July 25, 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 [...]

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?

WDW Episode 96 – 2012 Season Wrap Up

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2012 was a great year to be a Bengals fan! They made the playoffs in back to back years for the first time in 30 years. That’s amazing. The Bengals are an up and coming team STILL and they play in a division where the rest of the players are turning into grumpy old men. [...]

In Defense of Red

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Immediately following Cincinnati’s 19-13 loss to the Texans in Houston, the internet boards, chat rooms, blogs and radio shows were overwhelmed with irate fans beside themselves with frustration.  It quickly boiled over from the angry to the surreal.  I couldn’t believe some of the things I heard.    But as the Bengal Universe spun way [...]

WDW Episode 95 – Technology Rules

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The last time we spoke the Bengals needed to beat Pittsburgh to get into the postseason. Check. They also needed to beat the Ravens to clinch double digit wins for the third time under Marvin Lewis. Check. Now the Bengals have a prime opportunity to end their most daunting streak, winning a postseason game for [...]

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 [...]

WDW Episode 94 – Here We Go

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This is it. This is the THE statement game of all statement games. Beat the Steelers in THEIR house to earn a spot in the postseason. You want to be considered one of the best teams in the AFC, scratch that, the AFC NORTH you must win this game. Otherwise its another year of the [...]

WDW Episode 93 – Run the Ball

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That one may come back to haunt the Bengals. Up 19-10 in the 4th quarter at home to a team riddled with injuries and emotionally spent. A team with one of the worst run defenses in the league yet the Bengals abandoned the run game. Dropped catches, dropped INT’s, missed tackles, ugh it was just [...]

The New QB Era

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Ten years ago, prevailing wisdom said that it was better for a Heisman-winning quarterback taken first overall to hold a clipboard for a year (or more) and sit behind a guy with less talent. Things sure have changed. The movement to start rookies — begun five years ago by the Falcons out of necessity — [...]

WDW Episode 92 – It Wasn’t Pretty But It’s a Win

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Well it wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win and that’s all that matters at this time of year. The Bengals historically have not played well on the West Coast but to win in SD despite not having your best day on offense is a huge step for this team. Have to give it [...]