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  1. not sure Jason is trolling. I do know this website is less than a shadow of itself in its prime. Can not remember the last time I posted. Check it out on game day and see how far this place has fell. Still a lot of guys I respect over the last 11 years. But this forum lost its way in 2011.
  2. I think this guy does a much better job of explaining the subject matter in this post...       Is The Bengals Secondary Playing The Best In The NFL? by Sean McMahon 1h ago Through the first three weeks of the NFL season, no team has dominated their competition more than the Cincinnati Bengals. In 180 minutes of play, the Bengals have only trailed in a game for 48 seconds; an astounding number to think about. Many people claim the Bengals’ success weighs heavily on the improvements Hue Jackson has brought to this team, which is true; however there is a very underrated aspect as to why the Bengals have been as dominant. What is it? The secondary. While the Bengals do not possess the top overall passing defense, how they have played on tape surely seems so. Looking merely from a statistical standpoint, the Bengals have six interceptions through the first three games. Before the Giants-Redskins game last night, that would make the Bengals tied for first in interceptions. Not only that, but quarterbacks average a rating of 56.9 against the Bengals’ secondary, which is best in the NFL. The Bengals lead the league in passes defended with 23 (again before the Giants-Redskins game). All this while having faced Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco, the high powered offensive attack in Atlanta, and the up-and-coming Titans. Here’s some game analysis. In the game against the Ravens, Joe Flacco threw for 181 of his 345 yards in the fourth quarter while also completing his lone touchdown pass, an 80-yarder to Steve Smith, in that frame. While allowing such plays in the fourth quarter is clearly a negative, it also shows how well the Bengals kept the Ravens passing offense in check to that point. Taking a look at the Falcons game, 125 of Matt Ryan’s 231 passing yards came after 11:01 in the 4th quarter while the score was 24-3. Also include that 57 of Julio Jones’ 88 receiving yards came during that same time period. Also of note, the Bengals have only given up passing touchdowns in the 4th quarter and quarterbacks have a 1:2 touchdown to interception ratio while playing the Bengals this year. So how is this possible? On paper, every starter in the secondary besides safety George Iloka is a former first round pick. In fact, five of the six cornerbacks on the team are first round draft picks; the exception being backup Chris Lewis-Harris. Leon Hall is back from an Achilles’ injury and while he has not looked 100%, he is arguably the most underrated cornerback in the league. With quick hips and the ability to play the ball, Hall has kept everything in front of him and is playing at a very high level. Terence Newman is obviously the veteran of the group, but he definitely does not play like a 36-year-old.  While he was picked on a few times, he always rebounds back by being even stronger and shows great recognition. Adam Jones appears to be the vocal leader of the group, and he has every right to be. He has shown the ability to get to where the ball is and can play both the slot and outside cornerback well. The Bengals also have Dre Kirkpatrick in the waiting dock along with 2014 first-rounder Darqueze Dennard. In 2013, Kirkpatrick was tied for the team’s interception lead (3) and Dennard has received high praise from coach Marvin Lewis. One cannot overlook the safety play. Once Reggie Nelson was traded to Cincinnati, he revived his career by playing at a consistently high level. Arguably the best pass rushing secondary member on the team, Nelson also has a knack for being where the ball is and shows recognition while playing the zone. George Iloka is the only starter who is not a first rounder, but his play surely doesn’t show that. In 2013, Iloka was a solid starter showing he was deserving of the spot. In 2014, Iloka has been a ball-hawk and has elevated his performance level. He leads the team in interceptions and has played the deep ball very well by being in position to knock a pass away when need be. Do the Bengals possess the best secondary in the league? Whether they do or don’t on paper, they sure are playing like it. Teams have had to pass against this team in an attempt to catch up and the secondary has held the lead while opposing teams do so. The Bengals have given up 376 passing yards in the fourth quarter this season, but two of those games provided a substantial amount of garbage time. What have the Bengals allowed in the first three quarters (of each game) for the season? A mere 342 passing yards. So in nine quarters of play, the Bengals have given up only 342 passing yards. Again, most of the 376 passing yards in the fourth quarter came when the game was already out of hand. What does this show? The Bengals secondary is playing at an extremely high level and is arguably playing the best in the NFL. http://www.chatsports.com/cincinnati...NFL-2-10464520
  3. As a charter member and one time mod/admin I agree.  And this childish DD designation versus whatever the Dalton Haters are called just puts an exclamation point on what this site has become.     Jamie you are missing the point.   Every thread, every post becoming a Dalton topic is killing this place.  You can't see the forest through the trees on this debate.  It's not about your response above.  Most folks on here are big boys and can handle that.  It's the fact the only thing that seems to be discussed is Dalton.  Hell I'm surprised the thread on the Ben-gals didn't turn into a Dalton debate.  May be the only one.     Back in the day we did moderate this site.  We put BlackJesus in timeout for Christ's sake (pun intended) Now it's just a clusterfuck with no leadership and no moderation.   
  4.  Don't have the quote verbatim, but seems in line with what Mike Brown said this offseason.  They want to sign Dalton, but if not they have to move on.  Guessing they are still in that window given the window they have with AJ is 2 years..  And all the chatter with attempts to sign Burfict is great.  Where there is smoke there is fire.     Not taking this as cold water but just the cold hard facts of the NFL and signing players to long term contracts.    
  5. This thread is exhibit 1A as to why I no longer come here first for Bengal news and rarely contribute.  A Burfict thread turns into a Dalton thread.  Really!?      A lot of good people on this forum.  Unfortunately the moderators and owner are the most trollish.   Sad.   
  6. Late to the party fellow go-bengal members on the Joseph addition to the coaching staff, but after watching the presser on Dennard the guy definitely has a presence about him.  Had i not known I would have thought he was the Defensive Coordinator and Guenther was the position coach.     Definitely feel good with him on the staff to help ease the loss of Zim.                               
  7. I missed BJ's assessment before I asked about CD.  Glad I wasn't the only one who saw some similarities.   
  8. Haven't watched a lot of this guy but does he have a little Corey Dillon in him? 
  9. Stay tuned.  Only 5.5 hours of  programming left this evening to make sure every side, angle, and orifice is covered when it comes to Johnny Football.  Ugh!
  10. Oh wow.  I would feel bad for them if the browns' fans weren't such assholes.  And can ESPN and the NFL network please talk about something other than Johnny.   
  11. ok that was weak.  I have to come up with something more witty  ....
  12.   I had no clue!  But every time I hear Johnny Football...  I think of Johnny Fever.   Crazy.  I know.  Does Cleveland have a WKRP?  Could be the making of a new sitcom.   
  13.     Off work today and couldn't even watch NFL network or ESPN.  The Manzeil hype has reached Tebow levels.  Thought I would come back to my old stomping grounds here to get some real football conversation and information.   

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