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Everything posted by AMPHAR

  1. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    Yes. Give them an F. I think you know someone has entered crazy town. Anyway Bengals were once again gifted a WR. Higgins last year thanks to some dumb assery in GB that has now set their franchise upside down. Then 9ers/Dolphins gifting Chase to them. If Chase plays to the level of his draft profile AND nobody else does crap this draft is no worse than a B. In reality teams drafting at the bottom of the round are going to have a hard time beating that impact.
  2. Round 5 Pick: Evan McPherson, K, Florida

    Maybe someone can find it and post it here. There is a video tweet if McPherson kicking a ball and slicing it enough to graze a the cap off a Gatorade bottle that’s posted in the rafters. It’s amazing.
  3. Offensive Line Draft Talk Thread

    Well I don’t know how you declare a most improved OL without snaps being played. I do think IF this group stays relatively healthy it will be much improved. At the end of the day it’s about points and yards on the board. So with a decent OL this group of skill guys (stay healthy) should do that much better.
  4. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    Draft and FA: Bengals have made PFF's list of most improved teams post draft and FA. https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-most-improved-teams-free-agency-2021-nfl-draft?utm_source=benchmark&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=may_3_2021
  5. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    I would agree. Corey Dillon hurt himself by not playing a few more years and pad his stats like Bettis. Bettis damn lucky Palmer's knee got hurt or he'd wouldn't have had the Superbowl ring.
  6. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    I think Price is clearly the worse center they've drafted out the group. Ghiaciuc wasn't good at all but nothing has been bad as Price, IMO.
  7. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    Jonah's lack of playing time is the big issue. For sure. I'll just point out he probably could have played in a few more games but they held him out because there was simply nothing to play for. That's speculation but I think it was a reality in both 2019 and 2020. But yes, the Bengals big question along the OL remains depth IF you assume the injury history continues.
  8. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    Note: Many Bengal fans swore up and down that Whitworth was guard for YEARS. It was based on him struggling early at LT when Levi's knees finally wore down in 2008. I think Trent Cole abused him for 3 sacks in a game. That impression lasted for years. As a matter of fact IF it weren't for the NFL giving access to the All-22 allowing for products such PFF to thrive, you would have been laughed at on message boards for merely suggesting Whitworth was in the class of Joe Thomas as he grew and excelled at LT. It took alot of PFF (or similar products) pimping before Bengal fans started to realize his elite status at LT. Levi Jones suffered a lot too in fan perception. First he was considered a "reach" on draft day. Then gave up a big game sealing sack to Freeney as a rookie. What was overlooked was how confident the coaching staff was letting him deal on the edge 1v1 and the depth of drops. IMO, he never got credit for being the best LT in 2005. Unfortunately his knee issues never gave him longevity to prove it out.
  9. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    The only reason its not 7 because they took the best kicker. I'm not into predictions but getting a slew of top 150 guys is what they've done the entire offseason and its what was needed. Its what Marvin immediately did in his first two years. Now its a wait and see for me. This coaching staff has no more "talent" excuses. Time to get them to perform.
  10. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    I think Mem is referring to Jonah Williams and the declaration that the Bengals must get a LT out of the 2021 draft. Then the declaration that its already a must for 2022. I personally think Jonah Williams has potential to be a high graded starter to elite starter at LT. Getting on and staying on the field is his first hurdle. Clearly his lack of snaps/starts is injury related BUT also a victim of circumstance due to the overall season. I think its been thrown out there in both years Williams could have been on the field in 2019 and 2020 if there was something to play for. As for his performance. Fans forget how difficult it was for Levi Jones and Whitworth in their first few starts. IMO, on a limited sample Williams looks more competent than both Jones and Whit in the first few starts. That's not suggest any of the 3 were "bad" they just weren't All Pros when they stepped on the field in their first starts. Munoz and Willie Anderson were. RT is what the Bengals could be looking for next year.
  11. Another Senior Bowl report: ECU OT D’Ante Smith is one of the biggest winners of this week so far. Frame looks light, but Smith has appeared strong and powerful all week. Great athleticism and feet. Gets his spot on his pass sets. Hope the ECU tape is like this, because Smith looks pretty darn good. — Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) January 28, 2021
  12. He might be too long and tall for guard. Undersized is common thing you read about him.
  13. one senior bowl report: Analysis D’Ante Smith was low-key one of the biggest risers on the offensive line this week. He weighed in under 300 pounds at 6-foot-5, but he also logged the largest wingspan of any lineman at over 85 inches. Smith’s wingspan was as imposing as advertised. The ECU blocker used his length to negate rushes early, and he also showed the exceptional functional athleticism necessary to drive defenders away with his length. He was impressive in both one-on-ones and in team settings, showing versatility at guard and tackle. He only played two days, but he did more than enough to rise.
  14. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    For as big as this guy is. Willie Anderson looks bigger in those videos. Willie Anderson should be in the HOF.
  15. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    Paul Alexander on the radio: 1. He and Willie gave info to Bengals. Paul knew they would take him. Called Jackson after the trade down and told him not to worry or something like that. Paul thinks he is a first round talent. The longer arm measurement was confirmed twice.
  16. 2021 Overall Draft Grade

