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Bengals1181
06-30-2014, 08:16 PM
Resident FP'er KabaModernFan is putting together an article for the front page with previews of all 32 teams.

He's asked for our input as far as the Bengals content.




So to that end, what are the key elements to the upcoming season that should be discussed?

JBandJoeyV
06-30-2014, 09:50 PM
1. Will Andy Dalton take the next step towards elite and step up in the playoffs should he get the chance?
2. How will Hue Jackson effect the bengals offense?
3. Can the bengals still achieve a top 5 D without Zimmer?

membengal
07-01-2014, 06:09 AM
Focus on Marvin and his struggles to have the team ready for big games. Would be something different than the usual Andy stuff.

Bengals1181
07-01-2014, 08:11 AM
Focus on Marvin and his struggles to have the team ready for big games. Would be something different than the usual Andy stuff.

plus 1

Bengals1181
07-02-2014, 07:57 AM
any other thoughts?



Anyone want to be involved in the actual write up?

Bengals1181
07-03-2014, 01:39 PM
bump

Squirrlnutz
07-03-2014, 02:00 PM
A mention about the team's struggle with 3-4's (along with Jay Gruden's quote about it) and how with the first place schedule, our division games against all 3-4 teams will carry even more weight than usual. Hue Jackson is going to need a brand new approach in this respect and that will be his biggest challenge in my opinion.

I think our 10 non-division games will fall right into the upward trajectory the offense has exhibited since Andy and AJ took over. But those division games are where they have both struggled and will both need to handle much more convincingly if the fan base is to expect anything in the '14 postseason.

happyrid
07-03-2014, 05:26 PM
Why are most of the article suggestions about negative stuff?

That San Diego game just put Bengaldom into a funk and people feel the need to constantly kvetch.

Bengals1181
07-03-2014, 06:49 PM
Why are most of the article suggestions about negative stuff?

That San Diego game just put Bengaldom into a funk and people feel the need to constantly kvetch.

I would definitely want to talk about the new tempo of the offense.

Nancy
07-03-2014, 10:33 PM
3. Can the bengals still achieve a top 5 D without Zimmer?

I agree, an article on the state of the Bengals' D would make for interesting reading.
Not only is Zimmer is gone, but so is Michael Johnson. Geno Atkins is coming back from injury, Dre Kirkpatrick looks more and more like a bust and Newman, Jones and to a lesser degree, Hall, are all getting a little bit long of tooth. When you add a new coordinator into the mix...there's a lot of uncertainty.

Bengals1181
07-03-2014, 10:46 PM
I agree, an article on the state of the Bengals' D would make for interesting reading.
Not only is Zimmer is gone, but so is Michael Johnson. Geno Atkins is coming back from injury, Dre Kirkpatrick looks more and more like a bust and Newman, Jones and to a lesser degree, Hall, are all getting a little bit long of tooth. When you add a new coordinator into the mix...there's a lot of uncertainty.



still think "less and less like a bust" is more accurate for Dre.


Really don't get why so many are down on him just because he hasn't cracked what has been a pretty solid top 3 of Hall/Newman/Jones

Bengals1181
07-03-2014, 10:46 PM
I agree, an article on the state of the Bengals' D would make for interesting reading.
Not only is Zimmer is gone, but so is Michael Johnson. Geno Atkins is coming back from injury, Dre Kirkpatrick looks more and more like a bust and Newman, Jones and to a lesser degree, Hall, are all getting a little bit long of tooth. When you add a new coordinator into the mix...there's a lot of uncertainty.



still think "less and less like a bust" is more accurate for Dre.


Really don't get why so many are down on him just because he hasn't cracked what has been a pretty solid top 3 of Hall/Newman/Jones. He played significantly over the final 5 games and had 3 INT's (led the team) and 5 passes defensed.

Nancy
07-05-2014, 10:52 PM
still think "less and less like a bust" is more accurate for Dre.


Really don't get why so many are down on him just because he hasn't cracked what has been a pretty solid top 3 of Hall/Newman/Jones. He played significantly over the final 5 games and had 3 INT's (led the team) and 5 passes defensed.

