Best cornerback ever drafted by the Buffalo Bills

When I was scrolling through the draft picks by the Buffalo Bills in the last 20 years, seeing the name Nate Clements brought back a multitude of memories from his years in Buffalo. If I could describe Nate as a football player in one word, I would use ‘Driven’. To establish a little history here, for those of you who don’t remember Nate Clements upon leaving the Buffalo Bills...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers devote big-money deals to their own

The memories of Nate Clements and Jonas Jennings live on with the 49ers. The organization has seemingly been reluctant in recent seasons to make multi-year, big-money free-agent acquisitions. When the 49ers have doled out lucrative deals in recent seasons it has been to retain such players as Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Ahmad Brooks, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Joe Staley, Anthony...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The selfish Bills fan.

Buffalo is one of the best cities in America to play professional football in. It doesn’t have a corporate atmosphere like in New York. It doesn’t have a scoreboard the size of Wyoming like they do in Dallas. It doesn’t have have the nightlife like Miami has and it doesn’t have the smugness San Francisco has. It’s a blue collar town with blue collar problems and fan friendly...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bowl Rosters Announced; Bills Lead NY Teams with 3

The Pro Bowl roster was announced tonight. Yes, it’s still a thing. And apparently, from our NYSK Facebook chat group, it actually means something to us, deep, deep down. Even though not one of us will actually watch it. So let’s take a gander at which Bills players made the cut and which Jets players made the alternate list and which Giants players will sit at home and not watch...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Safety Conundrum of the New York Jets

Jets fans, you have been duped! Bamboozled! The wool has been pulled over your eyes! The all-world performance by a deep group of cornerbacks has been the light that blinded you to the truth. The truth is that the New York Jets have been managing with mediocre to poor safety play ever since 2010. Okay, maybe the issue has been more obvious than that. Most of you are keenly aware...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Clements wants to play football this season

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, free agent cornerback Nate Clements wants to play football this coming season. DB Nate Clements admits he didn't think new CBA would lead to such a rough free agency period for some veterans. He's training 2 play in '13 — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) June 19, 2013 The 33 year-old Clements played for the Bengals in 2012 and racked...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State – Defensive Back University – Part 2

We continue our countdown of the 9  greatest defensive backs to ever don the Scarlet and Gray and then go on to play on Sundays at the highest level with numbers 4 through 1. To recap: #9 Ahmed Plummer #8 Will Allen #7 Kurt Coleman #6 Mike Doss #5 Donte Whitner   We start off the remainder of our countdown with someone who is near and dear to all Buckeye hearts. This 6 foot safety...
Via Buckeye Empire
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Team Needs: Cincinnati Bengals Edition

The Cincinnati Bengals made next to no moves to bolster their roster with new talent on the open market, but the club did a rock-solid job of retaining its own players over the last three and a half weeks in 2013 NFL Free Agency.  Let’s examine the Bengals’ updated team needs entering the 2013 NFL Draft (in no particular order). Photo Credit: [RELATED: Cincinnati...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Crocker out for Bengals against Texans

Cincinnati strong safety Chris Crocker is inactive for the Bengals AFC wild-card playoff game against Houston. Crocker missed practice all week with a thigh injury. Nate Clements is scheduled to start in his place. Houston's Barrett Ruud will start at inside linebacker for Tim Dobbins, who was placed on injured reserve Friday with an ankle injury. Cornerback Alan Ball is active...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs forced to shuffle offensive line vs Bengals

The Chiefs are without center Ryan Lilja and right guard Jon Asamoah along with wide receiver Jon Baldwin for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Safety Reggie Nelson was inactive for Cincinnati with a hamstring injury Sunday. Taylor Mays is expected to start in his place alongside Nate Clements. Lilja is inactive with a knee injury and Asamoah had surgery on his right thumb...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dolphins-Bengals Inactives

As the Bengals prepare to face the Dolphins at PBS in about 30 minutes, here’s a quick glance at the inactives. The Bengals are sitting some of the usual suspects, particularly DB’s Dre Kirkpatrick and Jason Allen, both of whom are still recovering from injuries.  They’ve been down pretty much all year, so its no surprise.  The good news is that Leon Hall and Nate Clements...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals Getting Much-Needed Boost on Defense

Despite having one of the NFL’s worst-ranked defenses going into Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars, as well as being down three opening-day starters(Thomas Howard, Nate Clements, Leon Hall), the Bengals rose up to the challenge and held the Jaguars in check for much of the game en route to a 27-10 victory. The story of the game was the pressure they were able to get on QB Blaine...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Heroes and Zeroes