    I really can’t come up with a grade. Mostly in the wait and see mode. I think they were gifted Chase because of 9ers and Dolphin buffoonery. National media not calling either team out. Glad Bengals could take advantage. Other than that like the positional break down
  17. Offensive Line Draft Talk Thread

    A little over a year ago this thread was started about the OL. Last year, IMO, the line was unproven and razor thin and the hope they improve across the board was a critical point of success/failure of the 2020 Bengals. Williams, IMO, showed a possible elite player but once again missed games due to injury. Although I think in a playoff race situation he might have returned in 2019 and 2020. Fred Johnson showed he does not belong on the roster, IMO. Hart was is low tier starter/back up caliber. I think I've reached a "Wait and See" mode with this group and realization/hope they have turned the corner is a lot more believable today. People can say Turner was a bad coach all day long. Won't argue. But he had shit to work with, a problem that started well before he was line coach. They typically keep 9/10 OL players 4 tackles and 5/6 IOL. First, even IF I excuse Turner under the excuse of lack of talent. Pollack is a better/proven coach. Corrects a negative early in the ZT era. My wish was Brian Callahan but getting his assistant is good to me. 2nd - Half the OL room is now turned over with this draft. So, IMO, its just a wait and see to see IF the turn over produces upgrade in performance.
  18. Round 5 Pick: Evan McPherson, K, Florida

    I’m sure there’a another kicker in camp this year so technically the draft pick will have to beat someone out. Which isn’t a given.
  19. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    Every scout knows Paul counts the nose of Heinz bottle when measuring arm length.
  20. Gimme a lineman......oh I meant on paper, no doubt HOF ALL Pro lineman. STFU. They gave you want you wanted.
  21. Round 6 Pick 1/2: Trey Hill, C, Georgia

    Someone getting cut. I doubt they keep 3 centers
  22. Round 4 Pick 1/3: Cameron Sample, DE, Tulane

    Seriously? Damn
  23. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    Mel is clearly viewing him as a tackle. Bengals are viewing him as guard starting out. Still don’t know about this pick. Just have to wait and see. See if actually can displaces some guard out of a job. I don’t like Bengals taking pure guard with a top 50 pick. Don’t have a great history of paying them after rookie contract. However it was pick 46 and got two extra top 150 picks.
  24. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    Pollack has declared he is in mix for starting guard this year Possible RT in future. Dabo Swinny declares he is day 1 starter. Ready to provide impact like Tee Higgins That releases some concern of mine because he was sounding like a project.
  25. Round 2 Pick: Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

    Love the pick after watching that video. Interesting scenario. Most of us saw Jenkins get mocked in the 1st round for months. Makes to 38. They trade out . Jenkins goes immediately. This will be something to keep an eye on in the future. Hope it works out in Bengals favor.