Not down on him so much as expecting/hoping for more from him. He's had some injuries and has some good players ahead of him, but I'd call 3 starts and one decent stretch at the end of the season a pretty inauspicious beginning for such a high pick. Let's hope he proves me wrong.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 04:30 PM
If anyone would like to help me tackle some of this...

http://footballpros.com/content.php/2922-Houston-Texans-2014-Team-Preview

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 10:06 PM
ok, just finished a very lengthy opening. Comments welcome! especially things that can be cut. Also, still more than happy to pass off some of these positional breakdowns to anyone willing to help out.










2013 was going to be the year the Bengals put it all together. They had reached the playoffs in 2011 and 2012, but had yet to grab that playoff win that had eluded the franchise since 1990. Everything was shaping up for them to finally break through that barrier. They won the division, had an explosive offense, a defense that finished 3rd in the league despite losing it’s 2 best starters, and a favorable first round matchup against a San Diego team they had already beaten on the road.

It was a great situation. Until the 2nd half. The Bengals went into halftime of the playoff game with a 10-7 lead, but that’s where everything started to unravel. Dalton, having thrown his first playoff touchdown in the first half, came undone in the 2nd half while the team also fell apart around him. Much has been made of Dalton’s 3 2nd half turnovers, and they were no doubt awful, but it should not be overlooked that the team around him also failed him. While the pass protection wasn’t great in the first half, it completely fell apart in the 2nd half and played crucial parts in 2 of Dalton’s 3 turnovers. Furthermore, a disturbing trend under Jay Gruden continued: the abandonment of the running game. Despite averaging 5.3ypc in the game, Benjarvus Green-Ellis didn’t touch the ball after the first 2 plays of the 3rd quarter (of which he gained a combined 15yds). In fact, despite leading at halftime and being within 10 points until just before the 2 minute warning, the Bengals in the 2nd half ran just 7 running plays to 37 passing plays. Let’s here that again, 7 running plays to 37 passing plays! Sadly, the Bengals had seen inconsistent playcalling like that before in a playoff game from Gruden in both 2011 and 2012 where he also abandon a running game that was working.

This won’t be a problem under new Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson. If you haven’t heard by now, Hue Jackson LOVES to run the football. He even got a career year out of oft-injured RB Darren McFadden and used his RB unit to carry Oakland to a 6th place ranked offense in 2010, despite having 3 different QB’s see time and a #1 WR in Darrius Heyward-Bey. That’s just how good their running game was that year.

Now things won’t get that extreme here in Cincinnati. Hue now has far more talent in the passing game with Dalton, Green, etc... than he Oakland had in 2010. The Bengals will still pass the ball, and pass it a lot, but they will hopefully now have more balance on Offense that will take pressure off of Andy Dalton. Say what you will about Dalton, but it’s been Dalton and the passing game that have carried the Bengals offense for the past 3 seasons. With regards to yards per carry, the Bengals running game has finished 27th, 19th, and 27th over the last 3 seasons. The passing game in the meantime has continually gotten better ranking 20th in 2011, 12th in 2012, and 6th in 2013. So no, the Bengals aren’t just going to take the ball out of their playmakers hands, but expect to see a strong commitment to fixing the running game. Jackson has flat out stated he will do “whatever it takes” to turn the Bengals into a successful running team.

The other change you will definitely see under Hue Jackson is an offense that is truly offensive…in a good way. Jackson has made it a point of emphasis to push the tempo of this offensive skill unit. We won’t necessarily be seeing a Chip Kelly offense from the Bengals, but Hue is adamant about the offense getting out of the huddle quick, getting lined up fast, and taking it the opposing defense. As Gio Bernard described the new-look Bengals offense “It’s a lot more tempo, tempo, tempo. We’re just going to smash your face in.”

On Defense, the Bengals have to cope with the loss of longtime coordinator Mike Zimmer who finally received his well-deserved head coaching opportunity. In Zimmer’s six years in Cincinnati, the Bengals defense had four top 10 finishes and six top 15 finishes. That level of coaching won’t easily be replaced. Thankfully, the Bengals had been grooming Paul Guenther for this exact situation. Guenther joined the Bengals staff in 2005 and since then has been groomed by both Marvin Lewis and Mike Zimmer to eventually become a defensive coordinator. Zimmer even tried mightily to get Guenther to join him as DC in Minnesota.

