Found November 06, 2012 on
San Francisco 49ers
Remember all those improvements the Cincinnati Bengals made during the offseason, addressing glaring needs? Of course you don’t; it never happened.
It was obvious to everyone who follows the team that the Bengals needed a serious upgrade at safety. Reggie Nelson was fine at one of the spots (although he hasn’t played well for the most part this season) but there was no way the Bengals could go into the season with Taylor Mays as the other starting safety.
But that’s exactly what they did.
When Jim Harbaugh arrived as the San Francisco 49ers head coach in 2011, one of his first orders of business was shipping Mays out for pennies on the dollar. A 2010 second-round pick, the 49ers traded Mays to the Bengals for a seventh rounder. Think about that for a second. Harbaugh knew that Mays would never be a good player in the NFL and was willing to take a seventh round pick for a guy who was a second-rounder the previous year.
Also, it was obvious the Bengals needed to add depth at lineb...
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Another season is spiraling out of control in Cincinnati and the long-suffering fans are left to suffer once again. The team is in the middle of a four-game losing streak. Direction has been lost. Hope has disappeared. So what’s next?
If it were me, I’d start making plans to move Marvin Lewis upstairs. Think about it. There’s no denying that the overall talent on the Bengals...
Well at least the Bengals were competitive in this one. For a while there it didn’t look great. After the 105 yard kickoff return to start the second half you start to wonder if this team will EVER get it together. Then they reel off 14 points to take the lead. Peyton Manning and the Broncos were on the ropes! This was their chance, and they let it slip away. Also, don’t forget...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals are back on oh-so-familiar ground, caught in the deep slump that threatens their season at the midpoint.
Happens a lot in Cincinnati.
A 31-23 loss to Denver on Sunday left the Bengals (3-5) with a four-game losing streak. They've had a losing streak of at least four games in 16 of their last 22 seasons. Twice, they lost 10 in a row.
In five of those...
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Top 5 Fantasy Football Free Agents
1). Jermaine Gresham CIN TE - 108 receiving yards 0 TD
The thing I like most about Gresham is how frequently he is targeted/used in the Cincinati Bengals offense. For those looking to upgrade their tight end to a more consistent preformer, look no further then Gresham.
2). Mike Goodson, Marcel Reece, or Taiwan Jones OAK RB
As of right now Mike...