After 3 full months of constant buzz, the 2012 NFL Draft is here.  Thank God.  Tonight we have round one, where the theoretically best 32 players will get picked.  From this group will come some busts, posers and a few kids with freakish ability but not ready for the spotlight.  It’ll [...]

Bengals Add Newman; Ship Rivers to NYG

Thanks for...well...not a heck of a lot.

  Hello Newman!! It seems the Bengals are far from done retooling the roster in advance of the draft.  Reports surfaced today that the team finally reached an agreement with DB Terence Newman on a one-year deal, and they sent disappointing linebacker Keith Rivers to the Giants for a 5th-round pick.  Newman, formerly of Dallas, [...]

What a Week!

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Ladies and gentlemen, the sixth seal has been broken.  The end is near.  Those goofy 2012 theories are in fact, correct.  Armageddon is upon us. Call it, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers:  Cincy Style.” Either that, or Marvin Lewis and Katie Blackburn have finally staged their long-planned coup of Bengal headquarters.  After over 20 years [...]

The Pac is Back!

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After a slow first few days of free agency, the Bengal have suddenly been extremely busy.  After adding OG Travelle Wharton, CB Jason Allen, re-signing S Reggie Nelson, and getting the “lawfirm” BenJarvus Green-Ellis, word came tonight that they have brought back CB Adam Jones. The Enquirer’s Joe Reedy Tweeted the following message about two [...]

Bengals In the Fray: Add OG & DB

Bengals add Allen to the defensive secondary

The Bengals finally put their money where there proverbial mouth is yesterday, jumping into the free agent fray with both feet by bringing in two players at positions of need in guard Travelle Wharton and defensive back Jason Allen. Wharton, Carolina’s 3rd-round pick in the 2004 draft, has been a constant starter for the Panthers at [...]

Umm….So….Yeah….

Anytime, guys....

    So, we’re now 4 days into this thing called free agency, and the Bengals are still sitting on the sidelines.  Don’t get me wrong: I am not an advocate for overspending (even when you LEAD THE LEAGUE in cap space), but I would like to hear about more than simple “visits.”  Apparently PBS [...]

Bengals Lead the League in Cap Space

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  Today the NFL officially announced that the salary cap for 2012 with be 120.6 million dollars, which is only a slight increase of $200,000 from last year’s number. With the official ceiling set, the Bengals got some information that they can now use with the free agency period just 30 hours away. First, the [...]

Editorial: Don’t Neglect Wide Receiver Position

Could the Bengals be interested in Philly's Jackson?

  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 [...]

Bengals Sign a Running Back

Will Brown do backflips in Stripes?

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 [...]