July 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?

Bengals Dress Just Three Corners for Jags

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In a troubling, if not unexpected, development, the Bengals will dress just three true cornerbacks for today’s game in Jacksonville.  Down are starters Leon Hall and Nate Clements, along with back-up Jason Allen and first round pick Dre Kirkpatrick.  Kirkpatrick hasn’t seen the field yet this year, and Allen has played only a handful of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Could A Corner Be Our Second Best Safety?

Could Newman contribute as a Safety in Mike Zimmer's D?

Mike Zimmer has been nothing less than a Godsend to the Bengals.  In his relatively short time in the Queen City, he’s managed to turn the Bengals defense from an annual sore spot and laughing stock to the unit that often single-handedly wins games.  Perhaps most impressively, he’s done it with a hodgepodge of parts [...]

WDW Episode 63 – Recapping the First Week of Free Agency

Can you believe it’s been 48 days since our last podcast? With Free Agency and the new league year kicking off last week, there couldn’t be a better time for us to return! Joining us this week is Bengals.com’s Geoff “Butch” Hobson where he helps us break down the Bengals early moves in Free Agency. [...]

Bengals In the Fray: Add OG & DB

Bengals add Allen to the defensive secondary

The Bengals finally put their money where there proverbial mouth is yesterday, jumping into the free agent fray with both feet by bringing in two players at positions of need in guard Travelle Wharton and defensive back Jason Allen. Wharton, Carolina’s 3rd-round pick in the 2004 draft, has been a constant starter for the Panthers at [...]