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  1. 3 points
    I've made the dire mistake of trying to participate in the large Bengals board "Jungle Noise". Yikes. There's definitely a reason I've stuck with Bengalszone all this time.
  2. 2 points
    HA HA HA HA HA BOSWELL FINALLY MISSED ONE AGAINST US
  3. 2 points
    Take your points inside two minutes and shove them up your ass, Pittsburgh.
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    I'll be amazed if we win more than 4 all year. The coaching is appalling, pointless having "all this talent" when the play calling is so poor, if we can guess whats coming you can guarantee any nfl coach can!! When was the last time we made good/positive half time adjustments?
  6. 2 points
    The video is primarily about Mixon. Lap highlights a couple awesome run blocks from Uzomah and Sample though that got me pumped. I love to see those two devouring defenders that should be above their pay grade. I know Sample had at least one gaffe in pass protection, but it's easy to see why they like the guy so much.
  7. 2 points
    Hi everyone, it's been quite some time. To start, I handled many conversations here poorly on my way out last time. The truth is, I had just lost my father at that time and in the few months that followed 3 more family and close friends. I was an absolute mess and my life took a massive downward spiral. Things are looking up these days and thought I'd drop in. Strangely enough, it was the season opener against the Vikings that got me back into the Bengals. I was given tickets to the game and went with my son. I didn't watch the draft for the first time in nearly 20 years. I had no idea who was on the team and never gave a second to think of the Bengals. The only player I was aware of being drafted was Chase. I found that out a couple months ago when I took my son to the pro football hall of fame. I'm just now playing catch up with it all after watching the game Sunday. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to everyone. Truly wishing you all well and hope things have been good with you and your families.
  8. 2 points
    Cincinnati 1-0 Pittsburgh 1-0 Cleveland 0-1 Baltimore 0-1 Nice week 1 inversion of national expectations for the division.
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  10. 2 points
    Listening to KFAN this morning, obviously lots of talk about the Bengals/Vikes game. Here is a synopsis 1) they are worried about the Rashad Hill/Trey Hendrickson matchup 2) they think we are vulnerable in the secondary and they think Jefferson and Thielen are going to feast (kinda laughing about how bad Awuzie was in Dallas...I think they are in for a rude awakening on that score, personally) 3) They think their secondary is prime for some INTs because Burrow has accuracy issues (?????) 4) They think Chase is going to be a non-factor 5) They are worried about Hilton blitzing and their ability to pick it up 6) Nick Vigil will likely start :) because Barr is not quite ready to go. 7) the offense is going to run through Cook (duh) and they will use early success with Cook to open stuff up deep for Thielen and Jefferson 8) no confidence in their TEs may run FB at least early on. Sounds like a lot of 21 personnel, a return to '90s era football. Here are my thoughts. 1) on early run downs I expect to see Reader and Shelvin to open stuff up for the safeties, Hilton and the LBs to make plays, their interior oline is pretty inexperienced and their Center as been a disappointment since being drafted in the first round 2) Cousins does not react well underpressure we have to attack him early and often. 3) Eli Apple better be better than he has shown elsewhere in his career or we may be in trouble. I have faith in Awuzie. 4) The Vikings are not deep at virtually any position, any attrition in their starting 22 will have adverse affects 5) Breshad Breeland and Patrick Peterson are their starts at CB, I like a Breeland/Higgins matchup for the Bengals and I like a Peterson/Chase matchup if Chase can get some early success to bolster his confidence. No clue who is matched up with Boyd but we have an advantage there as well. 6) Vikes dline is much improved over last year, it will be a test for our rebuilt oline. Hunter is an x factor.
  11. 2 points
    every owner cries out in relief "THANK FUCK FOR THAT"
  12. 2 points
    Someone is about to be served w/ cold hard facts in Stripes' world.
  13. 2 points
    The Lions cut Fat Randy, and the Bills cut Andre Smith. They’re both in Marvin’s living room getting a pep talk.
  14. 2 points
    “What’s a zoom meeting? Oh the hell with it, I quit!”
  15. 2 points
    Let's just say that IF the goal was providing Burrow the maximum safest protection you could - as between signing a vet like Reiff or relying on Sewell - the Bengals chose correctly for the start of this season...
