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  1. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    haha. Good one.
  2. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    sounds like I don't want to see it, and that we should have drafted Jenkins it's a pretty bizarre year-- several players opted out, many seasons were shorter, and players that did play had odd practice schedules due to COVID. Zoom meetings stink. The Bengals, like a lot of teams, put a lot of emphasis of Senior Bowl performance, which is such a small sample set. Some of the teams that excel at drafting will do much more poorly than usual, due to lack of data. But since the Bengals do NOT excel at drafting, maybe we'll wind up on top for a change?
  3. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    Whit was an iron man (and still is); Jonah lacks Lap's most valued ability: availability. Bengals needed an upgrade and didn't get it. Look out, Joe Burrows I was interested in Colts' Chris Ballard saying that he didn't draft a LT, in spite of the team's extreme need, because it was a good draft for right tackles but not for left tackles. Top LTs, and even pretty good LTs, are rare
  4. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    more likely he's taking exception to my statement that Jonah Williams is no Andrew Whitworth. I didn't watch the Ossai/Jenkins tape that you mentioned. Pretty bad, eh?
  5. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    the Bengals came out of the 2020 draft with one clear message-- their number one pick in 2021 was going to have to be a left tackle. Nothing that happened in the 2020 regular season did anything to change that message they ignored the obvious, and the Bengals come out of the 2021 draft with the same clear message-- their number one pick in 2022 is going to have to be a left tackle. The Riley Reiff/Jonah Williams tandem remind me of the Eric Winston/Andrew Whitworth pairing, except that Jonah ain't no Whit The hope is that with Ja'Marr Chase, they have their Michael Irvin to go with their Troy Aikman (Joe Burrows) and their Emmitt Smith (Joe Mixon). It's a delicious thought. But I'd have traded down with Detroit and added a third rounder, then likely drafted Sewell in the first and a guard (Wyatt Davis or Quinn Meinerz) with the extra third. In the second round, I'd have picked the other LSU receiver, who's certainly no Michael Irvin In the fifth, I really really hope that McPherson a good kicker, not just because of the clear need but also because there was a DT, Daviyon Nixon, and we'd have never seen Margus Hunt again.
  6. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    ah, click the birdie not the arrow-- yes that's better Overall I like Carman's feet and of course he has that awesome punch. He does look top heavy and might lose balance-- maybe this has been solved by back surgery. it'd be interesting to see if he could handle a short quick tackle like Geno
  7. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    maybe I'm missing something but don't most OL look pretty great on a play like this? a friend sent me a clip yesterday where Carman dances with his guy a bit like Whit could, but then Carman suddenly just falls down for no apparent reason. I know, I know-- it's just one play out of thousands. But Whit does not fall down
  8. 2021 draft grades

    given recent history, I generally assume any Bengals draft will wind up with a C- or D+ grade
  9. 2021 draft grades

    I liked the trade-down with New England because I think that this team needs a big turnover. For the same reason, I'd have traded down with Detroit in the first round and pocketed a third rounder. Would have lost out on Chase but wound up with Sewell plus another OL who was immediately ready 1. Penei Sewell 2. Terrence Marshall WR LSU. Big downgrade from Chase 3. Joseph Ossai Edge 3. Wyatt Davis OG, or possibly Jackson Carman would have lasted that long.
  10. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    this pick felt a lot like the Drew Sample pick.
  11. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    fearless prediction: Steelers (or Ravens) trade up to take OL with the pick before ours
  12. Offensive Line Draft Talk Thread

    If Detroit really wants Chase so badly, then the Bengals should trade down two spots and pick up an extra third rounder. I'd be comfortable with the Northwestern offensive lineman if Penel doesn't slide to the 7th pick. Detroit would likely throw in a decent 2022 pick-- third round?
  13. Coaching changes on staff

    Three thoughts: 1.Mikey's had a bunch of coaches, and only one (Marvin) that has won anything at all 2. I was never a huge fan of Marvin, but in all honesty the guy probably belongs in the PF Hall of Fame for winning so many games for such a terrible organization 3. Bengals should have fired Zackie yesterday and replaced him with Marvin
  14. Offensive Line Draft Talk Thread

    Exactly correct and feel free to add tight ends. There's no secret about why the Bengals have lost big.
  15. 2020 Bengals Draft Grade

    B-. Would have been an A if they'd drafted Josh Jones in third to give them another tool to protect Burrow from suffering serious injury or shellshock this year