1:44 PM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
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Around the AFC North: Steelers agree to trade Antonio Brown and allow Le’Veon Bell to hit free agency

Around the AFC North: Steelers agree to trade Antonio Brown and allow Le’Veon Bell to hit free agency

Somehow Ben Roethlisberger will be the last man standing from Pittsburgh’s triplets. This is a special edition of around the AFC North. If you frequent this kind of post, I usually like to pick something interesting going on with each team in the division, but the Steelers are being media hogs this week. They have dominated headlines for pretty much the entire offseason, but it has really come to a head this week. We’ll start off with probably the longest running dispute in the news this week for Pittsburgh. Le’Veon Bell will finally get his wish of hitting free agency This isn’t...
4 hours ago
Bengals News (2/21): Joe Mixon disagrees with the analytics

Bengals News (2/21): Joe Mixon disagrees with the analytics

Joe Mixon wasn’t pleased with a few of his grades from the past season. Cincinnati Bengals inbox: Addressing D coordinator, Vontaze Burfict, free agency, NFL Draft I’ll tackle multiple topics, starting with clarification on my take about Vontaze Burfict, necessary perspective on the defensive coordinator search, the cloud of free agency and roster churning. Five 2019 offseason moves each AFC team should makePick up William Jackson's fifth-year option. Jackson wasn't quite the revelation he was during the 2017 campaign, but he's comfortably Cincinnati's best cornerback and likely to be...
4 hours ago
2019 Bengals free agency blueprint

2019 Bengals free agency blueprint

There are a number of intriguing options set to hit the veteran open market next month. Will the Bengals pounce on a big name for once? When it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals and participation in outside free agency, the relationship is akin to oil and water. Even so, the team does make the occasional “splash”, in terms of bringing in outside help. Marvin Lewis took over as head coach back in 2003, and for the ensuing 16 offseasons, the team had varying degrees of impactful signings. However, more often than not, the Bengals did the bare minimum in the March festivities. In receiving...
6 hours ago
Press Taylor excited for what offense his brother Zac cooks up

Press Taylor excited for what offense his brother Zac cooks up

Zac Taylor’s younger brother, Press Taylor, the quarterbacks coach for the Eagles, doesn’t know what offense his older brother will be running, but he knows it will be different. Zac Taylor had a meteoric rise to becoming a head coach in the NFL. At just 35 years of age, he came to the Cincinnati Bengals directly over from his position as the Los Angeles Rams’ quarterbacks coach without any long-term experience as an offensive coordinator in the NFL. His association with Rams’ head coach Sean McVay has put his name in good light, but McVay isn’t the the only bright offensive mind...
18 hours ago
The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 2/20 livestream

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 2/20 livestream

After what has been a short honeymoon, the Cincinnati Bengals have entered the month of February on a sour note. Who will take the seemingly-unwanted defensive coordinator job and do the Bengals now need to look at adding to the running back group again this offseason? Does it feel like the Zac Taylor honeymoon is over? As the Cincinnati Bengals start gearing up for the NFL Combine and other pre-draft festivities, they do so without a number of defensive coaches in place. Taylor is now down to about option No. 8 for defensive coordinator, per reports, and it’s unclear who will actually...
18 hours ago
A.J. Green announces birth of his second son

A.J. Green announces birth of his second son

The Green’s are now a family of four! This afternoon, Bengals WR A.J. Green announced to the world via Instagram that he and his wife, Miranda, are now the parents of two. The Green’s second son, Gunnar Blaze Green, was born today. View this post on Instagram Gunnar Blaze Green... A post shared by A.J. Green (@ajgreen_18) on Feb 20, 2019 at 1:51pm PST A.J. and Miranda will celebrate their four-year anniversary in almost exactly one month and have known each other since their college days at Georgia. If you follow the seven-time Pro Bowler’s...
22 hours ago
Bengals coaching profile: Jim Turner

Bengals coaching profile: Jim Turner

The most experienced assistant coach Zac Taylor has hired, Turner brings familiarity and past troubles to Taylor’s system. From 23 consecutive years, the Cincinnati Bengals had the same offensive line coach. Paul Alexander was a staple for the organization, primarily under Marvin Lewis, but the end of his extensive tenure signaled a time for change. Continued change soon followed though — in the 13 months since the Bengals fired Alexander, they’ve hired two different offensive line coaches. Last year it was Frank Pollack. This year, it was Jim Turner. Once it was known that Zac...
Feb 20, 2019
Bengals.com mock draft has a new name landing in Cincinnati

