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Four Myths About the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011
August 23rd, 2011 at 1:12 PM
Perhaps no team in the NFL is the butt of more jokes than the Cincinnati Bengals. Using Mike Ditka's standard of "you are what your record says you are" as a standard, it's certainly justified in many ways to assume the worst about this franchise. Add in a team coming...

Mike Zimmer Challenges Cincinnati Bengals Defense: “Prove Me Right.”
August 15th, 2011 at 7:35 PM
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer gave his charges a reprieve Monday as the team resumed practice at Georgetown College. "I wanted to come in and chew some (backside) but I watched the tape and it's not that bad. It's correctable things."   ***PHOTO1*** The tape Zimmer alluded to was of Friday night's...

Mike Zimmer Praises Linebackers as Cincinnati Bengals Prepare for Detroit Lions
August 10th, 2011 at 9:42 PM
***PHOTO1***  Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is excited about the play he's seen thus far from his linebacking corps. Led by second year MLB Rey Maualuga, the group is proving to be the strength of the defense so far in camp. "We brought in some smart linebackers. Thomas Howard is very athletic and...

Cincinnati Bengals Spend Valuable Time Saturday in Two-Minute Drill
August 7th, 2011 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Overall, Cincinnati Bengal head coach Marvin Lewis has to be happy with what he's seen from his young team during the first week of camp. Saturday's practice deviated a bit from the scheduled "mock" game so that the team could spend time working on their two-minute offense and red-zone...

James Urban Brings a New Mentality to Cincinnati Bengal Receivers
August 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jerome Simpson is positively giddy over his future working under new receivers coach James Urban. Urban was brought in to replace Mike Sheppard who left to go to Jacksonville. He brings with him extensive experience working under Andy Reid, who once employed Jay Gruden's brother Jon as offensive coordinator....

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Update: Welcome to the NFL, Andy Dalton
August 3rd, 2011 at 6:34 AM
***PHOTO1*** Andy Dalton never saw this at TCU. Tuesday night, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer unleashed the hounds, sending his defense on multiple blitz looks to confuse the rookie quarterback. It worked. Dalton looked perplexed against the Bengals defense that was showing him a variety of different blitz looks. Too often,...

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...

Bengals Have Questions That Need Answers
July 1st, 2011 at 12:19 PM
July 4th weekend normally marks the beginning of "anticipation season" for the NFL. With the lockout still in place, however, our anticipation for the opening of training camp and the beginning of the season is in limbo pending a resolution. With no player negotiations or formal workouts permitted, the usual...

Ochocinco Speaks Out on ATL Radio
June 30th, 2011 at 1:16 PM
Forget about wrestling alligators. For his next challenge, Chad Ochocinco should attempt to tame his tongue! Appearing this morning on Atlanta's "Two Live Stews" radio program, the erstwhile Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver once again showed his propensity to trash his coach. When asked about whether his relationship with Marvin Lewis was...