Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers: Franchises in Contrast

John McKay was 7 years away from Coaching Bucs when Chuck Noll was hired. 45 years later 9 more Bucs coaches have replaced 2 Steelers. The year was 1969, and the first coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was  finishing off a 10-0-1 season at USC with his  Trojans beating Michigan 10-3 in the Rose Bowl, finishing off with a #3 National Ranking. The only blemish was a 14-14 tie At...
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Unbeaten Bengals have extra week to get healthy

CINCINNATI (AP) When the schedule came out, the Bengals saw what was happening in the fourth week and bristled. A bye? So soon? Teams prefer to get their week off later in the season, when they're worn down a bit. The Bengals' thinking has dramatically changed since. They're off this week, and the timing now seems perfect. Cincinnati (3-0) could use a break to get healthy...
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NFL Notes: Bengals, Chiefs, Giants, Packers, Ravens, Redskins & Vikings

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis said on Monday that WR Marvin Jones and RB Rex Burkhead will resume practice this week. (Geoff Hobson) Chiefs Undrafted OG Josh Walker worked out for the Chiefs on Monday. (Aaron Wilson) Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will not play on Thursday due to a lingering hamstring injury. (Kimberly Jones) Packers Undrafted OG Josh Walker will work out for the Packers...
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Three weeks in, Bengals where they want to be

CINCINNATI --€“ People love polls. They love rankings. They love polls about rankings. They are conversation pieces. In the NFL, that's all they are. Polls in college football have some baring on how the postseason picture shapes up but not in the NFL. That's determined on a week-to-week basis. So far through three weeks, the Bengals look pretty good. Sunday's 33-7...
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This college is the best place for the Cincinnati Bengals to find a top prospect

This year the Cincinnati Bengals are off to a great start and it looks like they may finally shake off their recent run of bad luck in the playoffs. But it’s never too early to start looking for the next generation of NFL talent. So where should they look? According to this infographic, more current NFL players have graduated from USC than any other school. However, Notre Dame...
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Week 3 Injury Report

From John Halpin’s news and notes: Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis reportedly expects WR A.J. Green (toe) to play on Sunday, but the team's website reports that "no one seems to know" how Green will progress after being limited in practice on Thursday. Bleacher Report's Will Carroll said on Tuesday's Fantasy 15 podcast that Green's issue is mostly one...
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Rewind: Cincinnati Bengals odd Power Rankings spot; amazing cheerleaders gallery

Here’s everything you need to get you ready for Week 3 of the NFL season. National Columns - Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 2 (READ) - QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 3 (READ) - Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 3 (READ) - The 10 biggest disappointments in the NFL so far this season (READ...
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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis gives update on A.J. Green’s status

The big question facing the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend as they prepare to face the Tennessee Titans is the status of superstar wide receiver A.J. Green, who suffered a hurt toe in last week’s game against the Falcons. Green has been limited in practice this week and his status going into Sunday’s game was questionable, until a short time ago when head coach Marvin Lewis...
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NFL Notes: Bengals, Bucs, Cowboys, Dolphins, Jaguars, Jets, & Packers

  Bengals HC Marvin Lewis told reporters that he expects WR A.J. Green to play against the Titans this weekend. “It’s just getting the range of motion back on that big toe,” said Green, via Richard Skinner of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “That’s the biggest thing, because I’m always on that. I feel good. I still have some treatment to do, but it’s getting better.“ Buccaneers...
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Bengals' Lewis expects A.J. Green to play Sunday

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters who cover the Tennessee Titans via a conference call on Wednesday that he expects injured wide receiver A.J. Green to play on Sunday, while Green told Cincinnati reporters he is simply hopeful to play, although he didn't practice on Wednesday. The Bengals (2-0) host the Titans (1-1) at 1 p.m. in Paul Brown Stadium. Green left this...
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Marvin Lewis believes A.J. Green will play this week

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis gave the impression that he believe star receiver A.J. Green will play this week after suffering a toe injury last week. Lewis said, “we’re going to have 46 healthy and ready bodies ready to go.” Lewis was then asked if Green will be on of those players. “I would say A.J. (Green) would be one of those 46 bodies,” he replied. var ACE_AR...
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Five NFL coaches who are feeling the heat right about now

This NFL season is only two weeks old but some coaches are already feeling the heat. Most of the coaches on the hot seat will be fired at the end of the season. Some might even be fired midseason. The season is still young so it is tough to say how many NFL coaches will be fired but so far we have a pretty good idea of who has a chance to be let go. Some of these coaches were even...
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Bengals are keeping Devon Still on the practice squad to help him pay for his daughter’s cancer treatment

