October 25, 2014

Around The Division

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Having just a little bit of time today for a post, I decided to highlight some news from around the division that may (or may not) have escaped your notice.

WDW Episode 73 – Training Camp Begins

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The long offseason is finally over, Training Camp is here! The Bengals report to camp tomorrow with their first practice Friday.

Panic! Run Around In Circles!

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Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” If we translate that into an NFL language, we would say, “the Browns are as the Browns do.” In today’s supplemental draft, the Browns picked up Baylor WR John Gordon, who was dismissed from the program last year after failing a drug test. In his sophomore season [...]

I Love Being Right

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A month ago, I was scorched by a burning river of Browns fans for saying that Greg Little disappointed and Colt McCoy had no weapons. The insults and expletives grunted into cyberspace by these Dawg-crazed nuts barked that the blame for the team’s meager passing game rested squarely and solely on Colt McCoy. He (called [...]

An Early Schedule Breakdown: Part 2

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Guessing the schedule during the offseason is a dicey proposition, so I am not trying to call wins and losses here. Instead, I am pointing out interesting factors to the game based on how teams did last year, how they approached free agency and the draft, and how they might square off against each other.

An Early Schedule Breakdown: Part 1

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The 2012 season is shaping up to be an exciting one for us fans. Over the next three months, we will be reminded innumerable times that the Bengals have been to the postseason in back-to-back season only once… 30 years ago. I, for one, am ready to plant the flag and assert that this mystic [...]

Dalton > Weeden

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Recently I was the target of all the venom that Cleveland Browns fans could muster because I said that taking Brandon Weeden at #22 was a terrible pick. Some of that venom was toxic enough to set the Cuyahoga River on fire… again. A few of them made interesting comments, while others proved that Cleveland [...]

A Closer Look At The Browns

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The AFC North is always tough, and 2011 was no exception. All four teams were in the top 10 in overall defense. They made up half of the AFC playoff teams, going a combined 25-15 outside the division. Even the Browns were an almost respectable 4-6 outside the AFC North. 2012 should be similar. So [...]

Who Has The Advantage In The AFC North?

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Despite going 9-7 last year and making the playoffs, the Bengals still finished third in the AFC North. But that will happen when you play in the toughest division in the AFC. At the risk of minor heresy, I was OK with a 3rd place finish for the Bengals this year. We have seen the [...]

Pilfering The AFC North

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Nate made a comment the other day that got me thinking on a slightly different angle about free agency. There are a number of quality free agents available from AFC North teams, especially the Ravens. Which of these guys would you like hear that the Bengals are talking to, not only because it fills a [...]