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Everything posted by ShulaSteakhouse

  1. 2022 General Free Agency Thread

    I really don't care who they release on this current o-line from last season, tired of watching the dog-and-pony show with those guys. Please sign Collins or find another good, vet RT please. Then draft 2 more.
  2. 2022 Offseason Roster Notes

    No idea if this is true: "La'el Collins AND Jarran Reed both having meetings tonight/tomorrow with the Bengals. If that's the case, that's RT and DL help right there if they sign." https://twitter.com/aero_kaneko/status/1504621776902500357?s=20&t=movJYhnwA_smwHjHs3xtIw
  3. 2022 Offseason Roster Notes

    I like Thomas, even as a depth WR. Just too many guys for Morgan here.
  4. 2022 Offseason Roster Notes

    Better find a "good" RT, . Had to over-pay for mid-tier Guards due to the draft/development failures, but I assume they're not content to just rely on a rookie at RT, I hope. I can't take another year of a sub-par o-line, cost this team a damn Superbowl, trade draft picks for someone and dump some salary if you have to. That team last season would've been unstoppable with a top tier o-line. Don't settle! Save Burrow's knees!
  5. 2022 General Free Agency Thread

    Yeah a ridiculous deal, suppose injury isn't a factor, but he's a good one and that sucks. Reader and Hill are nice to have though, just need q-depth.
  6. 2022 General Free Agency Thread

    I wonder if he was told they were going to draft or sign a TE (and gave him a low or short-term offer)
  7. 2022 General Free Agency Thread

    As long as they can find replacements for Larry and CJ, fine. But now TE becomes a big priority along with RT and CB.
  8. O-line Watch 2022

  9. 2022 Offseason Roster Notes

    Well sure, if you're not planning on signing him, but nobody's going to give up that much for him, lol.
  10. Combine stuff - 2022

    List of OLineman the Bengals' talked to at the Combine: https://bengalswire.usatoday.com/lists/bengals-meetings-offensive-lnemen-scouting-combine-tracker/
  11. Combine stuff - 2022

    Yes, Penning or Petit-Frere are guys I'd like at #31, especially if given a chance to develop behind a FA pick-up. I think the draft may be about interior guys early.
  12. Combine stuff - 2022

    Best of Offensive Lineman Workouts at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNHz-26IbBE
  13. 2022 Offseason Roster Notes

    Cover safeties aren't as noticeable, but yes he's not Ed Reed. I think it's important to keep the defense together. I hope he accepts a tag designation. Cut salary elsewhere if needed. If it were me, I'd trade or release Mixon (easiliy replaceable). :)
  14. Combine stuff - 2022

    The o-line does need at least one new, very good veteran who is in his prime and does not have a serious injury history, but more likely 2 vets - as this line has too much revolving young guys not panning-out, and when Hopkins is your best grizzled veteran, you know you're in trouble. I don't care if they draft guys behind who they sign with some of the top 3 picks, doesn't matter, they need quality depth and a long-term plan, and to get out of this mess, they have to get some better talent in the pipeline and a couple from FA to protect their investment right away. There are some monsters this year at OT, and this o-line class seems light years better than last year's at least. It is entirely possible they could have as many as 4 new starters next off-season, some of these rookies are going to beat some of the under-performing guys out on this team I think, at least at G/C, which seems to be completely open right now.
  15. O-line Watch 2022

    I forgot the Bengals' 2 best DT's are FA's. I hope they are able to re-sign Hill at least. Who knows what's going on with Og yet. https://bengalswire.usatoday.com/2022/02/24/bengals-target-free-agent-brandon-scherff/?itm_source=parsely-api
  16. O-line Watch 2022

    More about the effort they made vs the money stuff. They spared no expense, and when it comes to Burrow ending-up like Luck, a similar effort should be made. Make a plan to upgrade/phase out everyone on that line except maybe Carman and Jonah the next 2 years, and I assume Hopkins may be last to go, but they have to move on from him as well at some point, he's nothing special at all and getting old. I am kind of liking this mock draft idea, with 2 OL in the first 3 rounds, and the CB in the 3rd: Combine something like that with a big FA OT or G signing and some quality depth upgrades, and they should be ok, just have to get good rookies for once. https://www.yahoo.com/sports/bengals-ol-3-round-nfl-191017404.html
  17. O-line Watch 2022

