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Inigo Montoya

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  1. I highly doubt Green will be traded for two reasons. His value is too low right now and he's a free agent after the season. It's unlikely that another team will blow the Bengals away with an offer even if they're interested in dealing him. A major injury to a star WR can change the equation somewhat, but barring that AJ stays put. Whether he stays beyond this season is also not certain. I'm guessing they won't use the franchise tag at this point but your guess is as good as mine. He might have no interest in a full rebuild and try to chase a ring.
  2. I'm not sure that's how they coach it in the NFL. Either way, it was a garbage throw high and behind his target. A better WR might have caught it, but Dalton has to make a better throw with the game on the line.
  3. AJ is one of the few who could've caught that one. Unfortunately we won't have him for at least another week or two. As far as this topic is concerned, it's hard to watch a performance like yesterday's first half and not think Dalton's days are numbered. It's mostly because of his contract situation, but also the fact that we are trending towards a top 5 pick.
  4. SF will be a huge test for the o-line and not just because of Bosa (who looks likely to play). They also have Dee Ford on the opposite side with Buckner and Armstead inside. Last week was a good start for the OL but there's room for improvement, especially in the run game. This match up will probably decide the outcome of the game.
  5. I'm not an English major but this appears to be the definition of down playing a performance. Just give credit where it's due that's it. It doesn't mean anything more for Dalton than a positive start for a new season.
  6. That game in BAL wasn't "far better " at best it was comparable. Also, not sure how Dalton gets blamed for a missed FG or a RB getting stopped on 4th and 1 or a holding penalty followed by a sack when they had first and goal. Just stop with trying to downplay his performance on Sunday. It was unquestionably one of his best given the circumstances.
  7. Far better games without AJ Green? On the road in Seattle? With a 3rd string LT? GTFO with that nonsense. Considering the circumstances, that was one of his best performances by far.
  8. The defense basically ran a 3-4 against Seattle and it hardly got noticed. It seemed to work pretty well and their personnel decisions made more sense after seeing it play out. They're going to play plenty of nickel and dime packages and plenty of 3 safety looks too. It helps to have versatile players like Hubbard and Dunlap and it's smart to limit their exposure to their weakness at LB.
  9. The crazy part is that NE looks as good as ever without Brown. If he actually keeps it together, that WR group will be even more of a nightmare to deal with.
  10. It's not such a new Dey when the Bengals lost another very winnable game. We out gained the Seahawks 2 to 1, but turnovers and the missed FG cost us big time. Considering the circumstances, I get why there's some excitement. Dalton and Ross had career days and the patchwork OL was better than anyone predicted. The defense also dominated for much of the day. I thought the scheming/game planning was noticeably better on both sides. And it was good to see them do it against a tough opponent on the road. It shows that there is potential with this staff and roster, but let's not kid ourselves. KC and NE seem to be a cut above the rest of the AFC.
  11. I don't know if we could win in Seattle even with Green, Glenn, Williams, Dennard, and/or Boling. Without them the odds are obviously much slimmer. We're going to see Taylor's staff put to the test immediately and I don't expect much of a honeymoon period.
  12. I'm still worried about the lack of depth at LB and OL, but I like both of these pickups. Cooper was All Pro in 2017 as a returner and he's recently been on 2 teams we play this year. Perrine has already shared a backfield with Mixon and has the size and speed to be a lead back. We needed a RB after the Anderson injury and with Trayveon Williams still on the mend. It's hard to believe they're going to Seattle with only 4 LB. There's also uncertainty at OL with only 8 players available, which includes both Glenn and Dugas who are dealing with injuries. Maybe they will add someone after Week 1 so the contract is not guaranteed.
  13. Roster is far from settled and I expect at least 2-3 waiver claims at OL, RB, and/or LB. Very doubtful we see 11 DL when it's all said and done. I'm mildly surprised we are keeping 3 QB but we probably thought another team might steal Dolegala before we could get him on the practice squad.
  14. I'm not reading too much into Hopkins over Price. Price was injured and he's behind as a result. Hopkins has done enough to get the first shot but it is subject to change down the line. Willis starting is a legit surprise but he's done nothing except make plays so far. Seems like they are not going to play Ross anytime soon and Malone and Tate haven't separated from the pack. It also means Stanley Morgan lilek won't make the team out of camp.
  15. Bummer to read this. It seems like he didn't want to deal with another extended rehab for an injury. He's too smart to not look at all the money in the bank and wonder what am I doing? It's a rare case where the body just doesn't let them be their best.
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