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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
I may not know if we are going to reach the Super Bowl but I do know we have a better record than some of the teams that are predicted to win it, and that’s saying something.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
The Cincinnati Bengals have not had a start like this since 1990. This team looks like they are going to be a good contender for the title in the AFC. This team looks like a well-rounded team that has respect for each other. When teams learn to respect each other, they look like SuperBowl contenders. If they don’t, you know what happens: they lose. I’m not going to say any individual names, but I can say a team--the Houston Texans. So,
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
The Cincinnati Bengals give a beating to the Minnesota Vikings with a 37-8 win. Carson Palmer completed 27-40 with three touchdown passes. Palmer is going to be a very exciting player to watch. On the second play of the game Palmer completed a pass to Chad Johnson for a 70-yard touchdown that pretty much sealed the deal even though there was a lot of game to play. The next game we will see them in is against the Chicago Bears for week three in
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter. With the defense having intercepted the ball 2 times, making the Cincinnati Bengals look like a playoff team. The Bengals haven’t had a winning record in 15 years. But don’t leave the Cleveland Browns out of the race--there is still a lot of season to play. The next game for the Cincinnati Bengals they are hosting the Minnesota Vikings at the Paul Brown Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings coming off a lost on opening day will have them ready to win one for the season. Cincinnati Bengals are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first in the AFC North, which the Bengals and the Vikings will be facing each other on October 23rd.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
There was a lot of hope surrounding Warrick who was drafted six years ago. He was supposed to be an impact player and the number one receiver for several years to come. Now it seems he has become a mere shadow of his own self.
Warrick has been in and out due to injuries and has never really emerged as a deep threat. It seems like the Bengals plan to keep him around for one more year as a third or fourth receiver. It is a do or die season for Warrick if he plans to stay with Bengals.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
There have been some long ago offseasons that have snapped, crackled, and popped, but we always forgot how that felt because the real season became so bad so quickly. You’re right, though. None since the late ‘80s have been like this offseason in the sense that there seems to be a consensus that they’ve stuck to a solid two-year plan and now the third season is clearly the time it should blossom into a playoff spot.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Now, it looks as if Jones has gained most of the power and prowess that he once possessed. The line can slowly reassess itself and put the powers back into control.
“It’s nice to see Levi with a spring in his step again. Throw in Eric Steinbach and these guys have a new lease on life. It’s almost like they’re giddy out there.”
- Offensive line coach Paul Alexander
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
FB Jeremi Johnson, who becomes a restricted free agent in 2006, is working to control his weight and improve his ball security so he can become more of a rushing and receiving threat. Johnson is an excellent blocker who has learned to sift through the line of scrimmage and not leave his feet when he blocks linebackers. He gets instant leverage because of his strength and low center of gravity. Thanks to a strict diet and more discipline in the weight room, Johnson has trimmed some weight off his 265-pound frame. He's showing better quickness and concentration. Now he's a more reliable runner in a one-back set and a better receiver coming out of the backfield.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Peter Warrick has been doing well in the mini-camps that have taken place so far in the Bengal’s organization. As of now, he looks like he has done well to rehab from his injury-filled season in 2004. Warrick had a career season in 2003 by recording 79 catches, 819 yards, and seven touchdowns. Following this, he had surgery to repair torn knee cartilage. Warrick also broke his fibula two weeks into the next season.
The Bengals looked partially to the draft for wide receivers. Third-rounder Chris Henry and sixth-rounder Tab Perry were added to the roster, but this does not place them above Warrick to start.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Hardy (left outside linebacker) was a #2 overall choice by Marvin Lewis back in 1996. At 32, Lewis has decided to go with the youthful vigor of Pollack and thus Hardy has been released.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Headed by LSU center Ben Wilkerson and a trio of safeties, the list of Bengals college free agents also includes another University of Georgia product. The 11 CFAs join the seven draft picks at this weekend’s rookie camp at Paul Brown Stadium.
Fullback Jeremy Thomas joins Georgia teammates David Pollack and Odell Thurman after they were taken in the first two rounds of the draft. Toledo safety Patrick Body, timed in the 4.3 range in the 40-yard dash, Indiana’s Herana-Daze Jones, and Georgia Southern’s James Young are the safeties the Bengals signed after not drafting any this past weekend.
