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With as much as A.J. Green and Andy Dalton accomplished their first year in the NFL, they might be even better in year two.
During the Bengals' offseason conditioning program, coaches have been impressed with the strides both players have made not just in grasping the offense but in showing their leadership.
"They've grown and experienced a lot. They're not the wide-eyed rookies anymore," head coach Marvin Lewis said.
Green remains soft spoken and doesn't say a lot, but other receivers and coaches have said that Green is in incredible shape and has come back even more determined. Last season Green became the first rookie receiver in eight seasons to make the Pro Bowl as he had 65 receptions for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns.
If he can reach 1,000 receiving yards again, Green would become the first receiver since Marques Colston to reach that plateau his first two seasons in the league.
Said receivers coach James Urban of Green: "I'm very ha...
BEST OF MAXIM
One of the last vital pieces in the professional jigsaw puzzle that is the life and times of Terrell Owens is gone. According to the NFL, Owens stated that he and Rosenhaus have “parted ways.”
Should we really have to speculate on how this went down? Rosenhaus is still actively making deals for players such as LeSean McCoy and Yeremiah Bell.
Owens appears to be embarking...
Thanks to everyone who has voiced their opinions about how you think the Bengals’ roster will shape up over the coming months. The great thing about discussions like this is that anything can still happen for the guys we like, and we can all learn something from each other, so keep those comments coming.
While I am not as secure with the backfield as I would like to be, I think...
The Bengals have signed cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick of Alabama, their top pick in the draft. It's the fastest they've gotten a top pick under contract since 2003.
Kirkpatrick was the first of Cincinnati's two picks in the opening round, going 17th overall. He's expected to compete for a starting job, teaming with Leon Hall at cornerback. Hall is recovering from a...
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dontay Moch reportedly has been suspended by the NFL for using a banned substance. Pending an appeal, Moch will have to sit four games, according to CBSSports.com. Moch was taken in the second round last year after running the fastest 40 time among linebackers and lineman. However, he missed all of his rookie season with a broken metatarsal bone...
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dontay Moch never saw the field in his rookie year. The 3rd round pick from 2011 sustained a foot injury in training camp last year, preventing him from seeing the field at all. According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, he may not see the field at the start of 2012 either. La Canfora reported via Twitter that Moch has been suspended for four...
According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals have signed rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick. ESPN’s Josina Anderson has confirmed that Kirkpatrick will receive $7,840,095 fully guaranteed.
With Kirkpatrick being 6’2″, he’ll be able to match up against taller receivers and tight ends.
In the end, the Bengals have immediately upgraded their secondary...
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The Cincinnati Bengals signed their first round selection (17th overall) in cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick of the University of Alabama Friday.
With Kirkpatrick and newly acquired cornerback Terence Newman in the fold, the Bengals secondary will be more solid, as veteran cornerback Leon Hall to lead the way.
“It’s great for the club and...
The backup quarterback. The captain of the clipboard and backward baseball cap. Every team has one or two. While the other 51 guys on the roster are expected to produce to keep their jobs, everyone hopes that these guys will never have to step onto the field to earn their checks. And like every team, the Bengals will have to make one of three decisions about theirs.
1. Keep Just...
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Bengals, signed a four-year deal Friday. At 6-2, 186, Kirkpatrick has the size, arm length and experience to become a rookie start in defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer's press-cover scheme. "He has quick feet. He moves his feet laterally pretty well," Zimmer said. He does a great job in bump...
I came across this nice little piece on Terrell Owens from the Bay Area Sports Guy. Owens was interviewed by Brandon Tierney and Eric Davis on 95.7 FM “The Game”. It will not air until Monday, but Bay Area Sports Guy received a transcript via email:
Would you have been a better fit with the 49ers (in response to the team taking a chance on Randy Moss):
Owens: “Would I have...
Coming out of TCU, arm strength was the biggest knock on Andy Dalton and the main reason why he fell to the 2nd round, but he proved as a rookie that he had adequate arm strength and above average everything else, leading the Bengals to the playoffs. However, he is not satisfied. In an attempt [...]
QB Andy Dalton (Cincinnati)
I’m expecting a sophomore slump for Andy Dalton. It also doesn’t help that he lost Jerome Simpson in free agency. He also finished last season throwing for less than 200 yards in 4 or his last 5. I expect his production to go down across the board in 2012. In 2010, he had 3398 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
Projection: 3280 passing yards...