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  1. So ownership gets to improve by hiring the right coach. 

    It's kind of both. Ownership and coach have been sucking. Ownership can't fire itself. They just make the best decisions from here on out.

    I really like the decision to hire Taylor. Now, we'll figure out if he's as good of a coach as the decision was to hire him.


  2. This was an 8-8 team before the injury. At best. He'll be back for next season.

    In the meantime, it'll be interesting to see Taylor's impact on the season despite the setbacks. 

    Do they bring in a decent FA at OL? A veteran camp cut? 


  3. Marvin Lewis coached the Bengals for 16 years. He worked as an assistant in the NFL for 11 years before that. With nearly three full decades in the NFL, has it been a difficult transition for Lewis to leave pro football?

    No, it has not,” Lewis recently told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio.

    Does he miss it?

    “I do not.”

    Will he return at some point?

    “I don’t think so. I’m fine.”

    Lewis was talkative in response to most of Gelb’s questions. But the answers became short and quick when certain topics came up, like why did the Bengals fail in the postseason on his watch?

    “The other team ended up with more points,” Lewis said.

    Lewis, who will work with former NFL coach Herm Edwards at Arizona State this year after giving TV a test drive, sounds like he won’t be paying much/any attention to pro football in 2019.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/06/16/marvin-lewis-doesnt-miss-the-nfl-may-not-watch-games/


  4. 4 hours ago, ArmyBengal said:

    They are so short on DT’s there’s no way they don’t keep everyone. How and where the new coaching staff decides to utilize them is anyone’s guess.

    Just read about the new linebacker coach who’s name I still can’t recall and it reminded me that we won’t be able to base anything off of what we used to do.

    Sounds like anything but the boring we’ve grown accustomed to.

    I have a feeling this season is going to make us more pissed at Marvin. And all the wasted talent and years. Not that I think they'll make the playoffs. But I do think we'll see a difference in performance in much better and refreshing way, like you said.


  5. What if this guy puts on a more weight? What if his arm strength increases a bit? It's not crazy to consider. It's likely.

    I think that the Patriots draft Finley if he's there for them. And then everyone is talking about how awesome he is going to be.

    Should be interesting to see what develops. But for now, Ryan Stidham is the next Tom Brady. Don't forget.


  6. This shouldn't surprise anyone. From the same coach who refused to play the best players in favor of the veterans on many, many occasions. The same coach who didn't want to hurt fe-fe's by actually disciplining players' behaviors that were clearly disruptive. Chad, Burfict, Jones, etc.

    Marvin brought this team out of the basement.  But then throttled the talent when the teams could have been so much better. You wonder why Palmer wanted out? No accountability. None.

    I won't be shocked at all if this team does pretty damn well this year simply from the change in culture. All I hope is that I don't look back and say "what if?" as we're looking at AJ Green exit his prime.


  7. 13 hours ago, ArmyBengal said:

    Stanley Morgan Jr.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3PDddvbWvU

    Last year it was Auden Tate (7th round) for me and this year, it's Stanley Morgan.
    LOVE this pick up as an UDFA.

    DO NOT TAKE THIS TO IMPLY FUTURE RESULTS:
    When I watched the above highlight clip, I see a version of a former Bengal WR.
    Not the quick twitchiness, but his appearance and demeanor.  Call it attitude.
    Also, they had comparable combine numbers in the 40, 3 cone drill, and 20 yard shuttle.
    What former Bengal WR do you see ??  Or maybe I drank too much last night.

    Nothing to say that their trajectories are the same, but you have to like what you see in the clip.

     

    Mohammed Sanu


  8. From NFL.com

    Overview

    Late bloomer who came to school as a skinny wide receiver with 4.7 speed and leaves with outstanding height, weight, speed measurements and a shot to go on Day 2 as a cornerback. Brown's athletic ability and recovery speed increases his opportunities to make plays and flip the field, but he needs to trust his instincts and sharpen his eyes. If a coach can improve his assertiveness against big ball-winners, he has the physical and play traits to become one of the surprise cornerbacks in this draft.

     

    Strengths
    • Prototype for height, weight, speed at the position
    • Elite level athletic ability with rare fluidity for size
    • Traits and cover talent are scheme independent
    • Above-average ball production as three-year starter
    • Feet and hips to mirror and trace routes from press or off
    • Good bend and balance to stay connected to multi-breaks
    • Long speed to handle vertical challenges
    • Stick and click twitch to smother routes underneath
    • Above-average closing skill
    • Former wideout with soft hands and feel for attacking passing lane
    • Weather-tested
    • Weaknesses
    • Plays light for being a bigger cornerback
    • Gets out-muscled at break point too often
    • Unusually short arms for a tall cornerback
    • Lack of length shows up at times and could hinder trail technique
    • Needs to play more assertively against size
    • Gives away critical body positioning in potential 50-50 situations
    • Needs better eye-balance to read quarterback clues
    • Can improve his read and squeeze off routes from off coverage
    • Will get jostled and bounced as run supporter.
    • Sources Tell Us

      "He's big and can run and that's what we need. Hell, that's what everybody needs now. He's not soft, but I just wish he had more dog in him to impose his presence on receivers. If he had that, he would be a top-40 pick." -- Director of scouting for NFC team

  9. He's clearly a one cut runner. But he can catch the ball well and when in open space he's moving one direction. Forward. You'll see in the highlights that he is powerful and accelerates quickly with that first move. I can see why he lasted to the 6th but he's got a lot of potential if the Bengals do play action and can get him in space. Led the SEC in rushing. Great pick.


  10. When we're grading the draft we're grading the strategy, right? Not trying to look into the future and see if these picks pan out.

    I have the same feeling about this draft as I did when the Bengals hired Zac Taylor. I love the picks. Who knows what happens, but damn. It's nice to see a change. 

    And you can clearly see where Zac Taylor has a heavy influence on who is drafted vs. Marvin. Hallelujah. ***damn and good riddance, Melvin. Zac Taylor is building HIS squad here and this is the first crack at it. This is an unfinished product but you need to give credit for them sticking to their plan.

    I'll give it a B+. 

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