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SC Igniter
07-05-2010, 06:52 AM
I hope Benson doesn't get a suspension. While Scott is a decent backup, I dont want to start our season without Cedric. Things were going along nicely for him from everything I can tell, heck we were just talking about an extension for him.

Hines
07-07-2010, 06:37 PM
Best K is up.

http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41798

themaninblack
07-07-2010, 10:25 PM
I hope Benson doesn't get a suspension. While Scott is a decent backup, I dont want to start our season without Cedric. Things were going along nicely for him from everything I can tell, heck we were just talking about an extension for him.

I think we'll be just fine if we don't have Cedric for a few games. While I'd certainly prefer him to be there, I believe in Bernard Scott.

Texas Homer
07-08-2010, 12:13 AM
Yeah, I'm hoping Benson doesn't get suspended too.

PalmerToCJ
07-23-2010, 11:33 PM
TMZ saying TO to the Bengals but apparently they're getting way ahead of themselves. Carson has been working out with him which helps but I'm just not sure.

I don't think TO would be a problem in 1 year with his attitude nor do I think he's completely finished but I just don't see the fit after the Bryant signing. I'm really indifferent on the idea at this point.

SC Igniter
07-25-2010, 06:26 AM
TMZ saying TO to the Bengals but apparently they're getting way ahead of themselves. Carson has been working out with him which helps but I'm just not sure.

I don't think TO would be a problem in 1 year with his attitude nor do I think he's completely finished but I just don't see the fit after the Bryant signing. I'm really indifferent on the idea at this point.

The FO and Lewis thought they were done talking about this option. However, the combination of TO not signing with anyone and Palmer's recent comments have kept this story going. I really doubt this will happen. The only thing that can change this is if Bryant's knee is not at 100% and we should know about this really soon with camp kicking in.

Clarkpba
07-25-2010, 07:25 AM
Yea the whole reason your hearing about this is the fact Bryants knee has been in question. We allready have one whiney cry baby receiver on the team I'd rather not have another. Plus there are alot of young guys who need to get a chance to play. You spent alot of picks recently on WR's and with Chad 85 more then likely gone after this season its time to find out if they can handle it.

crites09
07-25-2010, 11:12 AM
I wouldn't mind TO on the Bengals, I think it would help us that much more. The young guys can still come in make plays, we just wouldnt be asking them to do it everytime

hobbes2053
07-27-2010, 05:05 PM
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Source-TO-to-Bengals/2b677480-2243-4ff5-b037-bb137dd79c91

Yessir. Let the games begin.

themaninblack
07-27-2010, 05:15 PM
I don't see how it could be anything but good for this team. We need to win now and he's still got something left in the tank plus its probably going to be rather cheap atc. I also think that this club is loaded with veteran leadership on both sides of the ball so he won't be too much of a distraction. Not that all that ESPN locker room soap opera ******** really matters anyway.

PalmerToCJ
07-27-2010, 10:41 PM
The thing about Owens is he's never been that big of a problem in his first year at any team, I'm just not concerned about that. I'm more concerned about fit.... But if they're going after him, clearly they see a need and fit for him.

crites09
07-28-2010, 06:58 PM
Just got me some tickets to the MNF game against the Steelers, pretty amped about that the signing of TO makes it that much better now

crites09
08-02-2010, 04:20 PM
Gresham has signed and will be in camp tomorrow

PalmerToCJ
08-02-2010, 11:20 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp10/columns/story?columnist=merrill_elizabeth&id=5428446

AWESOME story about Zimmer and how he dealt with the loss of his wife.

ThePudge
09-05-2010, 11:00 AM
Guess we just traded David Jones for Reggie Nelson straight up. Not much of a deal for either side, though if Jones stays healthy he's going to be a solid #3 down there. Haven't seen a whole lot of Reggie Nelson since Florida, but apparently that's a good thing as he busted pretty hard.

hobbes2053
09-05-2010, 11:13 AM
Here's the final depth chart after the cuts:

QUARTERBACKS (3)
Carson Palmer, J.T. O’Sullivan, Jordan Palmer

WIDE RECEIVERS (6)
Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, Jordan Shipley, Andre Caldwell, Jerome Simpson, Quan Cosby

RUNNING BACKS (4)
Cedric Benson, Bernard Scott, Brian Leonard, Cedric Peerman

TIGHT ENDS (3)
Jermaine Gresham, Reggie Kelly, Daniel Coats

OFFENSIVE LINE (9)
LT Andrew Whitworth, LG Nate Livings, C Kyle Cook, RG Bobbie Williams, RT Dennis Roland, RT Andre Smith, T Anthony Collins, C/G Evan Mathis, C/G Reggie Stephens

DEFENSIVE LINE (9)
E Robert Geathers, T Domata Peko, T Tank Johnson, E/T Antwan Odom, E/T Jon Fanene, E/T Frostee Rucker, T Pat Sims, T Geno Atkins, E Carlos Dunlap