  16. 2 points
    The Steelers looked like absolute dog shit on the tube tonight. The Panthers dominated.
  17. 1 point
    Amazing really and I think they said it’s time since 1995 holding them to 10 or less? That was a Thursday night college party night and Blake and Darnay was toasting Carnell Lake all night. What a fucking night that was.
  18. 1 point
    And it’s over. Props to everyone but Zac.
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  20. 1 point
    Bit of a dull thud to end the drive, but it’s great to have a money K.
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  22. 1 point
    Sweet -10 yard punt return. Can’t be that stupid.
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  24. 1 point
    First, no way in hell the Bengals fire Zac during the season and as much as I might want Bieniemy, I think my chances at hitting the Power Ball are better. Comments from Zac about playing better, what winning on the road does for you, and minimizing the impact of a crappy o-line is hilarious. Hey coach Zac, we'd also love to hear your thoughts on what happens to ice when it gets hot. Some say it melts, but i'm thinking you may disagree. I don't really like this dude as a coach, but he comes across like a guy that would be cool to have a beer with and talk football. Catch a little buzz, make fun of him when he says something about being a coach, share some jalapeno poppers and laugh. Oh and one more thing, Burrow might be the toughest guy you've seen, but if he keeps getting hit/sacked at this current rate, I think that may change.
  25. 1 point
    Plan better. Coach better. Be better.
  26. 1 point
    Had I been around prior to the start of the season, I would have voiced these as my top concerns headed into week 1: 1. Burrow's physical and mental recovery 2. The O-line 3. The Defense 4. Zac Taylor While the season is obviously young, I wasn't expecting a mental 100% recovery for Burrow any time soon. Just unaware of how it would look. I wasn't expecting a rookie changing positions on the o-line to be a savior. Although I will admit I thought/think they would/will be an improved unit. The defense certainly has played much better through the first two weeks than what we saw last season. Still not thrilled with the LB group. Zac Taylor simply does not fill me with any type of confidence in his abilities to be a head coach in the NFL. Seems like a really nice guy though. I also would have looked at our 2021 schedule and given a crap shoot prediction of 4-13, maybe getting to 6-11 at best. Another year of Burrow's recovery, more draft picks, and maybe another impact free agent and 2022 could see a playoff push. Give me a head coach like Eric Bieniemy and I think they may actually win a playoff game. I just don't think this team is on the same level as the Baltimore's and Chief's of the league. Still think they lose to the Steelers as well, but will be rooting for them to kick the crap out of them !!
  27. 1 point
    He can put that on his resume for his next job next year then.
  28. 1 point
    If I had to put my finger on what is not back yet for Burrow, it's literally this...
  29. 1 point
    The thing is, it wasn't actually that extreme. "They scored on every drive in the 2nd half in which they didn't turn the ball over" is highly misleading. First, it ignores that there was a whole 30 minutes of football before that in which a lethargic, vanilla Bengals offense struggled mightily (and failed all three times it had the ball) to score, or even move the ball very far. Then there was the entire third quarter, half of which consisted of a single (again, lethargic, vanilla) Bengals drive of 42 yards in 11 plays that ended in a FG (and even that was arguably due to a Chicago roughing call, absent which the drive would have ended with a punt after gaining 7 yards). Except for 1 play on which Higgins promptly fumbles, the Bengals wouldn't get the ball back until early in the fourth. At this point they're only down 10-3, so they stay with the lethargic, vanilla offense. Four Mixon runs and one completed Burrow pass later, Joe tosses the pick 6. At that point, with a little under 11 minutes left in the game, the game plan goes into the trash bin and Burrow starts throwing. The remaining plays consist of 10 passes and just two carries by Mixon (versus 20 passes and 18 runs in the prior 49 minutes of the game). You want to blame the loss on Burrow or the line or Higgins, be my guest. But imo it all starts with a dead-end game plan that had resulted in 3 points through three quarters of the game, and once chucked saw the team score 14 points in the last six and a half minutes.
  30. 1 point
    Evans looked great on his one pass yesterday, set up the 53-yard field goal. He absolutely needs to be in the game more and an option more as a screener and release valve.
  31. 1 point
    Not much to be said. Take some knees and get out of here.
  32. 1 point
    Brandon Wilson starting the year pretty terribly.
