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The Cincinnati Bengals are a product organization. A in addition-measurement product. With 50 % a set of teeth.
They have been intended to be a grease-fire. With a lame duck coach. And a rookie quarterback. And their two major receivers gone. And a jogging back again that are unable to stay off the blotter and a vast receiver who will get pot delivered to his very own property.
Yet by some means, improbably, the Bengals are four-two. How? You can thank Mike Brown. Sure … that Mike Brown.
Brown hit residence runs with Andy Dalton and A.J. Green in the draft. The two rookies have far outperformed expectations and are on monitor (so as prolonged as they don’t keep in mind they play for the Bengals) to turn out to be perennial all-professionals at their respective positions, and a devastating QB-WR combo.
Cedric Benson’s prevented suspension (so far) and is on monitor for yet another one,000-yard year. Jermaine Gresham’s establishing into a Leading-10 Tight Finish.
And I haven’t even talked about their protection … which is younger and athletic and ranked 2nd in the NFL in yards/gm authorized, and fifth in points/gm authorized. Vince Lombardi … give it to me.
And that was all prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline, when Mike Brown did the unthinkable: He traded Carson Palmer.
Sure, former franchise cornerstone quarterback Carson Palmer, the only QB to lead Cincinnati to the postseason considering that Boomer Esiason, who explained he’d relatively retire than play yet another down as a Bengal simply because the organization was so poisonous and dysfunctional, who Mike Brown actually referred to as out on his bluff and let him sit out in the sun via coaching camp, preseason and 6 games of the normal year primarily based on principle … he traded him to the Oakland Raiders for a 2012 1st Spherical pick and a 2013 2nd Spherical pick – which could turn out to be a first-rounder if the Raiders by some means win a playoff sport this year.
And the Raiders absolutely went for it! Al Davis IS NOT Dead. He’s producing personnel selections from past the grave!
Vince! Give it to me again!
Allow me repeat that for you. Mike Brown traded a noodled-armed 32 12 months-outdated QB who has not been a star in 50 %-a-ten years for two high draft picks to complement a younger roster that could be really, really hazardous in the subsequent two-3 a long time.
Is Mike Brown genuinely insane? Or is he crazy like a fox?!?!
Up is down. Down is up. Mike Brown and accomplishment now go jointly like Peanut Butter and Meatballs.
It was obtaining near there for a moment on the NFL period. While I never truly doubted we’d have a total NFL 12 months, the prospect was an uneasy 1. I failed to want Fall to arrive all around with no football. So, with that unpleasant scenario put to mattress, are there other points we may well not see anytime in the near future? Certainly, there are. With because of respect to my near friend Rick Pitino, right here are 10 points that will not be walking through that door the remainder of the 12 months.
A total 2011-twelve NBA period. We escaped the worst for football, but, despite 1 of the most persuasive NBA seasons in recent memory, and with the league really approaching our subsequent wonderful passing of the torch era (Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Dwayne Wade to Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul) we will not be seeing a total 82 games subsequent 12 months. The people and owners haven’t even negotiated because the NBA lock-out was declared. Gamers (largely rookies and position people at this point, but nevertheless) are possibly signing overseas contracts or thinking about it severely. The precedent of the 1999-2000 period is looming bigger and bigger as a product fairly than what it really should be, an aberration. And when you think about the problems and how decided the owners of the modest- and mid-industry groups are to alter the way the league capabilities, you have a recipe for prolonged layoff. At least the rest will be excellent for Garnett’s knees.
A totally healthy Peyton Manning. If I advised I’d played skilled football for the prior thirteen seasons (numerous of individuals with a suspect offensive line and/or minor support from a jogging online game) and was coming back again from two neck surgical procedures in the previous 15 months, would you think me if I advised you I’d be 100% when the forthcoming period commences? Me neither. Manning stated the most recent process was “minimally invasive” and he’d have a “quick recovery.” Right here are the body parts I assume you can have medical procedures on wherever “minimally invasive” isn’t a trigger for worry: fingers, toes, some dental function, perhaps an ankle and the occasional drained knee. Any time you arrive close to the neck, back again or groin with the term “invasive,” there’s nothing at all minimal about it.
Jim Tressel. Missing in the furor about Jim Tressel resigning at Ohio State due to the fact he lied about understanding about the sale of gold pants and improperly attained tattoos (is this a wonderful place, or what?) is the simple fact that, holy smokes, Jim Tressel is no extended the coach at Ohio State. Regardless of whether or not they ended up destined to drop once more to an SEC group in a BCS online game, this is a monumental shift in electricity in the Huge Ten and school football at huge. You know the maize and blue are licking their chops.
A Earth Collection championship from a group from a Central division. Thank you, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland and Chicago (White Sox that is the Cubs can consider once more subsequent year – they’re utilised to it). Thanks to the pennant chases you will be delivering at the finish of the period, fans will have a explanation to comply with baseball in August and September. Alas, your pennant chase is the MLB equal of Bubble View, wherever we hyperventilate about groups with no possibility to do well in the NCAA tournament. Whoever wins, have enjoyable in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Texas or San Francisco, and take pleasure in your playoff bonuses. You can use it to travel someplace good to enjoy the Earth Collection on Television.
Apathy at the start off of the school basketball period. Diehards will be diehards, but most will not tune in to school hoops till March. That would be unwise this period. Stars like Jared Sullinger, Harrison Barnes and quite considerably the whole incoming class at Kentucky will make this period really worth watching from the get-go. There is a lot of expertise returning to campus this drop, something not witnessed because Joakim Noah and firm returned to Florida to (efficiently) defend their championship.
