Some good and bad in that first half. Pass defense and pass protection have been terrible...and Taylor Mays is going to seriously injure someone in the near future, maybe a Bengal.
Our run defense has been solid tho, and that pass from Dalton to Green was pretty.
Dalton looks great, IMO.
Jordan Shipley was waived today. He was still having problems with his knee from the injury he suffered last year.
Bengals waive Jordan Shipley.
I am surprised by that move. I thought they would give him more time. There was a point a few years ago when I thought about buying his jersey, he wore my favorite number and I thought he would be a quality slot WR for a number of years.
They spent a 3rd round pick on the guy just two years ago, and he was very solid for them.
I don't know that another team is going to pick him up right away (could be wrong) if he can't play yet. Otherwise I'd say release him sooner than later of course, if they know they aren't going to keep him.
They are a little too in love with Hawkins and Tate I think. I thought Shipley was a better PR than Tate also. It's too bad.
Don't forget, Shipley is already like 27 years old or something. I'd imagine he's the oldest 3rd year player in the league
He's too small, too slow and too injured to compete with the talent they already have at WR. He also isn't Gruden's idea of a slot receiver. I really like the guy and wish him well (as long as he doesn't go to an AFC North team) but I don't see any way around this