Mike Brown's Two Quarterbacks, Burrow and Taylor, Have Him Bullish On His Bengals
Ever since Mike Brown was a kid growing up in Cleveland and called for Browns great Otto Graham to throw him a pass, he's been a connoisseur of elite NFL quarterbacking. He thinks the quarterback he has now, Joe Burrow, coached by old college quarterback Zac Taylor, can lead his Bengals to victory.
Bengals Notebook: With Burrow Cleared, Training Camp Starts Under Full Sail
The Bengals get a shot of good karma when they open training camp Wednesday with quarterback Joe Burrow under center in 11-on-11 action for the first time this year. It's apparently not the only shot they're going to get. At Monday's training camp luncheon in Paul Brown Stadium's East Club Lounge, head coach Zac Taylor said fewer than 10 players haven't received a COVID-19 shot.
Reports Put Hubbard In Fold As Burrow, Bengals Prep For Camp Opener
The Bengals don't begin training camp until Wednesday's practice, but they picked up some momentum Sunday with moves that indicated franchise quarterback Joe Burrow has been cleared and multiple reports that they've reached agreement on a four-year extension with franchise cornerstone Sam Hubbard.
Kenny Anderson Makes His Call On Burrow: 'He's The Whole Package'
Remember, Ken Anderson actually coached in the NFL of the 1990s and 2000s for one year longer than he played in the '70s and '80s. During those 17 years mentoring quarterbacks, he called plays for a former NFL MVP, shepherded a future Pro Football Hall of Famer to a Super Bowl ring and coached a future Super Bowl championship offensive coordinator. So you have to listen when Anderson starts talking about Joseph Lee Burrow.
Bengals' First Super Bowl Team Stages Ring of Honor Reunion As Voters Tap The Two Kens
The voters offered a fitting tribute on the 40th anniversary of the first AFC championship season when Bengals Season Ticket Holders selected Ken Anderson and Ken Riley to join fellow Super Bowl starter Anthony Munoz and club founder Paul Brown, the leading architect of what is generally regarded as the best Bengals' greatest team.
Bengals Welcome Fans To Paul Brown Stadium On July 31 For Back Together Saturday Training Camp Event
Fans will be able to watch the Bengals practice while enjoying a variety of free family-friendly activities, including inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, pictures with Who Dey and a Ben-Gals Cheer Zone.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Hot Fun In The Summertime
It's the "Hot Fun In The Summertime" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast with Pro Football Focus Senior College Football Analyst Seth Galina discussing quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase and looking at ways the offense can be more efficient in 2021.
PBS Crafts Bengals Ring Of Honor
The first coat of Bengals orange has made it on the panel that is evolving into the Ring of Honor in the bowl of Paul Brown Stadium as the east façade awaits the name of franchise founder Paul Brown and the last name of Pro Football Hall of Fame left tackle Anthony Munoz and his No. 78.
Best Bengals.com Stories From The 2021 NFL Draft
The Bengals emerged from the 2021 NFL Draft with quite a haul making 10 selections. Headlined by LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase with the fifth overall pick, the Bengals restocked on both side of the ball. A look back at some of the best features from Bengals.com with the team's draft picks.
Bengals Ring of Honor Game Set for Thursday Night Football
The Bengals will induct the inaugural Ring of Honor class during a primetime Thursday Night Football game on Sept. 30 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The inaugural class will include Paul Brown, Anthony Muñoz and two former players selected by Season Ticket Members.
Bengals Notebook: Chase Shows Up As Advertised; Higgins Bodies Up; Mixon Shows Rookies The Way
If it hadn't been Joe Burrow and his rehab all the time every day and how sharply he has thrown the ball, the top story of the Bengals Spring would have been the polished professionalism and eye-catching versatility of first-round pick Ja'Marr Chase.
Bengals Roster Battles Begin As Spring Ends; Taylor, Pooka In Classic Vet-Rookie Matchup at WR/PR
When Bengals president Mike Brown convened his coaches and player personnel staff for Wednesday's annual last-day-of spring roster outlook, no doubt they had special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons' mantra in mind.
Bengals Notebook: Camp Bates Rousing Success; Taylor Senses Schemes Taking Foothold; Back Home In Indiana
Camp Bates broke early at Paul Brown Stadium Tuesday and free safety Jessie Bates III, the Bengals' NFL Players Association rep who along with other team leaders helped facilitate the workouts with Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, couldn't have been happier.
