April 23, 2014

Too Smart By Half?

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On Thursday, PFT (among many outlets) ran a story

Draft Strategy: Secondary

leon-hall

When is the last time you can remember the Bengals having a formidable secondary? Not just good corners (Joseph/Hall), but an entire secondary? It’s been a while. You might cite the ’05 team that generated turnovers at a prolific rate, but I could also argue that their steep decline in ’06 indicated that they were [...]

Draft Strategy: Receivers

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Until free agency begins in a few weeks, it is difficult to know just how the Bengals are crafting their approach to the draft. And the group that we could debate about most over what the right approach would be is the wide receivers.

Focus On: Safeties

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This position has been more patchwork than plan for too long. It is time the Bengals take a quality safety high in the draft or snatch a guy the way the 49ers swooped in and stole Donte Whitner a couple of years ago.

Hate Bowl I

Toilet

I appreciate the perspectives out here on WDF regarding who will win today, and who we are rooting for, but I need to be blunt and say that I personally despise both of these teams, and I could care less who won. I mean, how can any red-blooded Bengal fan root for the 49ers to [...]

Focus On: Running Backs

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bart Scott

This is a position that must be addressed high in the draft. Excessive pressure is being put on Andy Dalton because the running game is often stagnant. The Bengals looked their best in the 3-games stretch where BJGE had consecutive 100-yard games. That needs to be the rule, not the noteworthy occurrence.

Focus On: Cornerbacks

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Sometimes in sports, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I would say that was the case with the Bengals’ corners this year. Largely a group of cast-offs from other teams, the team ended up ranked 7th in passing defense for the season. Who would have guessed that to start the season?

Focus On: Tight Ends

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The trend toward receiving tight ends not only makes game sense, it also makes business sense. TEs cost half (or less) of what WRs cost. When a team can get a guy who is a physical mismatch at half the price of play-making WR, what’s not to like about the guy?

Focus On: Quarterbacks

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There will be plenty of angst from certain quadrants of Bengals Nation in regards to Andy Dalton over the next 6 months. The pessimists among us are plentiful and proud. But are they right?

Who do we like this weekend in the playoffs

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Ok, so the Bengals are out. However, NFL football is still going on and like us, most of you will be watching. Who do you root for? Personally I am torn. Part of me wants to root for the Ravens. My reasoning is that they are a division opponent and whats good for the division [...]