LINEBACKERS (7)
Dhani Jones, Keith Rivers, Rey Maualuga, Michael Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Dan Skuta, Roddrick Muckelroy

SECONDARY (9)
S Roy Williams, S Chris Crocker, S Chinedum Ndukwe, S Reggie Nelson, CB Johnathan Joseph, CB Leon Hall, CB Adam Jones, CB Morgan Trent, CB Brandon Ghee

SPECIALISTS (3)
K Mike Nugent, P Kevin Huber, LS Clark Harris

Kinda sucks getting rid of Coffman, but the progression of Gresham has really left him out of a job since he can't block. Plus, we had to keep Coats because of his FB experience. I really hope Briscoe clears waivers, because he'll end up being a stud.

crites09
09-05-2010, 11:32 AM
Guess we just traded David Jones for Reggie Nelson straight up. Not much of a deal for either side, though if Jones stays healthy he's going to be a solid #3 down there. Haven't seen a whole lot of Reggie Nelson since Florida, but apparently that's a good thing as he busted pretty hard.

Personally I love the trade, Reggie hasn't performed well so in his career but he has a lot of potential. David Jones was bad and was one of my most hated Bengals so I'm extremely happy he is gone although we gave up a conditional draft pick as well.

Here's to Zimmer making Nelson in the pro bowler he was supposed to be


WHODEY

crites09
09-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Thank God JT is gone. Bengals signed Dan LeFevour

hobbes2053
09-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Thank God JT is gone. Bengals signed Dan LeFevour

By far the best news of the day. Saweeet.

themaninblack
09-05-2010, 05:35 PM
Yea I like that move to get LeFevour, too. Kinda sad we got rid of Chase Coffman though, figured he'd eventually figure this whole blocking thing out.

crites09
09-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Yea I like that move to get LeFevour, too. Kinda sad we got rid of Chase Coffman though, figured he'd eventually figure this whole blocking thing out.

He is on the practice squad so still has time to work on it.

I also hope we make a move for Tony Richardson even though he is old

dan77733
09-05-2010, 09:04 PM
Despite his age, Richardson would easily be an upgrade at FB over Leonard and add veteran leadership to the backfield.

And I have a question, would DE Aaron Schobel be an upgrade over Odom and/or Geathers? If so, I think we should go after him too. Thoughts?

hobbes2053
09-06-2010, 11:57 AM
Richardson is a seasoned vet and would be an enormous upgrade at FB.

Schobel is retired and there's really no point in going after him because we would then have to cut someone else, which would be borderline asinine.

Pat Sims 90
09-06-2010, 05:20 PM
Richardson has re-signed with the Jets. At this point they are better off justing useing Coats and Kelly at FB.

themaninblack
09-06-2010, 09:17 PM
He is on the practice squad so still has time to work on it.

I also hope we make a move for Tony Richardson even though he is old

Yea I hadn't seen that at the time, but he can still be plucked off our PS by another team basically whenever right?

And we seriously need Tony Richardson, if we didnt put I claim in on him not gonna be a happy camper.

Bengals78
09-06-2010, 09:19 PM
Ryan Williams should be a Bengals :)

ThePudge
09-07-2010, 11:33 AM
More two-TE sets, less two back sets. That's what I expect out of the Bengals Fullback position this year. Reggie Kelly & Daniel Coats are both alright back there playing FB/H-B, but I expect they'll usually go two-TE with Gresham-Kelly.

thenewfeature06
09-07-2010, 11:38 AM
Bengals tv market is potentially going to blackout lol that blows and you guys are a playoff team talent wise. Times izzzz tough.

Pat Sims 90
09-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Bengals tv market is potentially going to blackout lol that blows and you guys are a playoff team talent wise. Times izzzz tough.

It was the same as last year. Ohio was one of the hardest hit states and Cincinnati was one of the hardest hit citys in Ohio.

themaninblack
09-07-2010, 10:49 PM
How could this game even possibly black out?


EDIT: I mean the NE game? isn't it airing live by default since it's an away game? or am I way off base with that?

Pat Sims 90
09-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Owen Schmitt to get a tryout with the Bengals on Tuesday

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2010/9/9/1679291/cincinnati-bengals-to-give

themaninblack
09-09-2010, 10:37 PM
Owen Schmitt to get a tryout with the Bengals on Tuesday

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2010/9/9/1679291/cincinnati-bengals-to-give

I like it, I like it, I like it. Apparently he was cut just because SEA has no need for a FB.

SC Igniter
09-12-2010, 07:50 AM
I'm pumped for our 1st game. This will be a very tough test for us out of the gate. NE offense will be one of the best we see all year, our D will have their hands full and I think this is the key to the game. We need to hold Moss from getting any big plays and keeping their TD's to a minimum. Not sure what to expect with their rookie TE's, I think its safe to assume we will see them part of their game plan. Brady has a lot of weapons to consider.

