Good friends Marvin Lewis and John Fox have met five times during the regular season as NFL head coaches and on Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium they hook up in the preseason.
Barrett Jones, AJ McCarron’s center at Alabama, can famously vouch for his competitive streak. The Bengals have put that streak on the line in an NFL backup QB derby that has no set formula. They're giving the edge to youth on a youth with an edge.
Hue Jackson did his best Bill Belichick after Wednesday’s practice and announced, “On to Chicago.” It was more Grudenesque because it ended a six-minute analysis of how the Bengals can get better on offense after Monday night.
Running back Jeremy Hill had one word for Wednesday morning’s meeting, the Bengals’ first gathering for the first time since the 25-11 loss in Tampa Monday night in their second pre-season game.
In a move that had been widely anticipated in the next 10 days, the Bengals on Tuesday terminated the contract of veteran Josh Johnson to set up a final 53-man roster of two quarterbacks.
TAMPA - After Monday night’s 25-11 loss to the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, the Bengals’ No. 1 offense was left to ponder the difference of 10 days.
Amid a spate of injuries on the backup offensive line, Dan France is making a strong bid for a roster spot as coach Paul Alexander seeks depth. France gets another chance Monday (8 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5 and ESPN).
Chuck Smith, a second-story man who slithered into the NFL elite in the ‘90s, is urging the Bengals defensive linemen and linebackers to rob, steal, and heist their way into the game. One student, Chris Carter, is trying to steal his way on to the roster as a pass rusher.
The last public practice of Bengals training camp on Thursday saw A.J. Green and Andy Dalton connect for some fireworks . . .Tyler Eifert's leaping try for a pass provided a scare . . .Russell Bodine assures snaps won't be a problem when it counts . . .
Two plays. They are as much about coaching as well as playing and provide a snapshot of what makes the Bengals a contender. They show the trust Adam Jones has developed with coaches on the field and in the weight room.
The dog days of training camp and the Bengals are looking for bodies at the busiest positions. And on Wednesday they went out and got one fresh body out of the gym in undrafted rookie wide receiver Michael Bennett.
You look at what Andy Dalton has done in the last 72 hours or so and you wonder what more the franchise quarterback can do in his efforts to go five-for-five and lead the Bengals to their fifth straight playoff appearance.
It’s been 15 days since Johnson went down in a sickening heap during the first 9-on-7 contact of the season. Although there has been no official announcement by the Bengals.
Tight ends playing wide receiver. Fullbacks playing tight end. Running backs playing receiver. Tackles playing tight end. When Andy Dalton is dueling this season with Big Ben or Joe Cool or Super Bowl Russell Wilson, he’ll have a Gang of options led by that masked man Rex Burkhead, a running back in disguise.
The Bengals’ numbing line rotation that characterized their top ten defenses of 2012 and 2013 returned in style Friday night during the 23-10 victory over the Giants at Paul Brown Stadium.
This is what you’ve been waiting for since that demolition derby in Indianapolis back in January in the Wild Card Game. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson wrote the script and on Friday he got a Broadway performance by the first team in the 23-10 win over the Giants.
In what was arguably the fastest and crispest a Marvin Lewis team has ever come out for a pre-season opener, the Bengals jumped out to a 10-0 lead over the Giants in the first nine minutes Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium on their way to a fairly complete 23-10 victory.
When Friday’s pre-season opener at Paul Brown Stadium (7:30 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) gets underway against the Giants, the Bengals hope it shows their depth is in better shape than many when it comes to talent.
More than $20 million of improvements to Paul Brown Stadium will be on display and enjoyed by fans at tomorrow night’s Bengals preseason opener against the New York Giants.
Wide receiver Marvin Jones, the X factor in offensive coordinator Hue Jackson’s formula, had the best day of his comeback from last year’s foot miseries that cost him all of the 2014 season when he and the Bengals operated in high gear Wednesday during the final joint practice with the Giants.
The rock star screams were reserved for Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his prized wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the NFL’s current highlights hero. But what about Beckham’s LSU buddy, close friend and last year’s fellow NFL Rookie of the Year finalist Jeremy Hill, the Bengals’ bell cow running back? As balletic as Beckham was down the stretch, Hill was as brutish in leading the NFL in rushing the last nine weeks of the season.
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On Tuesday, Marvin Lewis won’t have to beat Giants head coach Tom “If You’re On Time You’re Late,” Coughlin to the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields. Everyone knows the joint workouts begin at 3 p.m. Lewis has to smile. When he was the Ravens defensive coordinator and Coughlin was the head coach of the Jags, Lewis would try to beat the eternally early Coughlin to the next school during scouting season.
No surprises Monday when head coach Marvin Lewis released his depth chart for Friday’s 7:30 pre-season game against the Giants at Paul Brown Stadium.
The periphery of the Bengals roster has a Gigantic week starting in Monday’s 3 p.m. workout, when Marvin Lewis tunes his club for the 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday practices against the Giants on the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields. Marquis Flowers (above) is part of a linebackers corps with more experience than last season.
Zeitler’s diligence was on display on Tuesday at the only Bengals’ practice this week that was open to reporters. After the team finished practicing, the 25-year-old stayed on the field with Alexander for nearly 30 minutes to do additional drills.