The Vision: High Standards, Connection and Enduring Legacy
As fans ride out the offseason preparing for football to return, we will fill some of this time with a mini-series of editorial articles by executives within the Bengals organization. We are at the start of an exciting chapter in Bengals history and these editorials aim to bring more people along for the ride.
Old School Scribe Podcast Goes Behind The Canton Curtain
In the latest edition of Old School Scribe Podcast, Ron Borges, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame senior committee, says the candidacies of Ken Riley and Ken Anderson continue to draw plenty of attention. Borges, the long-time NFL and boxing writing who covered Paul Brown's last game as the Bengals head coach, hits plenty of other topics, from the signed picture of Muhammad Ali on his wall, to his favorite football fights that include The Boston Globe's Will McDonough blasting Patriots cornerback Raymond Clayborn in an iconic locker room KO.
Week In Review: Investment Opportunities
This week the Bengals announced exciting new benefits in 2021 that provide additional value to Season Ticket Members as part of the team's #NewStripes campaign. Also, the team finalized the 2021 coaching staff, a look at the Bengals top Next Gen Stats performers from last season and statistical breakdowns of legends Ken Anderson, Ken Riley and Isaac Curtis.
How The Numbers Beckon Senior Bengals To The Hall
They say numbers don't tell the whole story. Maybe they do in the Pro Football Hall of Fame cases for Ken Riley and Ken Anderson as the legendary Bengals seek a bust via the senior process for players retired more than 25 years. And with Cowboys wide receiver Drew Pearson this year's senior inductee, Isaac Curtis has a compelling case, too.
Hall of Fame Backup Troy Walters Knows What It Looks Like As Bengals New WRs Coach
One of the first things Bengals head coach Zac Taylor did in 2021 is move Troy Walters, one of those watch list young assistants in the league, to wide receivers coach and it is hard pressed to find an assistant more deserving for an NFL promotion than the man schooling his players on how to beat the hard press.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Thinking Out Loud
It's the "Thinking Out Loud" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Pro Football Focus Senior College Analyst Anthony Treash shares his thoughts on who the Bengals should sign and draft this offseason. Treash also shares why he thinks the Bengals 2020 Draft Class was the best in the league.
Week In Review: The Drive
In the latest "Week In Review," a visit with the greatest offensive tackle of all-time, Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz. Plus, the first Bengals Media Mock Draft, the latest Hobson's Choice about free agency and the draft and safety Jessie Bates III reveals what makes Joe Burrow a franchise quarterback.
Old School Scribe Podcast: Anthony Muñoz And The Drive To Be The Greatest Who Ever Lived
In the latest edition of the Old School Scribe Podcast celebrating the 1981 AFC champion Bengals, Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz talks his passion, his drive, who he hopes joins him in Canton, and everyone from Dave Lapham to Joe Burrow to another highly-ranked tackle prospect from the Pac 12.
Mike Brown, Who Saw Them Both, Salutes Otto and Brady: 'All You Can Hope To Be Is The Best In Your Time'
Mike Brown, who asked Otto Graham to throw him a ball and scouted Tom Brady throwing a pass, has now watched both of them make it to the final game of the season ten times and win it seven. No one is more qualified than Brown, the Bengals president and son of Bengals founder Paul Brown, Graham's coach in Cleveland, to put the bookends around the league's two greatest winners.
Week In Review: Reminiscing & Respect
In the latest "Week In Review," reminiscing about the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI with former defensive end Ross Browner and the past decade of memorable radio calls with Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham. Also, a mock draft roundup and Joe Burrow and the Bengals honor health care heroes.
For Bengals Special Teams Guru Simmons, Different Draft Remains Tale Of Tape
Darrin Simmons, the Bengals special teams coordinator heading into his 19th season, has gone through seven defensive coordinators, six offensive coordinators, three franchise quarterbacks, a lockout and pandemic. But he may have never seen anything like this in a non-combine draft.
Second Wind: Bengals Honor Healthcare Heroes
"It's been confusing and frustrating. It's tough," says Patrick Clausen of the chameleon killer known as COVID. "It's such a weird virus … It's completely opposite of what should be going on." But Clausen turned up on the right side of things Wednesday. He's one of 11 employees from TriHealth, the Bengals' official health care partner, who received recognition for his work in the pandemic and won an at-home viewing package from Bose and a virtual meet-and-greet with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Old School Scribe Reflects With Ross Browner: 'We Were After Respect'
Former Bengals defensive end Ross Browner, patriarch of the NFL's first family as the oldest of four brothers to play in the NFL, played like a Super Bowl MVP when old Notre Dame teammate Joe Montana got the upper hand in Super Bowl XVI. The son he didn't know until he was 17 ended up winning two Super Bowl rings but the father says they don't kid about it. They respect each other too much for that. More from Browner as Old School Scribe Podcast continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Super Bowl Bengals.
Bengals Numbers Game: The Kids Are Alright
With the Bengals trying to stack multiple blue-chip draft classes around quarterback Joe Burrow after selecting their most productive rookie class of the century last season, the stats suggest their young players are on a par with past stars in the Paul Brown Stadium era and beyond.
Week In Review: A New Look Senior Bowl
With the 2021 Senior Bowl in full swing, an in-depth at how the Bengals are scouting college prospects down in Mobile, Ala. Also, nose tackle D.J. Reader is ready to go for next season after an encouraging rehab, A.J. Green 2020 season highlights and the latest edition of Hobson's Choice.