Expect our offense to be able to move the ball against the Pats, wouldn't be surprised if we see some mistakes but these need to be minimized. Perhaps a special teams jolt like a Jones TD punt return? Please keep our penalties at a respectable level.

D-Unit
10-16-2010, 12:01 PM
PM me if interested in being the GM of your team in our forum mock!

http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43261

Bengalsrocket
10-26-2010, 04:10 PM
Adam Jones on IR for a neck Injury. We dropped Coats for Foschi as well. Maybe trying to recreate the unbalanced line from last year?

I like the move anyways, Foschi is a solid back up and might help out Benson by being a better blocker than Gresham.

Shahin
11-08-2010, 02:16 AM
This season is so depressing

crites09
11-08-2010, 07:17 AM
This season is so depressing

Depressing yes.. but there is always hope that we turn it around!!!

Is anyone else going to the game today???

Pat Sims 90
11-08-2010, 12:26 PM
Depressing yes.. but there is always hope that we turn it around!!!

Is anyone else going to the game today???

Yea i am going to the game thinking that we will get are ass kicked so if we do i am not pissed when i leave the game if we do or if some how we win the game it will even be sweeter.

crites09
11-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Yea i am going to the game thinking that we will get are ass kicked so if we do i am not pissed when i leave the game if we do or if some how we win the game it will even be sweeter.

are you tailgatin before hand??? Im sittin in section 141 row 6

Pat Sims 90
11-08-2010, 01:08 PM
are you tailgatin before hand??? Im sittin in section 141 row 6

no i dont know the exact seat number but it is at the 45 yardline in the nose bleed sections.

crites09
11-09-2010, 01:00 AM
no i dont know the exact seat number but it is at the 45 yardline in the nose bleed sections.

my seats were 45 yard line row 7 behind bengals bench... as sloppy as the game was it was pretty awesome

Prowler
12-15-2010, 06:38 AM
i'm not even a bengals fan but thankfully TO is finally aiming the blame at the coaches.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5920922

"I think there's underachieving from the top down," Owens said. "You start with the owner, you start with the coaches. And obviously we as players, we are a product of what the coaches are coaching us throughout the course of the week.

"Of course, we have to go out there and play the game. But in order for us to do what we're allowed to do at the best of our abilities, the coaches have to put the players in the best position."

Not that you guys don't already know, but the biggest underachieving Bengals team of all time has to be placed on the coaches, right? Carson doesn't play defense and failure to address the oline has killed run game and made Carson into a scared girl.

TO for GM?

diabsoule
01-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Chris Mortensen is reporting that Carson Palmer wants to be dealt and if he's not then he's thinking about retiring.

crites09
01-23-2011, 12:53 PM
Chris Mortensen is reporting that Carson Palmer wants to be dealt and if he's not then he's thinking about retiring.

Super awesome... just awesome

Palmer to Tennessee for VY and a 3rd


Then next year draft luck #1 overall were headed there

AJ Green + Jerome Simpson + Jordan Shipley + Andrew Luck = sex

PalmerToCJ
01-23-2011, 01:15 PM
Ugh... I don't even know how this is all going to play out. Thankfully the team isn't built around having a great QB but still... I remember what it was like to go through all of those awful QB's for so long.

Looks like a lot more games are gonna be blacked out next year... blah...

How can you keep a QB that's not even that much of a leader after he's demanded a trade? It's one thing if it's a mouthy WR but I don't see how this can be salvaged really.

Pat Sims 90
01-23-2011, 02:53 PM
Ugh... I don't even know how this is all going to play out. Thankfully the team isn't built around having a great QB but still... I remember what it was like to go through all of those awful QB's for so long.

Looks like a lot more games are gonna be blacked out next year... blah...

How can you keep a QB that's not even that much of a leader after he's demanded a trade? It's one thing if it's a mouthy WR but I don't see how this can be salvaged really.

i cant see Mike Brown trading him i think mike will try to call him out on his retirement threat.

What do u expect when they did not lower the ticket prices i would not be surprized if every home game is blacked out. The only home game that would be not close to being blacked out is going to be pittsburgh.

Just be prepared for a Long Year Next Year if the CBA reachs a agreement.

RaiderNation
01-23-2011, 03:05 PM
Interesting to see Palmer want out, after Marvin Lewis said he wants to keep Palmer as his QB this year. With this looking like Lewis' last chance, do you guys see him getting a vet, or going out on a limb and drafting a QB hoping he can have a promising year?

PalmerToCJ
01-23-2011, 04:00 PM
Honestly I don't have a huge problem with Palmer's ability to play... It's more with his leadership and just mental approach to the game. I just don't see how you can keep a QB that has demanded to be traded, especially in this scenario. This was really the perfect time to just clean house but with the coaching staff staying that just can't happen... Plus Brown will always be there.

