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Everything posted by AMPHAR

  1. Iloka Released

    Agree. Eventually the proof will be in the pudding sorta thing. We will see. Better have more turnovers etc. I hope it works out but it’s a confusing move. Couldn’t even trade him?
  2. Iloka Released

    Head scratcher. But new coordinator and there’s competition for snaps with a decent cap savings. I dunno, never saw this one coming. I heard Hubbard got some inside rushes last night from DT spot. So MJ watch could be happening as well.
  3. IMO, the front office/Marvin screwed the line more than Alexander. Unless someone can find a quote saying Alexander would rather play with Hopkins and Ced over Z and Whit. The simple fact is they missed on 3 critical picks in a row with the line. Marvin personally scouted Bodine. They lost Whit playing money games. Who was an “all pro” catching defenders. They simply were not paying a guard over 8 mil. Fisher and Ced are not even factors in the line competition for jobs it seems. Flops. 3/5s of this line could be different in 2 seasons. Pollack has to be judged on how he duck tapes it together this season. Your right side might be Roland quality with a rookie center. Tough task.
  4. Preseason Game 2 - Bengals vs. Cowboys

    Glad the bengals won. Didn’t hear about any injuries. Preseason don’t mean shit.
  5. Preseason Game 2 - Bengals vs. Cowboys

    So Jon Brown has no shot to make the team? That’s a mistake if true. Radio broadcast said he claims to have hit 70 yarder in practice. Radio broadcast also praised one kickoff in which he hit the crossbar.
  6. Auden Tate, WR - 7th Round

    Good news on Tate. He’s getting more teams work this preseason game. He’d have no shot without special teams. Said he was held out from special teams work due to concussion first week.
  7. Similar topic Hill could have resurgence in NE. Keep him going downhill and he’s a quality runner. His best games post 2014 came against teams that would force DEs/LBs up the field. Bengals would run more counter trey stuff which was perfect for Hill. Reading blocks not so much.
  8. Bodine could do better in run scheme similar to what they employed in 2014. After that year in it was more read and react by blockers and backs. Bodine simply couldn’t execute reach blocks in which he gained ground/stalemated often enough. Most of the time he lost ground. I wrote about this concerning TV view vs end zone view you get on all-22. Memory serves that Bodine was asked to lateral step to reach a guy in the B gap and then take him where he wanted to go. With the RB reading that and cutting. On TV it looks he is driven backwards. All 22 different story. A good upper tier center will get stalemates in those reach blocks most of the time. Bodine would also lose leverage in pass pro often enough. Considering every Center 90% is in help mode and rarely one on one that is something he needs to get better at. Guys switching off guards simply could get under him and drive back. Not sure what Buffalo does. Would not be shocked to see Bodine start for a few years. Would be shocked if he was ever considered top half good.
  9. A Football Life

    Wait, he stole footballs too?
  10. Could you say? Ced’s career has fallen and it can’t get up?
  11. Preseason Game 1 - Bengals vs. Bears

    What was Tate’s special teams role last night? Did anyone note it?
  12. Preseason Game 1 - Bengals vs. Bears

    As far as preseason game 1 goes: pretty good performance. They won. No major injuries. They looked competent in all areas. The two things I have concerns with. Fake punt in preseason is bush league and they get the penalty as well. Settle for FG. Bad. Getting the ball out quick is nice but easier to do in preseason. So like last year I’m not sure pass pro got a good test. Barkley did have a long conversion in which he was in the pocket a while and got good protection. Very encouraging signs, I did not realize or had forgotten that Andy and AJ never led TD drives in the preseason and of course went the first 2 regular games without a TD. Nice to be able to get a TD on the first and 3rd drives.
  13. A Football Life

    What you ultimately believe about Palmer is influenced by your ultimate beliefs about the Brown family and the Bengals.
  14. Preseason Game 1 - Bengals vs. Bears

    I learned very long time ago: 1. Just win baby! Doesn’t matter how the win happens the aftermath reaction is always better with a win. Even if it comes from guys that will be cut. 2. Don’t want to blatant incompetence. Those things rarely “get fixed” by the season start. 3. Injuries happen and they suck 4. Preseason don’t mean shit So I don’t want to see injury. I hope the line can look at least decent against a Decent Chicago front. I would worry if they get beat constantly in the first quarter.
  15. A Football Life

    Palmer screwed himself. Could have been throwing to AJ Green behind a decent o-line. He would have basked in the glory of 6 playoff seasons in 7 years. If he would have won one. OH mer Gersh!
  16. Training Camp - 2018

    Patches O’ Hoolihan says: If you can snap a wrench you can snap a ball.
  17. A Football Life

    Yeah there are a bunch of other NFL players and Bengals I would rather see. I wonder how deep they’ll go into the demand for a trade?
  18. Training Camp - 2018

    Lawson good.
  19. Bengals Cut Brandon LaFell

    To me it’s more of a statement of well they’ve drafted at the WR spot and now that youth is starting to show out vs. a new voice or some systematic change in Bengal thinking. LaFell wasn’t on a home grown(drafted) Bengal extension were they ask a player to take less guaranteed money contractually based on trust and the Bengal “real” deal. AJ Hawk and several of the stop gap backers fits the LaFell mode. Probably some vet CBs/S they wheeled through here over the years fit it too. They’ve been more home grown on the offensive side. I think they let the guard from Carolina go after he recovered and once Boling showed he deserved to start.
  20. Bengals Cut Brandon LaFell

    I was thinking Lafell was on the bubble before camp and knew he was gone when the TC praise started rolling in for younger players. They move on from vet FAs they sign often enough that I’m confused by “unbengal like”. It’s seems to happen more on the defensive side with a stop gap back 7 player. Whether you want split hairs on being cut or just not being pursued for a resign. I was expecting La Fell to be gone I guess.
  21. Training Camp - 2018

    Lawson had 3 sacks in 4 snaps or something ridiculous yesterday
  22. Bengals Cut Brandon LaFell

    I don’t get the “un-Bengal” like comments. This isn’t the first time they’ve released a vet due too talented youth stepping up. Lafell simply wasn’t going to make it here.
  23. Training Camp - 2018

    Lawson was a steal in the draft due to injuries at Auburn.
  24. Training Camp - 2018

    Would check Bengals.com daily. Sometimes times change if they know weather or something. If you want autographs it’s best to pick a spot along the rope and hope a desirable player flocks over to you. It gets a little tough because they take off their pads and don’t have numbers showing. Pack a soft sided cooler with some drinks. Very little shade. I think top of the bleachers is better for view. Dalton and few others stay a long time and sign.