Bengals.com mock draft has a new name landing in Cincinnati

The Bengals need a linebacker, but could one other than Devin White be the pick at No. 11? Mock drafts are always a peculiar thing, especially when conducted by one person. While all mock drafts are hypothetical, some mock drafts lose their sense of originality when they are done by a single person selecting for every team. It is much rarer to see a mock draft conducted by individuals for every team, but the results sometimes yield situations and scenarios that you just don’t get from individuals doing the whole things themselves. I’m not saying one is better than the other, but it is...
Feb 20, 2019
Bengals News (2/20): Cincinnati needs to update their analytics

Bengals News (2/20): Cincinnati needs to update their analytics

Updating the Bengals’ analytics department is just one of the changes the organization needs to make this offseason. Taylors Pressed For SuccessPress Taylor, one of the men credited with the biggest trick play in Super Bowl history known as “Philly Special,” via his photographic memory dubbed “Press’s vault,” by his fellow assistants on the Eagles’ coaching staff, is just like the rest of us. Bengals to interview Lou Anarumo for DC openingNFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that the Bengals will meet with New York Giants defensive backs coach Lou...
Feb 20, 2019
How the Bengals utilize the technology of the Microsoft Surface

How the Bengals utilize the technology of the Microsoft Surface

You ever see those blue tablets on the sidelines? They do more than you think. You ever heard of a football coach saying he can’t judge anything until he sees the tape? No? Then maybe you’ve never seen this gem before: Hue Jackson is still watching the tape for why he got fired. pic.twitter.com/8aRTQcX7xI— Everything Is Earned (@CLESportsPod) November 3, 2018 While football fans are limited to what CBS, FOX, NBC and ESPN decide to showcase in their broadcasts in-game, players and staff are able to see every angle of every play immediately after it happens, allowing for instant...
Feb 19, 2019
Bengals set to interview Giants’ Lou Anarumo for DC, per report

Bengals set to interview Giants’ Lou Anarumo for DC, per report

It sounds like Anarumo is now the favorite to become Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator. The Bengals appear to have zeroed in on their next defensive coordinator. According to NFL Network reporters Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo, Cincinnati is set to interview Giants defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo this week: #Giants DBs coach Lou Anarumo is set to interview with the #Bengals on Thursday and is the frontrunner for their defensive coordinator job, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. Anarumo worked with Zac Taylor in Miami, both finishing 2015 as interim coordinators. Respected...
Feb 19, 2019
POLL: Should the Bengals cut or keep Vontaze Burfict?

POLL: Should the Bengals cut or keep Vontaze Burfict?

Should Burfict be on his way out of Cincinnati? Before the Bengals even hired a new defensive coordinator, we were teased with some news that could be considered inevitable regarding the fate of linebacker Vontaze Burfict. V. Burfict cut from Bengals, per report— Andy Furman (@AndyFurmanFSR) February 19, 2019 For about a half an hour, we were wondering if this was actually true. It wasn’t. False Report -- Fake News -- V. Burfict not cut by Bengals, per Bengals @Bengals— Andy Furman (@AndyFurmanFSR) February 19, 2019 We can’t say we blindsided by the prospect of this...
Feb 19, 2019
Bengals coaching profile: Doug Rosfeld

Bengals coaching profile: Doug Rosfeld

Doug Rosfeld joins the Bengals staff in a new role, and he has quite the interesting history that could help Cincinnati through its culture change. You really gain an understanding for how vast an NFL coaching staff really is when a new head coach comes to town. Now that Zac Taylor has taken over the Bengals, he has been filling out his staff. One position that may fly under the radar is bringing in Doug Rosfeld as Cincinnati’s new director of coaching operations. Rosfeld has quite the history in the area of Cincinnati football. He has made several stops at a few programs in the area as...
Feb 19, 2019
Bengals News (2/19): Zac Taylor keeps talking up Andy Dalton

Bengals News (2/19): Zac Taylor keeps talking up Andy Dalton

Zac Taylor doubles down on his confidence in Andy Dalton’s. Bengals Mock Draft Round UpThe first major piece of the offseason pre-draft process was completed a few weeks ago at the Senior Bowl. With the NFL combine taking place later this month in Indianapolis, 2019 draft projections are becoming clearer by the day. 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Jags move up to take Dwayne Haskins and Bengals trade up for QBYou look at a prospect like Kyler Murray, and you can see both a player who has the capability of revolutionizing the QB position in the NFL much like we've seen Patrick Mahomes do, but you can...
Feb 19, 2019
Top 5 free agent offensive tackles

Top 5 free agent offensive tackles

We take a look at five of the top offensive tackles set to hit the market and evaluate their fit with the Bengals. The Bengals typically aren’t very active in free agency, but if there was ever a year for that to change, it would be this year. A combination of ample cap space, a fresh new coaching staff and just a few internal free agents worthy of sizable contracts all point to the Bengals potentially being more involved in free agency than normal. Linebacker remains a prime need for Cincinnati, but the chief spot they should be targeting in free agency is offensive tackle; a whole...