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Thread: Brian Simmons released

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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Simmons was nowhere to be found virtually all season. They needed as much help at LBer with him as without him. No real loss there.
    I agree with that, but it's still tough to see because Brian was a great Bengal for many years.

    The right move isn't always easy. I hope he catches on somewhere and finishes his career on his terms.
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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    I wasn't surprised that they made the move. The Bengals do have Johnson playing where Simmons is best suited to play and doing well over their. Brooks, Nicholson, and Thurman can play the middle. So I think by cutting Simmons you are going to be able to sign K.K., Watson, and Kelly. Plus they can draft a backer if they feel the need.

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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    He apparently didn't have enough of a criminal record to fit in.

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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig View Post
    Jeez, I really thought the LB position was a big hole we needed to fix.
    It is a big hole that needs fixed. Releasing Simmons is a major step toward fixing that hole.

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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    Quote Originally Posted by bengalsown View Post
    It is a big hole that needs fixed. Releasing Simmons is a major step toward fixing that hole.
    As long as they fill the void with a better player.
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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    Geoff Hobson had this rumor in one of the Simmons articles on Bengals.com

    WHATíS NEXT?: How about this? There is speculation afoot that Simmons could be replaced by his NFL soulmate, Takeo Spikes, the linebacker the Bengals picked four slots ahead of Simmons at No. 13 in the 1998 draft. The two became one when mentioned with the Bengals defense before Spikes left for Buffalo after five seasons.

    The word is that Spikes wonít be going back to Buffalo this season and some expect him to get cut. But heís also 30 and has had major Achillesí surgery so the Bengals wonít roll out big money for him. But heís got the leadership and explosion in the middle this defense is still seeking.

    How close are the two? Spikes was one of the first people Simmons called Wednesday when he got the news.

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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    Speculation by whom?

    No possible way Spikes is coming back.
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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    Spikes told Marvin he wanted no part of playing in Cincy, when Marvin was hired.

    I doubt Marvin forgot.
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    Re: Brian Simmons released

    Hobson often speculates, but I believe Marvin once said that he's "information deprived."
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