Found January 08, 2012 on
Joe Reedy put together an unofficial list of Bengals free agents for our viewing pleasure today. Here it is, courtesy of Reedy’s blog. Below are the guys I’d keep. Exclusive Rights: Cedric Peerman and Vincent Rey – Both are good special teams players and Peerman has shown some ability as a running back as well. [...]
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HOUSTON -- Chris Crocker sat with his back to the room, staring into his locker for a long time after the Cincinnati Bengals playoff loss to Houston on Saturday.
When he stood and turned to answer questions, he did not duck or hide from the fact that he missed a golden opportunity to change the feel of the game.
In the third quarter, with Houston leading 17-10, Crocker stepped...
1. As hard as it is, if you take a step back, Cincinnati had a heck of a season. Picked by most experts to finish last in the league and perhaps winless, the Bengals made the playoffs and gained some valuable experience for future seasons. They overachieved. But… 2. Marvin Lewis has a lot to [...]
Safety Taylor Mays is among seven players on the inactive list for the Bengals in their playoff game against Houston.
Mays also sat out the regular-season finale with a hamstring injury. Safety Robert Sands, linebacker Dontay Moch, guard Otis Hudson, offensive tackle Anthony Collins, receiver Armon Binns and defensive tackle Nick Hayden were also inactive for the Bengals.
There was little in the way of hope for the Bengals coming into the season. After looking lost in the preseason, with the rookie tandem of Andy Dalton and AJ Green having little time to familiarize themselves with the pro offense during the abbreviated training camp, many expected the Bungles to continue their reign near the bottom of the standings.
But the rookies were not about...
PASS OFFENSE (D+)
Tying season highs in sacks allowed (four) and interceptions (three) in a playoff game is not a good thing. Andy Dalton started off well and then things unraveled in the second half. A.J. Green had five receptions in the loss but only one in the second half. Jermaine Gresham had five receptions for 46 yards but none in the first half. Of the three Dalton interceptions...
In the end, the Bengals unfortunately proved what many had said: They weren’t quite ready for this. The Texans were, and won going away, 31-10. The Bengals proved they couldn’t stop the Texans running game, and they proved their offense couldn’t put up points in a loud, hostile playoff environment. The defense that had been first [...]
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