8:08 PM EST, Tue January 19, 2021
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All charges dropped against Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander

All charges dropped against Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Alexander and his family get closure following the disappearance of his father last August. Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander and his family can finally put everything connected to his father's disappearance this past August behind them. All criminal charges against Alexander were dropped on Tuesday. All charges against #Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander have been dismissed, stemming from an August arrest for battery as Alexander searched for his missing father in Florida, his attorney, Brian Pakett, tells me.— Tom Pelissero...
6 hours ago
Bengals to interview former Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown for same position

Bengals to interview former Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown for same position

Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Brown has an important connection with one of the Bengals’ newest coaches. The Cincinnati Bengals need a few more assistant coaches to completely fill out their staff, but running backs coach is the last true vacancy they have left. That spot might be filled very soon. Former Cowboys and Browns running backs coach Gary Brown will interview with the Bengals for the same position next week, per NFL insider Tom Pelissero. Former #Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown, who took last season off to address health...
11 hours ago
Dave Lapham doubts Bengals will sign a proven guard in free agency

Dave Lapham doubts Bengals will sign a proven guard in free agency

Photo by Joe Robbins/ This is one we have to hope Lapham is wrong about. Many Bengals fans are hoping to see a repeat of last offseason’s spending to improve an offensive line that really failed to protect Joe Burrow well enough. It is something that will be extra important with Burrow likely to just be recovered from his ACL injury early in the 2021 season. Bengals’ radio analyst Dave Lapham doesn’t seem to be confident that the team will be spending on offensive guards this offseason. “I think they’ve got plenty of options inside,” Lapham said on the...
12 hours ago
Bengals News (1/19): Bringing experience

Bengals News (1/19): Bringing experience

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via The Bengals’ new defensive line coach Marion Hobby brings some vital experience to the coaching staff. Bengals Personnel Staff Looks To Stay Hot Despite Another Draft Of ChallengesBecause pro scouts didn't have their usual access to college practice facilities during last season and with the format for next month's NFL scouting combine and the ensuing pro days possibly curtailed, the Bengals are probably going to get, at the very least, half the live looks of their pick at No. 5 than they glimpsed overall No. 1 pick Joe...
13 hours ago
Joe Burrow’s injury should force the Bengals to change

Joe Burrow’s injury should force the Bengals to change

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The franchise that has been complacent about the o-line for decades now must appear to care. In the sea of ineptitude that engulfs the Cincinnati Bengals, it’s somewhat hard to fish out the biggest problems. With the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills winning playoff games, the Bengals’ postseason struggles are becoming even more pronounced. And there’s been failure just about everywhere. However, the front office’s neglect of the offensive line deserves special attention. Mike Brown, the CEO of the team (by that I mean, the...
14 hours ago
Bengals QBs coach Dan Pitcher believes Joe Burrow will improve vs. AFC North foes in 2021

Bengals QBs coach Dan Pitcher believes Joe Burrow will improve vs. AFC North foes in 2021

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Browns, Ravens and Steelers all made the playoffs in 2020. As the Cincinnati Bengals and their fans anxiously await year two of the Joe Burrow, Bengals quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher already has predicted one area that his young quarterback will improve next season. In an interview with Bengals.com, Pitcher said he expects Burrow to perform well against the teams’ AFC North foes due to his great recollection. “He’s got excellent recall,” Pitcher told Bengals.com. I think as time goes on and he has more chances...
Jan 18, 2021
Bengals draft targets highlight PFF’s initial top 100 big board

Bengals draft targets highlight PFF’s initial top 100 big board

Photo by Chris Graythen/ An early preview of what the Bengals will be looking at on April 29th. Last year it was Joe Burrow and Joe Burrow only. The 2021 NFL Draft will start off a bit more mysterious for the Cincinnati Bengals. Before winning two of their last three games, the Bengals seemed to be a shoo-in for in the third-overall pick, but the fifth-overall pick is still an ideal spot to be in. Pro Football Focus recently dropped their initial top 100 big board of the draft cycle, and the top three are all quarterbacks. Trevor Lawrence (No. 1) is already looking at...
Jan 18, 2021
Carl Lawson finished in the top 10 for ESPN’s Sacks Created metric

