September 16, 2014

Starting Up Free Agency Talk

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With no further games to discuss for the next seven months, and with John Clayton releasing the list of salary cap space yesterday, it is time to firing up the discussions about free agency.

Grade Free Agency 2012

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This year’s free agency turned out a bit differently than I had hoped, and not exactly as I had expected either. Does that mean the Bengals did a bad job of improving their roster? Maybe. Maybe not. If you insisted that the Bengals needed to add a marquee player, you were left disappointed. But before [...]

Bengals Finally Get Going

Bold, Exciting New-Generation Ford Fiesta Revealed at Auto China

Over the weekend, my frustration was beginning to mount as many teams made free agent moves while the Bengals sat idle. Well, the Bengals’ front office have finally found first gear and have begun to pile a few free agents into Mike Brown’s mighty Ford Fiesta. I wouldn’t call free agency a big win as [...]

Bengals Schedule Visits For Free Agents

Kendall-Langford

Some teams roared off of the starting line like a Ferrari in yesterday’s start to free agency. Tampa Bay landed Carl Nicks, and San Diego snagged Robert Meachem, both names mentioned frequently by Bengals fans. Other names, like Cortland Finnegan, were quickly plucked off of the free agent supermarket shelves. The Bengals, however, have piled [...]

What’s The Plan, Mike?

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I have to admit, I’m scratching my head. Not that being confused by Mike Brown’s tactics is anything new. About a month ago we got the all-too-predictable warning from Geoff Hobson that the Bengals would focus first on re-signing their own guys in free agency. This was certainly in part an effort by MB to [...]

TAG!!

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The free agent market will begin to take shape this weekend as teams make and announce their decisions on who to pull off of the market with their franchise tag. The Bengals have some candidates for the franchise tag. I know I’m going to be in the minority on this one, but I think the [...]

Ben Grubbs Will Likely Test The Market

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The second biggest need for the Bengals to address this offseason is the offensive line, particularly the guard positions. A solid run blocking guard will elevate the running game — and by extension, the entire offense — immediately. The top free agent guards this year are NO’s Carl Nicks and Baltimore’s Ben Grubbs. As I [...]

Pilfering The AFC North

DQwell-Jackson

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 [...]

Keeping Their Own

Cincinnati Bengals v Atlanta Falcons

Free agency can be a frustrating time for WhoDey fans because the Bengals are almost never in the hunt for the top free agents every year. They are oriented around re-signing the guys that they have, who know the system, and generally shun the flashy, high-priced names that get most of the attention in free [...]

Tightwads-R-Us

Welcome to Tightwad

More than once over the last 48 hours, I have thought about the more than $40M in cap room that the Bengal have available and made a mental connection between Mike Brown and Eugene Krabs. Can’t you picture him bathing in a tub full of cash, knocking over strollers and old ladies for a nickel [...]