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22 Feb

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Bengals: Looking Forward, Running Game will be Key

20 Dec

Coming into the season for the Cincinnati Bengals, everyone thought the offensive staple of the team would be to transform into a passing offense. Well I warned against this back on August 10th, in a post called The Bengals: Ocho-TO show I wrote, “Last season the Bengals relied heavily on the running game to keep them in games. This season if they are to have any success at all, they will need to again rely on the running game to establish the passing game. Although they are stacked with receivers, defenses will choose to play the pass until they can establish that the running game is indeed a threat. The key is balance. Every team has to have a balanced attack if they have aspirations to reach their main goal, a super bowl”.

If we look at the season we will see that the only wins that came are mostly due to the 23 or more carries for Cedric Benson. In each game, except two, that Benson had 23 or more carries the Bengals were victorious. This is by far not the only reason, but it is the key that helps a team control the clock and be a balanced attack.

Looking forward to next year, the team needs to upgrade the offensive line, let Owens or Ochocinco go, and rely on the running games as they did during the AFC North Championship run. Now of course that isn’t the only problem with the team. We all have seen the troubles at the quarterback position and the struggles of the defense. However, those three things on offense will allow both the defense and QB position to shoulder less of the burden.

Monday Night Football Preview

8 Nov

The guys over at CBS’s The NFL Today, James Brown, Dan Marino, Coach Cowher, Shannon Sharpe, and Boomer Esiason break down the Monday Night Football match up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. This game is one of those games that is guaranteed to be a physical one.

The Steelers are looking to rebound after a tough loss and the Bengals is looking for any way to starting moving their season in the right direction. Pittsburgh defense would welcome the Bengals struggling offense. Mike Tomlin will have his guys ready to play after losing to the Bengals twice last season.

Milestones for Terrell Owens

4 Oct

The new Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens came up big against the Cleveland Browns. Owens finished the game with 10 catches, 222 yards, and his first touchdown as a Bengal. He also had a 78 yard reception from Carson Palmer that added to the history books. That reception was the 27th time Terrell Owens had caught a touchdown pass for 50 yards or more.

Owens also passed Isaac Bruce on the NFL’s all-time list in receiving and receptions. He is now # 2 in receiving yards with 15,325 and # 5 in all-time receptions with 1030.

After the game, T.O. addressed the Bengals frustration with their offense. He said, “As an offense, we’re frustrated. I don’t think that personally I’m frustrated. I think from the standpoint of us knowing that we have offensive weapons and we’re not moving the ball as we’re capable of moving it, that’s where the frustration comes in.”

Ochocinco Cereal Gives Out a Sex Line Number

1 Oct

The outlandish Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco is known for his antics on the field. However, off the field the wide receiver is rarely in trouble or in the eye of the media as a bad guy. Well maybe this will change just a little now.

Ochocinco has come out with a new brand of cereal called “OchocincO’s”. On the box of the cereal there is a number that employs people to call Feed the Children to donate money to the charity. Unfortunately, the number on the box is 1-800-HELP-FTC a sex line phone number. The number that was supposed to be on the box is 1-888-HELP-FTC.

Ochocinco said that he was confident the problem will be fixed.

Cedric Benson Don’t Like the Direction of the Bengals Offense

24 Sep

Bengals running back Cedric Benson isn’t happy with the new direction of the Bengals revamped offense. Maybe because they aren’t relying on him as they did last year. This year management wanted to be a more balanced offense. Thus, they added more receivers. Most notably, wide out Terrell Owens.

Benson think running the ball is the way to go and he said, “being that type of team got us where we ultimately wanted to be, which was in the playoffs. I don’t know what would be the reason the team would want to change their identity, unless in the past season it didn’t work. But that’s not the case here. And, I mean, I don’t know. I guess whoever’s making those shots, or calling those shots, you got to kind of roll with the punches.”

The Bengals need to run the ball more because Palmer is having a hard time hooking up with his Diva receivers.

NFL Daily Rundown

21 Sep

The Denver Broncos have issued a statement acknowledging the death of 23-year-old receiver Kenny McKinley. FOX 31 in Denver has reported that the apparent cause of death was suicide.

Steelers Re-signs QB Byron Leftwich days after letting him go

MRI revealed Darrelle Revis has a strained hamstring expected to be out 1-2 weeks

Chan Gailey announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick would be the starting QB this week

Redskin’s cornerback DeAngelo Hall says “It’s my team, my defense”

Chris Russell of ESPN 980 report that an MRI on Redskins left tackle Trent Williams’s knee revealed no structural damage.

Luke McCown has a torn ACL

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Harbaugh will be fined for making contact with an official in Sunday’s lost to Bengals.

MRI revealed that Dennis Dixon has a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee.

Ochocinco’s Injury Reveled Via Twitter

21 Sep

On Monday, Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco informed his twitter followers that he has a cracked rib. At this point it looks not to keep him out. But we never know with injuries. Fantasy Football owners should keep a look out for the injury report to see his status for Sunday.

The Bengals take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday.

Panthers will be starting rookie QB Jimmy Clausen.

NFL Daily Rundown

10 Sep

Green Bay Packers Cornerback Charles Woodson  agrees to a new contract extension. Adam Schefter is reporting that the extension years.

After missing two straight practices, Beanie Wells might not be ready for week one.

Bengals DE Antwan Odom is facing a 4 game suspension for alleged misconduct under the NFL steroids policy.

Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys is working with the team to finalized the terms of a long-term deal.

Andrea Kremer of NBC Sports reported that Percy Harvin heart stopped when he collapsed during practice. Harvin said his heart stopped for 10 seconds. Harvin did play in last night’s game against the Saints.

The Patriots and Tom Brady has agreed to a 4 year $72 million deal. $48.5 million guaranteed.

Antonio Bryant Still a Thorn in the Side of the Bengals

9 Sep

Former Cincinnati Bengals WR Antonio Bryant was released by the team just months after signing 4 year contract worth $28 million. Now a free agent, Bryant is looking to take actions toward the team for his quick release. After receiving $7.85 million from the Bengals without playing a single down of football, Bryant has now file a grievance to get more money.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Bryant’s agent filed a grievance against the Bengals for $3.1 million.  His reasoning for the grievance was because he feels the Bengals are still obligated to pay his client $1.55 million in base salary and $1.55 million for a roster bonus.