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  34. 1 point
    Bengal will always be at a coaching disadvantage. No matter who they play. Zac has no business calling plays. He's never been successful or hell even average at any point in his career. But mike is bullish on Zac what a joke that is.
  35. 1 point
    Can you please start calling some real plays here, or maybe he still does not trust this o-line!
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  37. 1 point
    Rome wasn't built in a day. Might as well start out strong statistically and see how it goes from there for a change...
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  39. 1 point
    So having slept on it...I'm still alright with the failed 4th and 1 on the 30. Even the call wasn't all that bad. If our $48 million running back can't pick up a freaking yard at crunch time, what the hell did they pay him for? And I think that 9 times out of 10 he makes it. Just got grabbed by the turf monster so this was time No. 10. Admittedly, since it didn't end up costing them a W it's a bit easier to be chill about. If I have to question coaching, I'm going point at the decision to keep Burrow and the first team offense off the field for nearly all of preseason. Now to be fair, Zimmer did the same thing in Minnesota, and the results were the first quarter of yesterday's game. Neither offense looked like it was ready. The Vikings drew enough flags to outfit a flag football team and the Bengals did little more than hand the ball off. Q1 was basically practice for both offenses and I think the Bengals are lucky that they drew a team which also needed the first 15 minutes to figure out its ass from its elbow. I know the shortened preseason makes it a problem to get the starters ready while still evaluating the bottom half of the roster but they need to figure out a better answer.
  40. 1 point
    So, since I'm up here in Chicagoland, I tuned into the morning show on the local espn station during my drive to work today. Needless to say, they aren't happy, and seem to view next week's game as a must-win for the Bears. "If they can't beat the Bengals I don't know who they can beat." So as far as they're concerned we're still the same trash team, though they couldn't help but give some grudging respect to the effort against Minnesota. On offense they're already screaming for Justin Fields, arguing (with legitimate justification, I think) that Dalton doesn't bring anything special, can't stretch the field, isn't a big running threat, etc., and all appear to believe that Fields will be behind center sooner rather than later, but not next Sunday. They thought and I agree that the oline played well all things considered, though by well, they meant at a C/C+ level. Gave props (deserved) to Montgomery. As for the defense they are concerned it's past its prime, despite having some big names. (Oddly they also seemed to think it could hold the Bengals o to few enough points that the putrid Bears o could score enough to win, so...) Pointed out that the d gave up an average of 7.7 yards per play, which was the fourth worst in 20 years, and if you took out Stafford's kneel downs at the end of the game, it was 8.5 yards, the worst in 20 years. Finally, if you think Bengals fans hate Zac Taylor, you ought to hear the hate-on they've got up here for Matt Nagy. Knowing the local bozos, by Friday they'll be predicting a 100-0 Bears victory. I'll keep you updated.
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  42. 1 point
    Also, it’s 90 degrees and we can actually try and pound them now.
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  44. 1 point
    Listening to local radio yesterday for the "Friday Football Feast" it struck me that not even league experts know what to think of Cincy. Listening to Paul Allen and Paul Charchian break down the Bengals, the only thing they had to go on was last year's stats. The problem is that from week 1 last year to week 1 this year we have 12 new starts (only 4 hold overs on defense). I certainly don't have a good feel for this team we could win by 40 or lose by 40 or anything in between and it wouldn't shock me. They continue to rag on Awuzie but looking at his PFF grade it is clear that last year was just a bad year, he was injured much of the year and prior to that he was developing nicely into a good NFL Starter. 79.2 grade in 2019 in his third year is not too shabby.
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  47. 1 point
    A few tidbits from Hobs this morning: He doesn’t expect them to IR Waynes. They signed McCloud because Phillips and Apple are also nursing injuries and they don’t want them playing teams. Theyre fishing for a third QB but haven’t had much luck. Apparently they’ve moved on from Shurmur. He says they had a guy they wanted but he didn’t make it through waivers. The only QB I see that got claimed was WV’s Will Grier, so I assume he was the target. They then tried to get Reid Sinnett but he chose to go back to Miami’s PS. He thinks both Thomas and Irwin will return.
  48. 1 point
    Local guys here in Minny are already looking past the Bengals as an easy week one win.
  49. 1 point
    MCPHERSON SERVING LEGS BENEDICT TONIGHT
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