After serving as the Dolphins defensive coordinator, Kevin Coyle returns from a four-year hiatus as secondary coach. While he hopes to be reunited with some of his vets, newcomers like Dre Kirkpatrick (above) have caught his eye. So has a defense that has some similarities with Denver's Super Bowl champs.
If Tony Perez was the Mayor of Riverfront Stadium, then Bernie Stowe was the Sage of Cinergy Field who tucked away Riverfront and Crosley Field into eternity with the same tender loving care he christened Great American Ball Park. When Stowe, the Reds’ long-time clubhouse man, died earlier this week it was a blow felt on both sides of The Banks, where in a galaxy far, far away his team and the Bengals once shared a stadium.
As he packed up his locker on Monday, AJ McCarron wore an Alabama sweatshirt and hat. He was obviously looking forward to seeing if his alma mater would beat Clemson later that night for college football’s national championship. “I’m going to be sitting at the house cheering them on and I can’t wait,” McCarron told […]
Just once… Can’t we figure out what we keep doin’ wrong. Why the good times never last for long. Where are we goin’ wrong? – From the 1981 song “Just Once” by Quincy Jones and James Ingram. One minute and 36 seconds left. The Bengals had the lead and the ball. The most dramatic playoff […]
Last Tuesday at noon, just seven hours after the Bengals got back from a physically and emotionally draining loss at Denver, Marvin Lewis sat down with Dave Lapham and me to tape his weekly TV show. It was roughly the 80th time we’ve recorded “Bengals Weekly” together and I saw something that I had never […]
In Sunday’s 24-14 win at San Francisco, the Bengals averaged a paltry 1.9 yards on their 36 rushes, converted a mere 4 of 14 third down opportunities (29%), and had to punt a season-high eight times. “We wanted it to be pretty, you know?” said Marvin Jones with a laugh. In this case it was […]
The Cincinnati Bengals played their first 10 games of the season without having to put a member of the opening day roster on injured reserve. Through 12 games, the only player to suffer a season-ending injury since the start of the year was Darqueze Dennard. In other words, the Bengals had been incredibly fortunate in […]