Back to Marvin Lewis: it is now time for him to pull out all of the stops. Lewis has put together a nice run in Cincinnati: In 11 seasons he has 5 winning seasons, 3 losing seasons, and 3 .500 seasons. He has 2 division titles, 5 playoff appearances and stands as the all-time winningest head coach in franchise history. However, he remains 0-5 in the playoffs. Marvin Lewis has long been lauded as a great manager of people, with a calm, steady hand of leadership. It’s time for him to ratchet up the intensity in the playoffs though, or the Bengals will continue to falter come playoff time. The intensity level changes in the playoffs. Lewis’ coaching style must also change come playoff time.

Bengals1181
07-07-2014, 10:49 PM
ok busted through the offense. Thoughts?



Quarterbacks:
Few may realize that only Peyton Manning and Drew Brees threw more touchdown passes than Andy Dalton in 2013. What those two have that Dalton lacked however is consistency. At times, Dalton looked like a future elite NFL QB. Other times though, he looked like a fringe starter. The key for Dalton is finding more consistency in his game on a week to week basis. Hopefully the tutelage of Hue Jackson and an improved running game will help Dalton reach that next level.

Backing up Dalton is Jason Campbell. The best backup the Bengals have had since the Jon Kitna days, and a true veteran QB that can help Dalton grow. Further, Campbell is well versed in Hue Jackson’s offense and capable of running it successfully. Campbell was 11-7 as a starter in Oakland during his time with Jackson.

The newcomer of the group is rookie AJ McCarron. A lot would have to happen for McCarron to see the field in 2014, but he offers developmental upside as a QB who could potentially develop into a starter. Just not this year.
Outside of Palmer’s early career, this is the best QB unit the Bengals have had in more than 20 years.

Runningbacks:
As we’ve discussed, Hue Jackson loves to run the ball. Expect the Bengals RB’s to play a major role in 2014 in both the running game…and the passing game. Gio Bernard set a franchise record for receptions by a RB in 2013. Expect him to break his own record in 2014, and also increase his role as a runner as well. Newcomer Jeremy Hill will also see a heavy dose of action as a rookie. Not only is Hill a bruiser back, he’s also a very solid receiving option out of the backfield. Hue Jackson likes to use his RB’s in the passing game, and Bernard and Hill will get plenty of opportunities.

On the outside looking in is Benjarvus Green-Ellis, who has likely taken his last snaps in Cincinnati. He will likely be kept through camp, but there is little chance he will be retained as the #3 back with his current $2.7M salary ($2.5M of which they can save by releasing him). Expect Rex Burkhead to land the #3 spot and receive 30-40 rushes in Jackson’s rotation. Rookie Wilder is a guy to keep an eye on in future years. Look for Orson Charles to move from FB/HB back to TE and rookie FB/HB/TE Ryan Hewitt to earn the FB/HB role.

Wide Receivers:
Not much needs to be said about AJ Green. He’s an all-star. He can be more consistent in his routes though, and Hue Jackson is pushing him to do that and become the best WR in the league. Marvin Jones burst onto the scene in 2013, despite only playing 49% of the snaps. Don’t expect him to repeat 10 TD’s again, but 7 isn’t out of the question and his catch total (51) and yardage (712) should rise now that he’s firmly entrenched as the #2 WR. Mohamed Sanu will move into the slot where he’s a more natural fit finding holes in zone coverage. Dane Sanzenbacher will be his top backup. Brandon Tate, James Wright, Ryan Whalen, and Cobi Hamilton are all fighting for those last 2 spots.

Tight Ends:
Utilizing Tight Ends was something Jay Gruden didn’t always seem to be comfortable with during his time in Cincinnati. Despite providing intriguing mismatches, Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert have largely been used as short yardage safety valves throughout their careers, limiting their size/speed advantages. Look for Hue Jackson to use his improved running game and play action to attack the middle of the field with his two athletically gifted tight ends. Also look for Orson Charles to move back to TE where he belongs. It takes a special mentality to be a fullback, and Charles didn’t have it. He was a very good college receiving tight end however and is also incredibly strong and a solid blocker.