The Bengals are also trying out some unsigned players at the camp, including Ohio State running back Lydell Ross and guard Clay Martin of Georgetown College in Kentucky, home of the Bengals training camp.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The Bengals picked up one of the most coveted players in college free agency when they reached a deal with LSU center Ben Wilkerson hours after he went undrafted. Media outlets in New Orleans and Baton Rouge have reported in the two days since the completion of the draft that the man who had once been the draft’s leading center candidate on some boards had reached a deal with Cincinnati.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis held his pre-draft news conference Tuesday and presented such a good poker face that he barely confirmed his team would pick in the first round Saturday, but he did offer some hints for the No. 17 pick.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Second-year OT Stacy Andrews (6-7, 346) has a chance to become the top backup at both tackle spots because of his versatility. He has the size and strength to be an effective run blocker, and possesses the foot speed and balance to be a capable pass protector. Finding playing time for him will be difficult because LT Levi Jones and RT Willie Anderson form a formidable tandem, but Andrews provides insurance with his massive size and raw talent. Andrews, who has an All-America track and field background, spent his rookie season getting acclimated to the NFL. Once he gets some experience, his enormous potential should be realized.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
The one-year deal was confirmed by the team following the next day. Powell was first signed with the Bengals in 2003 on free agent status. He had an impressive season but sat out part of it rehabilitating a knee injury.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
The signing of DT Bryan Robinson and SS Anthony Mitchell in free agency strengthens two weak areas on defense and opens up numerous possibilities. The biggest question is if they reward new defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan with a defensive lineman, a linebacker or a defensive back and wait until the second round to get a WR, or do they grab a speed receiver at No. 17. If DT Travis Johnson, DE Shawne Merriman, SS Thomas Davis and CB Antrelle Rolle are off the board, the club could take the offensive because QB Carson Palmer needs another weapon. Don't be surprised if the team trades down and fills a need by picking TE Heath Miller.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
"We'll see how it goes this year, and see if he can get a long-term (deal) next year, hopefully with the Bengals."
- Mitchell's agent, George Mavrikes
Mitchell began his career being a grad from Tuskegee University. He was a first-round draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he was waived and ended up with Baltimore. Mitchell wasn’t able to make a solid year in free agency status. He spent 3 seasons with Baltimore before moving to Cincinnati.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
“Of all the recent running back deals, Rudi’s got the best opportunity to earn every penny of his contract. He’s not going to be a cap issue. He’s not going to be a cap casualty. His odds are so much greater of any running back that has come down to see the whole contract. He won’t have to take a cut like Marshall Faulk took this year, or be a cap casualty like Garrison Hearst in San Francisco last year.”
- Peter Schaffer
This contract doesn’t seem to be all too classy to others that have been given such as that of running back Lamont Jordan of the Oakland Raiders. But, Johnson is very likely to get all the money he’s got coming to him and not become a cap casualty. The last year of his contract, he counts for only $4.8 million against the cap.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
There's a hole in the secondary at strong safety and the club needs a rugged enforcer to fill the void. Rogers Beckett's future is in doubt because of the series of concussions he endured in 2004. Kim Herring battled ankle problems and struggled staying healthy. He's a steady, reliable big hitter that's needed to shore up the run defense. The AFC North is loaded with big backs such as Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis, Baltimore's Jamal Lewis and Cleveland's Lee Suggs. The Bengals need the kind of strong safety who can cover, but most importantly, hold up as an eighth defender "in the box" near the line of scrimmage and get those big backs on the ground. That's why the club is drooling over Georgia SS Thomas Davis. He's an aggressive defender and nasty hitter who won't allow yards after contact.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Sunday, February 06, 2005
Johnson’s made a Bengals’ record high with 1454 rushing yards. He will be playing along side former teammate Corey Dillon. The Pro Bowl game is going down in Honolulu. For Corey Dillon, this will be his second hard hitting game in a week because of the Super Bowl. Dillon will be trying to win it with The Patriots. We’ll see what happens…
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Zampese joined the Bengals in 2003 after a very prolific period with the St. Louis Rams as assistant coach. He began his career in football by playing with the University of San Diego as a wide receiver and punk/kickoff returner.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Chuck Bresnahan was promoted to defensive coordinator by head Marvin Lewis on Wednesday. Bresnahan takes the place of Leslie Frazier, fired two weeks ago by Marvin Lewis.
Bresnahan brings many things to the table for the Cincinnati Bengals' defense. Bresnahan has been with Cleveland and Indianapolis before he left to Oakland, in fact, in 2000 Bresnahan was with the Raiders and Lewis with the Ravens and they bumped head in the AFC title game.
Later on during 2002, in his tenure with the Raiders, Bresnahan defensive was ranked second in the AFC and third in the NFL."I'm enthused about the future of our defense, and about the experience that Chuck brings us," Lewis said. "I have great confidence in his ability to oversee the development of a unit that has shown us a lot of potential."