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Cincinnati Bengals Positional Breakdown: Defensive Line

If there is one thing the Cincinnati Bengals are hoping to improve on in 2015, it would have to be the pass rush. One year ago, the Bengals’ defense managed just 20 sacks, the lowest in the NFL and franchise history. In fact, the Bengals’ defense racked up just as many interceptions (20) as they did sacks. With pass rush on their mind, the Bengals added to their defensive line...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Cincinnati Bengals defensive positions

Known for their defensive prowess, the Cincinnati Bengals slumped in performance last year as they struggled to sack the quarterback and stop the run. With the potential for major improvement, here is a look at the strengths and weakness of this years defense. Geno Atkins (97) and Domata Peko (94) 5. Defensive Tackle- A usual fearsome defender, Geno Atkins struggled throughout...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Four players who must step up for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015

The Cincinnati Bengals have quality starters at almost every position on the roster. Not many teams in the NFL have the talent and depth that the Bengals possess. Last season was a perfect example of this as a handful of the teams starters went down with significant injuries. Players who wouldn’t normally start were able to showcase their talent and play a role in claiming a playoff...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Cincinnati Bengals dark horse candidates to make the Pro Bowl in 2015

The Cincinnati Bengals have a whole roster filled with players that have been to multiple Pro Bowls. Some of the more obvious names include, Andy Dalton (two), A.J. Green (four), Andrew Whitworth (one) and Geno Atkins (three). However, there are some names on their roster that could put up good enough numbers to steal the show this year. Among the three names on this list, they have...
Via cover32
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals looking to resurrect 'Fisher-Price' pass rush

After a league-worst 20 sacks in 2014, the Bengals are looking to go back to their roots.Five years after the original formation of Mike Zimmer's 'Fisher-Price' package, the trio of Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins, and Michael Johnson are amped for a reunion.The threesome combined for 63 sacks from 2010 to 2012, 52 percent of the team's output. With Johnson back after a disappointing...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for the Bengals Defense

The Cincinnati Bengals come into the 2015 Season with a chip on their shoulder that just keeps growing and growing. Sure fans will admit that the Bengals are a good football team. Sure they will compete at a high level in the AFC North. Sure they can make the playoffs. But, they don’t have what it takes to make a run. They don’t have much to say back after that besides….watch...
Via TopSportsReport
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals' Atkins looking more like his old self

At the end of last season, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther called out Geno Atkins for being just another guy on the defensive line. A few months later, Atkins looks more like the player who was one of the best defensive tackles in the league before he tore his ACL in 2013. "He's real explosive. He looks strong. He looks as good as he’s ever had," Guenther told the...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Atkins is looking the best he ever has and returning to his All-Pro form

The Cincinnati Bengals struck gold when they drafted former Georgia defensive tackle Geno Atkins in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. His best season so far, came in 2012 when Atkins racked up 12.5 sacks, 54 total tackles and four forced fumbles. That same year, he was named first-team All-Pro and made the Pro Bowl. Atkins has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times, last...
Via cover32
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Cincinnati Bengals do enough to fix their defense?

The Cincinnati Bengals defense has been ranked in the top 10 of the NFL for 3 of the last 4 seasons. Last year was the year the Bengals took a stumble from their pedestal and came in sporting a defense that was ranked 22nd in the league. While the team’s main setback was due to injuries, the Bengals addressed their issues through free agency and the draft. With the return of key...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Cardinals, Rams, & Ravens

Bengals Coley Harvey writes that Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict‘s status remains a mystery simply because trainers are being patient with his recovery from microfracture surgery. According to Harvey, DT Geno Atkins looked “all right” during last week’s OTA practice. Cardinals Josh Weinfuss of ESPN writes that former first-round pick OL Jonathan Cooper needs to overcome ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Bengals Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting Bengals in NFL's Top 100 of 2015

