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Everything posted by Wraith

  1. The O-Line Roster

    Ogbuehi is definitely not Guard material....if he has trouble against power moves at tackle that would be double trouble inside.
  2. On top of that they are not protesting the national anthem, they are making a respectful demonstration about police treatment of minorities during the national anthem and I for one think it is perfectly reasonable.
  3. Looks like Reid talks hit a snag over kneeling smdh
  4. Kid Steakhouse is still a historical event so therefore still viable.
  5. The O-Line Roster

    Not as a first round pick....
  6. The O-Line Roster

    Neither should Ogbuehi, frankly Fisher has looked better when healthy.
  7. The O-Line Roster

    I am hoping with some new blood with coaching the Oline that some of these guys can reach their potential, there is no substantive evidence however that that is the case.
  8. The O-Line Roster

    We have guys that are capable backups....we do not have IMHO a starter grade OG on our roster. Having a lockdown player at RG will go along way to fixing our oline. Just look at the impact of a Zach Martin for example. That being said, if a guy like Roquan Smith falls to us at #21, I would love to have him with a second round center and an early 3rd Rd. Tackle. I think Smith will go in the top 17 however. I would also love Derwin James but I think he goes top 12.
  9. The O-Line Roster

    I know this is fantasy because the Bengals will never dump a whole draft into one aspect of the team but they have an opportunity to fix their o-line in one fell swoop this draft but they have to draft wisely. I would be easy for them to take a player at need without looking at the whole draft holistically. At #21 they will have lots of options but there is one player that, if there, will set this whole plan into motion. That player is Will Hernandez the OG from UTEP. They will be tempted by a tackle falling into this position but none of the tackle prospects are worth a first round selection based upon what will be available to them in later rounds (this draft is very deep in good tackle prospects). Also they will be tempted to take a Center and while Daniels and Price are worthy of the selection there are three Centers (Daniels, Price, and Ragnow) that carry almost identical grades, one of those three guys (likely two) will be available to the Bengals at #46. I have been charting the draft since early 1990's and since 2004 only once (2009 with Alex Mack and Eric Wood) has two centers been taken by our pick (#46) in the second round. There is simply no other guard (save Nelson who will be long gone by #21) in this draft (or in the last 5) that matches Hernandez from a movement/power perspective. He is a smart, football junkie who played spectacularly well on a very bad football team the last few seasons. He is a gem and will lock down the RG position for us for a decade making Dalton, Boyd, Green, and most particularly Mixon all better players. I am also seeing a dramatic drop with Orlando Brown with at least two respected draft analysts (Rob Rang and Colin Lindsey) having the once sure-fire first rounder dropping to the late 3rd early 4th. While I am concerned about the terrible (I mean historically terrible) combine workout, Browns tape is the best of this draft and at RT his deficiencies will be somewhat masked. What is undeniable is that Brown could be a massive improvement in the running game and he knows how to be an NFL Tackle. Take Hernandez at Guard in Round 1 (he will certainly be gone by our selection in Round 2), take the best of the remaining centers in Rd. 2 (46)....I am betting it will be Billy Price, and roll the dice on Orlando Brown in the third. If Brown is gone by our pick in the third you can drop back and take Chukwuma Okorafor out of Western Michigan, Alex Cappa out of Humbolt State or Brian O-Neill out of Pitt all are excellent RT prospects though it may be worthwile to trade up with our excellent draft capital back into the 2nd to grab Brown if he is still there late in the round. The key is to read the draft and study the recent draft history to glean trends. If we take a tackle or a center in rd one we may get one good player if they play their cards right they could get three and fix the O-line for years to come in one draft. RT: Orlando Brown, RG: Will Hernandez, C: Billy Price, LG: Clint Boling, LT: Cordy Glenn looks pretty incredible to me and all are young enough to stabilize the o-line for years. After pick #77 we can work on the rest of the team.
  10. Rd. 1 (12): Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame. I am counting on this guy falling out of the top ten because he is a true Guard and traditionally those players are not taken high in Rd. 1. Derwin James or Roquan Smith would also be good picks. Rd. 2 (46): Billy Price, C, Ohio State: We passed on Elflein last year and I believe that miss was the reason for us missing the playoffs in 2018. Price is currently projected late first early second, I hope teams go crazy at QB which will push talent like Price out of the first. Rd. 3 (77): Chukwuma Okorafor, RT, Western Michigan: Can't believe that this guys still has a 4th Rd. Grade....this will change and we will be lucky to nab him in the 3rd. Excellent RT Prospect. Rd. 4 (TBD): Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State. All Around good Tight End from a program that knows how to coach up TEs traditionally. Watched several of Gesicki's games and always came away impressed by his overall game. Rd. 5 (TBD): Trey Flowers, S, Oklahoma State. Big, Rangy Safety with pretty good athleticism. Rd. 6 (TBD): Tegray Scales, ILB, Indiana. Great Instincts, doesn't get the credit he deserves because of where he went to school. Hoping he continues to go unnoticed. Rd. 7a (TBD): Michael Badgley, K, Miami (FLA): Need a young Kicker since we let Elliot walk. Rd. 7b (TBD): Ryan Winslow, P, Pittsburgh: Need a young Punter as well, Huber is getting up there in age and we could use some competition at this position. In general 7th round is a good round to take the Best Available Specialists because those positions are in high demand as UDFAs and if you want the pick of the litter take them in Rd. 7. If they don't pass muster little harm done.
  11. Quenton Nelson

