October 22, 2016

PFF: Bengals Needs


Pro Football Focus’ Gordon McGuinness (great name) checked in with his thoughts on Bengals’ needs this offseason. Click the image for the story. Clipped from: www.profootballfocus.com (share this clip)  

Could You Get Excited About Michael Bush?

Raiders running back Bush races away from Buccaneers defenders during NFL game at in Tampa

The rumor mill has spun around the past few days, suggesting that Oakland Raider free agent Michael Bush could end up in Cincinnati soon. My question is simple: if it happens will you be excited? And before you answer, consider this. Last season, which was the most Bush has played in his four years, he [...]

Offseason Wish List: Cake?

With the right moves this offseason, the Bengals can have their cake and eat it too.

At this point in the offseason, virtually nothing has been settled. With the exception of a few contract extensions and some combine workouts, most everything is the same now as it was a few weeks ago. So it makes sense to ask the question now while the slate is clean. What do you want this [...]

A.J. Green 2.0?

Change the colors on the uniform and Hill starts to look a lot like A.J. Green.

Last year, the Bengals drafted a wide receiver out of the state of Georgia. And this year, the Bengals might be looking at the psoition again, although most people expect it to be in the middle rounds or later. Enter Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill. As many people across cyberspace have noted, Green is off to [...]

Why Glenn Makes More Sense than DeCastro


If you’re following the NFL Combine this weekend in Indianapolis, two offensive linemen have solidified their status as first-round prospects. Stanford guard Dave DeCastro has reportedly looked impressive with the on-field drills and Georgia’s Cordy Glenn has done pretty well with some of the athletic tests, running the 40-yard dash in 5.15 second and lifting [...]

Should the Bengals Extend Marvin Lewis’ Contract?

lewis is due

News broke at the NFL Combine today that the Bengals have approached head coach Marvin Lewis about a contract extension that would keep him in Cincinnati past this season. What do you think? Vote now. [polldaddy poll=5977633]

Trent Richardson: Draft Update

Trent Richardson, Kambriel Willis

Word broke today that Alabama RB Trent Richardson suffered a knee injury during preparation for  the BCS Title Game and had arthroscopic surgery that will force him to miss this week’s NFL combine in Indy. He’s expected to do a full workout at Alabama’s Pro Day in March, but the injury could scare some teams [...]

The Best Bengals Prospect?


The interview tour for my book Draft Daze continued with some analysis from Jerry Jones, author of the draft publication The Drugstore List, not the bombastic Dallas Cowboy owner. Jones has been involved with the draft since 1972 and has spent some time inside the legendary Paul Brown’s war room. I asked him about the [...]

Why Pursuing Mike Wallace is Insane

As good as he is, the Bengals would be crazy to go after Mike Wallace

In the past few days, Bengals nation and some media types have become aflutter with the possibility of Cincinnati making a move for Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace. Since the Steelers are tight against the salary cap, a deal could be structured that would make it difficult for Pittsburgh to bring Wallace back. However, because [...]

Draft Lab: Back 7 and Final Thoughts


ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper concluded their video segment Draft Lab with a look at linebackers, defensive backs and some players who are risk or reward picks. Here are the videos: