If quarterback Andy Dalton is the face of the offense, then that must make Pro Bowl WILL linebacker Vontaze Burfict the face of the Bengals defense at the tender age of 23. He has to be since new defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is using him as an example of getting into the playbook.
There are two constants in the life of the Cincinnati Bengals at the beginning of any football season. Mock turtle soup and the quest for stability at the quarterback position and on Tuesday Mike Brown, heading into his 24th season as the Bengals president, one season longer than his dad had the job, toasted the stability of Andy Dalton.
As a Bengals broadcaster, I’m often asked to name my favorite player to interview on the team. People usually seem surprised when I tell them it’s Adam Jones. The veteran cornerback is unfiltered. His answers are honest, insightful, and often hilarious. Jones is entering his eighth NFL season and has become a durable and dependable […]
Without looking it up, I’d be willing to bet that no team in the NFL is getting more production out of its fourth round draft picks than Cincinnati. Not only did the Bengals select one of the NFL’s best defensive players in that round – Geno Atkins in 2010 – but Robert Geathers (2004), Domata […]
It’s one of the most significant plays in Bengals history…but it did not occur in one of their games. On October 16, 2011, Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell broke his collarbone while being tackled by Cleveland’s Chris Gocong and Scott Fujita. The Raiders won the game to improve to 4-2 and Hue Jackson’s team was […]
In the two years that Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson spent in Oakland, he helped 255-lb Marcel Reece earn the nickname the “Matchup Nightmare.” Jackson used Reece as a fullback, tailback, and even had him line up at wide receiver to take advantage of his unique skills as a runner and receiver. Could Jackson have […]
He is a rookie defensive back out of Michigan State with glittering credentials. Forty career starts…eight interceptions…and three seasons where he earned All-Big Ten status including first-team honors as a senior. And he is not Cincinnati’s first round draft pick Darqueze Dennard. Safety Isaiah Lewis was Dennard’s teammate with the Spartans and signed with the […]