Earlier this month, the NFL came out with their Top 100 players of 2015. With 100-81 already released, the Cincinnati Bengals have no players so far; and there is a question of whom from the team will fall on the list and where.Last season on the Top 100 list of 2014, three Bengals fell on the list. WR A.J Green #8 DT Geno Atkins #48 MLB Vontaze Burfict #52 However, all three of...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the Bengals Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Andy Dalton, Geno Atkins and the Bengals to reach...
Via TopSportsReport
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Cincinnati Bengals Have the Best Defense in the AFC North?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
Via TopSportsReport
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Benglas sign LB A.J. Hawk

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, according to Mike McCartney. Excited for @OfficialAJHawk agreeing to terms with his hometown team, the @Bengals on a 2 year deal — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 10, 2015   Hawk, 31, was selected by the Packers in the first round (No. 5 overall...
Via Sports-Glory
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Defensive End Other than Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins, the Bengals’ defensive line was horrible last season as only those two players played a snap for the Bengals on the defensive line and graded out above average. Wallace Gilberry and Robert Geathers were horrible as the Bengals #2 and #3 defensive ends last season, grading out 46th and 59th respectively out...
Via The Football Fan Spot
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mock Draft 2015 – Cincinnati Bengals Select DT Malcom Brown

Malcom Brown, defensive tackle from Texas, is currently one of the top interior lineman prospects in this years' NFL draft. A 2014 finalist for both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy, which recognize the country's top defensive player and defensive interior lineman, Brown earned 2014 All-American honors from Walter Camp, AP, FWAA, Sporting News, CBS Sports, USA Today...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals DT Atkins added to Pro Bowl, replacing injured Suh

CINCINNATI -- Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has been added to the Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Ndamukong Suh from Detroit. It's Atkins' third Pro Bowl selection. It gives the Bengals three players in the game, along with receiver A.J. Green and punter Kevin Huber. Atkins was picked despite coming off a subpar season, his first back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Suh backs out of Pro Bowl

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has joined Detroit Lions teammate Calvin Johnson in backing out of the Pro Bowl. Suh will be replaced by Cincinnati's Geno Atkins, according to the Bengals' website, which cited an undisclosed injury as the reason for the Detroit All-Pro's decision not to play. Toes still frozen, perhaps? More than likely, it has much to do with Suh's pending free-agent...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals' Atkins added to Pro Bowl, replacing injured Suh

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins has been added to the Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Ndamukong Suh from Detroit. It's Atkins' third Pro Bowl selection. It gives the Bengals three players in the game, along with receiver A.J. Green and punter Kevin Huber. Atkins was picked despite coming off a subpar season, his first back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals' Atkins named to Pro Bowl

Bengals DT Geno Atkins has been named to a roster spot for the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today. Atkins, a third alternate in December's Pro Bowl voting, replaces Detroit DT Ndamukong Suh, who is unable to participate due to an injury. The addition of Atkins gives the Bengals three players in the Pro Bowl, as WR A.J. Green and P Kevin Huber were voted in directly. The game will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: 2014 Defensive Grades

The Cincinnati Bengals went 10-5-1 in 2014 and lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, while their defense ranked 22nd in the league in yards per game allowed. The Bengals’ opponents racked up 359.3 yards per game.The Bengals also ranked a dismal 20th in passing yards allowed, as they let their opponents tally up 243 passing yards per game. The Bengals...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bengals' defense set for overhaul after subpar performance

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals' defense was most dependable during their run of playoff appearances. After a tough season all-around, it's headed for a makeover. The Bengals were last in the league in sacks and gave up 500 yards a franchise-record three times. Indianapolis piled up 482 yards and allowed only one sack during a 26-10 victory on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Buccaneers, Giants, Lions, & Rams

Bengals DC Paul Guenther referred to DT Geno Atkins as “just a guy” this season. “This year, he was just three-technique No. 20, in my mind,” Guenther said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN. “He was just a guy out there. “We need to get him back to where he was, being that game-wrecker there inside,” Guenther said. “Otherwise, we need to go find a new inside rusher.”...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Guenther expects better from self, Bengals defense

CINCINNATI -- Paul Guenther has coached at different levels of football. He's had multiple roles at those levels, including being a college head coach at the age of 25. His first season as the Bengals defensive coordinator was a learning experience for Guenther. What he mainly discovered is that his unit has to get a lot better across the board, but particularly when it comes to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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