Archive for the ‘Cincinnati Bengals’ Category

Madden 19 Is Not the Ideal Form of Football the NFL It Wants to Be

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Much like I am toward the actual NFL, I am an extremely casual enjoyer of Madden. The NFL, as our own Drew Magary illustrated earlier this month, is woefully unprepared for how much of a disaster football season is going to this year: there are rule changes that no one understands, and the parasitic outrage machine that has already sprung into action at the prospect of players kneeling during the national anthem. It wants to be the NFL. This is a criticism that has been true of Madden for at least ten years, but it's only in the last five or so years that it's become a "problem." The list of people who have issues with the NFL is only getting longer.

Why Mitch Trubisky wasn’t willing to write off the Bears’ sloppiness in Cincinnati

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

"Our standards are higher that we expect to be better," Trubisky said. Trubisky added that he thought it was "surprising" the offense was so sloppy. A few examples of what he was talking about: He and Kevin White couldn't connect on a deep shot on the first play of the game, White dropped a pass, Eric Kush was beaten back by Geno Atkins for a sack and Cody Whitehair was whistled for holding.

Dalton sharp in new offense, Bengals beat Bears 30-27

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andy Dalton made the Bengals' new offense look like a comfortable fit. Working out of Cincinnati's reconfigured playbook, Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes during a 30-27 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night at half

Takeaways from Bears loss to Bengals: A little Mitch, O-line flux, and paging Kevin White and a pass rush

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The state of Mitch Trubisky is the over-arching question for the 2018 Bears preseason, a little like it really was about this time last year, Mike Glennon or no Mike Glennon. Trubisky took his first step into playing his way into a quarterback controversy last preseason, starting with completing his first 10 passes against the Denver Broncos and finishing with 18-of-25 passing for 166 yards and a touchdown. This time there's no quarterback controversy but neither were the Bears particularly interested in exposing much of Trubisky, who took a total of 10 snaps, two of which were rendered "no play" by penalties.

Roquan Smith holdout undermining his Bears season or future? History says otherwise

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Could the Bears have used linebacker Roquan Smith against the Cincinnati Bengals during a first quarter that likely would've been the outer limit of his playing time in preseason Game 2? Which says that the Bears could also have been well served to have Danny Trevathan available as well. All moot, with Trevathan working back from a pre-camp hamstring issue, and Smith and the Bears in negotiations best described at this point as stagnant.

Geno Atkins gets his first sack of preseason

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky gets sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins for a loss of 8 yards.

Can Joe Mixon Run Behind Cincinnati’s Improved Offensive Line? 10 Thoughts on the 2018 Bengals

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

With the NFL season just a few weeks away, Andy Benoit is previewing every NFL team in reverse order of last season’s finish. Up today: the Cincinnati Bengals, who finished 7–9 in 2017. 1. If second-year pro Joe Mixon becomes more decisive at the point of attack, he’ll be one of the NFL’s five best running backs by season’s end.

Bengals suspended LB Burfict off NFI, practices

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict passed his physical and was removed from the non-football injury list Monday, clearing the way for him to practice for the first time this training camp. Under new coordinator Teryl Austin, Burfict is learning a new system for the first time since he arrived in Cincinnati in 2012. Now with the Oakland Raiders, Paul Guenther was the coordinator from 2014-17 and ran a system largely in line with that of predecessor Mike Zimmer, who was the coordinator from 2008-13 before taking the Minnesota Vikings' head job.

Bengals suspended LB Burfict reportedly cleared to practice

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict passed his physical and was cleared to practice on Monday, according to multiple reports. The 27-year-old began training camp on the non-football injury list with a hamstring issue. Burfict, who has 381 tackles, 8.5 sacks and five interceptions in his six seasons with Cincinnati, is eligible to play in the preseason, but the Bengals haven't decided if they will play him yet.

Bengals’ Young Receivers Are Here and Ready to Play

Monday, August 6th, 2018

This play should have been the highlight of a day that had hardly any for the Cincinnati Bengals offense. The first-team offense had failed to score a touchdown against a mostly-second-team defense in the first half of the scrimmage, and now the units were mixing with Matt Barkley at quarterback and John Ross at receiver. Barkley, Andy Dalton’s primary backup since A.J. McCarron left in free agency, saw the speedy Ross sprinting past cornerback Josh Shaw toward the end zone.