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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...

Cincinnati Bengals Last in NFL in Attendance
December 1st, 2011 at 11:22 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals are ranked highly in the NFL in many on the field statistics. In the stands, however, they rank dead last. This season, Paul Brown Stadium has been far and away the least attended stadium in the league. Attendance overall in the NFL is down 1.1% as reported by...

Seattle Seahawks Wanted Carson Palmer at Quarterback
October 27th, 2011 at 9:42 AM
***PHOTO1***If Pete Carroll had gotten his wish, the Cincinnati Bengals would be squaring off against Carson Palmer this week. Seattle Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll confirmed to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy that they were in fact very interested in acquiring former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer this past off season. “We...

Mike Brown Early Leader for NFL Executive of the Year?
October 19th, 2011 at 11:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to SI.com's Peter King, Mike Brown's ability to get the Oakland Raiders to agree to a "borderline swindle" in the trade for Carson Palmer makes Brown a candidate for NFL Executive of the Year. King tweeted that remark following the announcement of the trade and repeated those sentiments when...

Reports: Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders Reach Agreement on Deal for Carson Palmer
October 18th, 2011 at 10:33 AM
***PHOTO1***Multiple sources are reporting this morning that the Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement on a trade for erstwhile Bengals' quarterback Carson Palmer. ESPN's Chris Mortenson is reporting the deal involves the Raiders 2012 first round pick and a conditional 2013 draft pick that could become a...

Mike Brown Grants Rare In-Season Interview
October 15th, 2011 at 9:25 PM
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy sat down with Bengals owner and general manager Mike Brown for a rare interview opportunity during the season. Brown has been notoriously tight-lipped during his tenure, usually only fielding questions in preseason and post season press conferences. Reedy and Bengals.com were able to sit down...

Mike Brown Keeps the Checkbook Open; Extends Leon Hall’s Contract
September 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 AM
***PHOTO1***  Has anyone seen Cincinnati Bengals' owner Mike Brown? Given the recent spate of free agent signings and contract renegotiations, one has to wonder whether the famously frugal Bengals' patriarch is still with us. The Bengals announced Friday morning that they have extended the contract of cornerback Leon Hall, which was...

Cincinnati Bengals Extend Andrew Whitworth’s Contract
August 31st, 2011 at 4:36 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals shored up an integral piece of their offensive line, signing left tackle Andrew Whitworth to an extension that will keep him in Cincinnati through the 2015 season. WKRC-TV's Brad Johansen reports that the deal is worth an additional $20 million to Whitworth who is slated to earn a base...

Cincinnati and Indianapolis: a Tale of Two Cities
August 28th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
Editor's Note: Much thanks to the Indianapolis Star and their History of the Colts for information on the team and the city of Indianapolis. This week, the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts meet at Paul Brown Stadium to close out the preseason. The two squads will meet again here in Cincinnati...

NFL Salary Floor Rule Doesn’t Apply This Season
July 31st, 2011 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jerry Jones might just help Mike Brown make a boatload of money this season. That's because, contrary to initial reports from ESPN's John Clayton, the reputed "salary floor" in which each individual owner was responsible for spending 90 per cent of the salary cap won't take effect until 2013....

Notes from Cincinnati Bengals Press Conference
July 26th, 2011 at 12:29 PM
***PHOTO1***  Marvin Lewis and Mike Brown met with the media today to address several issues as the team prepares for the start of training camp. On everyone's mind was the status of the Bengals' two high profile stars, Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco. Both Lewis and Brown were very clear: they consider...