9:50 PM EST, Thu January 23, 2020
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Bengals getting first-hand look at quality Senior Bowl prospects

Bengals getting first-hand look at quality Senior Bowl prospects

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Cincinnati Bengals’ coaching staff is heading up the south team at the Senior Bowl, giving them a good look at some of the important positions that need addressing this spring. Even though the Cincinnati Bengals tied a franchise-record for the worst finish to a season in 2019, there are benefits to such a poor campaign. Aside from “earning” the No. 1 overall selection, the coaching staff has been given the opportunity to get hands-on with prospects down at the Senior Bowl. While the vast majority of the draft discussion surrounding the team centers...
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Duke Tobin discusses state of Bengals offensive line

Duke Tobin discusses state of Bengals offensive line

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Duke Tobin seems pretty excited about his young offensive linemen taking the next step, but he still admits that the team needs to add competition. The one spot many fans want the Bengals to be aggressive about addressing (after the team most likely drafts quarterback Joe Burrow) is the offensive line. During Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin’s increased media tour this offseason, he touched on many aspects of Cincinnati’s offense going forward. One he talked about recently actually hints at how hard the Bengals will go in on the offensive...
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Senior Bowl Wednesday practice notes

Senior Bowl Wednesday practice notes

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Certain names are starting to separate themselves at this year’s Senior Bowl. And Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin speaks to Cincy Jungle! There’s no greater networking platform in football than at the Senior Bowl. I’ve been spouting this message for three years and I will continue to do so for as long as I can. Many unique opportunities arise as the NFL and the college football world collide for a week in southern Alabama, including ones that you’d never expect where plausible. The Bengals’ Director of Player Personnel, Duke Tobin, was...
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Bengals’ special teams ranked No. 1 by Football Outsiders DVOA

Bengals’ special teams ranked No. 1 by Football Outsiders DVOA

Photo by Will Newton/ This is.... what we like to hear. The Cincinnati Bengals did not have a good season. If we’re honest, the Bengals were borderline unwatchable at times early on. Finishing 2-14, there weren’t many bright spots for a team that finished with the league’s worst record. However, there were a few. The Bengals’ special teams was one of them. The oftentimes forgotten side of the ball was led by punter Kevin Huber and kicker Randy Bullock to go along with solid long snappers, returners and projection units. Coached by Darrin Simmons, that unit in particular is...
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Duke Tobin: Bengals plan on having A.J. Green next year

Duke Tobin: Bengals plan on having A.J. Green next year

The Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY NETWORK The Bengals are doubling down, saying they want to get a new contract done. With the Bengals in Mobile for the Senior Bowl, there is a lot of thought going toward adding pieces to the team next year. One key piece of the puzzle won’t be playing in the Senior Bowl. While the Bengals are focusing some effort on players coming out of college, they are also focusing on re-signing A.J. Green. “We are going to talk to him,” said Duke Tobin, via the Enquirer. “All options are on the table. I don’t have anything to announce. But he’s a guy...
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Bengals News (1/23): Looking back

Bengals News (1/23): Looking back

Photo by Joe Robbins/ It has been 50 years since Cincinnati was rocking on Riverfront. Quick Hits: O-Line Summit; Grades Not Trades; Return Of WillieBut he also likes the tackles who were prospects a year ago at this time and arrived in Cincinnati during this past season via the draft (first-rounder Jonah Williams), undrafted free agency (O'Shea Dugas) and the waiver wire (Fred Johnson and Isaiah Prince). Williams gets the shot at left tackle and look for Johnson to be groomed as the swing tackle or maybe even more. They'll get snaps in the spring and summer. Duke Tobin Tobin...
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Unfortunately, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens aren’t going anywhere

Unfortunately, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens aren’t going anywhere

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Titans defense played a great game, but they did not come up with a magical method of beating Lamar Jackson. After the Baltimore Ravens fell to the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, some people said that the Ravens had been figured out and that Lamar Jackson was done. This doesn’t add up. The Ravens had 530 yards offensively and Jackson accounted for 508 of them. Unfortunately, Jackson was also responsible for three turnovers, and that is what really got them. Jackson threw two interceptions and fumbled once. Both...
Jan 22, 2020
The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 1/22 livestream