Brett Favre. You know who led the league in passing the previous period Brett Favre was not on an NFL roster? Warren Moon. Our prolonged national dalliance with Favre’s retirement is finally…what’s that? Philadelphia? You indicate he may well arrive back again? It can be not about? Then once more, Michael Vick is fairly injuries susceptible.
Don Draper. A complete 12 months devoid of cocktails and the endless philandering of our favorite advert executive is also prolonged. I never knew I’d skip the 1960s this considerably. Mad Males will not return till early 2012. Is Don nevertheless married to his new bimbo-secretary-cum-spouse? Is he nevertheless smoking cigarettes? Is Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce nevertheless solvent? Has Joan presented birth to her little one? If she has, what does that indicate for her figure? I now have a new target date for upgrading the size of my television.
USC in a bowl online game. 12 months two of the Reggie Bush-Pete Carroll punishment will depart the Trojans out of the submit-period for a 2nd straight 12 months. A two-12 months bowl ban seemed so suitable at the time, now it feels like a violation of the Eighth Amendment (that would be a reference to cruel and unusual punishment for individuals a bit shaky on their Bill of Rights). If Reggie Bush truly forks about his trophy, can we think about this circumstance closed?
Any main changes to the baseball playoffs. Last year’s playoffs ended up wonderful. They also ended up dragged out and noticed much more than a handful of questionable calls that ongoing to elevate strain on MLB to institute quick replay. Not this 12 months. The only alter to the playoff timetable is the elimination of an off-day between Video games 4 and five of the League Championship Collection. And that was day off was just burning you all summer, was not it?
Clarity on toughness principles in football. Also acknowledged as how numerous fines will the Steelers’ James Harrison acquire this period for unlawful hits. I am on board with harder constraints on hits to the helmet, guarding defenseless people and penalties on major with your helmet. But Harrison does have a point: will not alter the principles in mid-period and from week-to-week. Granted, the NFL had other points to be concerned about about the summer, but when the very first concussion happens this period, this discussion will spring anew, and there’s been also minor route or specificity for the people.
So individuals are the points you will not see in the subsequent few months. People, and a Bengals profitable period.
Well, that cannot be right.
Ocho Cinco’s stoning up everywhere at the moment, from VH1 to SpikeTV to retired player bios.
Inspired, Aaron Schobel plans on legally changing his name to Aaron Nuevecuatro. Jersey sales must be throughout the roof.
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The Cincinnati Bengals have their quarterback of the future. The New England Patriots have a new backup quarterback. The Bengals, unsure of Carson Palmer’s future with the team, selected TCU quarterback Andy Dalton with the 35th overall pick in the NFL draft Friday.
Cincinnati took A.J. Green from Georgia with the fourth overall pick in the opening round, bringing in a receiver who can take over for Chad Ochocinco, the franchise’s all-time leading pass catcher. One round later, they brought in a new quarterback.
Dalton quickly will get the chance to become the next face of one of the NFL’s most dysfunctional franchises. The Bengals have only two winning records in the last 20 years, going through quarterbacks at a pell-mell pace while continuing to lose regularly.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was sentenced on Thursday to probation and 200 hours of community service under a plea deal for his role in a 2007 strip club melee in Las Vegas.
Clark County courts spokeswoman Mary Ann Price said Jones received a suspended sentence and was also ordered to receive anger management counseling. The sentence requires Jones to undergo random drug testing.
Jones told the Las Vegas Sun after the sentencing that he’s glad to finally have the case behind him and has been praying for the victims of the shooting.
The shooting during the NBA’s All-Star weekend left a Minxx strip club employee paralyzed and two others wounded, prosecutors said.
Police have said Jones instigated the brawl by throwing wads of dollar bills from a large plastic bag onto a stage, then becoming angry when the strippers picked up the cash.
Jones and his entourage were ejected from the club, and police say Jones briefly met with the accused shooter, Arvin Kenti Edwards, moments before Edwards opened fire with a handgun outside the club.
Jones pleaded no contest in 2007 to a gross misdemeanor of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. His deal reduced two felony coercion charges. Jones has denied having a role in the shooting.
Edwards pleaded no contest in September to attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, maintaining his innocence but saying he’s worried about a tougher sentence if he didn’t accept a plea deal.
Jones played five games last year for the Bengals, notching 11 tackles and an interception. He was hurt in Week 7 during a loss to Atlanta, and underwent surgery for a herniated disk in his neck.
Andrew Whitworth the offensive lineman of National Football League side Cincinnati Bengals has expressed his words when asked if one of the Christmas Ghosts had visited him in the morning.
However the 29 year old left tackle has revealed that he dreamed that he would score the only offensive touchdown in Sunday’s game at Heinz Field on his 29th birthday.
Andrew said to the reporters: “I would have to think we would win if I’m scoring a touchdown.”
The National Football League have announced on Monday that the kickoff time of the game among Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers on Dec. 26 has been changed to 4:05 p.m. EST.
However the change has been made for some specific reasons ad the broadcast time will also be changed.
For more information keep an eye in our site.
Carson Hilton Palmer the quarterback of National Football League side Cincinnati Bengals has revealed that he has spent a tough time this season.
Moreover on Monday Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski has exposed that Palmer is going to rebound from the worst season of his career.
Bob said to the reporters: “He’ll recover. No doubt in my mind. He’ll have plenty of good football in front of him.”
Marvin Ronald Lewis the head coach of National Football League side Cincinnati Bengals has shared his view with the reporters on a press conference.
He said: “My retake on the game was that I was pleased that we set the tone offensively, taking the kickoff, working into the wind, and driving the football down the field. It was a good start offensively. I thought defensively early on, we didn’t quite fit some of the running game correctly. We made some plays on third down that helped us get off the field. We had the quarterback trapped a couple of times, and he was able to get away from us, throw the ball, complete the ball and make plays.”