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  1. Mike Wallace anyone?

    Looks like he played the last 3 games plus the playoff game. No much before that. />http://www.nfl.com/player/ryanwhalen/2495245/gamelogs
  2. PFF All-AFCN Team

    My biggest concern with Smith is will he work as hard in the offseasons AFTER he gets a new contract as he did this past offseason. Maybe he has grown up but if I had to guess it would be no.
  3. Gruden "Favorite" to Helm Jaguars?

    He takes over for Marvin after next year. He knows he can get paid here for years and only have to produce mediocre results. What's not to like about that.
  4. Who Could Have Been the Next Big Thing?

    Charles Fisher. 1999 second round pick at CB. Started the opening game and blew out his knee (MCL, ACL and PCL if I recall correctly) in the first quarter. Never played another game.
  5. Where was the West Coast Offense?

    What team in the NFL runs a "true" 80's style WCO today?? Or maybe I should say: What team would you like the Bengals to pattern there offense after?
  6. http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/2011/08/04/whitner-agrees-to-terms-on-a-two-year-deal/ Two year deal.
  7. 4th Round: Clint Boling, OG, Georgia

    Exactly. But that's also why I'm glad to hear Boling is practicing with the vets. I have relatively high hopes that he'll be able to start, and the sooner he learns the playbook, the better chance he has of upgrading the O-Line. I wonder how much the O-line assignments will change with the change in offense. I'm guessing the pass blocking will be completely different but the run blocking not so much different.
  8. Official Lockout Thread

    And if it resulted in throwing out the BCS system and seeing a college playoff to determine a true NCAA champion, I'd do backflips. Seriously, that might be some of the greatest sporting news in quite some time !!! Agreed. However I have read that it could very likely return bowls to the old pre-BCS days. In other words we'd still have bowls, no playoffs and not even an (alleged) 1 vs 2 game like we have under the current BCS setup.
  9. 5th Round: Robert Sands, S, West Virginia

    While he is fast and big and can he ever hit, he'll have a LOT to learn as far as coverage skills and where he needs to be on defense and what he needs to do. WVU plays that weird 3-3-5 odd stack defense. Usually one of the safties (quite often Sands) actually plays more like a linebacker. I can't see him starting next year. Especially with no offseason workouts. But he certainly has the potential to be good.
  10. Draft Pick Watch

    1. Rising prospects: Colorado corner Jimmy Smith, Baylor guard Danny Watkins and TCU quarterback Andy Dalton. The Bengals will have had five contacts (interviews, workouts, meal) with Dalton before the draft. 2. One quarterback coach I know told me: "It's getting very hard for [Cincinnati offensive coordinator] Jay Gruden to hide how much he loves Andy Dalton.'' />http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/04/17/mmqb/index.html#ixzz1JujGvHob
  11. If you get ESPNU try to catch the Jon Gruden shows where he sits down with the QB's and watches video, asks them questions (what was the coverage, what was the read, why did you do what you did etc). I caught the one with Dalton last night and I was impressed with him. I think it's repeated on Friday night at 10:30. Mallet is tonight at 7. Locker Friday at 10. Newton is Monday at 7. Gabbert is next Wednesday at 7pm.
  12. So, if they go with a QB in the 2nd, would you prefer Ponder if he and Dalton were both still available? (Assuming Mallett and Locker are off the board). I can understand that reasoning, primarily because Ponder was in a "college passing system" and Ponder played in a more traditional offense.
  13. Draft Pick Watch

    Kiper and McShay had the Bengals selecting Georgia WR A.J. Green in the first and TCU QB Andy Dalton in the second. In the third round they both had the Bengals taking a running back but Kiper had Virginia Tech’s Ryan Williams and McShay selected Oklahoma State’s Kendall Hunter. />http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/2011/04/06/the-latest-from-kiper-and-mcshay/ I would be pleased if it works out this way.
  14. Rookie QB Options

    Interesting article: />http://walterfootball.com/nfldraftquarterbackbusts.php
  15. Rookie QB Options

    I don't believe any of these QB's (other than Mallet - and he has other issues) are worthy of a high first round pick because they played in either a spread passing or spread option offense in college. Most of the guys drafted in the top 10 the past few years (Ryan, Stafford and Bradford come to mind) played in more of a pro style offense where they had a TE and lined up under center at least some of the time. I heard Mike Mayock (the talking head I respect the most) say that if you draft Newton you've got to tailor your offense to what he can do (shotgun, rollouts and even some spread option runs). I'm not sure Marvin is willing to that since he's expressed his desire to keep a power running game. Therefore I'd try to trade down for Mallet (or get him in the second if they think he lasts that long) or Dalton in the 3rd.