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North Beats South As Bengals Go Into Evaluation Mode
The Bengals didn't coach the winning team in Saturday's Senior Bowl, but they did call the shots for the game MVP when Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert led the South to a touchdown on the first drive of the North's 34-17 victory at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Herbert seemed to pretty much cement the label of the second-rated quarterback in the NFL Draft behind LSU's Joe Burrow.
Special Teams Gets Added Kick In Senior Bowl Student-Pupil Matchup
Lions special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs ended last season assisting Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons while they directed the No. 1 kicking game in the NFL. Less than a month later in Saturday's Senior Bowl (2:30 p.m.-NFL Network), pupil faces student.
Lap Returns To Mobile To Find Another World
Dave Lapham flung open the door of his Senior Bowl hotel room all those years ago and found himself face-to-face with pro sports' first Super Agent. That was one of those not-in-Kansas any more moments of that week. When the long-time Bengals radio analyst returned this week after 46 years, he really wasn't in Kansas.
Quick Hits: O-Line Summit; Grades Not Trades; Return Of Willie
There are a slew of interesting offensive linemen here at the Senior Bowl this week (Willie Anderson likes South Carolina State tackle Alex Taylor and Dave Lapham thinks St. John's guard Ben Bartch is intriguing). Duke Tobin, the Bengals director of player personnel, is going to watch them all. But he also likes the tackles who were prospects a year ago at this time and arrived in Cincinnati during this past season via various venues.
Duke Of Quick Hits: More Burrow; Respecting Andy; Free Agency To Be Explored; All In On A.J. Green; Mixon In Mix
Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin gathered with the Cincinnati scribes Wednesday morning before the club's coaches sent the South team through its paces here at the Senior Bowl. After all the gags about not caring if a certain quarterback likes Skyline Chili or not, he reiterated the Bengals are impressed with said quarterback, but they're also looking at other players to potentially take with the NFL Draft's overall No. 1 pick.
Quick Hits: Jackson's Old School Corner; Taylor Counts On Return Of A.J. Green While Scouting Prospect A.J. Green
The decision to become a coach came 20 years ago. After his Titans lost the Super Bowl. "By a yard," said Steve Jackson on Tuesday, the Bengals new cornerbacks coach, setting some kind of a franchise record by working his first practice less than 48 hours after he agreed to a deal. Jackson cut his teeth in the rough-and-tumble AFC Central of the 1990s and he'll bring the old school down hill.
Votes Of Confidence Abound At Senior Bowl
Joe Burrow isn't here this week, but that hasn't stopped the rising tide of conventional wisdom (national and in the 513) from washing over the Bengals and the NFL here on the Gulf Shore saying he's that lock to be the No. 1 pick in the draft. Some of his teammates are here and they'll gladly make his case, from his lethal post-practice stare when it didn't go well to a competitive streak as long as the national champion Tigers' winning skein that upended his first LSU conditioning test.
Full Circle At Top Of The Draft?
A week after his son completed a champagne season bubbling with the Heisman Trophy and national championship, Jim Burrow is musing about the cup of coffee he had in the NFL with the Packers in the bicentennial fall of 1976, where the Bengals had a prominent role.
Quick Hits: Joe, Defense Senior Bowl Topics
Early. So early Duke Tobin isn't ready to say the Bengals definitely won't trade the No. 1 pick in the April 23-25 draft. And he says there is plenty of time to get to know LSU quarterback Joe Burrow even though he won't play in Mobile. "It's early in the process," Tobin said Monday at the Senior Bowl. But it's never too early for defense.
Taylor Fills Coaching Slots With Experience
Shortly after settling into his Senior Bowl downtown headquarters where he's preparing to coach Saturday's all-star game (2:30 p.m.-NFL Network), Bengals head coach Zac Taylor continued to add experience to his staff when he made a couple of hires official on Monday. He turned to a pair of 50-year-olds in a two-time college head coach Al Golden and a Super Bowl safety in Steve Jackson.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'However We Can Improve This Team, We Want To Go Out There And Do It'
In his first comments since the end of last season, head coach Zac Taylor sat down this week for a conversation with Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson before his coaching staff leaves Sunday for Mobile, Ala., to work the Jan. 25 Senior Bowl (2:30 p.m.-NFL Network) coaching the South. He's impressed with LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and hopes he at least visits with the team during the week.
Bengals Burrowing Into Draft, Senior Bowl Prep
In between meetings and film work prepping for the Senior Bowl, Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan and his quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt can't help but smile when the topic is LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. They may not know yet if he's going to join them next week in some fashion when they coach the South in the Jan. 25 game (2:30 p.m.-NFL Network) in Mobile, Ala. But they do know they'll have no problem putting him in their offense that has several elements of what Burrow ran to virtual reality perfection in Baton Rouge.
Bengals Don't Stray Far From Senior Bowl Roots
No one has coached in more Senior Bowls or won more of them than Paul Brown. When his Cincinnati Bengals, one of the two NFL teams he founded, coach in the 70th anniversary of the college all-star classic next week they'll be doing it for the same reasons he coached eight straight. And from the great Harry Agganis that Brown coached to a Senior Bowl MVP to reigning Heisman Joe Burrow, quarterbacks have always been under the Mobile microscope.
Bengals In The Senior Bowl
A look at current Bengals players who have participated in the Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams.
Important Dates To Know For 2020 NFL Offseason
The Bengals coaching in the 2020 Senior Bowl is one of the many key offseason dates to help shape next year's team. Here's a quick look at some important dates on the Bengals offseason calendar. The NFL's busy offseason includes free agency, the draft and training camp.
Senior Moments Have Paid Off For Bengals
For the first time since they can remember the Bengals are coaching the South in college football's biggest all-star game set for Saturday, Jan. 25 (2:30 p.m.-NFL Network) at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. In their three appearances this century, the Bengals were assigned the North and took drubbings every time with the MVP always a South quarterback.