Burrow Ends Spring Fling Dealing; "We were clicking"
Joe Burrow ended his spring session the way he began it. Dealing. Burrow went flinging into summer hitting all of his passes in a brisk seven-on-seven session of quick throws and check-downs that turned out to be the final set of scrimmage snaps of the mandatory minicamp.
Quick Hits: Taylor Likes What He Sees, Cancels Last Two Days Of Mandatory Mini; Burrow Says He's On Track For Season; Adeniji Feared Out For The Year
Buoyed by 10 practices with what amounted to perfect attendance and a high enough vaccination rate that could allow them to meet in person during training camp and the regular season, head coach Zac Taylor cancelled the remaining two days of mandatory minicamp and sent the Bengals into summer vacation Tuesday afternoon.
"Jungle to the Hall' Rallies For Bengals Greats
Bengal Jim Foster, one of the prime movers of Bengaldom's sprawling fan base, is expecting some from as far away as Florida and upstate New York when his group continues its press coverage to see the franchise's greatest players honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Saturday's "Jungle to the Hall."
'Are You Kidding Me?': Lap Breaks Down Bengals Ring Of Honor Ballot
Dave Lapham is one of the 17 nominees on the Bengals' inaugural Ring of Honor ballot, but that shouldn't rob us from hearing the same entertaining, enthusiastic takes on the list that he's been giving to his loyal listeners on the Bengals Radio Network when it comes to everything stripes.
Bengals Booth Podcast: High Hopes
It's the "High Hopes" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as the always entertaining Adam Schein joins Dan Hoard to explain why he has high hopes for Cincinnati in 2021 and beyond. Then Dave Lapham joins the podcast to discuss OTAs and answer the fans "AskLap" questions.
Awuzie Looking For Checkmate On The Corner In Move To Bengals
Chidobe Awuzie, the Bengals new starting cornerback who loves chess because it simulates life's daily treadmill against checkmate, prides himself on first moves. But it was the Bengals' opening gambit in free agency back in March that left Awuzie the most impressed and in control of the board.
Bengals Rookie RB Evans Catching The Rebound
You have guys who are the son of a coach and guys who are a coach on the field and guys who are a coach in waiting. But in rookie running back Chris Evans, the Bengals already have a guy who actually has been a coach for almost as long as he's played the game.
25 Years Later, Willie Anderson Still A Force Up Front
The silver anniversary of Willie Anderson's draft finds the NFL's best turn-of-the-century right tackle going full circle. When he was 13 and both a football and basketball prodigy, the fast break Bengals of 1988 helped lure him into following the NFL. Now 13 seasons after taking his last NFL snap, Anderson is becoming an even more familiar figure in Cincinnati in his role as the offensive line's roaming youth national ambassador.
Bengals Booth Podcast: Get Back
It's the "Get Back" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as Dan Hoard talks to wide receiver Trent Taylor about a fresh start in Cincinnati and Twitter's reaction to wearing No. 18 in a tryout. Plus, Around The NFL writer Nick Shook discusses his article ranking Trey Hendrickson third among pass rushing disruptors.
Jonah Williams Vows "Bringing The Fight," To Bengals Blindside
No one can break down the game of Jonah Williams better than the Bengals left tackle himself. At one time or another since they took him in the first round two years ago, the cerebral, diligent Williams has been, among other things, an Opening Day starter, an advance scout and a sideline confidant at practice for his offensive line mates. So take note of his observations from last season's NFL debut because he has already taken them to heart.
A Familiar Look For Chase As He Impresses Bengals Early And Often
Ja'Marr Chase got his first NFL check Wednesday when he signed his contract. But he got his first NFL Joe Burrow check before that. "We can look at each other and already know what we're thinking," says Chase, who says it has happened during these last two weeks of voluntary practices. The Bengals also have a feeling about Chase, Burrow's fellow LSU game-breaker they couldn't resist taking with the fifth pick.
'Old' Guys Like Uzomah Are Here In June Because They're Young Enough To Dream About February
C.J. Uzomah, now the oldest starting skill player on the Bengals offense at age 28, broke into the NFL on that 2015 edition that became the first AFC North team to start a season 8-0. Uzomah, as every Cincinnati school kid knows, is the tight end who caught Andy Dalton's last Bengals touchdown pass and Joe Burrow's first. He's also the last offensive or defensive player left from that group. But he says these Bengals have something better than those Bengals.
