Bengals-Panthers thoughts

Here are my thoughts on the Bengals’ 20-7 road win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday: 2-1 is hella fun After the way the Bengals looked in Week One when they were trounced by the Patriots, any Bengal fan would have been beyond thrilled to know that Cincinnati would win the next two weeks and […]

‘Andre The Bust’ update

Andre Smith, who is somehow merely a backup right tackle in his second season with the Bengals despite being the No. 6 overall draft pick in 2009, is now getting some practice reps at guard according to to increase what little value he has to the team. The good news in the above story […]

Bengals-Ravens thoughts

Here are my thoughts following the Bengals’ 15-10 win over the visiting Ravens on Sunday, evening Cincinnati’s record at 1-1: Flacco is who we thought he was It would sound better coming from Denny Green, but Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is who we thought he was … and the Bengals didn’t let him off the […]

Bengals-Patriots thoughts

Here are my thoughts following the Bengals’ 38-24 season-opening loss on the road against the New England Patriots. The Bengals were outcoached so bad that it was embarrassing They saved face late in the game, but one team was clearly prepared to start the NFL season and one was not. I predicted that the Bengals […]

Source: Odom to be suspended 4 games

A source has informed Three-Way Chili that Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom will be suspended 4 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. I cannot personally confirm this news and the Bengals’ PR department had not returned my calls at of the time of this post. The source tells me that Odom is currently […]

Bengals-Patriots Q&A/Prediction, Part II

Three-Way Chili participated in a Q&A exchange with Derek Hanson, publisher of Foxboro Blog, in preparation for Sunday’s season opener between the Cincinnati Bengals and host New England Patriots (1 p.m. EST; CBS). Here are my answers to Hanson’s questions, as well as a prediction that I hope is way off: 1. Perhaps the biggest […]

Bengals-Patriots Q&A/Prediction, Part I

Three-Way Chili participated in a Q&A exchange with Derek Hanson, publisher of Foxboro Blog, in preparation for Sunday’s season opener between the Cincinnati Bengals and host New England Patriots (1 p.m. EST; CBS). Here are Hanson’s answers to our questions: 1. What was the biggest offseason story for the Patriots other than Wes Welker’s rehab […]

Yahoo blasts Mike Brown, but still ranks Davis as NFL’s worst owner

I was ready to say that Yahoo’s Michael Silver penned the best roasting of Mike Brown in the long and storied history of writers taking shots at the Bengals’ often-clueless owner. Silver absolutely takes Brown to task in the piece and really captures the frustrations of Bengals fans. He lobs grenade after grenade, exposing Brown […]

Bengals land LeFevour, cut O’Sullivan

Well, I was on the right track with my post a few hours ago that the Bengals needed to do something about their backup quarterback situation. According to, Cincinnati picked up 2010 sixth-round draft pick Dan LeFevour today who was waived by the Chicago Bears. Interestingly, I wanted the Bengals to take LeFevour in […]

Bengals should pick up Troy Smith (or Leinart) and drop Jordan Palmer

If the Bengals’ front office has any sense (OK, I know they don’t, but work with me here for a moment…) they will drop third-string quarterback Jordan Palmer and sign Troy Smith who was released by the Ravens. Jordan Palmer has no business in the NFL and he’s obviously only on the team to basically […]

Bye-bye Antonio Bryant; it’s like we never knew ya

To save a $3 million roster bonus that the Bengals would’ve had to pay Antonio Bryant in two weeks, they decided on Sunday to sever ties with the wide receiver who never fully recovered from knee surgery. The Bengals are out the full $7 million that was guaranteed as part of Bryant’s signing bonus, but […]

Nugent ‘probably has edge’ to be Bengals’ kicker according to Hobson

Apparently the battle to be the Cincinnati Bengals’ kicker was even entering Saturday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. The Bengals had only two field goal attempts in their 35-20 loss to the Bills. Ohio State product Mike Nugent drilled a 54-yarder, while Michigan State alumnus Dave Rayner made one from 32 yards out. I […]

Gonna be real pissed if Pacman is punt returner over Cosby

Quan Cosby is coming off a season in which he was the Bengals’ best punt returner in the last 21 years. So, leave it up to the Bengals’ brass to possibly screw up a good thing. Unless I am reading it wrong, Pacman Jones is repping as the No. 1 punt returner, and since he […]

Who coined the nickname of ‘The Cowboy’ for Jeff Brantley?

Ever wonder how former Reds closer and current broadcaster Jeff Brantley got the nickname of “The Cowboy”? No? Well, you’re about to find out anyway. I honestly thought there was the outside chance that Brantley gave the nickname to himself. But, alas, that’s not the case. It actually came from one of his former teammates […]