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  1. Time to begin the rebuild

    QB talk always dominates the offseason talk. This year will be off the charts and an interesting dynamic is forming for the Bengals. The Bengals have a decent starting option next year in Dalton. May not be the desired option by fans but a decent option. The QB free agent market has a chance to be very interesting. Players like Mariotta, Cam, Tannehill, Winston. Then it’s a good QB draft class. Can the Bengals spend their top pick on the best talent non-QB and scoop up one in the 2nd? Top draft positioning in the 2nd is becoming more important to them as well.
  2. 2nd Round Pick: Drew Sample, TE, Washington

    Drew Sample isn’t playing more snaps because they aren’t running the ball because the push from the line is so poor. The o-line has been overmatched the entire season except for an opening drive against Arizona. The TE group as a whole is losing snaps to Gio, Tate, and Erickson because they stand a better chance beating those match ups vs running the ball into the backs of linemen. The tackle taken after Sample has been grading out at the same level as Hart so there’s no miss there. There is no magic bullet. The line sucked two years in a row and every upgrade has failed or yet to materialize. The guy plays a level of snaps consistent with the frequency of the number running plays called. We see a lot of 3 WR sets to get a defender out of the box. 2 TE sets with them in line just adds defenders to the box and they can’t win blocking 6 and 7 man fronts. It doesn’t appear he’s failed to compete for a job.
  3. In-Season Roster Moves Thread

    Exactly. When the draft classes of 2004 and 2005 fell apart then things eventually came crashing down in 2008 they made a series of short term moves that turned things around quickly. They nailed quite a few trash heap moves and 1 year FA defensive vet moves that filled holes. They basically right now have 1 guy you can pencil as a decent starter along the line for next year. The rest is a mystery. Hopefully ole Fred can bump somebody to the bench.
  4. 2nd Round Pick: Drew Sample, TE, Washington

    There was concern with this line when we thought they had Williams, Glenn, Boling, and Price. 3 of those haven’t played and Price has struggled earning a starting gig. They couldn’t run block in the preseason. Their suck has sabotaged any way to judge anything offensive.
  5. In-Season Roster Moves Thread

    Nope not wrong. That’s just were we are.
  6. Zach Brown

    Mike Brown deep in thought. Where’s that thread?
  7. Jaguars @ Bengals Pregame Chatter

    That sucks. Willie Jackson was having a good season.
  8. 2nd Round Pick: Drew Sample, TE, Washington

    Knee jerk reaction. Shitty run blocking from the line disrupts this whole offense. They run the ball 29% of the time so far. 373 plays and logged 108 carries. He’s played about 24% of the snaps which is close to the % of the time they run it. I don’t really see an issue other than the run blocking is crap.
  9. In-Season Roster Moves Thread

    Steeler fans seemed to be annoyed that they exposed him to practice squad risking losing him. Probably more of a guard. Research shows he was a 3 star ranked high school recruit. Had other offers from Nebraska, Marshall, Va Tech, and Miami. Steelers made him a priority UDFA signing. Most draft profiles had him as drafted player in 7th round. CBS sportline had him among top 25 non drafted players. Clearly showed promise in preseason enough to make practice squad.
  10. I’m not against trading anyone. I think they need to get back multiple picks/players otherwise you are spinning your wheels. A singular pick that in reality won’t get you a top 15 college player is too big of a risk to incur when you have those players locked up for multiple years. In the cases of Dunlap and Geno. They are unlikely getting first rounders. So you are getting a 32nd or below college all star on a 4 year cheap deal. Dunlap has 2 more years with a cap hit around $12 mil. Geno 3 years around $15 mil. AJ Green isn’t as dire either because you can tag and trade and probably get a better deal vs. October 29th.
  11. Zach Brown

    No. He has signed 1 year deals the past two seasons. Yes he’s a good run stopper and upgrade currently but unless you are getting him locked in next season there’s no point and he hasn’t done a multi year deal his past two so it’s unlikely he’ll do one here. Otherwise all he does is improve us and move us down the draft board a couple spots this year.
  12. In-Season Roster Moves Thread

    Well, the Steelers got their starting LT from our undrafted cuts.
  13. I thought D-line was weak against the run last year. They are this year with the zone/stretch running plays this year. Yesterday is a good example of difficulty trying to defend 3rd and shorts the entire day. Just not going to get good rush opportunities until you do better on 1st down. Second down I thought they were solid all day. Then Baltimore had easy 3rd downs and eventually they would stop them and hold for a FG. I heard this was Baltimore’s lowest point production this season.
  14. I have no idea what games they can win. I like moral victories at this point because no matter how pissed off I get, I am going to watch them in the future. So.... I’m looking for positives from players that stand a chance of being around here the next 3 years. Tate another good game. Brandon Wilson looks good and I’m glad to see that puck coming through. Concerned about Lawson and Bates. I think William Jackson is throwing together an All-Pro year. They don’t seem to go his way very often. Not seeing anything out of Sample or Pratt and that needs to change.
  15. Jaguars @ Bengals Pregame Chatter

    I’ll take a win this week. Tickets are going to be cheap and if weather is nice I might book a trip to the Jungle.