July 23, 2014

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 [...]

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.

Rookie Impact

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The draft picks are beginning to make their way into the fold, with four of the ten rookies signed to their first professional deals. More should be joining them soon as the rookie minicamp gets underway this weekend. It is a wonderful thing to see drafts picks — especially the talented haul of picks the [...]

A Burfict Storm?

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Prior to the hot stove of the 2012 NFL draft was lit, many draftniks saw Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict as a first-round talent.  Coming out of a state championship-winning team at Centennial High School in Corona, CA, Burfict was listed as a 5-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com and was the top high school [...]

Who Is Your Favorite Draft Pick?

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Marvin and the PBS war room did the nearly impossible: they have elicited praise from the national sports media for their draft. High praise. And they deserve it. From everything we can know at this point, they did an outstanding job, matching need with value with pick after pick. With all of these great picks [...]

This Roster Is Stacked: Offensive Line

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As the old adage says, the game of football is won in the trenches. And in the past few years, as the Bengals have improved their drafts, they have done a better job of selecting those trench warriors who move earth and make the skill players we like look good. Yesterday I looked through the [...]

Think Different

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By now you have read (or at least read about) the outstanding grades that the Bengals are receiving for their work in this year’s draft. They were able to find value picks that matched nicely with needs again and again. It was a wonderful thing to watch unfold. You may have noticed, however, that a [...]

This Roster Is Stacked: Defensive Line

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Geoff Hobson recently began an article summarizing the draft with a poignant little story. Even before the Bengals started picking in the second round on Friday night, retiring Bengals director of football operations Jim Lippincott looked at the board and said to no one in particular, “Good luck cutting this team.” As much as it [...]

WOW! What A Draft!

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If you thought that the Bengals absolutely had to take a highly touted running back in the draft, you might not share my opinion about how well the war room did this year. But I love drafting linemen. So getting three good ones in the first three rounds is a home run in my book. [...]

Follow Me!

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  I’m working on an oustide project for the NFL Draft so I won’t be able to post much here at WhoDeyFans, but I love what the Bengals have done so far and I’ll be offering up some occasional insight on Twitter. I look for the Bengals to address linebacker and perhaps running back, defensive [...]