August 29, 2014

Projecting The Offensive Roster III

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Now that we are half-way through the preseason, it is time to take another look at how the roster is shaping up. We know quite a bit more than we did back in May when I did my second projection of who the 25 offensive players would be. Was I close? What has changed since [...]

Projecting The Defensive Roster II

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Offense drives interest in the NFL, but I find myself more and more intrigued by the defense that this team is putting together. I’m not completely sold on all parts of it yet, but I am more comfortable with it than I was a month ago. Plus, the strength of the line should help cover [...]

Projecting The Offensive Roster II

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With minicamp wrapped up, it is time to make an official update of the roster projections to kick off a discussion of how players are progressing. The end of minicamp marks the end of activities for the next 6 weeks until the start of training camp. So sound off about who you think ought to [...]

Projecting The Defensive Roster (Revisited)

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With mandatory minicamp set to begin, we need to squeeze in a quick look at my first pass at the projections for the defensive side of the ball and make a couple of updates.

Projecting The Offensive Roster (Revisited)

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Now that OTAs are in the books and with mandatory minicamp set to begin, now is a good time to revisit the roster projections that I made last month and see how the battle leaders are changing. I have included the list with a few roster updates. As always, your thoughts on my breakdown are [...]

Looking At Linebacker

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With seven legitimate options to make up the linebacker corps and only six spots available, the Bengals will be forced to make a tough decision at some point. That decision may get delayed until October with a possible suspension looming over Dontay Moch, but it will have to come at some point.

“O” The Improvements

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After finishing a meager 20th in overall offense in 2011, the Bengals have made a number of changes to their personnel in order to better implement Jay Gruden’s version of the West Coast Offense. There will be at least four new starters from last year, as well as new regular role players. And at every [...]

Is Shipley A Lock?

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To this point, we have simply assumed that Jordan Shipley will be the starting slot receiver when the season begins. As the second most experienced receiver on the roster, it is a natural assumption. But I am beginning to wonder…

The Opposite of Green

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I’m in the mood for another poll. Tell us who you think will emerge as the #2 WR in 2012. Maybe I’ll rummage through my desk for a lame prize for one person who can call it 3 months out.

Re-Valuing the Tight End

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Sorry, this is not a post about women in yoga pants. Although maybe I should file that idea away for another day. (That’s a joke, honey, I swear!) The value of the running back continues to wane in the modern NFL. The shift to the exciting (and very marketable) passing game, plus the physical toll [...]