The starters for the Bengals and the Vikings played a lot more against each other during Wednesday’s joint practice before a crowd of 1,950 than they will in Friday night’s pre-season opener (7:30-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) and here are some hot takes from the hottest practice of training camp that ended in 90-degree weather just before 5 p.m.
With Mike Zimmer bringing his Vikings into Wednesday afternoon’s joint workout with the Bengals on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields, the hope is familiarity doesn’t breed contempt.
The Bengals had a Hall-of-Fame visitor Monday and it doesn't get any newer than the third greatest sacker of all-time. Kevin Greene came to Paul Brown Stadium from Canton after Saturday night's celebration.
Tyler Boyd is used to this. Pulling a slippery double move. Floating ball in the air. High pointing a touchdown catch. The delight of the crowd and the backslaps of his teammates.
Before a Family Day crowd of 7,650 at Paul Brown Stadium, Marvin Lewis rolled out a long-lost relative Saturday. The Mock Game. Or what’s left of it. In a brisk 58-minute exercise in shoulder pads that featured the first team against the backups in a controlled setting, A.J. Green and Andy Dalton showed new offensive coordinator Ken Zampese isn't so new at all.
Andy Dalton had a good day and his hot read was the Play of the Day in sweltering Friday's lone night practice of training camp. Meanwhile, Marvin Lewis got a special invite for Saturday night.
The DiTeodoro family supports the Bengals every Sunday, but what they remember most is when the team was there to support them.