Bengals78
01-23-2011, 04:44 PM
It's less Marvin staying as much as Bratkowski not going yet.
This falls on Mike Brown. For as much as I have tried to defend him, because he has tried to be better in some regards, he has flat out failed.

fenikz
01-23-2011, 04:55 PM
What do you think the asking price for Palmer would be

crites09
01-23-2011, 05:22 PM
I'm going to say 3rd round pick with a late round pick in 2012 that can escalate to 1st or 2nd round pick based on stats, division win, conference win etc

fenikz
01-23-2011, 05:33 PM
i don't think you have any leverage though tops i would give is a 3rd

crites09
01-23-2011, 06:17 PM
i don't think you have any leverage though tops i would give is a 3rd

There will be a QB premium guaranteed and thats why it would be performance based for a future pick

Bengalsrocket
01-23-2011, 08:25 PM
This sounds like great news to me. I feel like I'm constantly on the defensive trying to make excuses for all these players. Finally one of them gives me a reason to not defend them.

I can't for the life of me figure out how this ends up worse than the situation we're currently in right now.

Scenario 1: Palmer backs down on his threat. We either end up winning and I forget about his trade demand or we have a bad season and we can justify letting him go.

Scenario 2: Palmer doesn't back down on his threat. He either retires or we trade him. Either way we start working on the next great QB who might actually win us a Superbowl one day.

Win, win... win and win again. This demand puts a clock on Palmer's time here and that is exactly the kind of thing we needed to move into the future.

Now, as far as who our future is, that's another thing. LeFevour is already on the roster. Doubtful that he's anything special, but who knows really. I'm one of the few Bengals fans who wouldn't hate Cam Newton being here as well. I think I'd like Mallet the most, but could live with giving a couple other guys a shot.

Pat Sims 90
01-24-2011, 12:34 AM
Gabbert is about the only QB i could stand the Bengals to take and not be super pissed off at the Big 4 QBs

SC Igniter
01-24-2011, 05:59 AM
Are we sure that this is a legit rumor? This doesn't seem like Palmer's style to leak something to ESPN without vetting this with his closest teammates first (Whitworth, TJ, etc), so I expect we will get clarity today from someone closer to the situation, even with the coaches in Mobile. Regardless whether its true or not, this is a shot across the bow that the FO cant miss. I really like to see them bring in Childress and retool this offense.

hobbes2053
01-31-2011, 12:43 PM
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Report-Bratkowski-out/7061323d-da21-4d4c-b063-eadb5893b1dd

Boom.

Bengals78
01-31-2011, 12:49 PM
Words cannot express the joy

SC Igniter
01-31-2011, 04:52 PM
New OC and probably a new QB

Using McNabb as a measuring stick for trade value. Redskins gave up 2 picks: 2nd rounder 37th pick & either a 3rd or 4th round pick.

I would hope that the Bengals could get at least this in a trade since Palmer is 3 yrs younger.

Bring in a veteran and draft a QB for the future

Bengals78
01-31-2011, 04:57 PM
Using McNabb as a measuring stick for trade value. Redskins gave up 2 picks: 2nd rounder 37th pick & either a 3rd or 4th round pick.

I would hope that the Bengals could get at least this since Palmer is 3 yrs younger.

Why would we trade him now that Brat is gone? (One of the things he wanted)
Even then Palmer has not accomplished nearly as much as McNabb so I would be big time surprised if he got that in return.

I dont follow the New OC = New QB logic

Pat Sims 90
01-31-2011, 05:40 PM
According to Adam Schefter Carson will still want out no matter who they bring in as OC. I guess Carson wants major Changes to the FO for him to stay. I could see a New QB with a New OC. Might want to bring in his own QB.I am hoping that we hire a WC type guy then draft someone like Ponder.

derza222
01-31-2011, 06:09 PM
Man, Bratkowski getting fired seems like a huge step in the right direction. There's a lot of talent on the Bengals as you all obviously know, think with a good offseason the team could make a huge jump forward.

rickscott
02-01-2011, 08:41 AM
If firing Brat was something that MB gave in on, you can bet he got something back from ML in those negotiaitons. MB doesn't just give things away. We'll bescrewed in some way for this change.

Pat Sims 90
02-03-2011, 12:35 AM
Jay Gruden rumored to be New OC. Could not be any worst then Bratkowski. Hopefully if Gruden is hired he will be somewhat creative on offense.

http://www.cincyjungle.com/2011/2/2/1971900/source-jay-gruden-to-take-bengals-offensive-coordinator-job

Bengals78
02-03-2011, 12:40 AM
Sounds like he could be a nice fresh breath for the Offense.

hobbes2053
02-03-2011, 11:44 AM
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/Bengals-hire-Jay-Gruden-as-OC-/c5dc9002-b0aa-462a-af48-8de0868ba326

Gruden just hired. Should be interesting to see how he plans to change things around and bring some life back to the offense.

Clarkpba
02-03-2011, 06:40 PM
Seeing as how he comes from a west coast offense background i can see him trying to implement that style. He did have a lot of success in the Arena League as well. If he uses an AFL style offense they will be throwing the ball all over the place.

