September 20, 2014

A Failure To Communicate

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Frustration with the lack of activity from the Bengals is reaching a level I haven’t seen since Mike Brown’s press conference following the 2010 season announcing Marvin Lewis’ new contract. Fans see the mountain of cash that the Bengals are sitting on (the tallest in the league) then look at the short list of transactions [...]

It Will Be OK, I Promise

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We go through this every year. The doors to the candy store burst open, and all the kids on the street flood the shop with gluttonous screams as they race toward the prizes of NFL Free Agency they have been dreaming of for months. Meanwhile, Bengals fans sit outside on the curb watching all of [...]

Right On Target: Little Free Agent News

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In the first few days of free agency, the Bengals are generally about as active as a university library on a Friday night. This year is shaping up no differently. If you were watching the headlines over the weekend for teams looking to bring in new guys, you saw plenty of teams being discussed. But [...]

Bring Takeo Home

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On Thursday, the San Diego Chargers announced that they released Takeo Spikes, making him a free agent. So if he follows through with his intention to play in 2013, it will have to be with another team. That team should be the Cincinnati Bengals.

Options At Backup Quarterback

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Despite the complaints of a small (but vocal) minority of fans, Andy Dalton will undoubtedly be the starting quarterback in 2013. The coaching staff knows that he has to improve his level of play, as evidenced by recent comments from Jay Gruden, but they are also committed to giving him every opportunity to take that [...]

A Trade Would Be Nice

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Reports surfaced this week that the Kansas City Chiefs have negotiated a trade to acquire Alex Smith, sending the #34 pick and a conditional pick in 2014 to the San Francisco 49ers. With five picks between #31 and #93, the rich get richer. It got me thinking about how nice it would be if the [...]

Draft Strategy Recap: The Top Priorities

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Over the past few days, I have taken a look at the positions that have significant needs to be addressed either through free agency or the draft. I put a poll with each to gauge your opinions on how the Bengals should approach each position. And you have spoken.

Draft Strategy: Offensive Line

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The offensive line is not slated for an overhaul like the running backs or linebackers, and it isn’t in need of a significant addition like safety or receiver. But there is still a significant move to be made: re-signing Andre Smith. If the front office cannot get that deal done, then there will be another [...]

Draft Strategy: Linebackers

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The linebacker group is another position that could be in for a complete overhaul this offseason. All of the veteran players are currently free agents. How many are worth bringing back? Could the Bengals turn them all loose and start over?

Draft Strategy: Running Backs

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Another position headed for an overhaul is the running backs. Only BJGE and Dan Herron are signed with them team past March 11. With the rest as free agents, now is a perfect time to reshape a position that has been a significant culprit in the under-performing offense.