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Dawgs By Nature Aug 14, 2016

A Look Ahead to the 2016 Cleveland Browns Offense

Ah, the tease that is preseason football. Though nothing was at stake in the first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, I think we learned or confirmed several things about the 2016 Cleveland Browns. Here is one thing I saw: Hue Jackson's offense will be "gimmicky", and that's a great sign. In 2015, Jackson helped Andy Dalton secure career highs in a bevy of rate stats before Dalton injured his finger and was lost for the season (Dalton had career highs in TD%, INT%, completion%, yards per completion, yards per attempt, adjusted yards per attempt, net yards per attempt,...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Is Andrew Whitworth dealing with an injury?

Andrew Whitworth has not practiced for three straight days now. This of course brings into question if something is wrong with the veteran offensive lineman or if he’s simply taking it easy. One of the last players the Bengals can afford to lose is Andrew Whitworth. Viewed as one of the game's best left tackles and the leader of this offense, Whitworth is as critical to the Bengals’ success as just about any guy on the roster outside of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. It's pretty common to see Whitworth get a veteran's rest day here and there, but when he's missing consecutive practices,...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Cris Collinsworth recommends drafting Andy Dalton in fantasy football

Is it possible for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to remain an elite fantasy football quarterback this season? Former Bengals wide receiver Cris Collinsworth seems to think so. Andy Dalton's rise to stardom on the field has also made him a superstar in fantasy football. Prior to 2015, Dalton was viewed more as a backup fantasy quarterback, or even someone you'd pick up off the waiver wire as a spot starter. That notion changed in 2015 as Dalton became an elite passer who was on pace to break most of the franchise single-season passing marks before his Week 14 thumb fracture. Even so,...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Bengals sign former North Carolina A&T cornerback Tony McRae

The Bengals have made another addition to their cornerback unit in the form Tony McRae. The undrafted free agent out of North Carolina A&T is already in a great spot to get plenty of practice reps this week with several corners dealing with injuries. It looks like the Cincinnati Bengals don't feel too confident about the health of their cornerback unit. That would explain the addition of cornerback Tony McRae, who the team announced had been signed on Tuesday. McRae is a rookie free agent who went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. McRae, a 5'9" 172-pound corner, played four seasons...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

The Nati Notes: Preseason week 1

The wrong paint at the Hall of Fame game, slinging the ball in Cleveland, walking to work and failed drug tests all make up this week’s Nati Notes as the first preseason game approaches on Friday. Week 1 of the preseason is upon us. Every Tuesday I will grab a handful of items I have thoughts on and share them with you here. Most of what I share will have loose ties with the Bengals and sometimes, my thoughts may not jive with your own. I love having discussions though so hit me on Twitter (@WhoDeyFans) or leave a comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts. Hall of Fame non-game ...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

90-in-90 Bengals Roster Breakdown: Giovani Bernard to build off successful 2015 campaign

Everybody expects Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill to again split the running back duties in 2016, but how will that look and what should we expect from Bernard in his fourth year in Cincinnati. Giovani Bernard has been a winner everywhere he has played. In college, he helped lead St Thomas Aquinas to consecutive state titles in the competitive Class 5A Florida high school ranks. He followed that up with winning records at the University of North Carolina as the team's most productive offensive player in each of his two seasons. Then, he was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the...
Cincy Jungle Aug 9, 2016

Bengals vs Vikings: Terence Newman won’t travel to Cincinnati for preseason opener

Terence Newman is unfortunately dealing with an injury that will keep him from coming to Cincinnati for the Vikings’ preseason opener against the Bengals this week. Bengals players and fans who were hoping to see Terence Newman back in Cincinnati this week will be disappointed to hear that Newman isn’t making the trip. According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Newman says he won’t travel to Cincinnati with the Vikings for the joint practices and preseason opener due to an undisclosed injury. “I’m not going,” Newman told Chris Tomasson. Newman joined the Vikings in 2015 after...
Cincy Jungle Aug 4, 2016

