Bengals Booth Podcast: Baby What A Big Surprise

Broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham preview the Bengals Week 12 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Among the topics discussed include the return of Cordy Glenn to the starting lineup and analyzing the play of quarterback Ryan Finley.

Hoard also chats with Bengals Special Teams Coordinator Darrin Simmons about his unit being ranked No. 1 this season by Football Outsiders.

In this week's "Know the Foe" segment, Hoard and Lapham interview Steelers pregame host Tim Benz.

Some of the podcast highlights include:

  • 2:38 – Podcast begins with Hoard addressing the return of offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the starting lineup. Glenn will make his 2019 debut against the Steelers in Week 12.
  • 3:37 – Interview with offensive line coach Jim Turner explaining what Glenn brings to the offensive line.
  • 5:55 – Lapham and Hoard discuss the offensive line and the best plans moving forward.
  • 7:56 – Evaluating the play of quarterback Ryan Finley after his first two starts this season.
  • 12:54 – What the Bengals are building in the run game and changing up the scheme.
  • 17:15 – What must the Bengals do to limit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and the offense.
  • 21:08 - Hoard interviews Simmons and begins with the Pro Bowl caliber season of returner Brandon Wilson.
  • 23:25 – Simmons mentions some of the unsung heroes on the special teams unit.
  • 28:15 – The "Know the Foe" segment begins with Benz discussing the indecent last week at Cleveland between the Steelers and Browns.
  • 36:56 – An update on the status of some key Steelers' players like running back James Connor and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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