It is easy to look at a stat sheet and place blame.  But when the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the mix, that is way too easy.  When it comes to the surprising Cincinnati Bengals though, the stats don't lie. Jacksonville Jaguars: HeroIs it appropriate to assign a hero award to someone who didn't play? In this case, yes. The hero for the Sunday game versus the Bengals is...
Via Football Nation
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals Dress Just Three Corners for Jags

In a troubling, if not unexpected, development, the Bengals will dress just three true cornerbacks for today’s game in Jacksonville.  Down are starters Leon Hall and Nate Clements, along with back-up Jason Allen and first round pick Dre Kirkpatrick.  Kirkpatrick hasn’t seen the field yet this year, and Allen has played only a handful of snaps.  Hall and Clements are the entrenched...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals without both starting CBs at Jaguars

The Cincinnati Bengals are without both starting cornerbacks and two backups against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Starters Nate Clements and Leon Hall are inactive for Sunday's game. So are backups Jason Allen and Dre Kirkpatrick. Terence Newman and Adam Jones will start against Jacksonville. Running back Bernard Scott, linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy and receiver Ryan Whalen also...
Via Fox Sports
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals expected to be without top 4 cornerbacks against Jaguars

The Cincinnati Bengals rank 28th against the pass this year, allowing 8.5 YPA, and have been torched by every quarterback they’ve faced, including Brandon Weeden, who completed 26 of 37 for 322 yards and 2 scores against them, which represents by far his best statistical game of the season. Injuries have been a huge part of the problem. Cornerbacks Jason Allen and Dre Kirkpatrick...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Crock’s Back; Lee Out

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. Sweet. So, when considering the alternatives (none), the Bengals brought back safety Chris Crocker.  They made room for...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#29)

Last week: 29 (+0) Record: 1-1 I’m still sticking with the whole, the Bengals are overrated thing. A 7 point win over the Browns doesn’t change that. If anything, it enforces it. The Bengals also rank 31st in the league in yards per play differential, allowing 1.9 yards per play more defensively than they gain offensively. The good news, some reinforcements are on the way as...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals' corner play a pressing concern

Throughout training camp and the preseason, the biggest concern with the Bengals defense has been the secondary. Yes, there are six first-round corners on the roster but three of them were injured and saw minimal snaps. In Monday night's 44-13 loss to the Ravens, the concerns were well founded. Cornerback Leon Hall said after the game that he couldn't remember any blown...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals WR Jordan Shipley returns to practice

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley has been cleared to practice, the final step in his comeback from reconstructive knee surgery. Shipley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Sept. 18. He was limited during drills in the offseason and wasn't allowed to practice when training camp opened on Friday. He practiced for the first time on Monday...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals WR Jordan Shipley returns to practice

Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley has been cleared to practice, the final step in his comeback from reconstructive knee surgery. Shipley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Sept. 18. He was limited during drills in the offseason and wasn't allowed to practice when training camp opened on Friday. He practiced for the first time on Monday, along with cornerback...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Question Marks vs Weaknesses

The natural tendency for most people — analysts, fans and rivals alike — is to assume that any question mark about a team is by definition a weakness. If a player or position group is not considered a strength, then he/they must be a weakness, right? Not necessarily. It is understandable to want to see guys “prove it” on the field before buying in, but having question marks...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals Banter: Ranking Salaries For Bengals Cornerbacks

It's just common sense that the Cincinnati Bengals will likely release a cornerback or two from now until final cuts a week before the 2012 regular season launches. Will it be based on training camp and preseason production, or will there be a significant weight against players that earn the most? Let's take a look at scheduled salaries Bengals cornerbacks are expected to...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Which Cornerback Is On The Chopping Block?

Nate Clements‘ name has come up all too often in discussions about which cornerback will not make the roster in 2012. Skeptics point to his age. With Dre Kirkpatrick in waiting, there just isn’t any room for Nate. We push him out the door just as quickly as we welcomed him in. But most of [...]
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Relax! Part Two: CB

Yesterday I addressed  the incessant hand-wringing in Who Dey-ville regarding the second starting WR position.  Today, I’ll look at another area that seems to get a lot of publicity from fans and “experts” alike:  The cornerbacks. It seems this area of the team is concerning to the overpaid and blowhard “pundits,” and with all due respect, I don’t get why the fans...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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