October 30, 2014

Draft Focus: Orange and Black Crushes

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As the draft approaches, there are a number of guys I’d like to see in orange and black. Many of them haven’t appeared in mock drafts or common speculation about Cincinnati’s targets. It’s fine by me. I suppose draft beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So without further ado, here are my crushes, [...]

On the Clock: Bengals

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The analysts at the NFL Network take a look at what the Bengals might do with their duo of picks in the first round. I doubt that both will be used on defensive backs, and I honestly think the Bengals feel better about their young safeties than many believe. Thus, I think there’s a good [...]

Bengals Favorite Four

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This is far from a comprehensive list since we only included 16 players at four positions. But our list has been narrowed to four favorites: Boomer Esiason, Ickey Woods, A.J. Green, and David Fulcher. Who’s your favorite? Voting is open the rest of this week. Have at it. [polldaddy poll=6099526]

Addition by Addition

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The Bengals seem to have taken Mike Brown’s flea-market mentality into free agency, but the team is not settling for damaged goods. Some may argue otherwise, but let’s consider the consensus of the players they have acquired. None of them have been superstars and most of them have spent the early portions of their career [...]

WDF Bengals Final Four

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With Ohio State and three other teams I don’t care about in the NCAA Final Four, it’s the perfect time to find our favorite Bengal at four different positions. Voting is open all week. Next week, we’ll throw the four winners together to determine the 2012 WDF Champion. Game on! [polldaddy poll=6076623] [polldaddy poll=6076622] [polldaddy [...]

Roster Reaction: Free for BPA

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Perhaps I’m the only one who has baby bottles all over the house and understands the wordplay in the headline. But I digress. Just as in many years before, the Bengals did not bring in a big name during free agency. Their roster moves couldn’t really be considered a splash, providing little more than minor [...]

Free Agency: What’s Your Rating?

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The Bengals stopped sitting on their hands and started making some moves in free agency with the acquisitions of Travelle Wharton and Jason Allen and the re-signing of Reggie Nelson. Like everyone else, I was disillusioned at first as other teams opened up the vaults for Robert Meachem, Carl Nicks, and Ben Grubbs, among others. [...]

WDF Favorite Bengal Bracket

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I had an idea today (which is always dangerous) and thought I’d put the wheels in motion. Nominate your favorite Bengals player of all time by adding the name in a comment to this thread and we’ll throw them all together into a tournament style bracket. Then, we’ll vote on each matchup to determine the [...]

Reggie Kelly on the Bengals, Free Agency, and Food

Kelly was an easy guy to root for during his time in Cincinnati.

I spoke with former Bengal Reggie Kelly, one of the nicest NFL players you could ever meet, for my upcoming book and asked him about a number of football-related topics, including our beloved Bengals. Kelly was a solid contributor, a standout blocker, and a stabilizing force for Cincinnati during his time in black and orange. [...]

Draft Profile: Brandon Brooks

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In my endless pursuit of information surrounding the 2012 NFL Draft, I spoke with Miami of Ohio guard Brandon Brooks recently  for my upcoming book. Brooks is an especially intriguing prospect for the Bengals because the team clearly needs to upgrade the guard position and he possesses the size and versatility that the team loves. [...]