4 Bengals tabbed as future Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates

A.J. Green is going to make a strong case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame whenever he hangs up his cleats. There isn't any question as to whether the Bengals have Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates on their roster. Between Geno Atkins, A.J. Green, Andrew Whitworth and Andy Dalton, there's going to be at least one current Bengal who makes a strong case for the HOF someday, and hopefully gets voted in. Over at ESPN, Bill Barnwell went through and broke down the top HOF candidates for all 32 NFL teams. For the Bengals, Barnwell listed Atkins, Dalton and Whitworth as being possible HOF...
Cincy Jungle Aug 3, 2016

Andy Dalton talks growth, wide receiver chemistry, approach to playoffs

The Bengals’ Pro Bowl quarterback sat down with Takeo Spikes and Solomon Wilcots of the SiriusXM NFL radio network to discuss a number of topics at training camp. A couple of friendly faces visited the Cincinnati Bengals training camp recently. Former linebacker Takeo Spikes and defensive back Solomon Wilcots, representing the SiriusXM NFL radio network, attended Monday’s practice inside Paul Brown Stadium. The alumni of the orange and black sat down with Pro Bowl quarterback Andy Dalton to talk about his feelings on a myriad of topics heading into 2016. Even though Dalton was unable to...
Cincy Jungle Aug 3, 2016

Leon Hall visiting Giants, Bengals still interested

The Giants probably need Hall more than the Bengals. So, what will Hall choose to do? The Bengals may still want to bring back Leon Hall to help add depth to their cornerback group, but there could be some competition for Cincinnati to win his services. ESPN’s NFL Insider, Adam Schefter is reporting that Hall is visiting the Giants today and that he’ll likely sign either with New York or Cincinnati. Bengals free-agent CB Leon Hall is visiting the Giants today, per source. Cincinnati also interested. Looks like one of those two teams.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3,...
Cincy Jungle Aug 3, 2016

Bengals Training Camp 2016: Videos from Day 5 featuring touchdowns galore

Check out Giovani Bernard making some great runs, Nick Vigil getting in a great play and touchdowns from Brandon LaFell, Cody Core, Jeremy Hill and more Bengals players during Day 5 of training camp. The Bengals returned to the practice fields outside of Paul Brown Stadium on Tuesday for training camp on a sunny, 90 degree day in Cincinnati. It was an eventful practice for both good and bad reasons. To start with the good, there were great plays, lots of touchdowns and nice action from the offensive and defensive lines. The rookies are also stepping up and making noise, which is great to...
Cincy Jungle Aug 2, 2016

Bengals Bytes (8/2): How it all started

Take a look back at how the Dalton era started in Cincinnati. Chad Johnson leaves Brown's camp early. Also see just how bad the Saints have wrecked their cap. Gruden, Newton and a nixed trade: How Andy Dalton became a Bengal"When you go back at that draft class, who we were picking was going to be our starter as a rookie and we don’t have a spring to work with him," Zampese said. "We can’t even talk to him about football for the summertime. What? How do you do that? Who was the most mentally tough guy in that whole, top group of quarterbacks? Our guy. No brainer. No brainer. Who can...
Cincy Jungle Jul 31, 2016

Bengals Bytes (7/31): Camp precaution

Marvin Lewis is trying to balance practice with precaution during this training camp. Ben Roethlisberger brings a doctor's note to camp. And, the second-year breakout team has been assembled. Did any Bengals make the cut? Marvin Lewis, Bengals balance practice with precaution On the first day of training camp, Andy Dalton lofted a perfect pass down the far sideline landing in the bucket of A.J. Green’s hands just inside the pylon. Green smoothly snagged the ball, tapped his toes and crossed the goal line. Lengel hopes to catch on with Bengals Coming out of EKU, tight end Matt Lengel...
Cincy Jungle Jul 29, 2016

Live from Bengals training camp Day 1: Answering your questions

Live from the practice fields adjacent to Paul Brown Stadium, we answer fan questions and share information on day 1 of Bengals training camp. Get all the info right here! Bengals training camp kicked off today and we were on the scenes to take it all in. One of the highlights of the day was an impressive showing from Bengals rookie wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who, on the first offensive play of the day, took a pitch from Andy Dalton on a reverse and threw a long touchdown bomb to none other than veteran receiver Brandon Tate. Speaking of Dalton, he completed 14 of 17 of his passes and was...