Offensive Line:
In the offseason the Bengals may have lost their best pass blocker, but they’ll be just fine. How is this possible? Depth. Andrew Whitworth in his own right is still a top left tackle in the league, despite gutting it out in 2013 on a knee that never quite recovered from offseason surgery. On the right side, Andre Smith has quietly gone from combine laughingstock to one of the best right tackles in the league. In the middle is where things start to get interesting. After a disappointing, injury plagued, 2013 at RG Kevin Zeitler is healthy, has changed his diet, and is in the best shape of his career. Look for the Bengals to run behind Zeitler and Smith early, and often. At center, gone is veteran Kyle Cook. Cook was solid, if unspectacular. Not overly agile he had "it" between the ears though. But in the words of Dave Lapham, he had nothing left in his legs. The Bengals are very high on rookie center Russell Bodine, but look for veteran Mike Pollak, to win the job. At left guard, incumbent Clint Boling is recovering from a torn ACL. Expected to be ready for camp, Boling has turned into a very good pass blocker but needs to continue to develop as a run blocker. His best value to the Bengals however may be as a versatile backup who can play all 5 positions if needed. 2nd year man Tanner Hawkinson will challenge Boling at LG, while veteran free agent pickup Marshall Newhouse will assume departed Anthony Collins’ role as top backup to both tackle spots. A sleeper to make the team is OT Will Svitek who most recently was in New England.

dex
07-08-2014, 07:09 AM
As far as the position breakdowns go, this is certainly more accurate than some of the Bengals articles coming out of the national media.

My only quibbles are small ones. If you are going to mention Svitek as a roster possibility at tackle, seems like you should also mention that either Robinson or Hopkins are likely to earn a roster possibility. With Boling coming off of a significant knee injury and Pollak's injury history in general, there will definitely be a fifth interior lineman on the team. Maybe Hawkinson is versatile enough to qualify as a guard-tackle but there still needs to be another roster player on the inside. Also, I certainly think Peerman should be mentioned with the running backs. If I were reading this as a non-Bengals fan, I would think Peerman was no longer with the organization.

Bengals1181
07-08-2014, 07:37 AM
yea I was going to mention peerman but after the insanely long opening I was trying to be more brief with the positional breakdowns. :)

Bengals1181
07-20-2014, 09:55 AM
and here's the rest of the write up:


DEFENSE


Defensive Line:

The offseason saw the loss of longtime starting defensive end Michael Johnson. In his five years in Cincinnati, Johnson had turned into a quality, well-rounded defensive end. Johnson proved strong against the run, and was near the top of the league in tipped passes. Outside of a 2012 contract year however, he never fully took advantage of playing opposite better pass rushers in Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap, only amassing 26.5 sacks in 5 seasons. Letting Johnson go was planned in Cincinnati, but it remains to be seen if the plan will work. 2nd year man Margus Hunt is as physically talented as any DE in the league, but is entering only his 5th year. Rookie Will Clarke draws comparisons to both the departed Johnson and new teammate Carlos Dunlap. Much of Johnson’s playing time will go to Wallace Gilberry, who has provided 14 sacks over the last two seasons in a part time role.
Position Battle to Watch: Can either Dontay Moch or Sam Montgomery unseat longtime veteran Robert Geathers? Moch is the best speed rusher on the team and Montgomery has starter talent if he chooses to live up to it. Geathers is still solid against the run and a leader, but his best days are well behind him.


Linebackers:

Once upon a time (circa 2007), the Bengals played a game where they didn’t have enough healthy linebackers to play a game, resorting to moving DE Robert Geathers and others to LB just to finish games while grabbing guys off the street and making them starters. These days, the linebacker corp is amongst the deepest positions on the Bengals roster.
Vontaze Burfict is coming off an 2nd team All-Pro season and will only get better, despite the fact that he’s played his entire career at WLB rather than his natural MLB position. Starting MLB Rey Maualuga isn’t spectacular, but is coming off a career best season now that the coaching staff has realized that Maualuga is at his best when they let him do what he does best: don’t worry about lining up the other 10 guys on defense, just go be a battering ram clogging rushing lanes.
Emannuel Lamur has loads of hype and loads of potential, but is largely unproven with only about 2 games worth of snaps of experience. He’ll step into James Harrison’s spot at SLB and will team with Burfict in nickel packages. Versatile backup Vinny Rey will likely be the top backup at all 3 positions. Also, look for safety Taylor Mays to also earn a spot and see some time at linebacker in passing situations, something that was a pleasant surprise last season. Mays may have finally found his niche, covering slot players off the line rather than playing the ball in the air as a safety.
Position Battles to Watch: The Bengals will have as many as 5 guys battling for the final 2 spots. Rookie Marquise Flowers is built in the Lamur and Mays mold. Sean Porter is a versatile backup that can play all 3 spots. Jayson DiManche is a special teams contributor, but will have to continue to progress at LB after being a DE in college. Hometown product J.K. Schaffer will have to have a strong showing on special teams. In fact, special teams will be largely important for all 5 of these guys.

