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Hoosier Red
08-03-2009, 02:51 PM
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/kelly-injury-subdues-camp/53d582d5-a496-436b-8359-9acdb18830ae

Looks like Reggie Kelly could possibly miss the season.

GIDP
08-03-2009, 03:01 PM
Luckily they have another staple of health in Ben Utect and Chase Coffman.

KoryMac5
08-03-2009, 03:03 PM
Sucks losing Kelly if it is indeed a torn Achilles tendon. However it means that Utecht and Coffman will have to step up and be more than just pass catching threats. We also have Coats who before his transformation to fullback was considered a very good blocker. I wonder if Zach Stewart can play tight end?

Oxilon
08-03-2009, 03:18 PM
I know injuries are never a good thing, but this could be a blessing in disguise. I'm not a fan of Utecht, but Chase Coffman is something special. I really think he could be a darkhorse for rookie of the year.

Redsfaithful
08-03-2009, 03:23 PM
That does suck, but I'm honestly hoping Coffman becomes the #1 tight end anyway. Kelly is kind of getting up there in years.

GIDP
08-03-2009, 03:25 PM
That does suck, but I'm honestly hoping Coffman becomes the #1 tight end anyway. Kelly is kind of getting up there in years.

Yea Kelly has pretty much turned into another line man. Although hes a good blocker if you see him catch a pass you go "holy crap Reggie Kelly is still on the team"

You almost forget hes there because of how often his name isnt called.

WMR
08-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Coffman could be a beast with a healthy CP.

I hope Carson has a monster season. So many people have written him off as no longer being an elite quarterback way too prematurely.

Reds Freak
08-03-2009, 03:35 PM
Although Kelly has turned into an extra lineman, it would be nice to have his veteran presence a part of that line seeing as how the Bengals will start with three first or second year players and have one veteran switching positions. Keeping Carson upright has to be a main concern right now...

Caveat Emperor
08-03-2009, 04:38 PM
Coffman could be a beast with a healthy CP.

I hope Carson has a monster season. So many people have written him off as no longer being an elite quarterback way too prematurely.

There's no way to tell what is going to happen, since they elected not to go the surgery route. He could come back as elite, or his arm could snap in two when he starts heating it up with the throws in a game-situation.

No way to tell.

LoganBuck
08-03-2009, 05:01 PM
So, the Bengals lose their best blocking TE, with Smith/Collins and Whitworth manning the tackle positions?

How We Lookin?

KoryMac5
08-03-2009, 05:08 PM
I have always been worried about Whitworth on the left side. He just looks so slow over there and seemed to have problems with speed rushers last season. That being said I think Kelly was going to be slowly phased out this season anyway, and Coats can fill in when we need the extra protection.

DTCromer
08-03-2009, 05:14 PM
That does suck, but I'm honestly hoping Coffman becomes the #1 tight end anyway. Kelly is kind of getting up there in years.

It'll be nice to see 5 guys blocking on the line instead of 6.

Kelly's injury is HUGE for the Bengals IMO. Utecht and Coffman are awful blockers. . .so this should definitely help their running game. :rolleyes:

Eric_the_Red
08-03-2009, 05:15 PM
Over/under on how many games until CP is injured again? 5...6?

UKFlounder
08-03-2009, 05:42 PM
Coffman's coming off his own (foot?) injury too, I believe.

Unfortunately for him and Utecht, the TEs' in this offense are to: 1. Block 2. Block 3. Block 4. Block 5. Receive 6. Block 7. Block etc.

Can Bratkowski & Marvin adjust to having a receiving TE?

gilpdawg
08-03-2009, 10:54 PM
I feel for you guys who are both Reds and Bengals fans. Gluttons of punishment, you are.


/Colts fan here


/Not fair-weather, I'm a Hoosier

/fan since 1987

SeeinRed
08-04-2009, 05:22 PM
Coffman's coming off his own (foot?) injury too, I believe.

Unfortunately for him and Utecht, the TEs' in this offense are to: 1. Block 2. Block 3. Block 4. Block 5. Receive 6. Block 7. Block etc.

Can Bratkowski & Marvin adjust to having a receiving TE?


Someone has to block, the O-line sure wasn't last year. The game definately changes when you have a Carson Palmer manning it instead of Ryan Fitzpatrick. Just like the running game opens up the passing game, the passing game opens up the running game. Take one of them away, and you aren't going anywhere. The lack of a passing game sure took its toll on the offense last year. Thats one reason I'm definately optomistic that this year's team getting back into the playoff hunt.

Hoosier Red
08-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Hopefully TE this year isn't like LB a couple of years ago where as soon as you lined up with a number in the 50s you came down with some dehabilitating injury.

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/coats-twists-ankle-/bede2451-5f9d-4b0e-ab8a-0ac5fc574619

joshnky
08-05-2009, 08:53 PM
Hopefully TE this year isn't like LB a couple of years ago where as soon as you lined up with a number in the 50s you came down with some dehabilitating injury.

http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/coats-twists-ankle-/bede2451-5f9d-4b0e-ab8a-0ac5fc574619

Now, apparently, Ben Utecht got knocked out and carted off the field.

I saw this report a couple minutes ago:


After laying motionless on the field for about 12 minutes, Bengals TE Ben Utecht was whisked away by an ambulance.

Hoosier Red
08-05-2009, 09:21 PM
Utecht with a concussion. I guess all things considered, that's probably the best possible news.

KoryMac5
08-05-2009, 09:26 PM
Coats sprained his ankle as well. Marvin may want to tell Coffman to take the day off.

KoryMac5
08-05-2009, 10:50 PM
Looks like Blackstock took him out on an awkward upper body shot. Hopefully Hines Ward gets in on that action this season.

Chip R
08-05-2009, 11:23 PM
Sounds like the Bengals would be better off in the Run and Shoot. No TE.

GIDP
08-06-2009, 01:30 AM
Can we just run 7 WRs?

Tony Cloninger
08-08-2009, 02:32 AM
Please don't just sign some TE who barely played last year or some UFA....... go with experience on this one. You cannot have all rookies manning the TE spot.

UKFlounder
08-09-2009, 06:16 PM
Please don't just sign some TE who barely played last year or some UFA....... go with experience on this one. You cannot have all rookies manning the TE spot.

They already re-signed Matt Sherry, the 6th round pick last year, who was on the injured list all last season and whom they cut a few weeks ago.

Joeyjection19
08-09-2009, 06:47 PM
Over/under on how many games until CP is injured again? 5...6?

I believe I got quoted 4 in another thread somewhere.