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With Nate Clements in a walking boot, Leon Hall nursing a hammy, Jason Allen down-again! and Dre Kirkpatrick still out, the Bengals had an alarming lack of depth in the secondary. The only healthy corners as of this writing are Adam Jones and Terence Newman.
So, when considering the alternatives (none), the Bengals brought back safety Chris Crocker. They made room for him by cutting another guy that’s been healthy for an hour and a half this year, TE Donald Lee.
I don’t know about you, but I have serious mixed feelings on this one. Letting go of Crocker was the right move in January. The guy whiffed big time in the playoffs, and he has some chronically bad knees. Nonetheless, he is experienced, healthy (right now), and knows Zimmer’s system. In all actuality, he may even start this Sunday opposite Reggie Nelson at strong safety.
And it may not be the worst thing in the world. The middle of the Bengals defense has been the problem. Everything behind Geno Atkins has be...
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Hot Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleaders. Today we continue with the second team in the AFC North with the ladies of the Bengals. The girls in stripes are looking healthy and somewhat out of the blue the football team is looking good too. Not used to seeing a good team in Cincinnati in my day, but maybe that's one of the reasons the girls are following along. Check out the...
After coming up big for the Bengals this past week in the teams’ thrilling road win over the Washington Redskins, WR A.J. Green and DE Michael Johnson are getting some deserved praise from the analysts at Pro Football Focus in their weekly Team of the Week segment in which they select the past weeks’ best players based on their PFF grades. Consider it their version...
Safety Chris Crocker was re-signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. The 10th-year player signed with the Bengals during the 2008 season and was with the team through last season, starting every game in 2011. Tight end Donald Lee had his contract terminated by the Bengals. The 10th-year veteran was inactive for each of the first three games this season.
Last week: 29 (+8)
The Bengals, my original pick to go from out of the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer, are still in the running. I had them doing do because I thought they were the worst of the 12 playoff teams last season (other than Denver, who added Peyton Manning). Andy Dalton can move the ball well against crappy defenses like Cleveland and Washington, but he’s still...
Nicknamed the Red Rifle by Bengals fans, Dalton has led the Cats to a phenomenal 2-1 start. With the exception of a disastrous start to the 2012 season against the Baltimore Ravens, where Dalton passed fairly well excluding an interception he threw, the Bengals were torn apart by their division rival 44-13. This rout was a wake up call for this team looking to make a bigger statement this year.
Cincinnati Bengals Cornerback Adam Jones said on Bengals.com Friday that he does not think he should have been fined $15,000 this week for a horse-collar tackle last Sunday against the Washington Redskins. He was also fined $75,000 before the season from an incident at a bar that took place during last year's lockout. But Jones does not think he will win an appeal, but he...
I hope you will forgive me as I know I’m a little late with this week’s hit list (by 3 days). My “regular” job sometimes requires me to travel to far-off exotic lands where people speak in strange tongues and practice odd customs.
This week it was New Jersey.
Anyway, the Bengals won a very strange affair last Sunday in Washington, and “survived” several scares...
Riding high with the win over Washington, Cincinnati makes its second early-season trip in as many years to Jacksonville. The Jaguars are still in a rebuilding phase with QB Blaine Gabbert, who hasn’t shown as much as fellow 2011 draft picks Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, or our own Andy Dalton. He does have some weapons, most importantly the mighty mite, Maurice Jones-Drew...
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Man-crush alert! Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green is an absolute beast. Right now he’s the number one WR in the fantasy game. He may not stay at number one because of a guy called ‘Megatron’, but he’ll certainly be Top 5, probably Top 3.
Alanna Blanchard makes for a fantastic specimen on GTA [Barstool]
Are the same old Bungals for real in 2012?
They were once known as that and some still consider them as a franchise that cannot win the big game let alone make the playoffs again, Cincinnati is looking impressive with the development of Andy Dalton at quarterback.
A.J. Green went bonkers against the Washington Redskins pass defense that turned into swiss cheese, but perhaps Dalton...
Nothing is clear in the early weeks of the season. Super Bowl contenders are below .500, teams destined for last place are unbeaten and we have spent more time talking about the officiating than the actual on-field product. But we have learnt a few things, and therefore we are allowed to extrapolate and make sweeping remarks based on what we think we know after three...