April 18, 2014

Focus On: Wide Receivers

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It’s one year later, and the question remains the same: who is the #2 receiver? That fact that we could list at least three names is evidence that there still isn’t one. This isn’t the only question facing the offense this off-season, but failing to find a good answer will continue the inconsistency in the [...]

On The Precipice: Three Keys To Victory

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Having been a fan and observer of the Cincinnati Bengals for over 30 years, I can say with honesty that I have witnessed most of the team’s seminal moments. Both Super Bowls, almost every playoff game, six head coaches, two home stadiums, and the reigns of both King Paul and King Mike. It is a [...]

Week Four Hit List

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  Believe it or not, 25% of the NFL regular season is already in the books, and at the quarter pole, your Bengals are an impressive 3-1.  After the utter carnage of the opener, the last three weeks have been welcomed.  Sunday’s 27-10 dismantling of the Jacksonville Jaguars looked a lot like maturation for these [...]

Week Three Hit List

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I hope you will forgive me as I know I’m a little late with this week’s hit list (by 3 days).  My “regular” job sometimes requires me to travel to far-off exotic lands where people speak in strange tongues and practice odd customs.  This week it was New Jersey.  Anyway, the Bengals won a very strange [...]

Five Keys: Week Three Postmortem

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  No matter how it may be achieved, victory in the NFL is hard to come by, and each one is sweet.  Such was the case last Sunday as our Queen City Cats, 3.5 point underdogs, went into FedEx field with its 80,000 screaming RGIII fanatics.  The 38-31 triumph was a heck of a game [...]

Five Keys: Week Two Postmortem

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Well, despite the ongoing defensive deficiencies (and boy are there), the Bengals did manage to win the game on Sunday, and that feels a heck of a lot better than last week. Still, there are glaring problems on the defense.  Ironically, the defense was supposed to carry the offense, but Sunday it was the offense [...]

Relax-Part One: WR2

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As we head to training camp (roughly a month away at this point-thank God!), there are two positions that seem to be the cause of a lot of fretting and nail-biting that I just don’t understand. WR2 and CB. Now, I whole-heartedly agree that these two positions are of huge importance to the team’s chances [...]

A.J. Will Eclipse Ocho

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Before the small-but-vocal faction of Chad apologists left among Bengals Nation gets worked up by the title, this is not a ‘bash on Chad’ post. Though I was not sad to see him traded, I like Chad. I defended him to the hilt for years. History will remember him as a colossal personality and a [...]

Keys to Victory in Pittsburgh

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  Most of the national media-types have picked the Steelers to beat the Bengals tomorrow.  Who could blame them?  The Steelers are at home, they won the last contest a few weeks ago, and well, they’re the Steelers.  Winning is what they do.  By hook or by crook. And the Bengals are the Bengals after [...]

Florio: A.J. Starting Hall of Fame Career

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If you’re an avid reader of PFT, you might have seen this little blurb from Mike Florio as part of his week 12 “Ten-Pack.”  It’s nice to see that A.J. Green’s phenomenal talent is gaining more and more attention in league circles.  Besides, if Marvin cannot contain his enthusiasm about the kid, then I dare [...]