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Training Camp Thread 2 - News and Obs July 29 - Aug. 6

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1 minute ago, BlackJesus said:

Tee is so good he should be called a #1b and Chase the 1a reciever. Tee would be the best WR on like 26 different teams (at least).

it is 100% remarkable just how good we have it with Chase and Tee. 

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You know when the rest of the nation did not give the team a chance, they surprised a lot of people and even themselves there last year at this time. But they are very much getting support and respect there after going to the Super Bowl. Hope they are there for many more years to come.

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3 hours ago, BlackJesus said:

I actually feel more at ease with Brandon Allen at QB when the reps and upcoming games don't count. Burrow is too valuable to risk to fluke injury (he's the success of the entire season basically). I'd give Brandon all 3 pre-season games and Burrow not a single snap. 


I don't like treating guys like porcelain figurines plus we have a new center - I'd like him to get a little work in before it counts.

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11 hours ago, membengal said:

I guess CJ making headlines this AM. Weird to see him spewing crap given that the front office he is trashing gave him a 3-year $18 million dollar contract back in 2019 when he hadn't done shit to that point in his career. And the other stuff is eye-rolling too. Guess there's some extra juice on week 3 now...


New thread for the next week plus of news and obs.  Looking forward to clips of JoeyB back in the bldg this week. 


Happy so far about Cappa being back, Hurst showing out, Stanley Morgan showing out, and the murmurings about Chase looking even more dangerous.  Will be nice to see real news from the trenches when pads come on next week. 


Uzomah? Didn't hear it, definitely don't want to dig through a bunch of pointless Jets bs, was about to ask and then realized... eh, who gives a shit?  They'll probably be eliminated by November anyway.

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14 minutes ago, T-Dub said:


Uzomah? Didn't hear it, definitely don't want to dig through a bunch of pointless Jets bs, was about to ask and then realized... eh, who gives a shit?  They'll probably be eliminated by November anyway.

That's pretty much how I feel. Could the Jets be improved...maybe. Are they better than the Bills or Patriots? I don't think so. Are they even better than the Dolphins?? Whatever Uzomah is saying, they have a rough road ahead.

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12 minutes ago, T-Dub said:

I don't like treating guys like porcelain figurines 


Normally I would agree and for any other player. But Burrow is so valuable to this team that the entire season rests on his health. If he goes down the season is literally over and unsalvageable. 


And every play in pre-season is an unnecessary spin of the injury roulette wheel for almost no benefit. Plus, he already went to the Super Bowl without an off season, so clearly doesn't need one.


Him and Ted can do 500 snaps a day on their own if worried about chemistry. But no Bengals defender should even be coming within 5 yards of Burrow. I know last off-season, Ossai accidentally ran into him in practice and a brawl broke out (as it should). 

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40 minutes ago, membengal said:

I am all for Joe getting a ton of reps once he is back from the procedure. No reason to play him in any pre-season games tho. 



I think most of these guys like to play a series of downs at least just as a warm-up.  Seems like Brady plays some in every preseason and he's 57 years old.  


Burrow could roll an ankle on a crack in the sidewalk or get his throwing hand slammed in a car door, being overly worried about injuries is not the right mindset.

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CINCINNATI — The heat let up a bit on Friday as the Bengals held Day 3 of training camp on the Kettering Health practice fields.

Some of the quick highlights:


Hayden Hurst continues to impress:


The new tight end made a pair of nice grabs in 11-on-11s and red zone drills, including one from Brandon Allen in the red zone where he shed coverage

and made an outstretched grab before running inside the pylon for the score.

Of all the new faces, Hurst has been the most prominent as he shows off the burst of speed he promised when he signed his one-year, $3.5 million “prove-it” deal in March.


Stanley Morgan shines in red zone:

Another player that continues to open eyes and continue his momentum from the spring is wide receiver Stanley Morgan. He caught a drag route that had him cross in front of Eli Apple and behind Dax Hill. He dove to the turf on the far side and his offensive teammates such as Joe Mixon and Tyler Boyd celebrated it as a score while the defense and coaching staff waved it off. There was no doubt about another catch, as he ran an in-slant in red zone and just beat Eli Apple for the 10-yard score.

Eli Apple vs. Ja’Marr Chase:


This has been a rather intense battle before the pads even go on next week. Apple is clearly trying to rise the level of the most explosive receiver on the roster. The two tangled in the back corner of the end zone as Apple knocked away the Allen pass. The two have been pushing and shoving and Apple has risen to the occasion physically, clearly want to show everyone that he is ready to compete.


Trey Hendrickson shines in 11-on-11 drills:


He may not have been around for spring and OTA practices, but edge Trey Hendrickson looks to be ready to pick up where he left off last season. He had two rushes against the Bengals offensive line Friday that would’ve resulted in sacks and has looked crisp and powerful in drills. Hendrickson is one to watch once the pads go on next week.


WR Mike Thomas tweaks left leg:


Bengals receiver Mike Thomas, another member of the depth unit behind the three amigos made a nice catch down the left sideline in front of Mike Hilton. Attempting to avoid contact, Thomas appeared to tweak his left ankle and left practice to tend to his foot and work on flexibility. He remained with the team for the rest of practice but appeared limited.


DE Jeff Gunter goes down late with left leg injury:


Another injury occurred late in practice when rookie seventh-round edge Jeff Gunter went down grabbing his left leg. He remained on the ground for several minutes. No cart was needed but he was slow to get up and leave practice.


Offensive line watch:


While the team waits on La’el Collins and Alex Cappa to step into their starting roles at right tackle and right guard, respectively, it’s a very important time for those fighting for backup roles behind them. Isaiah Prince and Hakeem Adeniji continue to get first-team reps, with D’Ante Smith and rookie Cordell Volson spelling them occasionally on the first unit with Ted Karras, Jackson Carman and Jonah Williams. After tweaking his left leg on Thursday, Devin Cochran returned to practice Friday and took his normal reps.


Back Together:


Saturday is “Back Together” Saturday around the NFL as teams welcome fans into their stadiums and training camp facilities for the first Saturday of training camp season. Bengals fans are expected to fill the lower bowl of Paul Brown Stadium and watch the team work out on the stadium field for the first time. Practice begins at the usual time of 2:15, with practice expected to last for two hours. Fans have turned out in force for the first three days on the Kettering Health fields, with players obliging generously for photo opps, Instagram posts and autographs.



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