Safeties:
Reggie Nelson has really turned his career around in Cincinnati and these days is playing at a Pro Bowl level. 3rd year man George Iloka turned in a solid season in his first year as a starter in 2013. He rarely made mistakes, but he rarely made game changing plays either. The coaches are looking for more splash from the position this season. The aforementioned Taylor Mays is still listed as a safety and will likely stay classified there, but will likely see more time as a special teams and nickel linebacking specialist. Backup Shawn Williams showed up on special teams in 2013, but has yet to play any (real) snaps on defense. They like his leadership and run support, but he’ll have to show he can cover. New Secondary coach Vance Joseph brought with him veteran Danieal Manning to replace Chris Crocker in the S/nickel CB role. Manning also provides another option as a return man averaging 26.75 yards on his 116 career kickoff returns. Rookie Isaiah Lewis drew high praise during the spring, but is likely headed for the practice squad.
Position Battle to Watch: The Bengals really like their top 5 guys, but there may only be room for 4 of them. The versatility of Mays and Manning to play linebacker and corner, respectively, may get all 5 on the roster however, albeit at the expense of someone at another position.

Cornerbacks:
The Bengals secondary boasts six former first round picks: 5 at corner to go along with the aforementioned Reggie Nelson. Leon Hall is the best corner in the league no one talks about. He’s especially excelled covering the slot. He is coming off his 2nd Achilles injury in 3 years however. Lazarus man Terrence Newman just keeps going, proving you can keep playing as long as you keep yourself in elite physical shape. A knee injury slowed him in 2013, but at 36 years old he posted the 2nd fastest 40yd dash on the team in the spring. Look for the Bengals to use him more sparingly this season as he plays out the final year of his contract, and likely career. Adam Jones is coming off back-to-back career years and really flourished in Cincinnati under Mike Zimmer. Zimmer was very hard on Jones about his technique. Jones, along with CB coach Vance Joseph will have to keep that up now that Zimmer is gone.
3rd year man Dre Kirkpatrick finally got some starting experience last season. While he still needs some polish and discipline working on double moves, in five games of significant action he turned in 30 tackles, 1 sack, 5 passes defensed, and 3 interceptions (tied for team lead). Rookie Darqueze Dennard will likely be eased a long for much of the year, but largely because of the 4 guys in front of him rather than his own limitations. He could challenge for time in the slot early however.
Position Battle to Watch: It remains to be seen if the Bengals keep 5 or 6 CB’s, but if they keep 6 it will come down to rookie Victor Hampton and 2nd yr converted RB Onterrio McCalebb. McCalebb likely would have the inside track since he is a blazing kick returner. Hampton is also a guy who would land relatively safely on the practice squad.
Special Teams:
Kick and Punt Returner Brandon Tate has been solid yet unspectacular in his 2 seasons in Cincinnati, having returned just 1 kick for a touchdown in 2 years. His KR average was 9th best in the league last year, while he was 13th in PR average. Still, the Bengals coaches are looking for more explosion in the return game.
At kick returner, Tate will be challenged by veteran Danieal Manning (who bests him by 1.63yds/attempt in his career), speedster Onterio McCalebb, and others.
At punt returner, depth at cornerback should allow Adam Jones and his 5 career punt return TD’s to see more attempts. WR Marvin Jones also saw some work in the spring, but will likely not see time as PR now that he is entrenched as the #2 WR.
Position Battle to Watch: If Tate is to stay on the roster, he’ll have to fight to keep both of his return positions. He is buried on the depth chart at WR, and has only 14 catches in 2 seasons in Cincinnati. Further, with changes in league rules lessening the importance of kickoffs, Tate could find himself off the roster if the Bengals find a dynamic option to replace him as punt returner.

