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Andy Dalton has been widely praised for his win / loss record over his career. In the infamous words of #85 "child please!!!!!" Andy Dalton’s win/loss record is largely because of his stellar defense which he continues to put in ha...
Andy Dalton has been widely praised for his win / loss record over his career. In the infamous words of #85 "child please!!!!!" Andy Dalton’s win/loss record is largely because of his stellar defense which he continues to put in harm’s way especially this season. Did Andy won Pats games last Sunday or the Steeler game at the end of last season?………..child please. I won’t compare him to Luck, Wilson, etc. that would be unfair. BUT………..IF we put Cam Newton on the Bengals with the weapons we have the sky would be the limit. Cam’s defense has let him down (Dalton is lucky his picks him up) and sure he has made some mistakes but that’s largely because of his circumstance. Andy Dalton is in ideal place and he is not thriving. Right now Andy Dalton (is our QB which we embrace because his ours) is a flawed and if he continues on this path will be a back-up in two years. A.J Green has every right to be pissed, he constantly beats coverage deep only to have the ball under or over thrown routinely. Tight ends and backs are open and the balls are over thrown. Own Bengals team reminds me of Tony Dungy’s Bucs teams in the nineties in that if the defense gives up more the 17 points we have a 90% chance of losing that game (scoring above 20 points is rare). An average / below average QB (matt Cassel) got R. Crannel fired in Kanas City and a good QB has people signing the praise of Andy Reid with largely the same team. We can gerrymander what’s acceptable play for Andy Dalton all we want but the absolute long and short of it is we need more consistent and better play from him if we are to go where the talent on our teams says we can go. Stop touting his win loss record as a reason to count on #14 cause that’s @X!HSX@!. Side note we may need to franchise A.J. Green if Andy doesn't start playing better............
about 1 hour ago
Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) congratulates Leon Hall (29) after Hall returns an interception for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card playof...
Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) congratulates Leon Hall (29) after Hall returns an interception for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Per Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson, it looks like cornerback Leon Hall will be back this week vs the Buffalo Bills after he was once again able to take to the practice field today: It looked like Bengals cornerback Leon Hall was going to try and give it a go in practice Wednesday after missing the last two games with a hamstring he injured blocking on cornerback Terence Newman’s winning 58-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown late in the Sept. 22 victory over the Packers. He was limited Friday and said he didn’t do much. On Wednesday he was out there for the early drills. Right end Michael Johnson (concussion) and cornerback Brandon Ghee (thigh) were not after missing last Sunday’s game. Johnson appeared to be working on the side. “I feel good,” Hall said before practice. “But I haven’t done any football yet.” It is discouraging to see Michael Johnson out again, and it looks as though his concussion suffered two weeks ago vs the Cleveland Browns could be something that lingers throughout the year. Want more Bengals news? Like Stripe Hype on Facebook, or grab our RSS feed. Follow @StripeHype Follow @UK_Fans
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November 4, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A Cincinnati Bengals fan celebrates his team at Paul Brown Stadium, during a home game. Credit to USA Today Sports Images. The Bengals fans are some of the greatest fans in the NFL, and even when ...
November 4, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A Cincinnati Bengals fan celebrates his team at Paul Brown Stadium, during a home game. Credit to USA Today Sports Images. The Bengals fans are some of the greatest fans in the NFL, and even when it’s not necessarily shoeing up in attendance numbers at games, fans are always passionately expressing their thoughts and feelings across blogs, message boards, Twitter and whatever way they can let the world know they love their Bengals. Well, one lucky dad got to show his stripes unsuspectingly, as he was presented with a gift from his son that made him tear up: According to this video, this dad has been a Bengals fan for 40 years but has never gotten to see  his favorite team play in person, let alone in the confines of Paul Brown Stadium while surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Now, thanks to this gift from his son, he’ll get to see the team take on the New York Jets on October 27. Hopefully, his first experience will be a memorable one that ends in a victory for his favorite team. Want more Bengals news? Like Stripe Hype on Facebook, or grab our RSS feed. Follow @StripeHype Follow @UK_Fans
about 3 hours ago
Orson Charles is an enigma on the Bengals roster. A fourth round pick out of Georgia who has good size at 6’3" and somewhere in the range of 245 pounds. His strength was displayed with his performance at the combine with 35 reps ...