SC Igniter
02-04-2011, 05:35 AM
Despite what has been reported, lets hope Lewis and Gruden can convince Palmer to come back and run this new offense. Gruden's point is that this is QB friendly scheme that can be tailored to the strengths of the offense playmakers. Carson has some exposure to the WCO so maybe, just maybe this will be enough for him to reconsider. The press reports said they haven't talked to Carson yet, perhaps we will hear something more on this after the Super Bowl?

thenewfeature06
02-09-2011, 02:46 PM
So looks like Carson is putting his house up in Cincy and said he would never return hahaha. This is really ugly, I feel like he just isn't a guy who loves the game.

Bengals78
02-09-2011, 03:24 PM
So looks like Carson is putting his house up in Cincy and said he would never return hahaha. This is really ugly, I feel like he just isn't a guy who loves the game.

This is all on Mike Brown and some of the other tards up in the FO.

TheFinisher
02-09-2011, 03:46 PM
Geez, sounds like he's not bluffing. Wouldn't it be best to just trade him already?

Bengals78
02-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Geez, sounds like he's not bluffing. Wouldn't it be best to just trade him already?

Mike Brown.
The end.

SC Igniter
02-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Its too bad the way this has transpired for CP and for the Bengals. Its a no win situation for both parties. if traded, CP will have to most likely agree to a salary reduction off his current contract. Maybe he doesn't care about the money or the game, to think that CP can do much better than the Bengals with the teams looking for QB is questionable.

For us (Bengals), MB needs to suck it up and do what's best for the team and get the best trade value for our former leader. We need to retool this team with new QB's in a new system, looks like a FA and high draft pick needs to happen. it sucks, I think this is what is in our future after MB considers all the bad options he is holding.

Pat Sims 90
02-09-2011, 07:45 PM
God Why cant Mike Brown just die or get hit in the head and somehow have that hit knock something loose so he is somewhat intellegent to running a Football Team.

I am going to have to find a NFC team to root for because until Mike Brown relieves control over the team the Bengals will never be competive.

Clarkpba
02-23-2011, 08:51 PM
Something was brought up in conversation today about Andre Smith and him being due a roster bonus very soon. The question was will he receive said bonus? The Bengals either have to pay him the bonus or release him. Do you guys think they should go ahead and give up on him or pay him the bonus and hope he gets his fat butt in shape. I still believe he has the talent to be a dominate tackle if he can just find a way to stay within a reasonable weight range. With Mike Browns tight wad ways I'm sure he will go ahead and cut him. And odds are he'll go ahead and sign with another team and become a hall of fame player.

SC Igniter
02-27-2011, 07:29 AM
Something was brought up in conversation today about Andre Smith and him being due a roster bonus very soon. The question was will he receive said bonus? The Bengals either have to pay him the bonus or release him. Do you guys think they should go ahead and give up on him or pay him the bonus and hope he gets his fat butt in shape. I still believe he has the talent to be a dominate tackle if he can just find a way to stay within a reasonable weight range. With Mike Browns tight wad ways I'm sure he will go ahead and cut him. And odds are he'll go ahead and sign with another team and become a hall of fame player.

Lewis mentioned that the OL and safety were 2 areas that need improvement. Lewis also mentions that he is hopeful on Andre's health rebound so maybe they are counting on him to actually contribute next season (when ever this occurs). Its clear now that the Bengal's could of done much better than him in the previous years draft (Oher). Unfortunately, nothing has shown me that this guy can be dominate, if I was a betting man - he gets released and we backfill him in FA & with a mid rounder in the draft.

rickscott
02-28-2011, 07:25 PM
No way do they release him. His bonus doesn't keep him here now, it extends his current deal from 2-4 yrs if they give it to him. I think they still feel he will be very productive as while some of the blame goes to Andre, he has had some bad luck too with this injury. I still think he'll become dominant. They need to address OG in the first 3 rds for sure.

rojones82
03-03-2011, 06:00 AM
Andre Smith in my opinion essentialy replaces Bobbie Williams in the short to medium term. Unless he has a standout season this year at RT. But there is no chance we ditch him.

Pat Sims 90
03-03-2011, 09:26 PM
They should just cut their losses with Andre Smith he is never going to stay healthy and if they move him to Guard they are paying him way too much money to be a mediorce RG.

Shahin
03-08-2011, 01:55 AM
I wish we were more aggressive in FA.

Bengalsrocket
03-09-2011, 10:33 AM
I wish we were more aggressive in FA.

I wish we were more aggressive everywhere. Draft, Free Agency, Coaching staff... even on the field I wish we were more aggressive.

touchdownmaker
03-11-2011, 11:09 AM
Not sure if you guys have hear but, Cam Newton is scheduled to workout with the Bengals. Maybe Mike Brown is serious about moving on from Carson. No team has scheduled Gabbert yet.

Here are the visits the Bengals have Scheduled:
*Baylor guard Danny Watkins (3/10).