Coaching:
It cannot be understated the impact Marvin Lewis has made in Cincinnati. A laughing stock when he took over in 2003, the Bengals currently stand as one of only 5 teams to make the playoffs in each of the last 3 years. He’s got to get over that playoff hump though. Lewis is a great manager with a steady hand and gives his coordinators near full autonomy, for better or worse.
Hue Jackson should provide an upgrade over Jay Gruden at offensive coordinator. Gruden is well on his way to becoming a very good coach in the league, but Jackson offers more experience, a more balanced offense, and most importantly improved coaching in situational playcalling, which was an area Gruden proved to be inexperienced at. Kyle Caskey moves over from Assistant OL Coach to replace Jackson as the RB coach.
On defense, the loss of Mike Zimmer will undoubtedly have an impact, though it remains to be seen how much. New DC Paul Guenther has been groomed to take over the position and is clearly respected around the league, having been offered 4 defensive coordinator positions around the league this offseason before deciding to stay in Cincinnati. Matt Burke comes over from Detroit to take over the Linebackers for Guenther.
Besides the promotion of Jackson, the biggest addition to the coaching staff comes in the form of Vance Joseph from the Texans. Joseph is a highly respected coach around the league, a defensive coordinator in waiting, and will help offset the loss of Zimmer, who himself was a former secondary coach and involved heavily with their coaching of technique and strategy.

Final Prediction:

It’s tough to gauge whether the Bengals will take a step forward or a step backward in 2014. They’re improved in some areas of the team, worse in others. Further, while the schedule looks difficult on paper, statistically its considered the 10th easiest schedule in the league. The most difficult aspects of the schedule may not be who the Bengals play, but when. The Bengals start with 6 of their first 9 games at home. That of course means 5 of the final 7 games are on the road. The Bengals will have to continue their streak of 9 straight (regular season) home wins, and improve upon their 3-5 road record of 2013. Pittsburgh is shaping up to be improved after a strong finish to the 2013 season, but it remains to be seen how much. Similarly, Baltimore still has a lot of question marks as they reshape their roster to manage Flacco’s contract.
Look for more efficiency out of the Bengals offense. Jackson will play to the strengths of his players rather than Gruden, who tried anything and everything with no rhyme or reason. Jackson should bring more strategy and better situational playcalling. The best example of Gruden’s deficiency in that area may have come in Miami on Halloween night. Tied at 17 with 1:29 left, the Bengals faced a 3rd and 4 from the Miami 37. Rather than running the ball, potentially making the pending FG easier and forcing Miami to use their last timeout, Gruden took a shot deep that fell incomplete and stopped the clock. The Bengals still made the 54yd FG, but Miami (aided with that timeout) used the remaining time to get into FG range, tie the game, and ultimately win in overtime. Call a safe running play there, and the Bengals likely walk with a non-overtime win there. Bengals fans won’t have to worry about Jackson making that mistake, and its also an example of Marvin Lewis giving his coordinators too much autonomy.
Also look for Jackson to push Dalton, Green, Bernard, and the entire offense to be their very best at all times. A stark contrast to Jay Gruden’s more laid back coaching style. Jackson will demand perfection at all times, and even in the Spring has lambasted the offense for not breaking the huddle quick enough in their new uptempo offense.
On defense, while he doesn’t have Zimmer’s skins on the wall and will have to gain experience in situational playcalling, look for Guenther to be willing to blitz more than his predecessor. Zimmer often relied on his front 4 too much to protect his secondary. Look for Guenther to be more creative with the blitz packages, which he was in charge of developing while under Zimmer.
The Bengals will of course go as far as Dalton and Lewis take them. Both have had a lot of regular season success, but failed at key moments in their playoff experiences. It of course isn’t all on them, but the HC and QB are the face of every franchise. In both their cases, Hue Jackson should prove to be the best thing to ever happen to both of them. An improved running game will help take pressure off of Dalton (and if we’re being honest, Dalton and the passing game has carried the offense for 3 years), allow for more high percentage play-action passes, and make Dalton more efficient. For Lewis, look for Hue’s aggressive style to rub off on him. For both, Hue will be the golden goose that gets the playoff monkey off of both of their backs.

General Prediction: 10-6, First Place in the AFC North
Offensive MVP: Gio Bernard
Defensive MVP: Vontaze Burfict
Offensive Sleeper Candidate: Andy Dalton
Defensive Sleeper Candidate: Carlos Dunlap

Bengals1181
07-22-2014, 08:01 AM
comments? concerns?

membengal
07-22-2014, 09:19 AM
That's all good stuff, 1181.

Squirrlnutz
07-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Digging the write up man. For clarification purposes I might add: "Second year man Margus Hunt is as physically talented as any DE in the league, but is entering only his 5th year playing the game of football."

Otherwise I can't say I disagree with much!

Bengals1181
07-22-2014, 11:12 AM
thanks. They were time consuming, but I'm glad I did them. I'm hoping to get into some more writing.