    Guard, Tackle, and Center must be the three top priorities. If we can get a Guard or Center in FA it will free up what we do in the draft. I am in favor of trading up into the top ten to ensure we get him....it would cost us one of our 3rd rounders. What do you think?
  12. Quenton Nelson

    Guard, Tackle, and Center must be the three top priorities. If we can get a Guard or Center in FA it will free up what we do in the draft. Would love to see them sign Andrew Norwell (Cincy kid) and Weston Richburg in FA, they should be spenders, they have to know it is the last chance with this core group.
  13. Quenton Nelson

    I just hope he is there, he is a once in a generation type talent who can make others around him look better.....I also keep hearing that McGlinchy is falling possibly out of the 1st.....would gobble them both up in a heart beat.
  14. Andy Dalton's contract for 2018 and beyond

    Oline, Dalton is nit the reason this team is losing. Fix the oline. All in on Quentin Nelson in Rd. 1. As close to a sure thing as exists.
  15. Yahoo Fantasy Football

    Welp, I won but I don't feel good about it. Rad had the best team and Gurley's day should have ended mine. Good year all.
  16. Andy Dalton's contract for 2018 and beyond

    If they draft a QB like the kid out of Wyoming and don't fix the online, I will throw something through my TV. Fix the *** damn oline. Nelson out of Notre Dame should be our pick unless he is not available.
  17. Potential Coaching Candidates

    Munchak from the Steelers would be a good move I think, he could fix the online and it would weaken our biggest rivals. Pat Shurmur with the Vikes has been doing it with mirrors all season, fantastic coordinator. Also put me in the Hue camp.
  18. Ravens @ Bengals Pregame Chatter

    Dalton is 7-2 versus the Ravens. Baltimore can't beat Cincy Cincy can't beat Pittsburgh Pittsburgh can't beat Baltimore and Cleveland can't beat anyone Life in the AFC North.
  19. UPDATE: Burfict Suspended 3 Games

    It is just laziness from a journalism perspective. The Bengals have one of the smallest and densest fanbases (meaning Cincy fans are largely in and around Cincy). They are easy pickings because you are going to upset the fewest number of people. They do not take the time to research the situation (case in point: Smith saying why does he (Burfict) continue to step outside the rules...when that hit was legal and within the rules).
  20. UPDATE: Burfict Suspended 3 Games

    This suspension is the latest and best example of the NFL in the back pocket of the Steelers organization. Burfict threatens the Steelers and stands up to them. He has become public enemy #1 in Pittsburgh because he is the Bengals X factor. Last night was a great example...with Burfict 1 yard against for the quarter, without him they can't stop the offense. I am not normally a conspiracy theorist but do we think for a second if Burfict played for the Steelers he would get that treatment? Nope, he would be lauded as a great throwback player upholding the Steelers tradition. Burfict plays for the Bengals and as such must be stopped because the Rooneys say so.
  21. Yahoo Fantasy Football

    We are running out of time.
  22. Yahoo Fantasy Football

    Any chance of a 12th?
  23. Yahoo Fantasy Football

    Yes i am in...on vaca right now but will sign into yahoo next week.
  24. 7th Round: Mason Schreck, TE, Buffalo

    I was wondering if someone was going to make the Shrek joke...