Ryan Finley made his NFL debut this weekend, and looked very much like a quarterback making his first NFL start. He made a few good throws but had his fair share of mistakes and it’s safe to say the Bengals still need to focus on a QB in the first round of the draft. We briefly discuss the past weekend’s LSU vs. Alabama matchup and speculate on how the Bengals are going to screw up the draft by not taking either teams’ QB.
The Bengals are 0-7 and we’ve officially checked out. We can’t decide if we want the Bengals to try and win some games, or just lose out and grab a better draft position. Mike Brown, please sell the team. We also talk a little bit about college football, but that doesn’t last long as we wonder how the Bengals will mess up the upcoming draft picks.
With an 0-5 start the Bengals appear to be in full tank-mode, which leaves us pondering what the future holds for some of the veteran players on both sides of the ball. We’re already looking forward to how the team will manage to ruin their high draft picks in the coming years, and while he hasn’t had much to work with, nobody has been overly impressed with the start of Zac Taylor’s tenure. It’s not all doom and gloom on the gridiron though, as UC and Ohio State both had big wins this past weekend, and each team appears to be the favorite to finish on top of their respective divisions.
The Bengals are finally back! And they weren’t as bad as we had all assumed they were going to be. They kept it close against the Seahawks, and have given us some hope for the rest of the season. John Ross had a surprisingly great game, and Andy Dalton was competent in his role with the new offense. Overall, we’re just happy that football is back, and we let Jeff gloat about the Browns loss. Enjoy the show!
We’re just days away from the start of the NFL season, and the feeling in the room is less than optimistic at this point. We talk about the current state of the Bengals’ 53-man roster before switching gears to Reds and college football talk. We close it out with more NFL talk as we predict the Bengals’ record this year and give our thoughts on who’s going to be in Super Bowl LIV. (Spoiler Alert: It’s not the Bengals)
It’s been since 2003 that the Cincinnati Bengals conducted a head coaching search. I didn’t know what to expect this time around. Truth be told, I was terrified. Mike Brown is almost two decades older than he was the last time he made a decision like this so a lot of people were hoping the heirs to the Bengals’ control room, his daughter Katie and her husband Troy Blackburn, would be more influential in this round of hiring. I saw the situation playing out in two different ways: 1. Mike Brown sticks to his guns and tries to win “his way”, which means another decade and a half of sucking or 2. Troy and Katie Blackburn finally strong arm Mike Brown into making a smart decision and hire the best fit for the job, not just who Mike is familiar with. At the beginning of the process, if I had to bet my life on it, I would’ve said Hue Jackson or Vance Joseph would win the head coaching sweepstakes. That would’ve caused me to break just about every bone in my hand on every wall in my house. An organizational overall is needed, and based on reports coming out tonight, it looks like that’s what we’re finally getting. Continue reading →
At this point it feels like we’re just beating a dead horse with all of the Hue Jackson rumors. Personally, I think there’s about a 10-15% chance Hue Jackson is named the 10th head coach in Bengals history. If the season ticket holders weren’t dropping faster than bottles of hair bleach in Guy Fieri’s bathroom, I would’ve set it at a 50/50 scenario. Mike Brown likes familiarity, so Hue Jackson and Vance Joseph (former Bengals DB coach) would be “logical” choices for the next head coach, but Mike Brown is smart enough to see how much the coaching decision could hit his wallet if it doesn’t win back the fan base. Continue reading →