News

Print
RSS

Bengals walk it through

Posted Aug 4, 2009

Updated: 7:30 p.m.

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - With the Bengals gathered in the locker room waiting for practice, a massive thunderstorm rolled through Georgetown College Tuesday afternoon in a deluge that tossed field equipment all over the lot and left the sidelines swimming in water. The stands were cleared and the facility closed, and head coach Marvin Lewis later called off practice.

The team regrouped for 4 p.m. meetings and 5:30 p.m. dinner before Lewis decided to head out to the main field for a 7:15 p.m. walkthrough with special teams. The rest of the team arrives at 7:30 and they should be off the field by 8:40 with a two-a-day scheduled to begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. 

When Lewis met the media Tuesday afternoon, he said he didn't anticipate a drastic change to his schedule because of the missed day. The Bengals were supposed to go over short-yardage and goal-line situations for the first time Tuesday and hit it again Wednesday night. Lewis still expects all of the installation to be in by next Wednesday night, two days before the preseason opener in New Orleans.

If he had known Tuesday would be rained out, Lewis said he would have rested players like SAM linebacker Rashad Jeanty and defensive end Robert Geathers and worked them Monday night.

Georgetown athletic director Eric Ward said the school had to get people out of the stadium because the risk was too great with the lightning. There weren't many people to start with because of the balky weather before the storm, but it's a date the college just doesn't get back and loses a day of revenue.

"It's just not worth the risk with dangerous weather." Ward said.

He says it may have been the biggest rain he's seen here, but he's confident the main field at Toyota Stadium will drain well. But he also said, "We could use some sun."

SLANTS AND SCREENS

» It even rains on Hall of Famers. Anthony Muñoz drove down with daughter Michelle (about to maker him a grandad for the second time), but had to turn around when things got ditched. Muñoz is again the analyst on the club's TV games on Channel 12 with play-by-man Paul Keels, so he'll be back before the opener. When he does, he may go to work like last year when offensive line coach Paul Alexander pulled him off the sidelines to work with them.

"I loved it," Muñoz said.

» Lewis says he hopes tight end Reggie Kelly (Achilles) sticks around much of the season because of his great locker-room presence "when it's not cumbersome for him to get around." At 32 and the last year of his deal lost to injury, Kelly, Lewis said, obviously has some decisions to make. 

"The good thing is medically we've come a long way," Lewis said. "That's how it has its name. Achilles heel. That was it. Now they can come back and be productive."

» When asked if cornerback David Jones (foot) needs surgery, Lewis said he's meeting with a doctor before deciding "on the next course of action." He had no timetable on WILL linebacker Brandon Johnson (hamstring).

» The Bengals Spirit Shop at Georgetown is up 30 percent in sales over last year's first four days of camp. Monty Montague, the club's merchandise manager, says anything with the No. 58 of rookie SAM linebacker Rey Maualuga on it is going like hotcakes and outselling Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco. "That's been the trend since the draft. Also big sellers are Lewis' '09 motto T-shirts of "Sacrifice" and "Fight Back."

 

 

 

Recent Articles

  • Bengals To Present Harrison High School With $150,000 Matching

    Posted 1 hour ago

    The Bengals this Friday will present a $150,000 NFL Club Matching Field Grant to Harrison (Ohio) High School, for improvements to the Wildcats football stadium and track-and-field complex.

  • Notes: Game on TV; Green Saga continues; O-line looks to rebound

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 3 hours ago

    The Bengals’ effort to get the upcoming three-game home stand on local television passed its first test Thursday when the club announced ticket sales for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium reached the threshold to clear the game for a live broadcast in the home market on Cincinnati’s Channel 12, Dayton, Ohio’s Channel 7, and Channel 27 in Lexington, Ky.

  • Fantasy Forecast: Week 8

    By James Morris - Posted 8 hours ago

    Week 8 marks the halfway point to the Fantasy Football season for most as the championship game is typically held in Week 16. With half the season gone, it is time for owners to take a look at their rosters and make some tough decisions.

    Views: 653
  • Matchup of the Game: role playing

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 11 hours ago

    Bengals MLB Vincent Rey vs. Ravens RB Justin Forsett: a no-brainer. The running numbers will be the deciding stat of Sunday’s 1 p.m. game at Paul Brown Stadium against AFC North-leading Baltimore.

    Views: 1,946
  • Vocal Guenther tackles slump, urges Tez to adjust style

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 21 hours ago

    Paul Guenther, the Bengals’ first-year defensive coordinator, has officially gone off.

    Views: 3,788

Recent Videos

Photos