October 31, 2014

Focus On: Cornerbacks

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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?

WDW Episode 76 – Injuries Mar Bengals Win

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We welcome Mr. Timm Bates back to the program this week. Timm was fortunate enough to get some good seats at last Friday night’s preseason opener vs the Jets and tells us a bit about his experience.

WDW Episode 75 – We’ve Gone International….Again

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We liked him so much last week we invited him to come back on the podcast. It’s the star of The Red vs Red Podcast and he’s the Bengals writer for 2nd City Fanatics, the one, the only, Mike Smith!

WDW Episode 74 – We’ve Gone International

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This week we’ve got a special guest joining us from the United Kingdom, he’s London’s #1 Bengals fan, Mike Smith!

Question Marks vs Weaknesses

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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 [...]

Pick To Click

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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 [...]

Relax! Part Two: CB

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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 [...]

The 2011 Bengals: Cornerbacks

My son Alex with his favorite Bengal, Leon Hall, at training camp 2010.

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, [...]

Going Tagless Can Be Irritating

In a somewhat unsurprising development, the Bengals are not expected to place a franchise or transition tag on any of their free agents for the second consecutive season.  The tag deadline is 4 PM Thursday.  Among key free agents for the Bengals are Cedric Benson and Johnathan Joseph.