Orson Charles is an enigma on the Bengals roster. A fourth round pick out of Georgia who has good size at 6’3" and somewhere in the range of 245 pounds. His strength was displayed with his performance at the combine with 35 reps on the bench press. Most importantly he did well in limited time during his rookie year converting 8 catches for 125 yards and all of his receptions were for 10 yards or more. So what is it about Orson that has held him back in the eyes of the Bengals, so much so that they went ahead and drafted Tyler Eifert (which I don’t regret) in the first round last year? They even went ahead and signed Alex Smith to a one year deal essentially forcing themselves to either choose between Orson and Smith at tight end or Orson and John Connor at fullback. Orson comes from a program that the Bengals have enjoyed much success with in recent years with the likes of Dennis Roland, Shawn Williams, starting left guard Clint Boling, and our two biggest stars on offense and defense AJ Green and Geno Atkins respectively. His football pedigree is clearly something that works for the Bengals leaving fans with a serious sense of potential for his development. This development could reap benefits both in the short and long terms. Orson had a solid year as a rookie last year and could capitalize on that this year with more exposure, but the long term may be the key for the Bengals. They have several upcoming extensions to work out with players including AJ Green, Andy Dalton, Jermaine Gresham, Anthony Collins, Vontaze Burfict, Michael Johnson and Clint Boling. Increasing the options as to whom they can potentially let go via free agency is only a plus for the Bengals. This same development also insures the Bengals against the dreaded injury bug. The team has prioritized the two tight end set in order to complement Andy Dalton’s skills while enhancing his development and because of this it’s extremely important to have several talented receiving tight ends on the roster. Orson has shown promise as a tight end and his blocking woes seem to lie in his ability to block in space as a fullback more than on the line. His continued development can only take place with more exposure. According to Josh Kirkendall of cincyjungle.com, Orson has received only 7 out of a possible 182 offensive snaps (3.8%) in three games while receiving a DNP in the game vs. the Steelers. Orson’s playing time seemed to stop initially due to a holding penalty on a first down when trying to respond to a Bears score that made it 21-17 Bengals. No doubt the Bengals cannot afford these kind of penalties but after what we’ve seen the first few games this penalty is hardly their only issue. Andy Dalton seems to need all the help he can get and an option out of the backfield while also threatening the Bernard runs could only help the offense. Orson’s continued development both as a tight end and H-back can be a great asset to this team both in the immediate and long term (like James Casey when he enjoyed success with the Texans). I get excited thinking about an offensive set with AJ Green out wide, Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert bookending the line, and Orson along with Giovani Bernard in the backfield. The motion on this upcoming play could be confounding. And how does a defense deal with this: potentially eight blockers on the field or five talented receivers on the field. Do they line up in a base set with linebackers to cover these guys; all big, strong and fast receivers? Safeties more likely, but what if it’s a run? Corners for speed but then Andy Dalton is smart enough to audible to a blast up the middle. I’m not sure what the answer is but I know it would leave a decision maker between a rock and a hard place: to free Orson or not?
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It looks like Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is going to try and give it a go in practice Wednesday.
It looks like Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is going to try and give it a go in practice Wednesday.
about 4 hours ago
Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Domata Peko (94) celebrates after his team intercepted the ball against the New England Patriots at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated New England 13-6. Mandator...
Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Domata Peko (94) celebrates after his team intercepted the ball against the New England Patriots at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated New England 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-2) AT BUFFALO BILLS (2-3) Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) Broadcast: CBS with Kevin Harlan, as well as former Bengals Solomon Wilcots and Boomer Esiason. Fresh off of statement win over the New England Patriots, the Cincinnati Bengals are hitting the road to face the Buffalo Bills this week. Having not won a road game this year (0-2), the Bengals will look to avoid a third-straight let down game while playing away from Paul Brown Stadium. Meanwhile, the Bills have shown a surprising amount of promise in their first five games, having had a chance to tie or win the game in the final minutes of each loss.In what looks to be a wide-open AFC outside of the Denver Broncos, these could very well be two teams fighting for playoff spots.Despite some tough losses, with a win vs Cincinnati this week, Buffalo will be tied with them at 3-3 with a head-to-head win, which could be crucial late in the year if both teams are in the Wild Card hunt. The advantage will be towards the Bengals though, who enter this game as healthy as they’ve been this year, highlighted by the likely return of cornerback Leon Hall, while on the other side, the Bills will be without their starting quarterback, rookie-sensation E.J. Manuel, and in his place will be Thaddeus Lewis getting called-up from the practice squad.
