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  1. he was never the same after he fractured his leg,because at one point in time bene had a promising career.
  2. bengals signed bryson albright to a future contract,when rex ryan was the head coach of the bills.bryson albright was begging developed as a linebacker and defensive end.
  3. it's plane as day these guy don't fit into coryell offensive scheme that zampese is trying to run Dalton as been getting killed all year and oline has getting destroyed.
  4. Boomer Esiason still “disgusted” by Bengals’ Wild Card actions; Solomon Wilcots fires back 104 comments After the Bengals’ Wild Card loss to the Stealers, the first voice we heard back in the CBS studio was that of an embarassed Boomer Esiason. The former Bengals quarterback elaborates on that, nine months later, while his colleague and fellow former Bengal, Solomon Wilcots, shares his take. By Rebecca Toback @Rebecca_Toback Sep 6, 2016, 11:00a Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports "I'm embarassed by the way this game ended and by the way these guys acted on the field today. I feel bad for Marvin Lewis, and I'll tell you one thing, if Marvin Lewis can't keep control of his players, then maybe Marvin Lewis shouldn't be standing there on the sideline coaching that drek.” Those words were what fans heard as the CBS post-game show opened up following the Bengals’ loss to the Stealers in January’s Wild Card playoff game. And who said it, who called the Bengals drek, in other words, trash? None other than former Bengals quarterback and current CBS color commentator, Boomer Esiason. It was a tough pill for Bengals fans to swallow as they heard a former player say he was embarassed by the team for whom he played for 10 years and the team he led to one of their only two Super Bowls. This, all just moments after watching a heartbreaking playoff loss. I met with Esiason during CBS’ NFL preview day last week and his feelings on the topic haven’t changed. “At that moment, I was disgusted. The Bengals were the better team but they didn’t keep their poise. You need to play with you head above it and it was frustrating to see that,” Esiason said. “If they do that again, I will say the same things again.” And while Esiason is entitled to his opinion, his CBS colleague, Solomon Wilcots, who also played for the Bengals, strongly disagrees with those feeling of embarrassment. Must Reads Solomon Wilcots says Bengals’ problem is not knowing how good they are Rebecca Toback Boomer Esiason was 'really was close to coming back' to Bengals in 1998 Kyle Phelps “Were you embarrassed for the Pittsburgh Stealers when James Harrison was knocking players out all around this league? Were you embarrassed for the Stealers when Hines Ward was breaking the jaw of a Bengals linebacker? Were you embarrassed for the Stealers when they broke punter Kevin Huber’s jaw and cracked his vertebrae? In fact, did Pittsburgh fans say ‘get rid of James Harrison, he’s a menace to our team’? No, they applauded it, they supported him,” Wilcots told me regarding his colleague’s embarrassment. And he wasn’t done. “Did the people in Baltimore say get rid of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed for the physical way that they dominated for over a decade? Was anyone embarrassed for the Ravens when they were doing it? No, but somehow in those towns they know how football games are won and they know how football should be played on defense. And, more importantly, they always support them,” Wilcots continued. Following the Bengals’ loss to the Stealers, many fans wanted to see the Bengals cut ties with Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict, two of the best players on defense for the team, but also, two of the reasons why Esiason was embarassed and why the Bengals self-imploded during the final minutes of the Wild Card game. Of course, the Bengals don’t listen to disgruntled fans and re-signed Jones to a three-year deal this offseason. Meanwhile, they have fully supported Burfict this offseason and Marvin Lewis went as far as to go with Burfict to meet Roger Goodell, in response to Burfict’s suspension. “We definitely don’t know how to support our guys, because Adam Jones and Vontaze Burfict are among the Bengals’ best defensive players,” Wilcots said. “Last I checked, I want that type of defensive player on my team. That’s a Chuck Bednarik type player, that’s a Lawrence Taylor type player. Unapologetic, sheer physical and a player who the other team is intimidated by. If you’re embarassed by that, you really don’t understand how football games are won,” Wilcots added. “Sometimes it ain't going to be pretty, sometimes someone is going to get hurt. No one tried to run off Dick Butkus, Bednarik, the 1985 Chicago Bears. I’m not calling for physical violence in NFL games, I’m just saying that football games are very tough and physical.” No one wants to see players getting injured in the midst of an NFL game, but, as we see every week of the season, NFL players get hurt on all types of plays, and even by stepping awkwardly, or falling without being touched. Non-contact injuries are some of the worst injuries in the NFL. Injuries will happen, they’re a part of the game of football, but the NFL is going to attempt to clean up the game and Burfict’s unprecedented three-game suspension is evidence of that. For his actions in the Wild Card game, coupled with other rule violations, Burfict will sit out for the first three games this season, a suspension already underway as he’s banned from the team facilities. Hopefully, that suspension will help Burfict to keep his play clean, while still physical. After all, in Wilcots’ opinion, all 31 other teams in the NFL would want Burfict on their team, whether they admit it today or not. “The thing I loved about playing in Pittsburgh is that they know what football looks like, they know what defensive football looks like, and they’re unapologetic” said Wilcots, who played for the Stealers in 1992, the final year of his NFL playing career. “When these two teams play this year, I want it to be clean, but it’s going to be physical.”
