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Bengals sport one of NFL's elite offensive triplets

The Bengals offense took a major step forward in 2015 thanks in large part to the emergence of both Tyler Eifert and Andy Dalton, while A.J. Green just kept playing like the elite wide receiver he is. Defense has been the Bengals' calling card for much of the past seven years. Cincinnati has had six playoff appearances since 2009, most of which were possible due to the strength of a top-10 defensive unit. However, the tide appears to be turning as the offense passed the defense in terms of production last season. Well, at least when the offense was healthy, something they weren't for the...
Cincy Jungle Jun 25, 2016

Bengals Bytes (6/25): Keeping it in-house

Marvin Lewis explains his reasoning for promoting from within when assistant jobs open up. The Steelers release Shaun Suisham. And, the NFL has interviews lined up over PED allegations. Peers Recognize Dalton's GrowthWhen Andy Dalton was recently named the league’s 35th-best player in a survey of his peers, it was evidence that his stellar play in 2015 resulted in increased respect for the Bengals quarterback throughout the NFL. Meet The RookiesSeason Ticket Members enjoy an afternoon meet and greet with Bengals Rookies at Paul Brown Stadium 6/21/2016. Wilcots says Bengals will have...
Cincy Jungle Jun 23, 2016

Bengals QB AJ McCarron: NFL stands for Not For Long; could he be traded?

The Bengals backup quarterback has a starter mentality but knows he's blessed to be in the NFL. Last season, Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron got a taste of what it's like to be a starter in the NFL. He played admirably in the role he was thrown into when Andy Dalton went down with a thumb injury in the first quarter of the Bengals' Week 14 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the games in which he started, McCarron went 2-2 with his losses coming at the hands of the Super Bowl Champion Broncos (in overtime) and the Steelers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. The Bengals also...
Cincy Jungle Jun 23, 2016

Geno Atkins named to NFL Top 100 Players of 2016

His power is probably unmatched by anyone in the NFL. - Joe Thomas on Geno Atkins. As expected, Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins was named by his peers to the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016. More surprisingly, it was his first time being named to the list. Atkins joins his Bengals teammates Carlos Dunlap, Andrew Whitworth, Tyler Eifert and Andy Dalton who all have also been named to the list so far. Former Bengal and current Raiders safety Reggie Nelson also made the list, marking six players from the 2015 team on this list so far. Atkins came in at 29th overall on this week's episode...
Cincy Jungle Jun 21, 2016

Bengals Mailbag: Brandon Tate, Michael Johnson's long-term status and Andy Dalton's stance in history books

We received a number of solid reader questions this week from a variety of platforms. This week's questions center around a handful of Bengals players who have different standings in the eyes of fans. The early summer months are interesting ones, in terms of NFL teams and the outlook of their upcoming season. Optimism is high among all fan bases this time of year, but caution should be heeded, as avoiding devastating injuries and the sorting out of crowded position groups are part of the early summer process. This week, we received a number of great questions from our readers. Twitter and...
Cincy Jungle Jun 20, 2016

Bengal Bytes (6/20): Gone camping

Adam Jones hosted his camp for the kids of Cincinnati. Terrell Suggs could be ready for the start of training camp. And, Cleveland finally ends its championship drought. Camp Up and AdamThere is the five-time world boxing champion Zab Judah, who brought the water. There is the owner of the Cloverleaf Bar and Grill, a West Side anchor who brought the support of the Monfort Heights neighborhood ringing LaSalle High School. There is DJ Bandcamp just off a European tour, who brought the music. Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton Looking Better Than EverThe Cincinnati Bengals are dealing with a...
Cincy Jungle Jun 17, 2016

Pro Football Focus: Andy Dalton isn't being given enough credit

The embattled Bengals starter is starting to finally get some credit for his outstanding 2015 campaign. The data analysts at Pro Football Focus note that the Bengals' signal-caller was among the league's best quarterbacks last year. Few NFL players have had both the amount of regular season success as Andy Dalton has experienced in his first five years, as well as the amount of critics he has amassed in that span. Setting Bengals single-season passing records and never missing the playoffs in his five seasons as the team's quarterback just haven't been enough for people to ignore his...
Cincy Jungle Jun 16, 2016

Andy Dalton the 2016 NFL MVP? Cases for and against it

Is it possible for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to win the NFL MVP award this coming season? Crazier things have happened, and Dalton is coming off an MVP-contending season before suffering his thumb injury. For much of Andy Dalton's young NFL career, the red-haired gunslinger has rarely got the respect a quarterback of his caliber deserves. The perception of Dalton prior to the 2015 season largely centered around his 0-4 playoff record and his frequent duds in primetime affairs. Much of that changed in 2015 as Dalton became an elite passer while on pace to break most of the franchise...
Cincy Jungle Jun 16, 2016

