1. Cincinnati Bengals Preseason, Week Four Preview: Hide Your Eyes

    It is almost universally agreed upon that the fourth game of the preseason is redundant and a waste of time...

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  2. Cincinnati Bengals Find The Beef in Andre Smith

    Perhaps the only person not excited to have first-rounder Andre Smith signed and at practice is his flabby stunt-double, Gus Parrish...

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  3. The Carson Conspiracy

    Picture this:Carson Palmer is ruled out of the preseason finale leaving him with a total of about five game-clock minutes of live action for the preseason. J.T. O'Sullivan plays well in every game and looks sharp with the starting receivers...

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  4. Bengals Preseason Week 3 Preview

    <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Preseason Week 3 preview: Like a light wave from space, and like many of you, I will see the game on delay, ...

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  5. The Bengals Unknown Lineman

    With the cameras swarming around the Bengals for HBO’s Hard Knocks and the print media feeding fans daily updates and developments, it seems odd that one starter has gone through training ...

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  6. Bengals Preseason Week 2 Recap: A Taste Of The Kool-Aid

    Offense: The NFL is as trendy as a teen clothing-store at the mall, and the current fad on display around the league is the 3-4 defense...

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  7. Cincinnati Bengals Preseason Week Two Preview

    Week two of the NFL preseason tells us a lot about a football fan. If you know a game is scheduled and you might watch it if it's on television, then you're a normal fan with more important things to do...

    B. Clifton Burke Written by B. Clifton Burke about almost 6 years ago 113 reads 1 comments

  8. The Key Ingredients to The Bengals Season: A Summarized Analysis

    Before every season, before every training camp, Marvin Lewis thinks up a slogan for the team that he feels will be inspirational to his players, and makes it the organization's theme for the year...

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  9. Cincinnati Bengals Left Off-Centered

    At one point, circa 2005, Marvin Lewis was so popular and well-endorsed as an up-and-coming coaching genius, that he could have run for president...

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  10. It's Finally Here!--Preseason Week 1 Observations

    For years, pundits have cautioned readers and viewers of how little there actually is to discern from games played in the preseason...

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  11. Battle of The Running Back Stable

    Due to the efforts to improve the running game, Marvin Lewis and the Bengals now have one too many quality running backs in their stable and will likely have to send someone home by the end of the preseason...

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  12. The Big Brown Elephant in the Room

    If Mike Brown agreed to allow HBO to do their annual training camp special, Hard Knocks, this year on the Bengals in order to improve the team's image and its culture, then the desired effect after the first episode hasn't gone as planned...

    B. Clifton Burke Written by B. Clifton Burke about almost 6 years ago 141 reads 2 comments

  13. Raiders of The Lost Marbles

    Because of curious personnel decisions in the past and one notably rambling press-conference after the firing of a coach, Oakland Raiders owner and generally strange dude, Al Davis, has led some to believe that he has mentally “gone fishin...

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  14. Bengals Secondary Cornered by Injury

    The lack of depth at cornerback is beginning to show after third-corner David Jones needed a screw inserted to assist a stress fracture in his foot...

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  15. When a Permanent Structure Collapses

    Reggie Kelly’s injury is a big deal and here’s why. The most vulnerable aspect to the Bengals is their blocking and they just lost arguably their best blocker on the team...

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  16. Battle For Bengals Kick-Return Job

    In football, the kick return represents a new beginning. The offense and their fans are able to wipe clean the mistakes of the past and look ahead to the current possession with hope and sometimes desperation...

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  17. Deveroes Summer League: Championship Game

    Deveroes Summer League: Championship Game The gym was packed on Saturday at Woodward High School for the Championship Game of the Deveroes Summer League. The scrappy team of S...

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  18. Defensive Pressure Points

    There's a pervasive assumption going around that the Bengals defense will be as good or better than they were last year...

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  19. Keith Rivers Undammed

    While cameras and microphones hover around Bengals rookie Rey Maualuga, another linebacker from USC is quietly preparing for what could turn out be a Pro-Bowl-caliber season...

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  20. Deveroes Summer League: Playoffs--Semi-Final

    SLATS 78, SuperiorCars.com 77 Incoming UC scoring sensation and soon-to-be media circus, Lance Stevenson was in the building at Woodward High School on Saturday, but remained in street clothes and on the bench...

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  21. Deveroes Summer League: Playoffs--First Round

    SLATS 89, Flessa 80After watching the first round of the playoffs in the Deveroes Summer League, one thing is certain: winning matters to these guys. Most of these players have an entire schedule of college basketball awaiting them in the fall...

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  22. Deveroes Summer League: Regular Season Finale

    Monday, 7/20/2009It seems shameful to admit that I had never been to the Deveroes Summer Basketball League until yesterday, but it’s true...

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  23. Chris Henry Looking to Cash In on His Ninth Life

    Bengals wide-out Chris Henry may have been foolish a half-dozen or so times, but he’s no dummy. He’s well aware that his contract runs out after this year, and as it is for every ...

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  24. Might as Well Buy a Graham: Cincinnati Bengals Should Re-Sign Their Kicker

    The value of a kicker in Cincinnati is still unknown as the Bengals were unable to strike a long-term deal with franchise-tagged place-kicker Shayne Graham, before the time to negotiate expired on Wednesday...

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  25. Carson Palmer's Day in the Sun

    Driving to Kentucky around this time of year must feel like Groundhog Day for Carson Palmer. This year’s summer sojourn to the blue-grassed campus of Georgetown College will be his seventh, ...

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