Three players who must improve for the Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are in uncharted water for the first time in 2015. They are trying to recover after an embarrising loss on Monday Night Football to the Texans. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: A rookie makes some major strides Games of the Weeks: Playoff and division titles are on the line Heros and Goat: Six players who stood out in week 10 Power Rankings: Week 10 was a wild...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals G Clint Boling rated as top offensive lineman in Week 1 by PFF

While Bengals offensive tackles Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith kept Raiders pass rushers Khalil Mack and Aldon Smith away from Andy Dalton in Sunday's Week 1 win, left guard Clint Boling was a dominant force in the trenches.Boling came away with the highest grade of all offensive linemen in Pro Football Focus' Week 1 report card. Boling received a +4.5 while Jets guard Willie Colon...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals making solid moves in free agency

Despite not winning in the playoffs the last four seasons the Cincinnati Bengals have been doing a good job not overspending and bringing in the right personnel to keep them on the right track for success. Sometimes that is resigning or not resigning a player that fits your team fiscally and physically and so far this free agency period the Bengals have been doing a great job at...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Bengals Have Best Free Agency Period in AFC North?

The Cincinnati Bengals made a few splashes during free agency this year. They did not bring in any huge, blockbuster names like Greg Hardy, but they did fill some holes on their roster that needed addressed. The Bengals began their free agency period by signing A.J. Hawk, the former Green Bay Packer. Hawk played nine seasons in Green Bay and he has 1,118 total tackles to be the Packers’...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals Could Be Closing In On Re-Signing G Clint Boling

According to Geoff Hobson of, it looks like Cincinnati is closing in on re-signing veteran G Clint Boling. Chris Tomasson previously reported that the Vikings were making a strong push for Boling, but it sounds like a return to the Bengals could happen at some point in the near future. Boling, 25, appeared in all 16 games for the ...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs free agency news, rumors, and updates

Much like last offseason, the Buccaneers find themselves in position of needing several upgrades. On Tuesday, when free agency begins at 4:00pm EST, Tampa Bay finds themselves in the same position.  This post will be updated throughout the day with any free agency news linked to the Bucs, but first are some pieces of info from what has gathered. Offensive Line The...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Making A “Strong Push” For Free Agent G Clint Boling

Chris Tomasson reports that the Vikings are making a strong push for Bengals free agent G Clint Boling. This is interesting considering that Boling ha played for Mike Zimmer while the two of them were together in Cincinnati. Ryan Goldin, Boling’s trainer, said on Monday that Zimmer being in charge of the Vikings is one of the main ...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

One Fan(n)’s Opinion by @RDotDeuce: OL Market Evaluation

View image | “Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.” – George Washington With the relative ineffectiveness of the Bills’ offensive line last year, changes were going to come. Now that the recent trades, the acquisition of Greg Roman as offensive coordinator and Rex’s preferred ‘ground-n-pound’ has been announced to the football...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Boling Among Five Potential Free-Agent Guards For Patriots

A Super Bowl victory made it easy to forget the New England Patriots had major issues along their offensive line early last season. The Patriots put a band-aid on the situation by moving Dan Connolly to left guard and Ryan Wendell to right guard, but the prevailing issues didn’t just go away. Connolly was a first-time captain, but he had an up-and-down season as he struggled through...
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Bengals need to draft an interior lineman in the NFL Draft

Glamorous. That’s not the word that comes to mind when thinking about players along the offensive line. And it’s especially not attributed to the guys in the middle of that group, the guards and center. While “skill-position” players get all of the headlines, and offensive tackles get the biggest contracts, interior linemen toil in relative anonymity. But in the center of...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Cincinnati Bengals be considering an offensive lineman in free agency?

It’s a tough position to evaluate. There aren’t a lot of stats to help with the cause. Styles of play can sometimes skew opinions. And the difference between a win and a loss on any given play isn’t always black and white. But what is clear is that it’s a vital position. Whether a team is run-first or pass-happy, the ability to control the line of scrimmage is the key to...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Giants, Jets, & Panthers

Bengals Geoff Hobson of expects G Clint Boling, MLB Rey Maualuga, and K Mike Nugent to all test the free agent market. Bills Mike Rodak reports that the Bills have expressed interest re-signing DL Jarius Wynn and LB Larry Dean. Rodak adds that there hasn’t been any movement with free agent G Erik Pears. Giants Dan Graziano of ESPN expects LB Mathias...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Free Agents, 49ers, Chargers, & Raiders