This summer has been a nightmare for Devon Still. That's precisely why he will take any and every good nugget of news that comes his way; news like his phone call Saturday with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. At the time, Lewis was calling to inform Still that the team had no choice but to cut him. In doing that, Lewis told Still he'd be re-signed to the practice...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals Keep DT on Roster to Help Pay for Daughter’s Cancer Treatment

Devon Still, the third-year defensive-tackle, was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals this week but while Still wanted to make the 53 man roster his biggest concern wasn’t about playing the game of football. Devon’s young daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage-4 of a very rare pediatric cancer on June 2nd. Via ESPN,  “I wanted to make the roster but I have a lot of stuff going...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals give key linebacker long-term contract extension

Despite three straight early playoff exits, the Cincinnati Bengals know that they have something special in their current crop of players. That’s why general manager Mike Brown is working so hard to secure the key pieces on his roster for the long haul. Quarterback Andy Dalton was given a massive, team-friendly deal a few weeks ago and head coach Marvin Lewis is pressuring wide...
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Bengals' president has health scare

Bengals president Mike Brown had what the team has called a minor medical situation Sunday morning in Phoenix and is not expected to attend the team's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Brown, 79, was being treated for precautionary reasons and is expected to fly back to Cincinnati ahead of the team. Brown has officially been running the franchise since his father...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Depth matters, Lewis not pleased with Bengals backups

CINCINNATI -- Preseason wins and losses don't matter. Coaches can say otherwise, but they don't matter. That's different from saying what players do during those games doesn't matter. Marvin Lewis had a stern message and pointed message to his players after Saturday night's 25-17 loss to the New York Jets. NFL Films cameras were present in 2009 for Hard Knocks...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Polian thinks drafting Dalton would have saved his job

According to Judy Battista of, former Colts GM Bill Polian told Bengals HC Marvin Lewis that he would not be working for ESPN had he drafted QB Andy Dalton in 2011. The comments are interesting, as Dalton has proved to be one of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the league.  He just signed a six-year deal worth up to $115 million, but he has his share of critics primarily...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Marvin Jones Out 5-6 Weeks With Broken Foot

While Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said receiver Marvin Jones (foot) will miss "a couple of weeks" with a broken foot, Geoff Hobson of says the receiver will likely be out 5-6 weeks.Fantasy Spin:Jones, who had 712 yards and 10 touchdowns on 80 targets last season, had to get a pin inserted into his fifth metatarsal. A similar injury kept Mohamed Sanu out for the...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mistakes give Lewis ammunition for improvement

While the Bengals first-team offense was extremely crisp thanks to a solid performance from a makeshift offensive line and the first-team defense was extremely staunch there were plenty of mistakes made by backups and special teams members in Thursday's preseason opener at Kansas City to keep head coach Marvin Lewis and his staff plenty busy making corrections over the next week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis on Darqueze Dennard: ‘Best Rookie CB I’ve Seen’

We’ll see what Darrelle Revis has to say about this.  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been around some really good rookie cornerbacks. Lewis drafted Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph for the Bengals. He was the Ravens defensive coordinator in when Baltimore drafted Duane Starks and Chris McCallister. None seem to compare to this years No. 24 overall pick Darqueze Dennard,...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis on Darqueze Dennard: ‘Best Rookie CB I’ve Seen’

We’ll see what Darrelle Revis has to say about this.  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been around some really good rookie cornerbacks. Lewis drafted Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph for the Bengals.  He was the Ravens defensive coordinator in when Baltimore drafted Duane Starks and Chris McCallister. None seem to compare to this years No. 24 overall pick Darqueze Dennard...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis calls Darqueze Dennard "best rookie corner I've seen"

The Bengals have been happy thus far with the performance of first-round pick Darqueze Dennard. Though it's only the second week of training camp and the first preseason game coming up, Dennard has impressed the coaches with how well he's transitioning to the NFL. Dennard was considered one of the top cornerbacks of this year's draft, and his addition addressed a major...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis texts AJ Green, tells him to “get talks moving”

(Credit: Zimbio) Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have locked up quarterback Andy Dalton through 2020, the next question is when his favorite target AJ Green will receive a long-term deal. Via Peter King of, Bengals head coach texted the receiver, and directed him to tell his agent to get talks moving. Lewis should probably get that same message to Cincinnati’s front-office...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals reveal first look at 2014 depth chart

On Thursday night the Cincinnati Bengals will open their pre-season schedule against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. That means that real honest-to-God football is so close that we can almost taste it, and the coaching staff is getting ready to begin shaving down the roster. Over the weekend the Bengals revealed a first look at what its depth chart will probably look...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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