*Auburn quarterback Cam Newton (?/?).

* Idaho quarterback Nathan Enderle (3/?).

Bengals78
03-11-2011, 01:27 PM
Means nothing. We will likely work out most of the players projected top 10.

Heisman
04-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Hey there Bengals fans. As time moves on the Vikings are becoming more and more linked to Blaine Gabbert. if the top 3 went like this:

1. Cam Newton
2. Marcell Dareus
3. Von Miller

And the Bengals are on the clock. The Vikings offer you their 1st (12), 2nd (43), and 4th (105), for your 1st (4).
Would you make the trade? And more importantly, do you think your FO would make the trade? Thanks for the help guys!

smittyjs
04-02-2011, 02:04 PM
How did Pacman do last season?

hobbes2053
04-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Hey there Bengals fans. As time moves on the Vikings are becoming more and more linked to Blaine Gabbert. if the top 3 went like this:

1. Cam Newton
2. Marcell Dareus
3. Von Miller

And the Bengals are on the clock. The Vikings offer you their 1st (12), 2nd (43), and 4th (105), for your 1st (4).
Would you make the trade? And more importantly, do you think your FO would make the trade? Thanks for the help guys!

I would personally make the trade, no doubt. Sadly, however, I highly doubt the FO would do any such thing.

rickscott
04-08-2011, 07:20 PM
Hey there Bengals fans. As time moves on the Vikings are becoming more and more linked to Blaine Gabbert. if the top 3 went like this:

1. Cam Newton
2. Marcell Dareus
3. Von Miller

And the Bengals are on the clock. The Vikings offer you their 1st (12), 2nd (43), and 4th (105), for your 1st (4).
Would you make the trade? And more importantly, do you think your FO would make the trade? Thanks for the help guys!

I make the deal for sure. At 12, maybe Julio Jones is there. If not, there will be a number of quality DEs, DTs, OL and Torrey Smith if you are dying for a WR HR threat. In Rd 2, having a pick in the 30s and 40s, I can take a Christian Ponder and a quality OG to protect our QB and improve our Running game. I then concentrate on Safeties and grab a RB (Delone Carter ) maybe in Rd 5.

Bengalsrocket
09-02-2011, 11:01 PM
Don't know if this was posted somewhere else, but the team did lock up Leon Hall on top of Whitworth and Cook.

Kind of makes sense why they let Joseph walk now. Even if they could have handled it better (possibly getting something for Joseph via trade or just flat out franchise tagging him and keeping him).

Either way, I'm pretty happy about it. I know we'll have our problems this year, but I think we could have a bright future. Lots of young talent, if developed right, that could really turn into a scary team.

Pat Sims 90
09-02-2011, 11:56 PM
I am not a big Cook fan but as long Mike Brown is spending money I am good with it

Clarkpba
09-04-2011, 08:02 PM
Well I have mixed emotions about picking up Brandon Tate and dropping Quan Cosby. While Quan was strong and steady with his returns he just wasn't explosive like Tate is.

StripedWalrus
09-04-2011, 08:03 PM
Well I have mixed emotions about picking up Brandon Tate and dropping Quan Cosby. While Quan was strong and steady with his returns he just wasn't explosive like Tate is.

We needed someone like him to return kicks...I was never a quan fan.

SC Igniter
09-05-2011, 01:40 PM
Tate's another piece to this new team look we will be seeing this season. If he can deliver a TD in one of our games, it will be worth it.

Starting to get excited again after this weird off season.

RaiderNation
10-18-2011, 01:55 PM
Random question, but how is Andre Smith doing at RT? Should he be moved inside to Guard?

Pat Sims 90
10-18-2011, 03:48 PM
Random question, but how is Andre Smith doing at RT? Should he be moved inside to Guard?

He is actually playing quiet well this season. He shut down Robert Mathis last game really with no help.

FootballGod
10-19-2011, 12:38 PM
Random question, but how is Andre Smith doing at RT? Should he be moved inside to Guard?

Smith is our RT for the next 6 years at least. He has now come into his own.

StripedWalrus
10-20-2011, 11:44 PM
Smith is our RT for the next 6 years at least. He has now come into his own.

Overall he is solid...I wouldnt say amazing but he has been solid in his post...definantly could upgrade but then again everyone but Whitworth could prolly use an upgrade on the line...Smith def isnt the weakest though.

FootballGod
10-21-2011, 02:32 PM
Overall he is solid...I wouldnt say amazing but he has been solid in his post...definantly could upgrade but then again everyone but Whitworth could prolly use an upgrade on the line...Smith def isnt the weakest though.

Where is the heck are you going to find an upgrade to Smith at? Another 1st round pick? Smith is playing up to his draft status now.

rickscott
12-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Well I have mixed emotions about picking up Brandon Tate and dropping Quan Cosby. While Quan was strong and steady with his returns he just wasn't explosive like Tate is.

