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    Bengals Ink Aaron Maybin

    I like the signing for the Bengals. This dude just won't die. Good for him and hopefully the Bengals get another pass rusher.
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    don't expect much, but its a no risk, high reward signing.


    The Bengals are in the market for a SLB. At the same time, they were in the nickel about 70% of the time in 2012 so they don't need to spend big on the spot and they can find a guy who may not excel in coverage as they won't ask him to cover a lot. In their nickel package they would bring their SLB off the field in favor of a corner (adam jones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengals1181 View Post
    don't expect much, but its a no risk, high reward signing.


    The Bengals are in the market for a SLB. At the same time, they were in the nickel about 70% of the time in 2012 so they don't need to spend big on the spot and they can find a guy who may not excel in coverage as they won't ask him to cover a lot. In their nickel package they would bring their SLB off the field in favor of a corner (adam jones).
    I really like what the Bengals are doing personnel wise. They have their key cogs like Dalton, Green, and Atkins, and to fill the roster, they're finding low risk/high reward guys. Vontez Burfect isn't a top 10 LB, but he sure as hell outplayed expectations and was a quality starter in 2012. It's things like that happening that turn a good team into a great team. I don't think Maybin will be a HUGE factor, but perhaps with Atkins already getting attention (something the Jets lacked) perhaps Maybin can become a true pass rush specialist.
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    and still just 24yrs old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengals1181 View Post
    and still just 24yrs old.
    Wow, I feel like that dude is like 32 the way he's been shoved around so much already in his career.
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    How often has a #1 been a bust and then found success two teams later?

    This feels like Cincinnati taking a no-cost shot at finding out if there's anything salvageable in him. The odds surely say there isn't and that he won't be on the opening day roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
    How often has a #1 been a bust and then found success two teams later?

    This feels like Cincinnati taking a no-cost shot at finding out if there's anything salvageable in him. The odds surely say there isn't and that he won't be on the opening day roster.
    Bengals currently have two that come to mind. Adam Jones and Chris Crocker. Also had Dhani Jones. Nate Clements. Wallace Gillberry had 6.5 sacks this year after only 14 total his first 5 seasons.


    This is Mike Zimmer's specialty. Not all of those were first round picks, but Zimmer is amazing at taking guys no one else wants and getting them to fit his system. He's also turned Reggie Nelson, a first round safety the jags gave up on, into a borderline pro bowl safety.
    Last edited by Bengals1181; 01-25-2013 at 02:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
    How often has a #1 been a bust and then found success two teams later?

    This feels like Cincinnati taking a no-cost shot at finding out if there's anything salvageable in him. The odds surely say there isn't and that he won't be on the opening day roster.
    I'd imagine pretty low outside of established stars in the twilight of their careers. That being said, a lot of times the team makes a world of difference when talking about athletes. He was on a team that hasn't had success since Flutie, then on a team that hasn't had much success at all, now he's on an up and coming organization doing it right. Just look at Charles Woodson pre-GB and then with GB, Randy Moss between Minny and New England...environment is key. I don't see Maybin doing anything crazy, but it's worth a shot.
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    Thanks, two good posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
    Thanks, two good posts.
    No problem. Your overall point rings true though. For every Aaron Maybin, there's another 10 high draft picks that don't pan out even when sent to multiple teams. (See Carroll, Ahmad)
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