DesperateDerelict Posted June 8, 2007 Report Share Posted June 8, 2007 Okay, back to football => the good news: despite a less than spectacular off-season, the Bengals are ranked 10th in FoxSports NFL Team Rankings. The bad news: the now-normal lampooning of our off-field issues, and we are ranked 7th in the AFC - that's outside the playoffs looking in. The link: Power RankingsFrom the article: 10. Cincinnati Bengals — What started off as a relatively quiet off-season in Cincinnati got a bit more interesting with recent news that suspended linebacker Odell Thurman was accused of kicking and hitting two men while down in Georgia over the weekend. Here we go again. Of course, this comes on the heels of the Bengals releasing linebacker A.J. Nicholson for off-the-field legal issues a few days earlier. Think those Bengals jokes are corny? Hackneyed, even? Well, the talking heads keep getting fodder to work with. The punchlines write themselves. On-the-field, however, things are a little better. Carson Palmer's leg is apparently at 100 percent full strength. As for any fears about the offense taking a hit with receiver Kelley Washington gone and Chris Henry suspended for the first eight games, a lot will be expected out of reserve wideouts Tab Perry and Antonio Chatman. Chick Ludwig, beat writer for the Dayton Daily News, asked Chatman about the Bengals '07 receiving corps. His response? "We can be one of the best that ever played." Someone alert Jerry Rice and John Taylor. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.