It is, you're right.Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
It is, you're right.Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
We're talking about a Bengals player being locked up, and we're not talking about jail???
Happy days are here again.
"Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill
And since we hear a lot about questionable draft picks (whether due to lack-of-talent or criminal behavior)...
I remember well that a lot of the "so-called experts" were screaming and hollering about wasting a 1st rounder on a guy like Levi Jones. How this was another KiJana or Akili type 1st-round pick. Another reason the Bengals are one of the worst franchises in NFL history. And so on and so forth...
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
Shows what they knowOriginally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
The weren't screaming that he was taken in the first round. They were screaming that he was taken way ahead of where he was slotted to go in the first round. They could have traded down 5-6 slots and picked up another pick and still have gotten Jones. That was the controversy.
Great great news on the eve of camp. Now if we can just get Steinbach signed, Oline is sold for years.
"You're drunk again. No, I'm just exhausted 'cause I've been up all night drinking."
Good move by the Bengals! And Willie has been vocal about the team needing to sign the young guys first; he's absolutely a class act.
Hopefully this will set in motion the other OL signings and Willy gets rewarded with continous contracts until it's time to call it quits. At that point, hopefully, he signs on with the Bengals as a coach and works his way up in the organization.
Nope, sorry. This is called Barry Larkin logic. I prefer Bill Belicheck logic- do whats best for the team, loyalty can take a back seat. it's a business. Levi was clearly the most important and most valuable lineman going forward, and Steinbach is next. With all due respect to Big Willie (and I love what he has meant to the franchise), if he really wants to stay for the good times he can take less money to do so. He had his big payday already back in 2000.Originally Posted by LawFive
This deal erases an entirely negative-feeling off-season into a general sense of confidence in Marvin Lewis and Mike Brown. Training camp is going to open up a lot of these jokers eyes. Haha. I can't wait to see the training camp Marvin puts these guys through this year.
good for levi but levi please don't go out and celebrate tonight
Right now - I wouldn't use the word "lock up".
"In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)
Just don't get caughtOriginally Posted by BUTLER REDSFAN
More good stuff. Fox ranks the offensive lines.
Denver is #1 and then...your Cincinnati Bengals.
2. Cincinnati Bengals
The only line besides Denver's to rank in the top 10 in all four of Football Outsiders' O-line stats — Adjusted Line Yards, Power Success, Run Stuffs, and Adjusted Sack Rate. They gave up only 22 sacks, second in the league behind Indy. Why is this line so underrated? Well, can you name two of the five Cincinnati linemen?
Left tackle Levi Jones and right tackle Willie Anderson are the "marquee" guys here, as much as anyone in this group gets any recognition. Jones is good against both the run and the pass, but limiting Pittsburgh's Joey Porter to just half a sack in three matchups last year tells you that his specialty is blitz pickup. He's on the verge of joining that elite group of left tackles. Anderson went to his third straight Pro Bowl after the season, and the honors are deserved — the 11-year veteran is smart, tough and a total competitor who has played in 96 consecutive games. Guards Bobbie Williams (right) and Eric Steinbach (left) anchor the inside — Williams has only missed one snap in the last two seasons, and Steinbach was an AFC Pro Bowl alternate. Steinbach can play center and tackle as well. The starting center, veteran Rich Braham, may soon give way to 2005 fourth-rounder Eric Ghiaciuc.
From the standpoint of sheer athletic balance, this might be the most impressive line in the league right now. Perhaps the vox populi should pick up on what the NFL already knows?
Signed, sealed, ready to deliver
Wimbley says it's time to learn defense
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Plain Dealer Reporter
Browns No. 1 draft pick Kamerion Wimbley felt personal pressure to avoid a contract dispute and to not miss any practice time at his first NFL training camp.
"I'm a rookie and I'm making a position change," Wimbley said Monday. "I need to get in and learn the defense more. There's still things I need to pick up, and if I would have held out it would have hindered my performance this rookie season."
Wimbley signed his contract Saturday. The deal is for a maximum of six years and $23.7 million, and includes $9.3 million in guaran
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