MOBILE, Ala. - This is how long and well the Bengals have been drafting offensive tackles: One of the leading prospects here this week at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, LSU left tackle La’el Collins, grew up in Baton Rouge playing high school and college ball with Bengals running back Jeremy Hill. But he says he was too young to remember current Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth helping lead LSU to a national championship.
The Arizona Cardinals had little chance of advancing in the playoffs with third-stringer Ryan Lindley at quarterback. The Pittsburgh Steelers were much easier to defend when Le’Veon Bell was sidelined before the opening round loss to Baltimore. And the Bengals latest postseason failure was significantly due to injuries at wide receiver, tight end, and linebacker. […]
Moments before kickoff on Monday night’s broadcast, I encouraged Bengals players, coaches, and fans to close their eyes and imagine they were on Wake Island – a small atoll in the central Pacific Ocean where the local time is 17 hours ahead of Cincinnati. In other words, when it’s 8:00 at night in Cincinnati, it […]
Here’s a key lesson from the Bengals 30-0 win over Cleveland: The video screen is more powerful than the bulletin board. For all the talk of the Browns getting added motivation from Jeremy Hill’s “they’re worse than I thought” comment or Marvin Lewis’s “midget” gaffe, that was nothing compared to the Bengals doing a slow […]
Let’s review some of the events of Sunday’s win at Tampa Bay shall we? On the first play from scrimmage, the Bengals upchucking quarterback (no, not you Matt Scott), hurls the first of three first half interceptions. In the second quarter, a red zone sack by Geno Atkins that would have forced the Buccaneers to […]
In the words of Yosemite Sam (you know you have an 8-year-old when you cite cartoon characters), J.J. Watt’s initials could stand for “Jumpin’ Jehosaphat!” this year. But on Sunday against the Bengals, the overwhelming favorite to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year didn’t have a sack, force a fumble, intercept a pass, or […]