about 4 hours ago
So I saw Ask-A-Cincy Fan pop up on Buffalo Rumblings, and no Rumblers came over yet to put one of these up so I figured I would. You guys (and gals) probably already know the drill. Any questions about the team? Ask away. [I real...
So I saw Ask-A-Cincy Fan pop up on Buffalo Rumblings, and no Rumblers came over yet to put one of these up so I figured I would. You guys (and gals) probably already know the drill. Any questions about the team? Ask away. [I really didn't have much more to say initially but this needs 75 words total so I will just keep rambling away until I hit that word limit. Coffee is freaking awesome.]
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Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) is tackled by a Green Bay Packers player (behind) after making a catch during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-U...
Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) is tackled by a Green Bay Packers player (behind) after making a catch during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham has been a player that will make you say “awe” with his play one game, only to disappear the next week and fail to show up in a game, no matter how important it may be. But the former All-American out of Oklahoma has owned up to his shortcomings, and vowed to correct them this offseason. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder trained with four-time Olympic track-and-field gold medalist Michael Johnson in Texas during the offseason. The training was centered on football skills for overall performance rather than getting bigger or stronger, as his goal is to contribute more in the passing game this season. Thus far, he’s been a reliable target when thrown to in the passing game, but his biggest weakness still remains. That being his run-blocking. While he has the frame of a small offensive tackle, he’s often the team’s biggest liability when asked to get his hands dirty in the run game. According to Pro Football Focus, Gresham’s struggles in the run game were once again evident against the New England Patriots: Perhaps one of the more common gripes we hear from Bengals fans is about TE Jermaine Gresham’s less-than-stellar run blocking grade, and this game will surely continue to fill up our in boxes. Among the negative plays, Gresham was stood up by LB Dont’a Hightower with 8:51 to go in the first, and later controlled at the point in similar fashion by Chandler Jones at the 10:24 mark of the second quarter. Fast forward to the fourth quarter, and it was DE Rob Ninkovichhaving his way with Gresham as he tossed him aside with 13:54 to go, and it was more of the same at the 2:20 mark but this time Ninkovich got in on the tackle for no gain. Among these negative blocks, the positives were few and far between as Gresham continues to struggle in the run game. It gets worse unfortunately. He’s currently ranked as the second-worst TE out of 56 eligible TEs by PFF, due in large part to his -12.5 run blocking grade, by-far the worst rating by a TE.
about 5 hours ago
A former 2012 sixth round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals, running back Dan Herron has signed with the Indianapolis Colts after the announcement that RB Ahmad Bradshaw will be out for the year. Herron was a former teammate with QB Terrell...
A former 2012 sixth round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals, running back Dan Herron has signed with the Indianapolis Colts after the announcement that RB Ahmad Bradshaw will be out for the year. Herron was a former teammate with QB Terrelle Pryor and RB Beanie Wells at Ohio State. FANTASY ANALYSIS: Herron will play backup behind RBs Trent Richardson and Donald Brown. He is unlikely to figure into the action or have any fantasy impact barring a serious injury ahead of him on the depth chart. The Colts aren't exactly getting their desired return of investment from T-Rich just yet. It's always possible that Herron will push Brown for the backup spot as well. Not exactly the juiciest fantasy news out there, but things can always change rapidly.
about 6 hours ago
Fantastic time on Beyond The Stripes last night. Doc played the role of Pollyanna, Kevin Huber’s mother told us what a good boy he was and Reedy and I nearly needed to be broken up. I think Joe’s still pounding the table. Reg...
Fantastic time on Beyond The Stripes last night. Doc played the role of Pollyanna, Kevin Huber’s mother told us what a good boy he was and Reedy and I nearly needed to be broken up. I think Joe’s still pounding the table. Regardless, a great time and huge thanks to #TeamHuber that rolled in about 30 […]
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