Bengals: What to do this offseason, Part II

Now let’s take a look at what the Cincinnati Bengals should do on defense and special teams this offseason, beginning with the defense. DEFENSIVE LINE The Bengals are in good shape here with a young and extremely-talented unit. Rookie second-round pick Carlos Dunlap from Florida is a candidate for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year […]

Bengals: What to do this offseason, Part I

Here is one man’s opinion of what the Cincinnati Bengals should do this offseason from a player-personnel perspective. They will also undoubtedly usher in a new coaching staff, but we’ll stick to analyzing the players for now. Part I will cover the offense and I’ll be back with Part II which covers the defense. WIDE […]

Grading the Bengals’ 2010 draft

This season as been a disaster, but one of the few bright spots of 2010 for the Bengals was their draft in April. Let’s take a closer look: First round, tight end Jermaine Gresham: I wanted Dez Bryant – and still think he’s going to be a star in the NFL – but there is […]

Bengals on pace for No. 2 pick in draft

If things hold up the way they are, the Cincinnati Bengals (2-11) will have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Carolina Panthers (1-12) – who the Bengals beat earlier this season – all but have the top pick locked up. They would most-likely take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, but there […]

T.O. rips Palmer, Bratkowski

As the losses pile up – and his production begins to decline – Terrell Owens is letting his true colors shine through. Following the Bengals’ 23-7 loss at the Steelers on Sunday – in which Owens had just one reception for 22 yards – he lashed out and said, “I can’t throw the ball to […]

Bengals to target WR in first round?

The Bengals’ front office and the new head coach – whoever he might be after Marvin Lewis is fired after this season – are going to have an interesting decision to make at the wide receiver position. And honestly, I think it’s a rather easy one. Do they cut-bait with Chad Ochocinco, chose not to […]

O-line biggest need for Bengals this offseason

Only two years after taking Andre Smith with the No. 6 overall pick of the draft, the Cincinnati Bengals will enter the 2011 offseason with offensive line at the top of the priority list. The Bengals are a disaster up front, with the exception of left tackle Andrew Whitworth and right guard Bobbie Williams. The […]

Is Carson Palmer’s arm shot?

A reader of the site (“Deem0916”) wrote in and asked me an interesting question this morning: Is Carson Palmer’s arm shot? I don’t think it’s completely shot, but he certainly hasn’t been nearly the same quarterback since suffering an elbow injury two years ago which shelved him for the rest of the season. I don’t […]

Mortensen calls Lewis a ‘Lame duck coach’

If there was any doubt, Chris Mortensen removed it Thursday night. ESPN’s NFL insider called Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis a “lame duck” on the air; strong words from a man that chooses them carefully. (Sometimes too carefully. Mort needs to let it fly a little more and quit worrying about offending someone if […]

Andre ‘The Bust’ continues to live up to nickname

Just when you think there might be a small chance Andre Smith won’t be a complete bust, stories like this from are published. Every Bengal fan knows that Smith has struggled with weight (and being a good player in general). However, he’s also had to deal with a chronic foot injury. “After getting carted […]

Bengals-Dolphins thoughts

Here are my thoughts following the Cincinnati Bengals’ latest disappointment, a 22-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. The Bengals weren’t going to make the playoffs even if they won … … But this one still hurts. Cincinnati started the game well, had the Dolphins on the ropes when they […]

Bengals-Falcons thoughts

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Here are my thoughts following the Bengals’ 39-32 loss at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday: Another rough day for Marv Good head coaches in the NFL are nearly impossible to beat after bye weeks. Bill Belichick has an undefeated mark following byes. Other widely-respected coaches (such as Jeff Fisher) […]

Odom’s appeal denied; will serve 4-game suspension

In a story first reported on Three-Way Chili, Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom will be suspended four games for taking a performance-enhancing drug. Odom appealed the suspension, but was shot down by the NFL on Friday. Athletes always have ridiculous excuses when busted with PEDs and Odom is certainly no exception. In fact, his is […]

Bengals say ‘Bye-bye’ to 2010 season

The Bengals were already behind the proverbial 8-ball when the 2010 schedule was released – they have arguably the toughest slate in the entire NFL. However, how can a talented, yet inconsistent team decrease its fleeting playoff hopes even more? By losing to two of the worst teams in the league in back-to-back weeks: the […]

Bengals-Browns thoughts

Here are my postgame thoughts following the Bengals 23-20 loss at the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Tim Donaghy thought the officiating was shady I am fully-accustomed to seeing poor officiating in the NFL. That’s what happens when a multi-billion dollar business uses part-time employees as refs. I don’t think games are fixed like the NBA, […]