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Matt Minich

Mocking the 33rd pick

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I follow up The Draft Network’s 1st Round mock drafts with what the Bengals should do with their second pick

First round mock drafts can be pretty boring when your team holds the 1st overall selection and you know who they are going to select. And make no mistake YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE GOING TO SELECT. It’s LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. They aren’t trading the pick. They aren’t drafting Chase Young. And he is not “pulling an Eli.” They are...

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PFF: Bengals the most unlikely team to go from worst to first

Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images Of all the teams that finished last in their divisions, PFF says the Bengals are the least likely to reach first place. The Bengals record of 2-14 tied a franchise worst, setting the bar low for Zac Taylor’s first year as the head coach. The real test for Taylor will come in 2020. With his system installed for a second straight year, a full offseason to evaluate his players, and the first overall pick, the Bengals should finish much better in 2020. This...

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PatrickJudis

Zac Taylor reiterates bringing A.J. Green back as a priority

Zac Taylor really wants to be able to show what his offense can do with A.J. Green in it.

One of the biggest offseason questions for the Bengals outside of the first overall pick is what will happen with longtime Bengal wide receiver A.J. Green. This has been question dating back to during the 2019 season, but Cincinnati’s head coach, Zac Taylor, is here to reiterate that Green is one of the team’s biggest priorities headed into the offseason.

“He’s a guy that we’re excited about...

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Bengals trading back into first round could yield another impact player

Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images One mock draft shows what it could take for the Bengals to trade back into the first round and land another important foundation piece for the rebuilding team. The Bengals first overall pick seems pretty clear at this point. The drama surrounding the pick seems fairly manufactured at this point, but there is plenty more for Cincinnati fans to distract themselves with leading up to the draft. Like what the team will do with their second round pick. A recent...

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Anthony Cosenza

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Words vs. Action

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Tons on tap this week! We talk about former Bengals players weighing in on the media’s Joe Burrow narrative and if it sets the rookie up for a specific contract, as well as Zac Taylor’s recent comments as it pertains to the team’s free agency approach. We also add another couple of names to our 2020 Free Agency Spotlight list.

It’s a strange time to be a Cincinnati Bengals fan. Just when it seemed as if the light at the end of a 2-14 season seemed...

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Bengals’ A.J. Green ‘wants out of Cincinnati?’

The Cincinnati Bengals want soon-to-be free agent receiver A.J. Green back in the fold as they rebuild, but he may want out. At least, that’s what one NFC executive told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler recently, sharing that he believes Green “wants out of Cincinnati.” Green has long been loyal to the Bengals, even amid a contract impasse this past calendar year. However, in more recent months his tone has seemingly changed as he appears to be more open to exploring greener pastures. When...

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Anthony Cosenza

Live Bengals Q & A: Submit your questions to be answered on air!

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Join John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza as they answer your burning Bengals questions live at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday!

A lot of chatter is surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason, but it isn’t all positive. After enduring a franchise-worst (tied) 2-14 season, the media isn’t giving the team a break with a specific anti-Joe-Burrow-to-Cincinnati narrative.

What’s on your mind this week? Give us a shout and we’ll answer your question on the...

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John Sheeran

Cincy Jungle interviews: PFF’s Austin Gayle talks Joe Burrow, Bengals’ offseason strategy & more

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What numbers and traits make Joe Burrow special? How should we perceive the value of individual offensive linemen and linebackers? In an exclusive sit down interview, we pick the brain of PFF’s Associate Director of Content Austin Gayle.

It cannot be understated how important this offseason is for the Cincinnati Bengals. Sure, they have a layup in regards to addressing their first-round pick, but the need for immediate impact players coming from both...

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Nick Manchester

Joe Burrow: “I’m solely focused on this season”

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Even though most agree that Burrow will be the Bengals’ first pick in the draft, Burrow is just focused on himself.

One of Joe Burrow’s greatest strengths as a football player is escaping pressure in the pocket.

But off the field, he can’t escape the media and questions about the Bengals.

Earlier this week, Burrow was in Fort Worth to collect his Davy O’Brien Trophy, and CBSDFW’s Keith Russell couldn’t let him go without talking about the...

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Matt Minich

Chalk Talk: Talking NFL draft with retired Packers analytics department head Mike Eayrs

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Great insight on how to construct a draft board, draft day operations, and trading picks.

