Sometimes in sports, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I would say that was the case with the Bengals’ corners this year. Largely a group of cast-offs from other teams, the team ended up ranked 7th in passing defense for the season. Who would have guessed that to start the season?
The natural tendency for most people — analysts, fans and rivals alike — is to assume that any question mark about a team is by definition a weakness. If a player or position group is not considered a strength, then he/they must be a weakness, right? Not necessarily. It is understandable to want to see [...]
On Thursday, I enjoyed listening to a spirited debate on Cincinnati’s ESPN1530 as the former Bengal and fill-in host Artrell Hawkins sparred with former NFL scout and guest co-host Carlos Fisher about the likelihood of Armon Binns becoming an impact player for the Bengals in 2012. Artrell, a UC grad, had been impressed by what [...]
Yesterday I addressed the incessant hand-wringing in Who Dey-ville regarding the second starting WR position. Today, I’ll look at another area that seems to get a lot of publicity from fans and “experts” alike: The cornerbacks. It seems this area of the team is concerning to the overpaid and blowhard “pundits,” and with all due [...]
In the weeks since the completion of the NFL draft, I have been looking at the various position groups in an effort to shed light on where the team currently stands with their personnel and to foreshadow needed moves once free agency begins. You can see the history of these articles in my archives. Today, [...]