Carlos Dunlap named Sports Humanitarian of the Year finalist

Carlos Dunlap is exactly the kind of star player that every team in the NFL wishes they had, both on and off the field. However, only a few teams are blessed to have a guy like him. The past 12 months have been quite memorable for Carlos Dunlap. The Bengals defensive end is entering his seventh NFL season and just enjoyed the best season of his career, racking up a career-high 13.5 sacks to go with 55 tackles and two forced fumbles in 2015. Those 13.5 sacks were also a team-high and the fourth most of any NFL player last season. For his efforts, Dunlap received several honors for his...
Cincy Jungle Jun 16, 2016

Highlights and takeaways from 2016 Bengals Taste of the NFL

On Wednesday night, the Bengals celebrated their 14th annual Taste of the NFL event at Paul Brown Stadium. The event has become an annual mission to raise money for meals to supply the hungry. It also gives fans the chance to mingle with current and former Bengals players and coaches. Fan engagement and supporting the community were the two main focuses of the Bengals Taste of the NFL Event on Wednesday night at Paul Brown Stadium. Nationally known as an outreach effort to help fight hunger with the help of NFL teams across the country, the Cincinnati Taste of the NFL party features a...
Cincy Jungle Jun 16, 2016

90-in-90 Bengals Roster Breakdown: Corey Tindal looks to be UDFA gem

Corey Tindal looks to be the latest Bengals feel-good story after going undrafted. When it comes to undrafted free agency, sometimes the best acquisitions are made after the first wave of players have been signed. That's often how the Bengals land some of their best free agents in normal NFL free agency as they tend to avoid shelling out the big-money deals required to be active in the first wave. This year, one of their best UDFA signings came a week after the 2016 NFL Draft concluded in the form of Marshall cornerback Corey Tindal. One of the best corners that Conference USA had to...
Cincy Jungle Jun 16, 2016

Marvin Lewis keeping close eye on Margus Hunt, Will Clarke

At mandatory minicamp this week, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said it's going to be a big summer for defensive ends Margus Hunt and Will Clarke. Does that mean Dwight Freeney is still a possibility if they don't show growth again in 2016? Though the Cincinnati Bengals have been a perennially-dominant defense during the past half-decade, they have been been waiting for two other players to emerge as consistent contributors. At one of the more critical positions on the team, defensive ends Margus Hunt and Will Clarke have yet to live up to expectations after being drafted in the second and...
Cincy Jungle Jun 16, 2016

Bengals Bytes (6/15): Similar to Brady?

Giovani Bernard comments on his new contract and his relationships in Cincinnati. Brandon LaFell says Andy Dalton could be similar to Tom Brady, observations from minicamp, and pressure on Bengals DEs. Bengals Bytes Bernard sees hefty new contract as ‘reward’ from Bengals | www.journal-news.comGiovani Bernard said he has some unfinished business with the Cincinnati Bengals. The three-year, $15.5 million contract extension the 24-year-old running back signed last week gives him a chance to complete it. Brandon LaFell of Cincinnati Bengals says Andy Dalton could be similar to Tom BradyIn...
Cincy Jungle Jun 16, 2016

Andy Dalton ranked 35 by peers among NFL's Top 100 Players of 2016

Andy Dalton makes his first-ever appearance on NFL Network's Top 100 Players list and Steelers players are actually offering high praise for the Bengals' leading man. The NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2016 show continued last night and Andy Dalton made his first-ever appearance on the network's Top 100 list. Dalton came in at No. 35 which is a great and deserving honor for the Bengals quarterback. Interestingly, Steelers players paid Dalton a considerable amount of respect in the video clip of his ranking placement. "I mean you just see his maturation over the years," Steelers safety...
Cincy Jungle Jun 15, 2016

Andy Dalton embracing coaching changes, excited for 2016 season

The Bengals' quarterback looks to back up his career year in 2015 with another standout season. The Bengals' 2016 offense will be much different than the 2015 unit that was one of the best in football, but Andy Dalton is excited to see how the changes will work out in his team's favor. Over the offseason, the Bengals offense lost offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, wide receivers Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu and right tackle Andre Smith. Jackson was replaced by Ken Zampese, Dalton's former quarterbacks coach. The void left by Zampese's promotion was filled by Bill Lazor, who most recently...

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