Right now, I'd be willing to take what Quan can give us over what we've seen from Tate. He has been a major disappointment for me. I don't see explosiveness, courage, good decisions, or great hands from the guy

Clarkpba
12-27-2011, 05:16 PM
I wasn't sure where to really bring this up so i figured this is as good a place as any. I really hope Cinci is able to pull off the win this week and get into the playoffs. The plus side is they get a rematch with the Texans if they do. That is really the dream matchup if you could choose who you get to play in the wild card round. After that who knows who they'll play.

Now as for the makeup of the team next year Its becoming clear a number 2 WR is gonna be needed unless they feel Simpson can get over his inconsistencies. Him and Caldwell are both free agents and I dont think they should move Shipley out of the slot since he can be just like Welker is for the Pats. I also think the safety spot needs a real overhaul. If Zimmer doesn't take a head coaching job I think he can turn Taylor Mays into a real good Strong Safety but they really need a more consistent free safety then Nelson. He takes way to many chances for my liking. For every spectacular play he makes he makes at least 2-3 huge mistakes and I think the defense would be really special if there was just a solid guy back there that made the fundamental plays even if he didn't make that huge interception or hit. It has also became glaringly obvious that they miss J-Joe more then they thought. With Hall hurt it just made it even more a problem.

As good as this young team is there are still a few really big needs for them to become a solid contender for years to come. Of course this is a lot better then being a doormat for the league, but I do like the direction the team has taken the last couple of years.

hobbes2053
04-03-2012, 11:15 AM
Nike's NFL jersey designs have been released. Nothing too special done to ours, but looks pretty sharp nonetheless.
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StripedWalrus
04-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Some huge news

Crocker Cut

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/06/cincinnati-cuts-chris-crocker/

SC Igniter
04-06-2012, 08:28 PM
Not surprised that this was done, the timing could be debated. Crocker had his day and now it's time to move on. So we have Mays as his replacement on paper, either him and Sands need to step it up. Can't recommend anyone left in FA that we should go after, although it probably makes sense to bring more bodies in. Expect us to address this in the mid rounds of the draft. No way we get a sniff at Baron as he will off the board at 17.

NotMyJob
04-08-2012, 12:41 PM
Pretty happy about this, but the only safety i've even really heard of in the draft is Barron

FootballGod
04-09-2012, 07:12 AM
If we address CB in the first round then look for Clements to be moved to safety in some packages.

Bengals78
04-09-2012, 08:54 AM
Im probably the only person who doesnt expect a CB early.
He would get buried on the depth chart.

StripedWalrus
04-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Im probably the only person who doesnt expect a CB early.
He would get buried on the depth chart.

I dont fully expect a CB either...I am not high on Gilmore and Kirkpatrick/Jenkins have character issues that this team has been trying to avoid.

NotMyJob
04-09-2012, 04:02 PM
I've been wanting to see Clements at safety since he was with the niners, so that'd be cool with me.

themaninblack
07-26-2012, 05:08 AM
Looks like we reached a contract extension with Zim:

http://tinyurl.com/bsl624p

Doesn't say anything about how long the extension is but this was a no brainer IMO. He should be our next head coach, although it does look like they are in talks with ML about reupping.

Razor
08-23-2012, 12:53 AM
How has AJ Green looked so far throughout TC? I keep hearing about Megatron and Julio, but AJ could have a better year than either of those imo if Dalton gets him the ball. Should I go for AJ in my fantasy leagues?

Bengals78
08-23-2012, 12:58 AM
AJ is AJ.
most of the talk has been on the #2 candidates

themaninblack
08-26-2012, 07:13 AM
How has AJ Green looked so far throughout TC? I keep hearing about Megatron and Julio, but AJ could have a better year than either of those imo if Dalton gets him the ball. Should I go for AJ in my fantasy leagues?

I would say yes he has looked great and I think Andy will be able to get him the ball consistently. He seems like he got a tad bit faster believe it or not. His acceleration is just off the charts. Even if Dalton doesn't make the perfect throw, he's one of those guys who just goes up and gets it like few others.

Pat Sims 90
12-23-2012, 03:28 PM
Did anybody actually think Marvin Lewis could lead this team to back to back winning seasons and playoff births?

SC Igniter
12-23-2012, 03:32 PM
What a turn of events at the end. Big Ben's pick, thn the clutch throw to set up the game winning kick.

Who Dey

Bengalsrocket
12-23-2012, 03:53 PM
Did anybody actually think Marvin Lewis could lead this team to back to back winning seasons and playoff births?

Not me. But I'm so glad he did. I don't have a ton of confidence in this team, but I'm still so excited that we get a chance in the play offs.

SC Igniter
12-26-2012, 06:36 PM
Guys - any comments on Cook's return? I thought Robinson was doing just fine and am not sure if we lost something with taking him out last week. I expect us to get the run game going this Sunday, will be spending more time looking at our OL this week to see how he is doing.