Anderson Touts The Other Kenny For The Hall On 40th Anniversary Of MVP Season
Ken Anderson, who along with Tom Brady is the best quarterback not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, doesn't want to expound on his credentials with the 2021 class set to be unveiled next week without him and with Peyton Manning the day before Brady plays in his 10th Super Bowl. Instead, Anderson touts his teammate, Ken Riley, on the 1981 team celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bengals' first Super Bowl trip.
Bengals Combine Draft Efforts At New-Look Senior Bowl
The Senior Bowl, as much of an informal NFL job fair and a leisurely coaches convention as much as it has been a college all-star game in laid-back Mardi Gras Mobile, Ala., has suddenly become none of the above. It is the 2021 version of the NFL scouting combine with Indianapolis' hectic schedule to match. As seen by two Bengals scouts.
Upbeat Reader Ready To Start Season As Bengals Defensive Front Eyes Elusive Health
Emboldened by his encouraging rehab, the addition of his college defensive line coach and the potential return of something near NFL normalcy for a team that had so many close calls, Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader has the same snap-crackle-and-pop optimism he brought with him last season in free agency.
Bengals Sticking With Logan Logarithm At Senior Bowl
The Bengals' scaled-down scouting party converged on the Senior Bowl early this week looking for the next Logan Wilson, the prospect that jumps off the tape and smack into your off-season depth chart before landing at the top of the rookie rankings.
Week In Review: New Stripes
The Bengals announced that the team will be wearing newly designed uniforms at the start of the 2021 season. Also, Marion Hobby is introduced as the team's defensive line coach, a look at the Bengals' Top 10 plays from last year and the scouts look for another great draft class despite challenges caused by the pandemic.
Bengals Personnel Staff Looks To Stay Hot Despite Another Draft Of Challenges
Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin's department, seeking to stay hot in the wake of drafting Pro Football Focus's best rookie class, is looking at less face time and more FaceTime with the 2021 prospects as the pandemic continues to make its mark on the NFL.
Carson Palmer Knows The Grind And Joe Burrow "Is The Right Guy To Be Going Through This Mentally"
Carson Palmer, who fought through it twice to win on Opening Day, won't be surprised to see Joe Burrow take that first snap of the season like he did when he quarterbacked the Bengals to a 23-10 victory in the 2006 opener at Kansas City: "Joe's in great hands. If you combine that with the desire and the work ethic and the want-to, which Joe will, it's a great recipe."
Week In Review: Burrow's Next Steps
Joe Burrow returned to Cincinnati and detailed the next steps in his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery. Burrow also talked about the excitement with Zac Taylor and the offense and how he looks to improve on throwing the deep ball. Also, the return of Frank Pollack as the offensive line coach, a pair of Bengals greats inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the latest Hobson's Choice.
Old School Scribe Podcast: Lap's Look At Lap
We begin celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Super Bowl season the only way possible. In an Old School Scribe podcast with Bengals radio legend Dave Lapham, the Bengal who started their first Super Bowl and called their latest. One of Paul Brown's coveted heady players, Lap recalls how Brown giving him two grades on each of his tests set the stage for his education in the game.
Bengals Booth Podcast: The Comeback
It's "The Comeback" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dave Lapham joins Dan Hoard to discuss the returns of quarterback Joe Burrow and offensive line coach Frank Pollack. Plus, the duo answers questions from fans in the #AskLap segment and an interview with special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons.
PFWA Names Jessie Bates III As Bengals' MVP & Giovani Bernard As Team's Good Guy For 2020
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America named S Jessie Bates III as the Bengals' 2020 Most Valuable Player and HB Giovani Bernard as the recipient of the organization's annual "Good Guy" award.
Bengals Take Another Run At Pollack As O-Line Coach
A year ago Bengals running back Joe Mixon gave his touchdown ball against the Jets to New York offensive line coach Frank Pollack to thank him for his help during the biggest season of his career. Now Pollack is going to be giving him the ball as the Bengals new offensive line coach, an announcement head coach Zac Taylor made Saturday after also giving Pollack the title of run game coordinator.
Bengals Hire Pollack As Offensive Line Coach And Run Game Coordinator
The Bengals today named Frank Pollack as the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Pollack, 53, previously served as the Bengals offensive line coach in 2018, before spending the last two seasons ('19-20) with the N.Y. Jets.
Week In Review: Next Year Is Now
In the latest "Week In Review," the Bengals turn the page to the 2021 offseason as year three of the Zac Taylor era begins. Also, a close call for the Hall of Fame for Bengals great Willie Anderson, 2021 opponents finalized and the Bengals.com honors for the 2020 season.
Big Willie "Honored," After Hall Finals Miss
Last year, Bengals great and Mobile native Willie Anderson made the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. It looks like he's going to take them one at a time after his bid to crack the Pro Football Hall of Fame's finals ballot didn't reach the list of 15 Tuesday night when the shrine released the finalists for the class of 2021. But Hall voters said he should be encouraged.
Bengals Booth Podcast: End Of The Road
It's the "End of the Road" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast looking back at the Baltimore game in the final contest of the 2020 regular season. With analysis from Dave Lapham and a great edition of the "Fun Facts" interview with wide receiver Tee Higgins.