Found June 05, 2012 on
Robert Griffin III
The 2012 season is shaping up to be an exciting one for us fans. Over the next three months, we will be reminded innumerable times that the Bengals have been to the postseason in back-to-back season only once… 30 years ago.
I, for one, am ready to plant the flag and assert that this mystic curse of history will be broken in 2012.
This is not 2006 with its suddenly-less-opportunistic defense. Nor is this 2010 with its seemingly never “on the same page” offense. This is 2012, built on a surprising, better than predicted team that made numerous improvements on offense and bolstered the defensive line. The roster is not perfect, but there are plenty of reasons to anticipate a long-awaited repeat season.
One difference from 2006 and 2010 is that the Bengals are not playing a division winner’s schedule this year. Despite making the playoffs, the Bengals were still third in the AFC North, and so will play a third place schedule. Most history referencers will not remind you of that.
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This past Friday I was lucky enough to be a part of a great event put on by the Athletes United Foundation . I was on a flag football team sponsored by Rich’s, Give and Go and John Morrell that competed in a celebrity flag football tournament at Paul Brown Stadium. The celebrity part came in to it as each team was quarterbacked by a current Cincinnati Bengal.
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Bengals rookie tight end Orson Charles could turn out to be a real steal for the Bengals.
Today is the 1st in a series of 10 Rookies who may be considered Underdogs but I think can be contributors or in some cases very good NFL players.
My First Pick of Underdog Player to watch this season is Tight End Orson Charles from the University Of Georgia, who was picked by the Cincinnati...
The Bengals used the 17th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft on Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick, but if you ask the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy, Kirkpatrick won’t open the season as the starter. The Bengals have plenty of veteran cornerbacks, including Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Jason Allen, Pacman Jones, and Terence Newman, but needed Kirkpatrick to provide youth.
Despite many opportunities, the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t bother drafting a linebacker during the 2012 NFL Draft. They took a flier on undrafted free agent Vontaze Burfict, but they also traded Keith Rivers to the New York Giants and showed limited (if any) interest in re-signing longtime reserve Brandon Johnson. They haven’t even showed much interest at available linebackers...
Bobbie Williams has been a long time Bengal and was a starter as recently as last year, starting in 9 games and missing 7 with injury. Williams had ankle surgery in December and says he’s about 85% right now. However, even though Williams played well last year, he turns 36 in September. The Bengals added two new starters at guard this offseason, Travelle Wharton as a free agent...
The wide receiver announced on his website that he is "making changes in his life" and that apparently includes severing ties with his longtime agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
Once viewed as an elite prospect, Taylor Mays fell to the 2nd round in 2010, where he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. Many felt the 49ers got a steal with him there, but he turned out to be the exact opposite of a steal for them. Mike Singletary, his biggest backer, was fired after Mays’ rookie year. Jim Harbaugh came in, decided he didn’t like Mays and shipped him to...
Former undisputed heavyweight champion “Iron” Mike Tyson said unemployed wide receiver Terrell Owens deserves zero compassion for his financial woes during a recent interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia with Mike Missanelli. The 38-year-old Owens, a five-time All-Pro selection … Continue reading →
Every NFL Franchise has it’s own pantheon of football gods. That group of players who are not only historic in terms of talent, but even more than that, these are the players who you have to talk about when you tell the story of your team. This is part of a 32 article series where I tell you who I would put among that elite group. For this, it’s Mt. Rushmore. 4 players only....
My how things change. A few weeks after saying he had parted ways with longtime agent Drew Rosenhaus, Terrell Owens announced that he has found new representation.
T.O. has signed with Jordan Woy of Willis & Woy Sports Groups with the goal of returning to the NFL for the upcoming season.
“I am making changes in my life so I can continue my career as a professional football...
Despite many opportunities, the Cincinnati Bengals didn't bother drafting a linebacker during the 2012 NFL Draft. They took a flier on undrafted free agent Vontaze Burfict, but they also traded Keith Rivers to the New York Giants and showed limited (if any) interest in re-signing longtime reserve Brandon Johnson. They haven't even showed much interest at available linebackers...
This NFL offseason has been rough for veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens. Owens appeared on the Dr. Phil show and was simply hammered. He found himself being cut by an indoor football team, with the team forcing him out of the home they provided for him along with the team provided Jeep Wrangler. But the worst part of this offseason for Owens has been the fact he is garnering no...
When news came out that Terrell Owens had left agent Drew Rosenhaus in favor of Jordan Woy, an agent based out of Dallas, I had a couple of thoughts. First, Drew Rosenhaus is probably thrilled that he doesn't have to represent Terrell Owens anymore. Rosenhaus can't exactly make a lot of money when his client isn't getting any job offers. Frankly, if I was Rosenhaus, I...