On this week’s episode of Chalk Talk, I speak with retired Green Bay Packers director of research and development Mike Eayrs. The highly-respected expert in football analytics and I discuss:

The role of analytics Building a team through the draft Constructing a draft board Draft strategy The draft trade value chart Best player available vs. drafting for need

All of...

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John Sheeran

Bengals News (2/21): Sign here please

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Joe Burrow did something he probably should be getting used to doing.

Bengals wide receiver John Ross believes the offense is just scratching the surface under coach Zac Taylor.
After week three of his third season, Ross seemed poised to become that big-play threat that has been envisioned for him.

Photo appears to be customized Bengals jersey signed by Joe Burrow
ESPN's Field Yates retweeted the photo of the jersey late Thursday...

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John Sheeran

A simple 2020 NFL Scouting Combine preview

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The combine underwent a makeover to start the new decade. Here’s what you need to know.

The underwear olympics are upon us!

Next week, over 300 former collegiate footballers will participate in the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Traditionally, the televised portions of the week-long event take place throughout the morning and trickle into the early afternoon. That will not be the case anymore starting this year.

Primetime baby!

For the first time, the...

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Joe Burrow signed a fan's customized Bengals Burrow jersey

If the Cincinnati Bengals go through with their plan to select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, the first Bengals Burrow jersey has already been signed by the star himself. When a Bengals fan ran into Burrow this week, he asked the Heisman Trophy winner to sign his customized jersey and Burrow seemingly obliged. There have been rumors suggesting Burrow might not want to play for the Bengals, which the star quarterback has denied. A chance to become...

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PatrickJudis

How do you feel about NFL adding 7th playoff team?

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The NFL is on course to adding another team for each conference, but how do Bengals’ fans feel about that?

The NFL playoffs may be getting a little easier to get into.

Reports show that the new CBA is looking to add a seventh playoff team for each conference. That would mark a rare change to the playoff formatting that hasn’t changed since the Houston Texans entered the league in 2002. That allowed each conference to be broken up into four...

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Mel Kiper Jr. shuts down lazy criticism surrounding Bengals

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images Mel Kiper Jr. goes off on the idea that Joe Burrow is going to an unacceptable situation. It has been seemingly relentless the amount of takes coming from analysts over whether LSU quarterback Joe Burrow should allow the Bengals to select him. One of the main themes is that the Bengals as a franchise aren’t committed enough to winning, and that Burrow would be wasting his career. Mel Kiper Jr., the face of draft coverage for ESPN, tried to change that...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (2/20): Chad Johnson paying it forward

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Chad Johnson helps keep an Ohio woman from getting evicted by helping pay her rent.

Mock Draft Round Up, national media members on who the Cincinnati Bengals will select in the 2020 NFL Draft
The 2020 NFL draft begins April 23. Until then many football writers and analysts will give their opinion on how the draft will unfold. There are still many steps to the offseason to go such as the combine, free agency and pro days at each of the college...

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NathanBeighle

Former No. 1 overall pick tells Joe Burrow to ‘pull an Eli’

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Steve Bartkowski does not want Joe Burrow in the Queen City.

Joe Burrow going No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals feels like a done deal at this point. It’d turn the NFL upside down if a player like Justin Herbert was selected with the draft’s top pick.

Knowing he’ll be No. 1 overall, Burrow has the opportunity to do what Eli Manning (or what Archie Manning did for him Eli) and refuse to play for the team that drafted him. The Bengals would be...

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How the Bengals can set up Joe Burrow to succeed as a rookie

Joe Burrow makes too much sense for the Bengals to pass on with the No. 1 pick. Here are a few things they can do to ease his transition to the NFL.

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Colin Cowherd: Joe Burrow won’t work with Bengals unless they fix their franchise

It's no secret the Cincinnati Bengals have struggled over the past 30 years and Colin Cowherd doesn't think drafting Joe Burrow will fix everything.

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Anthony Cosenza

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 2/19 livestream

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Tons on tap this week! We talk about former Bengals players weighing in on the media’s Joe Burrow narrative and if it sets the rookie up for a specific contract, as well as Zac Taylor’s recent comments as it pertains to the team’s free agency approach. We also add another couple of names to both our 2020 Prospect Watch and Free Agency Spotlight lists. 

Can you feel it? Some of the most exciting facets of the NFL calendar...

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