  5. ken zampese definitely has ability to be a really good offensive coordinator.
  6. Bengals DT Domata Peko: Stealers are 'pieces of bleep' 346 By Kevin Patra Around the NFL writer Published: July 14, 2016 at 08:58 a.m. Updated: July 14, 2016 at 09:10 a.m. The heat between the Pittsburgh Stealers and the Cincinnati Bengals has risen to the nth degree over the last several years. With both franchises continually battling for playoff spots, their two AFC North contests each season have become heavily contested and venomous. This year's playoff matchup ended in a wild finish with Cincinnati losing on a last-minute chip shot field goal, aided in part by two personal foul penalties on Bengals defenders. Stream the Amazon Original Series "All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals" on Prime Video. If you were one of the few still wondering if the rivalry was real, wonder no longer. During an event in London to promote the NFL's International Series this season, Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko was asked to complete the sentence: "the Pittsburgh Stealers are. . . " "Pieces of bleep," Peko replied, while making the beeping sound used to cover expletives, via USA Today (at least he was cordial about his hatred). Peko was later asked if the rivalry was a media concoction, seasoned with extra layers of bitterness thanks to reporters. The Bengals lineman left no doubt. "Oh, we hate them," he said. "For us, each time we play the Stealers, the whole city is like 'beat these fools' and whenever we beat them, it is a big party in Cincinnati. It's a big rivalry for us." With both franchises still in prime position to make deep playoff runs, those rivalry games won't lose their intense tenor. Nor will the players lose their "bleeping" bitterness towards each other.
  7. Chad Johnson to coach Browns WRs during training camp, Bengals not letting him in locker room By Jason Marcum @marcum89 on Jul 12, 2016, 3:53p 9 Andy Lyons/Getty Images This is an interesting turn of events. Tweet Share (328) Pin It seems like just yesterday that Chad Johnson was dominating the gridiron as he became one of the NFL's elite receivers. Much of it came during his 10-year career with the Bengals, but boy did his career fall hard and fast. After a failed stint with the Patriots, Johnson didn't even make it out of training camp with the Dolphins before being cut. A big reason why was his arrest for a domestic violence incident. Since then, Johnson endured a failed stint in the CFL and now, he'd like a chance to coach in the NFL using all the experience he gained throughout his playing years. Yesterday, Johnson made the request to help out the Browns via twitter. New Browns head coach Hue Jackson, who once worked with the Bengals and Johnson as the team's receivers coach, is giving his former player a shot at coaching in Cleveland. Johnson confirmed less than 24 hours after his original Tweet that he will be joining the Browns in some capacity during training camp. You would think that as great of a player as Ochocino was, he'll be able to teach the Browns' young group of receivers something new. Heck, just about anyone who has played receiver in the NFL could probably teach the five rookie wideouts Cleveland has, so maybe Johnson's role with the Browns can be a fruitful one. There's also his prior relationship with Jackson, who has gone as far as to call Chad his son. That's probably a big reason why Johnson is getting a shot to coach, so he better make the most out of this one. As great of a player Johnson was in Bengals stripes, he's let his mouth continue to do too much talking. It sounds like the Bengals are tired of hearing it, and it wouldn't be too hard to believe that Marvin Lewis didn't want him in the locker room last year when Johnson visited Cincinnati for the Seahawks game. While the team could likely benefit from some of Johnson's lessons, there's likely negatives to him being around the team, too. And hey, if the coaching thing doesn't work out, it looks like he could get into knitting.