    Someone like Connor Williams would be fine if they have to do that, but if they can shoot higher for just one guard, do it, and then draft one on day one as well. (I would not count on Carman for anything at this point, that's how you lose SB's and playoff games again, by "hoping" someone develops and you throw all your eggs in his basket). At least give him legit competition again. Here's what KC did after their line collapsed following the SB (from Yahoo sports), the Bengals' could very well do something similar, finding that stud OT veteran in his prime is a must right now, trade for him if you have to: (and let's keep in mind this team is 4th highest in cap space right now from what I recall - they can afford what they need to fix one position group): 1. Spent huge money on one of free agency’s top names with Joe Thuney at five years and $80 million. He responded with an 80.5 PFF grade (88.8 pass blocking), letting up just one sack on nearly 1,200 snaps. 2. Pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Ravens for left tackle Orlando Brown. They traded a first (31st overall), a third, a fourth and a 2022 fifth in exchange for Brown, a second and a sixth. Brown allowed four sacks, but had a 75.2 PFF grade and played more than 1,100 snaps as an upgrade. 3. Drafted Creed Humphrey in the second round and Trey Smith in the sixth. Humphrey had the potential to start as a rookie and did, earning a 91.4 PFF grade. Smith, a head-scratcher of a faller, predictably won a starting guard job and was solid over nearly 1,200 snaps with a 72.4 PFF grade.
  18. O-line Watch 2022

    I'm not sure I can excuse "not" making a serious run at the best OT or OG on the FA market, at least. At this point no reason to think they won't. And it's interesting, because for once guys should want to come here.
  19. O-line Watch 2022

    Maybe a couple of draft picks. MB will approve interior o-line late 1st/2nd round picks, or OT's of course. They need bodies and depth. They have to cut bait with 2-3 guys, at least, and they can't all be rookie replacements I guess.
  20. O-line Watch 2022

    Yikes. (sorry if already pointed-out or posted - didn't see it): "Bengals finished with a 14% pass block win rate, the worst by any team in any game this season." (ESPN / NFL Next Gen Stats) https://twitter.com/SethWalder/status/1493058077909737476?s=20&t=kXnyPQKTow8pWVdeGC4VcQ
  21. O-line Watch 2022

    Let's not get all fuzzy and warm about these o-line guys, 90% of them are absolute garbage, period, end of story. Replace all of them if you can, and don't count on Carman. Change coaching, scouts, development and/or evaluation if need be, change their diets, strength plans, whatever it takes. After I saw Burrow leave the SB with yet another knee injury, I've had enough of this bullshit. I'm sure he has as well, but isn't going to call guys out publicly of course. I certainly hope Taylor and Burrow take Mike Brown kicking and screaming into the FA conference room to make him actually spend money on a FA Guard, when it starts, for starters.
  22. 2022 Offseason Roster Notes

    Bengals' have roughly the 4th most room under the cap. There are no excuses for not stepping-up again and getting Burrow the protection he needs, as well as keep the defense intact and improving it. Get the best FA OT or G/C and move Jonah if you have to. Guys will want to play here now in this window. Get a top FA lineman, period, maybe 2 of them if they can afford it, but just concentrate on adding a stalwart, Pro-Bowl caliber lineman, then get another one from the draft, then sign one or two that are upgrades to what they have. They need to address depth as well as the lack of talent on the o-line, the entire off-season should be built around re-shaping that line, even if it means new position coaches too. I know this is all obvious shit, but to even focus on anything other than keeping and improving the defense and re-building the line in one off-season is futile. In fact the only "skill player" I'd like to see in the draft is either a RB compliment to Mixon or another pass-catching TE playmaker. But I know how hard that will be for Mike Brown not to use at least 2 picks on a RB or WR in the first 3 rounds. :)
  23. Offseason Thoughts

    I would consider everything there is when it comes to upgrading at least 2-3 positions on the o-line, including moving Jonah if needed to another position , and replacing Spain/Sua or ewen Hopkins if an upgrade exists. I certainly wouldn't bank on Carman. It'll be interesting to see if Brown allows that stuff to happen, as well as re-signing key guys on D.
  24. SUPER BOWL LVI: Bengals vs. Rams

    Literally nothing behind Reiff and a cast-off in Spain, playing in the SB, it finally caught up to them. My disappointment is tempered by the fact I expect them to challenge for another SB next season if they play their cards right in the off-season. No idea how they made it this far, but I'm going to, for now, hold onto the fact they'll be back, as long as they can find a competent o-line and new position coaches if needed.
  25. SUPER BOWL LVI: Bengals vs. Rams

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oI0Pljhdis I am continually impressed at how smart the players on this team are. (here, the defense vs the Chiefs) Veteran group across the board on D, 2nd half adjust's are more than just coaching (not to take away from it).