Draft Oregon QB Marcus Mariota measures in at 6-3 3/4, 222 pounds. Florida State QB Jameis Winston measures in at 6-3 3/4, 231 pounds. Free Agents Jeremy Fowler spoke to a personnel director of an NFL team about his favorite under-radar free agents. According to the personnel director, Ravens OLB Pernell McPhee and Bengals G Clint Boling are his two favorites. 49ers Matt...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals Position Review: Offensive Line

The Cincinnati Bengals finished the 2014 season with a record of 10-5-1. They finished second in the AFC North and were the fifth seed in the playoffs. The Bengals’ offense relied mainly on their two all-star running backs. The passing game was mediocre. The offensive line does not get tons of credit but they are a major part of Cincinnati’s wins. Cincinnati’s offensive line...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Chiefs, Colts, Jaguars, & Ravens

Bengals According to Coley Harvey, re-signing OL Clint Boling and MLB Rey Maualuga are likely to atop the Bengals’ list of priorities when it comes to free agency. If the Bengals were to allow TE Jermaine Gresham to leave in free agency, Harvey would target Browns TE Jordan Cameron. However, Harvey doesn’t see Gresham’s departure as a foregone conclusion. Other potential...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Six Bengals on injury report with illness

CINCINNATI -- Germ warfare is spreading throughout the Bengals locker room. As soon as one person starts turning the corner, another seemingly goes down. Cornerback Adam Jones and left guard Clint Boling are the latest patients to miss practice time as the Bengals continue preparing for Sunday night's game at Pittsburgh to decide the winner of the AFC North. Even head coach Marvin...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals looking for Mr. Right (Tackle)

CINCINNATI -- Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander knows one truism about his profession. "You're not going to go 16 games with the same starting offensive line," said Alexander. "It's the way the NFL is." For the second year in a row the Bengals are having to deal with a significant offensive line shuffle because of an injury to a starter late in the season. Last season it...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals To Start Guard Clint Boling At Right Tackle Against Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals have one important lineup change for their Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers as it’s been announced that starting left guard Clint Boling will start at right tackle in place of the struggling Marshall Newhouse. Boling played some at right tackle last week in the win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He […] Bengals To Start Guard Clint Boling At...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals pull switch on offensive line

CINCINNATI -- Clint Boling will make his first career start at right tackle Sunday when the Bengals host Pittsburgh in a key AFC North matchup. Boling is expected to move outside as the Bengals continue to look for a solution to the loss of Andre Smith to a triceps tear two weeks ago. Marshall Newhouse started last week at Tampa Bay while Boling remained at his normal left guard...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals work to fix right tackle problem

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have acquired a familiar player to help them fix one of their biggest trouble spots heading toward the postseason. Veteran right tackle Eric Winston practiced on Wednesday a few hours after signing a contract. Coach Marvin Lewis has known Winston for years through his work with the NFL's Competition Committee. The Bengals (8-3-1) lead the AFC North by...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Gator stomp: An oral history of the 2007 Florida-Georgia game

For more than a century, football teams from the University of Florida and the University of Georgia have met on the gridiron. These college programs dislike each other to such a high degree that they can’t even agree on their collective history. Georgia believes the series record is 50-40-2 in its favor;  Florida counts that mark at 49-40-2. The 1904 game, won by Georgia 52-0...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Injury Update: Clint Boling, Geno Atkins, Leon Hall

A trio of wounded Bengals are inching ever so closer to returning to the gridiron. Offensive lineman Clint Boling and defensive tackle Geno Atkins are recovering from torn ACLs suffered last season, and while Boling's rehab appears to be going smoothly, things are a bit murkier for Atkins. Leon Hall, meanwhile is well on his way to recovering from his Achilles injury.Atkins tore...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Patriots, Texans, & Vikings

  Bengals G Clint Boling, who’s coming off of a torn ACL, could be ready for the start of training camp. (Geoff Hobson) Bills Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Buffalo considers Mike Williams and Marquise Goodwin to be locks to make the Bills’ 53-man roster. This probably doesn’t come as a huge shock given that the Bills actually traded for Williams a few months ago, but there...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Anlyzing the 2011 Draft: Cincinnati Bengals

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. Earlier this week, I graded the Miami Dolphins draft. That article can be found here: With the AFC East draft analysis all wrapped up, I move on to grading the drafts from the teams in the AFC North....
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals make first move of free agency: Re-sign Mike Pollak

While the Bengals re-signing of Mike Pollak isn’t the flashiest of moves, it could prove to be an impactful one. It also goes to show, as Pollak is the only unrestricted free agent on the Bengals whom has yet to be re-signed, that Cincinnati has high hopes for him. After four solid years in Indianapolis, Pollak’s career became sidetracked due to injuries. In 2011 and 2012, he...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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