Bengals Notebook: 'Same Old Joe (Burrow)'; Chase's YAC makes WRs more versatile; Waynes "Relieved," To Learn Hands On
The Joe Burrow Rehab took an encore bow Tuesday morning when he opened the Bengals' second set of voluntary practices the same way he opened the first last week with receivers shaking their hands after catching one of his blistering darts and coaches watching in approval.
One Of NFL's Under-The-Radar Stars, Boyd Ready To Emerge As Leader Of Bengals' Starry Receiver Room
Tyler Boyd, on pace to become the third-leading Bengals receiver of all-time, finds himself the leader of a position room suddenly blessed with two of the biggest prime-time receivers in college football acquired in the last two drafts. But don't lose Boyd amid the stars because he's been one even if you didn't know it as one of game's most underrated players. And here's how he's looking to help get his team on the radar.
Bengals Notebook: Vets Set The Tone For Big Turnout; O-Line Options Abound; This Joe (Mixon) Also Comes Out Fast
As impressive as what Joe Burrow did Tuesday in his first practice since his knee surgery, what he and other veterans did behind the scenes may have been just as important for the future of this young Bengals team that feels like it needs to be around each other to take the next step ... Zac Taylor says the youngsters have to keep earning their way and that includes the offensive line ... Another Joe (Mixon) looked just as good coming off injury.
Burrow, Bengals Cautiously Optimistic For Game One After Day 1
While Bengals head coach Zac Taylor cautioned they weren't going to push the envelope with the comeback, Joe Burrow's sizzling passes and cool footwork sent a post card that he's on pace for Opening Day at Paul Brown Stadium on Sept. 12 against Mike Zimmer's Vikings. "Optimistic," Burrow said. "It feels good."
Quick Hits: 'Optimistic' Burrow Zips Ahead On Schedule In First Practice; Full Attendance Award (Take A Bow, Jessie Bates III)
The Bengals are being so cautious with quarterback Joe Burrow that the running backs are going in motion before they head into their routes as head coach Zac Taylor keeps his surgically-repaired left knee from other bodies. But Burrow looked so good and so confident after Tuesday's first practice since his ACL injury on Nov. 22 that they are cautiously optimistic he's on track for taking the first snap of the season.
Hendrickson Fits In As New Look Bengals Gather: 'It's Almost Like I've Been Here A Year'
Tuesday is their first day back on the field for voluntary practices, but Monday was the first day back at school as the Bengals gathered for tests and physicals at Paul Brown Stadium. After the day was over, one of the big name newcomers, Trey Hendrickson, felt like he was back at his old school.
Bengals Expecting A Crowd Of Players At Next Week's Start Of OTAs
In an effort to reestablish the normalcy and chemistry that the pandemic stripped away last year, a consensus emerged via phone calls and Zooms that a young Bengals team with so many new faces (10 new starters including the kicker) needed to start being on the field together. That appears to be why a majority of players have opted to participate in the three weeks of voluntary practices in helmets and shorts that begin next Tuesday in advance of the mid-June mandatory minicamp.
Bengals Draft Board Comes To Life In Rookies' First Days
The Bengals have a plan for each of their rookies and they've all passed the first test. The eye test. "There weren't any disappointments out there and that's always a good thing," says Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin this week as the Bengals rookies work out. "They look like they're in shape. There is a plan and design and a hope for all of them, even the college free agents." Tobin reviews how they got here.
Bengals Notebook: Looking For Many Happy (Punt) Returns; Jacksonian (Carman) Era Begins; DT Shelvin One Of Big Takeaways
The Bengals search for a punt returner began at Friday's rookie minicamp ... Second-rounder Jackson Carman is looking to Indy for inspiration at guard ... LSU defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin arrives as advertised.
Rookie Minicamp Quick Hits: Chase Likes Footing On and Off Field; RB Evans Catching On Fast; Ossai Continues To Inspire With New Number
After his first Bengals practice Friday morning inside the confines of Paul Brown Stadium, first-round pick Ja'Marr Chase sounded comfortable operating around both his new hash marks and Cincinnati streets ... Michigan running back Chris Evans did nothing to dispel his tag as a sixth-round steal.