StripedWalrus
12-27-2012, 10:23 PM
Guys - any comments on Cook's return? I thought Robinson was doing just fine and am not sure if we lost something with taking him out last week. I expect us to get the run game going this Sunday, will be spending more time looking at our OL this week to see how he is doing.

I felt Robinson was doing pretty good. He was doing way better than Faine...whom was just plain bad. Cook needs more time I think to get in the groove. Still, Robinson has looked better than Cook, but the coaches must see something. Maybe Robinson isnt playing that well, IDK.

Mufasa
12-29-2012, 10:21 PM
How much do you think AJ Green will play in tomorrow's game?

SC Igniter
12-30-2012, 09:57 AM
Playing time will depend on how the game unfolds. If we're able to get our offense in gear, I suspect our starters will play around 3 quarters maybe less if it becomes a blow out.

Pat Sims 90
01-05-2013, 06:59 PM
The Bengals do what they do best and **** a brick in the big games.

hobbes2053
01-05-2013, 07:06 PM
Mother of god. That may have been the most anemic attempt to "play" a playoff game I have ever witnessed. Here's to next year *glug*

Pat Sims 90
01-05-2013, 07:20 PM
Since the Season is over now for the Bengals. The needs going into, to the off season look like this.

Pass rushing DE, SS, RB with Speed, Coverage LB, #2 WR, RT, CB, backup QB in no particular order.

hobbes2053
01-05-2013, 07:29 PM
I see S, LB, WR, and speedy-RB as our most pressing needs.

Clarkpba
01-06-2013, 05:54 PM
From what i could tell watching yesterdays game the huge needs are a cover safety and a athletic OLB to cover the tight end and backs out of the back field. And if there is an all around running back available that would be nice.

I'm not against keeping the law firm around since he does run good when givin the chance. He was averaging close to 6 yards a carry in that playoff game and only handed the ball 11 times. I just feel Gruden wants a more athletic guy for his offense. Oh I'd also like to see Charles get more of a chance at TE since Gresham didn't seem to want to fight for the ball. know he had tight coverage but he had the position everytime and should have made at least 6 more grabs in that game.

DaveD
04-06-2013, 08:35 PM
Cinci will be the best tea next season. They need someone to help out Dalton. A playmaker. A RB, WR


or this guy :P: Many players are underrate getting into the draft. Not enough exposure or other reasons.(eg. small school) What are your thoughts?

Here is a player that i think is underrated and should get a shot. Look him up:

Elie Ngoyi

jimmylishis
03-03-2014, 01:13 PM
Hey guys, I'm a Vikings fan and since we have hired Zimmer, other vikings fans have been clamoring for us to take chances on defensive guys that are talented but have other issues that are keeping interest down for whatever reason. Theyre treating him like a miracle worker that magically turns guys careers around saying stuff like "oh Zimmer will straighten him out". I know he has a history of doing this with guys like pacman and burfict off the top of my head, but I feel like this is getting blown way out of proportion so I thought I'd ask you guys how successful has he really been doing this? Have there been other experiments that have failed?

NotMyJob
03-04-2014, 01:05 AM
Hey guys, I'm a Vikings fan and since we have hired Zimmer, other vikings fans have been clamoring for us to take chances on defensive guys that are talented but have other issues that are keeping interest down for whatever reason. Theyre treating him like a miracle worker that magically turns guys careers around saying stuff like "oh Zimmer will straighten him out". I know he has a history of doing this with guys like pacman and burfict off the top of my head, but I feel like this is getting blown way out of proportion so I thought I'd ask you guys how successful has he really been doing this? Have there been other experiments that have failed?

Zim is great in that he doesn't tolerate players' egos or stupid mistakes. He's an old-school coach who will straight up chew out anybody for ******* up. Burfict and Pac are good examples, but there have been quite a few. I don't think anybody on our defense would be the players they are without the influence Zimmer had on them. A lot of these guys weren't highly drafted, and it's been consistently a top-10/5 unit during his tenure. As a matter of fact, the only starter that was a first-rounder that got drafted by the team is Leon Hall.

Players love playing for Zimmer, and I think that goes a long way toward him looking like a miracle worker.

As for other examples, it's tough to think up off the top of my head after just taking some online quizzes...but I remember him making Roy Williams not look like complete trash for a season or two here. When I think of some more, i'll let yuou know.

edit// Although...what players are other Vikes fans saying to pick up? Nothing crazy like "Jamarcus has lost some weight!" Right!?

SC Igniter
05-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Get it on

Won't be surprised if we trade down if the top 3 CB's are off the board at our pick, if we can. Probably could get one of the other top 2 corners left at a later round pick.

Or Shazier if we stay?

FootballGod
05-09-2014, 08:39 AM
I cant believe Dennard lasted until the 24th pick. That is a dream pick. He is NFL ready from day 1. I think he is a starter when the season begins. Hall can move to the slot with Dennard at right corner and a fight for the other starting corner between the remaining three guys.