Carl Lawson finished in the top 10 for ESPN’s Sacks Created metric

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Lawson wasn’t among the best in sacks, but he was elite in a similar area. The Cincinnati Bengals had some chemistry troubles on the defensive line this season. At the start of the season, it was thought that veterans Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins were both going to be dominating other teams. That wasn’t the case. The d-line was supposed to be a strength before injuries and Dunlap’s exodus derailed things. Sam Hubbard and Carl Lawson were the two who stepped up and carried the unit, but it’s safe to say that Lawson did a bit more. Lawson...
Jan 18, 2021
Bengals News (1/18): What trading back looks like

Bengals News (1/18): What trading back looks like

It is a very popular concept for team’s picking early to trade back to get more picks, but what could that look like in 2021? Photo Gallery | Best Fan Images From The 2020 SeasonThe Cincinnati Bengals have the most passionate fans in the NFL. Check out some of the best fan images from the 2020 season. Who Dey! A behind-the-scenes look at the Bengals hiring of defensive line coach Marion Hobby"Mr. Brown is straight forward. It's really clear what he's looking for in his coaches and what he expects and that's what any coach would want right there," Hobby said Saturday...
Jan 18, 2021
Chalk Talk: A look back a Joe Burrow’s first start

Chalk Talk: A look back a Joe Burrow’s first start

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The first video of a 10-part series takes us back to Joe Burrow’s rookie debut vs. the Chargers. Hello Bengals fans, and welcome to Chalk Talk. This is the start of our 10-part series looking at each and every game Joe Burrow played in his rookie season. The good, the bad, the development over the course of the season. In the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, Burrow completed 23 of 36 passes for 193 yards, no touchdowns, and an interception. He was sacked three times and ran the ball eight times for 46 yards, half of which came on...
Jan 17, 2021
OPEN THREAD: Sunday Divisional Round playoff games

OPEN THREAD: Sunday Divisional Round playoff games

Mahomes - Mayfield highlights today’s action. The NFL playoffs continue today with Chiefs - Browns and Saints - Buccaneers, so come join the fun in today’s open thread!
Jan 17, 2021
Approval Poll: Was Marion Hobby the right hire as the defensive line coach?

Approval Poll: Was Marion Hobby the right hire as the defensive line coach?

Photo by George Gojkovich/ Hobby will be coming over from Miami, a team that barely missed the playoffs in 2020. The Cincinnati Bengals are remodeling their positional coaches. Bringing in a new wide receiver coach and offensive line coach, they turned their attention this time to the defensive line. This past season, the Bengals were led by Carl Lawson and had to deal with the drama created by Carlos Dunlap. Also having Sam Hubbard and Geno Atkins gives this unit a boost. Without Dunlap and with Lawson entering free agency, this could be a completely different corps...
Jan 17, 2021
Joe Mixon “hooting and hollering” over return of Frank Pollack

Joe Mixon “hooting and hollering” over return of Frank Pollack

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports The fifth-year running back hasn’t been the same since he lost his favorite o-line coach. Now he’s ready to show the world he can live up to his big contract. One thing you have to love about Joe Mixon. He is not afraid to share his opinions. Back in 2019, when Zac Taylor was hired and Frank Pollack was not retained. Mixon came out and expressed his displeasure immediately in the form of a tweet. And when it was announced Pollack was returning, Mixon was... happy, to say the least. Ahhhh!!!! Let’s go!!!! It’s A Great Day To Be...
Jan 16, 2021
OPEN THREAD: Saturday Divisional Round playoff games

OPEN THREAD: Saturday Divisional Round playoff games

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ A fun day of playoff football is on deck. The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs begin today with Packers - Rams and Ravens - Bills, so come chat about them and everything else in today’s open thread.
Jan 16, 2021
Bengals hire Marion Hobby as defensive line coach

Bengals hire Marion Hobby as defensive line coach

Carl Juste/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Hobby brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the Bengals. The Cincinnati Bengals today announced they have hired Marion Hobby as their new defensive line coach. Hobby, 54, has been coaching since 1995. His resume includes stops at several notable college programs, including a six-year stint as Clemson’s co-defensive coordinator, and six years of coaching NFL defensive lines. His most recent gig was being the Miami Dolphins d-line coach for the last two seasons. Hobby and Miami mutually parted ways after the...