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Bengals Booth Podcast: Change Is Gonna Come

Broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham look at head coach Zac Taylor's decision to turn to Ryan Finley as his starting quarterback. 

The podcast covers a variety of topics with analysis from Lapham, interviews with Finley and Andy Dalton and insight from former Bengals quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Hoard and Lapham also review the Week 8 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.

Some of the podcast highlights include:

  • 2:32 – Podcast begins with Hoard and Lapham discussing the timing of the switch from Dalton to Finley and why it was made during the bye week.
  • 7:09 – Switching over to a recap of the Week 8 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
  • 11:05 – How the players feel after the team held firm at the trading deadline.
  • 14:58 – Interview with Finley to discuss his opportunity as the Bengals starting quarterback, what he will bring to the table and how his preparation will change in a new role.
  • 25:20 – Dalton's interview with the media as he spoke with reporters in the locker room.
  • 36:20 – Gradkowski speaks with Hoard and Lapham to give insight on his experience when he earned the starting job as a rookie in Tampa Bay and the team's performance in the first eight games.

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