  8. News Share Print Email RSS Bengals Strong Posted 20 hours ago Geoff Hobson Editor Follow Me Blog a a On the occasion of his sixth annual football strength clinic, former long-time Bengals strength coach Kim Wood remembers how the best players he coached, "Ran on their own gas." Reggie Williams: he worked out between city council sessions. Kim Wood left the NFL weight rooms more than a decade ago, but the headlines he has zealously culled from Roy Rogers to Roger Goodell have never left and the men he knew who “ran on their own gas,’ may never be more relevant. Bengals founder Paul Brown tapped Wood as the NFL’s first full-time strength coach 40 years ago and charged him with keeping his locker room clean from steroids and other chemical enhancers seeping into the Astroturf of the 1960s and 1970s. Wood, a former University of Wisconsin running back who bench presses current events and made a fortune out of muscling weight training cleanly into the athletic mainstream, remains the conscience of the carbohydrate. It just so happens that when news broke last week that the NFL plans to interview players implicated by Al Jazeera in its documentary on performance enhancing drugs, Wood began his sixth annual football strength clinic. The charges are alleged and the NFL Players Association is rising in their defense. But the headlines sent Wood back to an even more dangerous and yet simpler time. Nestled in Cincinnati’s cozy Northside, Wood brought together his loyal band of disciples and mentors studying how to make the head safer and the rest of the body more equipped to deal with a modern game grappling to find that elusive sweet spot of safe violence. The rules have changed so much that Wood says the pros have evolved into college ball and the collegians have morphed into the pro game he once knew. But one principle remains the same. “The great athletes would do what Paul Brown talked about,’ said Wood, 71, as he took a break in the proceedings this past weekend. “They had fierce hearts and they ran on their own gas. The great athletes didn’t take drugs. And if you ever asked them to ‘Hey, try this,’ they’d probably punch you in the face. It was not a part of their ethic.” The anti-drug discussion rapidly becomes a round robin through Bengals history. The best and the brightest never opted for the stuff, Wood says, during the days steroids flowed throughout the league like Gatorade Tim Krumrie and James Brooks. Anthony Munoz and Reggie Williams. Isaac Fischer Curtis. And so many more. “For five years, maybe more, Isaac was the best receiver in the game,” Wood said. “Isaac should be in the Hall-of-Fame. Reggie Williams was as good as some guys that are in the Hall of Fame. Kenny (Anderson) should be in the Hall of Fame. Kenny (Riley) should be in the Hall of Fame. We’re paying the price of being a small-market team. Those guys weren’t self-promoters. If we had won the Super Bowl, all those guys would be in the Hall of Fame.” This is about the time Wood starts to think about breakfast. He hears that the Bengals and the rest of the NFL draws players to its massive, sparkling facilities for off-season training with not only work-out bonuses, but breakfast and lunch. By the time Wood got out after the ’02 season, the workout bonuses had just begun to crop up. The Riverfront Stadium steps led to four Pro Bowls for James Brooks (21). But breakfast? He understands times have changed. And that this is not the same NFL. But he also knows some pretty good players had fried eggs stopping by Weiland’s bar and grill on the way to lift at Spinney Field back in the day. “It was really a question of who were the pros?” Wood recalled. “The pros have evolved into the college game where your life is structured by somebody else and the colleges have evolved into pro football. We had a number of guys that were serious about being the best they could be as pro players. The good ones always got breakfast. They got it themselves. That was part of the whole Paul Brown thing. Responsible, resourceful. And the good ones were.” Where to start? Why not with the lone Hall-of-Famer to play with the Bengals his entire career? “Anthony Munoz was a tremendous athlete who just happened to come in a Double X-tra Large size,” Wood said of the legendary left tackle. “He ran (five) miles a day (during the season). He was a third baseman and pitcher for a national champion baseball team at USC. No one had ever seen a guy like that at 285 pounds and he could move. The guys today are bigger, but they can’t move.” Different game. But how different? How different when talking about a guy like Brooks, who rushed for more than 6,000 yards while catching 27 touchdown passes? Wood remembers how Brooks pounded those stairs at Riverfront Stadium after they would drive the mile or so up from Spinney to get in their conditioning work. The offensive line would be halfway around and Brooks would be lapping them heading into his second trip. “The Reds didn’t want us there, but we’d go in and Brooks was like the Energizer Bunny. He just kept on going,” Wood said. “Brooks was amazingly strong. He was a much smaller man than they let on; 180 pounds? “Maybe. But he was made out of steel. Never complained. He used to get the crap knocked out of him and he’d jump up and say, ‘That’s the best you can do?’ He would never show he was getting beat up. He was tremendously conditioned. One of the most admired people I’ve ever seen.” And then there was Krumrie, the 12-year nose tackle who became a cult hero with a throw-back violence and rugged individualism worthy of the Wild West. The tape of Krumrie grotesquely breaking his leg early in Super Bowl XXIII is burned into Wood’s mind. But what he remembers is the sound track. “The footage didn’t show him with a broken leg, trying to stand up,” Wood said. “The footage didn’t show him screaming at the team as they were carting him off, ‘Forget me. Win the god ---- game.’ He was a tough guy who was always in tremendous, tremendous shape. He cross-country skied. He wasn’t a pretty boy. But there’s never been a conditioned athlete like him. And the same thing with Reggie.” If there is the antithesis of how they went about the offseason in the 20th century compared to how they train in the 21st century, it is Williams, the outside linebacker who started both Super Bowls with Ivy League brains and MMA toughness. His 206 games are second in Bengals history to only Riley’s 207, and the most ever by a sitting Cincinnati City Councilman. “He’s in city council and he comes down to work out and he takes off his suit,” Wood said. “It would be 15 to 20 minutes of hell. And he’d put his suit back on and go back to city council. He had to budget his time. We were fortunate that we had guys willing to do that.” Tim Krumrie: 'Never been a conditioned athlete like him." Sure, if Paul Brown came to Wood and said he had to pick two defensive co-captains, Williams and Krumrie would be close. But there are so many others, too. Like the corner Riley and the safety David Fulcher. “I mean, no one tried their butt off more than Kenny Riley, a Hall-of-Famer,” Wood said. “And Fulcher was a great, great player. You’re talking about a 250-pound man and when the ball was in the air, he would pick it off.” But that doesn’t mean Wood doesn’t enjoy the current era, although he admits he’s not as tied into it as he once was. “It was fun to watch Peyton Manning. It’s fun to watch this little red-haired guy,” Wood said of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. “He tries his ass off and he’s good. (A.J.) Green is an excellent player. The defensive linemen are good players. They’ve got it going on. They’ve got a good team. They haven’t won the big ones, but that’s football. They will. I think Marvin (Lewis) has done a pretty good job and I think everyone in the organization should be very proud. In the playoffs, sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t. It’s not a major flaw. The other guys won the game.” But it is also a different game. Fourteen years might as well be 40 when it comes to PEDs for the man whose legacy is Mr. Clean. “The kind of drugs like growth hormone, which they don’t have a real good test for, they didn’t exist when I was in the game,” Wood said. “It’s much more complex. There are other types of drugs being used that weren’t even thought of when I was there. Do I think the NFL has problem with that? They might have a problem. The complexities have greatly increased. When it comes to drugs you can’t test for ….” Wood thinks there is really only one, true, noble answer and he has his proof from Brooks’ stadium steps to Williams’ city council suit to Krumrie’s gritty resilience. “They had a pride,” Wood said. “And like Paul said, ‘I respect people that run on their own gas.’
  9. Is this the Bengals NFL Color Rush uniform By Jason Marcum @marcum89 on Jun 21, 2016, 6:15p 19 Reddit user FranneBoy (r/Bengals) Earlier this offseason, we saw a leak of what the Bengals' new swag may look like for Thursday Night Football. Did we just get another hint? Tweet Share (1551) Pin Some things never change, but some things are forced to change. For much of Mike Brown's tenure as Bengals owner, the Bengals used to go through as little of change as possible every year. Whether it was holding training camp in Georgetown, never spending big money on big-name free agents, or simply keeping the same uniforms every year, Brown has typically been very reluctant to any kind of change around his team. But in the same way Brown watches Father Time pass him by, he also watches as the ever-changing NFL continue to change in many aspects, of which he and the rest of the league now must follow. Though the Bengals have undergone few uniform changes over the years, they are taking part in the NFL's Color Rush program this year, as every team will do for Thursday Night Football. They'll be changing up their uniform colors in Week 4 when they host the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. Must Reads Bengals 2016 training camp schedule announced Leon Hall may sign with NFL team next week A preview of the Bengal's Color Rush jersey may have leaked earlier this offseason, though there's been no official confirmation to suggest this was actually the color combo Cincinnati would wear. It was a black-and-white combo, and you can see what it looks like in the above link. Now, there's another supposed leak for what colors the Bengals will don vs the Dolphins: The new leak would seem to suggest a similar design as the earlier leak we saw this offseason. Some will joke it looks like prison stripes more than Bengals stripes, so we're hesitant to put too much stock into these leaks, at least until we see the final design. Though, it's also possible this is an all-black design with no stripes at all. The exact design still remains unclear, and, this may simply be a false representation of the yet-to-be revealed jerseys. The Bengals have been using their tiger stripe design since 1981, though they did slightly update the look in 1997, and altered them further in 2003 into what we've seen since then. What do you think of these 'leaked' uniforms for the Bengals?
  10. the falcons are going to pass on Freeney,maybe Cincinnati or Arizona are his only choose.
  11. I'm afraid that the ref will be watching the Bengals,more then they have the previous years thank the media platform that ESPN has given shittburge. which in it's self is absolutely distinguishing,that this team got away with murder ever year.Until the Bengals decided they had enough.
  12. trip thurman is a physical freak who can play both the offensive tackle and defensive tackle position.
  13. Antonio Longino, could be a steal for the Bengals.He has the skill to be a very good linebacker and the Bengals front office has done one hell of a job these past 5 years.