October 31, 2014

Draft Strategy: Offensive Line

Cleveland Browns v Cincinnati Bengals

The offensive line is not slated for an overhaul like the running backs or linebackers, and it isn’t in need of a significant addition like safety or receiver. But there is still a significant move to be made: re-signing Andre Smith. If the front office cannot get that deal done, then there will be another [...]

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 [...]

Some Observations From Sunday

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Here, in no particular order, are some random observations I jotted down while watching the Bengals thrilling 23-20 win versus Buffalo yesterday: Observations from Week Four:  –Andrew Hawkins is a dynamic player in space.  In his two opportunities with the ball Sunday, Hawkins was elusive and impressively fast.  The team should try and get him [...]

WDW Episode 43 – Dan Hoard from the Bengals Radio Network

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This week we welcome in Dan Hoard, the play by play voice of the Bengals Radio Network. Dan and Seubs discuss the Broncos loss and look ahead to Sunday’s home opener against the 49ers.

Bengals Cap Space: What’s The Plan?

What's his plan for the 29 million in cap space? Does he have one?

Today, Mike Florio of PFT reported the latest cap space figures for NFL teams.  Of little surprise to most of us, the Bengals were near the top in available funds, coming in third with a whopping 29 million dollars free to spend.  This, of course, has elicited tyical feedback from the corners of Bengaldom, as [...]

Why Andre Smith Should Play LG

Andre Smith and the offensive line could use some shuffling

After the shebacle in Detroit, it’s pretty apparent that the Bengals offensive line – and especially their pass protection – need some significant improvement. The good news is, there’s a solution available. The bad news is, the team is unlikely to use it. Andre Smith, who’s currently listed as the starting right tackle, would make [...]

Bengals O-Line: Fifth Best?

Anthony Collins has played well enough to deserve a bigger role on the Bengals front line.

Can you believe the Bengals offensive line might be the fifth-best in the entire league? According to the folks at ProFootballFocus, they are. Even though the Bengals as a team tanked in 2010, PFF believes the line graded out rather well. Maybe they’re better than I believe, but there are still plenty of areas for [...]

The 2011 Bengals: Tackles

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This offseason is about as enjoyable as the Akili Smith era, but with an expanded offseason at least we can hold out hope for the future that much longer. In my recent writings, I have been looking at the various position groups and reflecting on what work remains for free agency. Today, I will look [...]

NFL Draft Rewind: 2008 Rounds 4-7 plus Grade

In the coming weeks leading up to the April 28th NFL Draft, I will be taking a look at past Bengals drafts during the Marvin Lewis era. Today’s I look back at rounds 4-7 of the 2008 Bengals draft. After a disappointing losing season and back to back near misses of the playoffs, the team [...]