Archive for the ‘Cincinnati Bengals’ Category

Report: Chiefs OC Bieniemy rebuffs Colorado

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has turned down a chance to interview for the head coaching job at Colorado, according to a report. Mike Klis of Denver-based 9NEWS said Bieniemy told Colorado officials that he no longer was interested in the job. Bieniemy, 50, was believed to be the top target for the Buffaloes.

John Ross thinks Bengals can “flip the script” like the 49ers

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Bengals wide receiver John Ross has heard the criticisms of the franchise raised as part of the discussion about whether quarterback Joe Burrow should be pushing for a different NFL landing spot and his response is for people to have a longer memory. The 49ers went from 4-12 in 2018 to 13-3 and NFC champs in 2019, which is a model that Ross believes the Bengals can replicate in the near future. Once we start doing better, we'll flip the script just like the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL playoffs to expand under proposed labor deal: Report

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

The 2020 NFL season will feature an expanded playoff format if league owners and player union representatives can finalize talks on a labor agreement in the coming days, according to a report Wednesday. Under the proposal, seven teams from each conference would make the playoffs each season, up from six teams per conference during the existing postseason system, ESPN reported citing league sources. "That's been agreed to for a long time," a source familiar with the matter told ESPN.

Joe Burrow advised to ‘pull an Eli Manning’, could Justin Herbert go No. 1?

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

For years Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has been a highly coveted draft prospect, but can he go first overall? Now, he's receiving advice to force his way away from the Bengals. At the Davey O'Brien Award event Sunday evening, former No. 1 overall pick Steve Bartkowski said he believes Burrow should "pull an Eli Manning" to avoid being drafted by the Bengals, according to Drew Davison of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram.

If Joe Burrow wants to play for the Bengals, why hasn’t he simply said so?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

At one point last month, quarterback Joe Burrow provided a broad, blanket assessment of his football future: “Whoever wants to pay me money to play the game of football, I'll play for 'em, it doesn't matter to me.” Later in the month, however, that changed in subtle yet critical fashion. The story bubbled up again this week, with Burrow offering a far from enthusiastic “if they select me, they select me” assessment of playing for the Bengals.

Former No. 1 pick tells Joe Burrow to ‘pull an Eli Manning’ and refuse to play for Bengals

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Burrow is coming off a tremendous senior season, and the Cincinnati Bengals are desperate for a franchise quarterback. Sure, the Bengals have gone to the playoffs and even appeared in a couple Super Bowl, but the team rarely enters a season with championship aspirations. Because of that, one former No. 1 overall pick thinks Burrow should “pull an Eli Manning” and refuse to play for the Bengals.

Could Joe Burrow refuse to sign with Bengals after NFL Draft?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Louisiana State University star Joe Burrow hinted Monday that he has some control over his NFL future, even though the quarterback-needy Cincinnati Bengals hold the first pick in the 2020 draft and are widely expected to select him. “I do have leverage,” Burrow told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Burrow did not elaborate on what he meant by “leverage.” Most NFL draft prospects have no control over which team selects them, and the NFL's rookie pay scale ensures that contract negotiations are a fairly straightforward process.

Solomon Wilcots echoes Carson Palmer’s concerns about the Bengals

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

The questions regarding whether quarterback Joe Burrow truly wants to play for the Bengals got started during Super Bowl week, when: (1) former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer said the team isn't committed to winning; (2) Burrow hired Carson Palmer's brother, Jordan, to help prepare Burrow for the draft; and (3) Burrow revised his position from “I'll play for whoever wants to pay me to play” to “I want to play for a team that is committed to winning. Over the past three weeks, despite plenty of speculation that he hopes the Bengals don't draft him, neither Burrow nor anyone close to him has declared that he wants to be drafted by the Bengals and/or that he will indeed play for the Bengals ...

Joe Burrow on going No. 1 to Bengals: ‘If they select me, they select me’

Monday, February 17th, 2020

In some years, the first overall pick of the upcoming NFL Draft remains a mystery. This isn't one of those years, however, as LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been slotted into the No. 1 spot to the Cincinnati Bengals since mid-November, coming off one of the greatest college seasons ever with a Heisman Trophy and national title secured. Although it's been widely rumoured that the Bengals will choose Burrow without further consideration, the 23-year-old didn't give a firm commitment when asked about the team potentially selecting him.

Joe Burrow on Bengals: If they select me, they select me

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Joe Burrow surely wants to go first overall. What NFL draft prospect doesn't? But does the LSU quarterback want to go to the Bengals?