Those pesky bengals have reasons to hope again and be as optimistic about the future as they want, but not get all carried away and start making crazy claims before winning a single playoff game, or the draft and late free agency where Oz usually wins the offseason.
I don't see how the Bengals got better and the Ravens and Steelers got worse. Its still prettying status quo at the moment.
Bengals lost some guys too and only really added Terrance Newman, Jason Allen, and Benjavarus Green-Ellis. Losing Jerome Simpson is really gong to hurt and I think we saw Andy Dalton. Start to come back down to earth a bit once teams got some tape on him.
We'll see. Nothing is set in stone at this point and there is no such thing as winning or losing the off season. Its all a wash until September.
They have the luxury of two first round picks this year... will they nail it or blow it?
Overall I think Dalton will turn into a good/solid starting QB in the NFL, if we go by his rookie season, but he is the type of QB that will need to have a solid defense, to go along with a decent run game and good receivers to succeed in the league. He doesn't have the arm Flacco or Roethlisbeger has, not very good throwing it down field and isn't blessed with the greatest amount of pocket presence. He is pretty mobile and will evade sacks, but needs to step into the pocket with more poise.
They have a quarterback who won about eight games last year as I recall. He lost both times to the Steelers and both times to the Ravens. The Bengals are the third best team in the Division and likely to remain there for a long time (until either Ben or Joe is no longer in the Division). The Ravens and Steelers own the Division - it just seems to be a toss up from year to year as to which one wins the Division and which one is the wild card.
Just thought of only 6 Bengals could probably be in the Ravens starting team.
Andrew Whitworth, AJ Green, Jermaine Gresheme, Peko, Dunlap (Arguable with McPhee emerging), and Leon Hall.
Oh yeah probably Mike Nugent too.
So now its a problem that Joe is overconfident.. Really?
That looks like nothing more than someone's personal blog