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  1. 2018 Reds

    This is mind-boggling. From ESPN: A shame since he's had a few decent starts since coming back from the minors.
  2. Iloka Released

    I tweeted with Joe Goodberry a bit ago. His take was along these lines: Shawn Williams is a true SS. He's our guy at that position. We need a true FS to complement him. Iloka was really neither of those things...he was more of a tweener. They were looking for a true FS in free agency, but when that fell through Bates became the guy. I said that was all well and good, but why not keep Iloka for depth in case of injury. He responded that Clayton Fejedelem is better than people know. He grades very highly and could competently fill that role. He didn't say this, but it sounds like the gist is that Clayton can be a competent backup and his price tag is lower. You can buy that or not, but it may be the most reasonable "football" explanation I've heard.
  3. Iloka Released

    Let's toss Hewitt in there as well. I'll be SHOCKED if he makes the final roster.
  4. Iloka Released

    I'm assuming Michael Johnson is next. I'm surprised it hasn't already happened. Here's the word from Teryl Austin today, according to Katherine Terrell:
  5. Iloka Released

    I'm reading that they've been dissatisfied with his play since Nelson left. They complemented each other well, but Ilokas skill set hasn't worked well since his departure. They need a free range ball hawk while Iloka was more of a hard hitter. They tried to replace him in free agency but opted for the draft when that fell through. Why wait two weeks? I suppose to be sure Bates is up for the job. Still, it seems risky unless they have immediate plans for that money, which I don't buy.
  6. Iloka Released

    Bates has been taking more snaps in practices and games and has a higher PFF rating if you care about those things. But yes...it certainly took me by surprise.
  7. Preseason Game 2 - Bengals vs. Cowboys

    Lewis said last night that there is no kicking competition. One has to assume that Bullock is the guy. To be fair, I don't know how consistent Brown has been in practice. I always like to give the benefit of the doubt. And, his lack of game experience is a legitimate concern. The 55-yarder last night doesn't change that. From the outside looking in, though, it feels like last seasons mistake all over again. I say go for Brown and find someone on the waiver wire a few weeks in if it doesn't work out.
  8. Auden Tate, WR - 7th Round

    Yeah, I'll be curious to see how his special teams snaps went last night since it's not something I could really follow on TV. If he does good things there, his spot is secure. If not, he's still a bubble guy.
  9. Preseason Game 2 - Bengals vs. Cowboys

    They looked great last week and people thought they might be going to the Super Bowl. They looked bad this week and the sky is falling. The 2015 week 2 preseason game was probably the worst we've ever seen them. Go look it up. We all know how their offense turned out that year. I only have three notable takeaways: 1) Ced is just...so bad. I was willing to give the guy another shot with a new coach and scheme, but man. They won't cut him since they need bodies on the right side, but he's got to be a last resort at this point. 2) Those young D-lineman need to be on the field. It's hard not to be excited about Hubbard and Lawson. 3) Jon Brown, man! It kills me that he has zero chance of making the team. Wasn't that effortless 55-yard field goal gorgeous? There were no major injuries last night and they go some good tape to look at. I call that a win.
  10. Preseason Game 2 - Bengals vs. Cowboys

    It's game day! This one's on NFL Network, so I actually get to see it live. Word is the starting offense typically gets about 3 series of work in week 2. Personally, o-line aside, I'd be happy to see them go one and done.
  11. A Football Life

    Palmer had to do what he saw as best for him and his family. No hard feelings.
  12. Training Camp - 2018

    Anyone going? If so, please confirm that Tyler Eifert is practicing in one of these:
  13. Training Camp - 2018

    Yep, everybody is mum on what the problem actually is. I'm less concerned since he's out til week 5 anyway.
  14. Fantasy 2018

    Yep, I believe that is correct. Thanks, gents!
  15. You never know. We've had guys flounder here, go elsewhere, and become serviceable starters. Coaching, scheme, fit...or sometimes simply a fresh start are all it takes. I didn't realize how young Hart is. Maybe he's matured. Lots of factors to consider.
  16. Fantasy 2018

    Will do once I'm back in my desktop. Welcome back!
  17. Fantasy 2018

    Another call for 1 more person. If it doesn't work out, Mrs. Skyline will drop out which gives us 10. It'll work...I like the challenge of 12 teams, though.
  18. I'm not sure if you all saw the Pollack interview the other day. People want to know why Westerman isn't starting and mentioned that PFF graded him as the best LG in the entire NFL during week 1 of the preseason. He essentially said he doesn't give a damn what PFF says. You can love that or hate it. I fall into the love it category.
  19. Preseason Game 2 - Bengals vs. Cowboys

    Pollack was asked about Westerman and seemed very high on him. Essentially, he's got some technique things that need to be straightened out and he's got approximately 3 weeks to get it done.
  20. Preseason Game 1 - Bengals vs. Bears

    NFL.com always has decent highlights and clips all in one spot. Just bookmark the Bengals video page and you're set.
  21. Preseason Game 2 - Bengals vs. Cowboys

    I'm hoping Westerman gets a long(er) look in this game. By all accounts he should be seriously considered for a starting role.
  22. Training Camp - 2018

    So, I didn't know the story behind Jon Brown. I heard and interview they did with him the other day, and man...I want this kid on the team. You know Bullock will get the job, but Brown has now replaced Tate as my training camp Cinderella story. https://www.cincyjungle.com/2016/5/12/11645642/meet-jon-brown-the-bengals-kicker-who-has-never-kicked-a-field-goal
  23. Mayfield - Browns made the right choice?

    This. He was very comfortable sitting in the pocket and going through his progressions. When he did scramble he always kept his head up and his eyes down the field. I watched all of his snaps live since the Bengals game wasn't on here, and as a Bengals fan...I did NOT like what I saw.
  24. Preseason Game 1 - Bengals vs. Bears

    I didn't notice the o-line at all during the game. That's the way I like it.
  25. Auden Tate, WR - 7th Round

    Core was out there later in the game. Didn't do anything, per usual.