August 21, 2014

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?

Too Smart By Half?

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

Bengals Unrestricted Free Agents Review

Michael Johnson should be Cincinnati's number 1 free agent target

Well, we all would have liked the season to have extended a bit further than it did, but the positives to take away from the 2012 campaign are many.  First, the team broke down several long-standing barriers on the way to back-to-back playoff appearances.  Secondly, the young up-and-coming stars got another season of experience under [...]

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, [...]

Grade Free Agency 2012

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This year’s free agency turned out a bit differently than I had hoped, and not exactly as I had expected either. Does that mean the Bengals did a bad job of improving their roster? Maybe. Maybe not. If you insisted that the Bengals needed to add a marquee player, you were left disappointed. But before [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Finally Get Going

Bold, Exciting New-Generation Ford Fiesta Revealed at Auto China

Over the weekend, my frustration was beginning to mount as many teams made free agent moves while the Bengals sat idle. Well, the Bengals’ front office have finally found first gear and have begun to pile a few free agents into Mike Brown’s mighty Ford Fiesta. I wouldn’t call free agency a big win as [...]