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What’s Behind the Lack of a Contract Extension for Marvin Lewis?
June 15th, 2012 at 11:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals' head coach Marvin Lewis is headed into the final year of a contract extension he signed in 2010. While it's extremely rare for NFL coaches to head into a season with a "lame duck" status, keep in mind these are the Cincinnati Bengals we're talking about here. Rarely...

Cincinnati Bengals Reaping the Benefits of Trades
June 8th, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was released yesterday by the New England Patriots after a single disappointing season in Foxboro. The Bengals received two draft picks in exchange for the former franchise WR. They spent the first one on S George Iloka, who has been impressive thus far...

Cincinnati Bengals Put Ticket Packages on Sale to the Public
May 31st, 2012 at 1:18 PM
***PHOTO1***  The Cincinnati Bengals, coming off of a playoff appearance and with a promising young roster, are seeing an increase in season ticket sales for the 2012 season. While some season tickets still remain, the team unveiled some smaller "power packages" for fans who are interested in taking advantage of the...

Cincinnati Bengals Have not Bungled This Off Season
April 15th, 2012 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Cincinnati Bengals' head coach Marvin Lewis saide back in February at the NFL Combine: "You win by developing your own players and not overpaying for a guy you're not sure how he's going to work out until six, eight, 10 games down the road and maybe not then," Lewis said. "That's...

Character Counts: Why the Cincinnati Bengals Should Stay Away from Janoris Jenkins
April 11th, 2012 at 11:42 AM
***PHOTO1***That the Cincinnati Bengals have been among the leaders in the NFL in players arrested over the past decade is hardly news (insert your joke about the stripes on their uniforms). We have seen in recent years, however, a concerted effort on the part of Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis...

Cincinnati Owners Finally Breaking Free of Small Market Mentality
April 5th, 2012 at 11:10 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals last played in the Super Bowl in 1989. The Cincinnati Reds played in their most recent World Series the following year. The two decade interim produced some of the least competitive sports teams the city has ever seen. The cause of this drought was a mentality from...

Cincinnati Bengals Leaving Room for Big Contracts Down the Road
March 28th, 2012 at 1:14 PM
Cincinnati Bengals' fans who have wanted the team to spend money on big name/big money free agents like Mario Williams and Pierre Garcon are missing something that Mike Brown and the rest of the Bengals' leadership know only too well: this is a good young team, and several of those...

Cincinnati Bengals Busy on Friday Before Owners’ Meetings
March 23rd, 2012 at 3:30 PM
With NFL owners set to meet next week in Florida, the Cincinnati Bengals announced a few other moves that will strengthen the team on and off the field. The Bengals re-signed OT Anthony Collins, reached agreement with free agent DE Derrick Harvey and announced the hiring of two additional scouts. Getting...

Cincinnati Bengals Have Hit Most of Their Targets in Free Agency
March 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Yesterday's signing of free agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis established an initial benchmark for the Cincinnati Bengals has they make moves this off season. Looking back on the team's needs, they have successfully addressed almost all of them, placing them in great position heading into next month's draft. ***PHOTO1*** With Cedric Benson...

Cincinnati Bengals’ Approach to Free Agency Shows Wisdom and Prudence
March 19th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals were livid last week. Free agency had begun and the Bengals, with the second greatest amount of cap room in the NFL, were sitting idly as teams like Buffalo signed big name free agents like Mario Williams. Meanwhile, the team's own free agents, Frostee Rucker...

Scout Signing Could Signal Major Changes in Cincinnati Bengals Front Office
March 4th, 2012 at 3:15 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals front office has long been the butt of jokes throughout the NFL. Ever since assuming control of the team, Mike Brown has operated with by far the most spartan front office and scouting department in the league.  For many, that has been the glaring weakness in the franchise...

The Cincinnati Bengals One of the More Progressive Organizations in the NFL
February 16th, 2012 at 5:12 PM
Mark Twain once famously quipped that he hoped to be in Cincinnati when the world ended because it would get their seven years later. Not much has changed in the last century since Twain spoke those words; Cincinnati is still reticent to embrace change and her favorite son in that...

Cincinnati Bengals Sitting Pretty Heading into Off Season
February 7th, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Cincinnati Bengals fans have heard all the jokes about Mike Brown's frugality. It would appear that Brown's years of living well under the NFL salary cap are about to pay huge dividends as the team heads into this off season. The team's current cap number is $80,641,237, twelve million more than...

Reflections on 2011: Four Reasons Why 2012 Looks Extremely Promising for the Cincinnati Bengals
January 8th, 2012 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***With the improbable 2011-12 Cincinnati Bengals season in the books thanks to a rather ignominious exit yesterday at the hands of the Houston Texans, it's time for a little reflection on the team's 17 games. The season started under storm clouds in Georgetown and ended in a disappointing fashion, but...

Seriously, Has Anyone Seen Mike Brown?
December 29th, 2011 at 8:06 PM
Back in September, after the signing of key veteran free agents Thomas Howard and Manny Lawson and the long term signings of Andrew Whitworth and Leon Hall, Bengals 101 wondered aloud whether or not Mike Brown had been abducted. After today's announcement that not only are the Bengals not increasing...

Cincinnati Bengals Set to Play Biggest Game in Franchise History
December 29th, 2011 at 7:15 AM
***PHOTO1***  Headline hyperbole? Perhaps, but a good argument can be made that Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens in Paul Brown Stadium is the biggest game in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals franchise. It's not just that a playoff berth is on the line. It's not likely, but there are ways...

Cincinnati Bengals Fans Step up and Sell Out Paul Brown Stadium
December 28th, 2011 at 10:35 AM
Paul Brown Stadium will be full for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens for only the second time this season. This time it won't be a result of an influx of visiting fans. Thanks to the Bengals' "Buy one, get one free offer" thousands of Bengals fans came forward this week...

Cincinnati Bengals Boycotters Need to Realize the Futility of Their Effort
December 26th, 2011 at 10:45 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals play the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium at 4:15. It's the feature game for CBS this weekend because of its significance: The Ravens need to win to secure the AFC North title and possibly home field advantage throughout the playoffs and the Bengals need...

Mike Brown Still Tone Deaf Even as His Team Improves on the Field
December 23rd, 2011 at 11:11 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have provided their fans with a season full of welcome surprises on the field. After a tumultuous off season that made it appear as if the franchise had permanently gone off the deep end, Marvin Lewis has rallied the troops and has them still firmly entrenched in...

Cincinnati Bengals Have a Marvelous Marketing Opportunity
December 17th, 2011 at 8:08 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are dead last in the NFL in attendance, as Bengals 101 documented earlier this month. A major part of that decline is due to a loss of season ticket subscribers following a disappointing 2010 season, the specter of a work stoppage and the general drama surrounding the...