Bengals Booth Podcast: Gotta Look Sharp

In the latest Bengals Booth Podcast, broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham discuss the final week of OTAs. Lapham gives his observations on some of the under the radar players and Hoard interviews tight ends coach James Casey.

Hoard also spoke with quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt about a variety of topics including breaking Dan Marino's passing record at Pitt and singing on stage with country music legend Hank Williams Jr.

Podcast highlights include:

  • 2:05 – Initial thoughts on the third week of OTAs and working on situational football.
  • 4:22 – The progress of wide receiver Alex Erickson and guard Trey Hopkins making plays in various drills.
  • 7:30 – Discussing the philosophy of acquiring intelligent football players and position versatility. 
  • 9:09 – Other players who have been under the radar and performing well during offseason workouts.
  • 12:42 – Providing updates on players like Carl Lawson and Ryan Glasgow who are coming back from injuries.
  • 16:50 – An update about the amount of money raised for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. Lapham and Bengals legendary quarterback Ken Anderson co-hosted the golf outing.
  • 17:54 – Hoard interviews Casey about the addition of second round pick Drew Sample.
  • 21:21 – Getting to know quarterbacks coach Van Pelt in this week's fun facts interview.
  • 23:30 – How Van Pelt eclipsed Marino as Pitt's all-time passing yards leader and begging his NFL career.
  • 28:04 – Van Pelt discusses the start of his coaching tenure in Green Bay and working with Aaron Rodgers.
  • 29:30 – What Van Pelt has noticed working with Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.

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