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 1/22 livestream

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via The crew dissects the comments made by Duke Tobin in our exclusive interview, while John Sheeran catches us up on the sights, sounds and impressive players at the 2020 Senior Bowl. The offseason is in full-swing for the Cincinnati Bengals, as their coaching staff is heading up one of the squads at the 2020 Senior Bowl. While down south, our own John Sheeran caught up with Bengals Director of Player Personnel, Duke Tobin, to ask him about some draft strategies to be used this April. We talk about some of Tobin’s comments this week, as they...
Jan 22, 2020
Zac Taylor talks A.J. Green contract situation

Zac Taylor talks A.J. Green contract situation

Photo by Joe Robbins/ A.J. Green has had a couple of rough injuries the past two seasons, but Zac Taylor doesn’t want any confusion over how he views the veteran wide receiver. Head coach Zac Taylor is heading into his second offseason with the Bengals. His first order of business may be coaching the South team at the Senior Bowl, but he still obviously has an eye on the state of his team entering a vital offseason for his future. One big part of this offseason, as Taylor sees it, appears to be Cincinnati bringing back wide receiver A.J. Green. Just asked Zac Taylor off podium if AJ...
Jan 22, 2020
Prospects Bengals will coach for Senior Bowl

Prospects Bengals will coach for Senior Bowl

Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via With the roster set, which prospect are you most excited for the Bengals to get an up close look on? The Bengals are getting started with coaching for the Senior Bowl, which will be played on Saturday, Jan. 25th. Cincinnati will be coaching the South team, and there are quite a few interesting names to look out for on the South team that could end up in Cincinnati following the draft. Here is the official list for players on the South team from the Senior Bowl. The first place many fans will look at is the linebackers and offensive line. Auburn...
Jan 22, 2020
Bengals News (1/22): Most improved

Bengals News (1/22): Most improved

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Who were some of the most improved Bengals from 2019? Quick Hits: New Bengals cornerbacks coach Steve Jackson looks to help the cornerbacks play more physical.Rams linebacker Mike Jones famously made the stop on Tennessee wide receiver Kevin Dyson on the 1 at the gun in Atlanta, but Jackson's second career was just beginning. Joe Burrow's teammates at the Senior Bowl give their former quarterback the highest votes of confidence heading into the draft.The Bengals coaches, leading Ferguson's South team into Saturday's all-star game (2:30 p.m.-NFL Network), have...
Jan 22, 2020
Senior Bowl Tuesday practice notes

Senior Bowl Tuesday practice notes

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Following Zac Taylor’s press conference to kick off media day, the first practice of the Senior Bowl showcased plenty of great players doing what they do best. A sunny but cold day in Mobile, Alabama began with Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor sitting down before all eyes and ears and kicking off the week of the Senior Bowl. A few minutes later, he stood up and talked some more to a handful of professionals and a doofus that helps manage this website. For Taylor to go from putting together a staff behind the scenes during the NFL playoffs last...
Jan 21, 2020
Approval Poll: Steve Jackson taking over as Bengals cornerbacks coach

Approval Poll: Steve Jackson taking over as Bengals cornerbacks coach

Do you think Steve Jackson can get the cornerbacks playing at an acceptable level? News has finally hit that the Bengals’ coaching staff is filling its holes. Steve Jackson will take over as the cornerbacks coach in Cincinnati after previously coaching the safeties for the New York Jets the past two seasons. Jackson brings with him a wealth of talent. He has spent 12 seasons coaching safeties in the NFL between the Jets, Titans and Washington. his coaching experience spans two decades as he started out in 2004. He also played for the Tennessee Oilers and stayed with the team as they...
Jan 21, 2020
Duke Tobin on not trading out of first pick: “That’s news to me”

Duke Tobin on not trading out of first pick: “That’s news to me”

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Tobin isn’t sacrificing the status quo even when the Bengals are the ones in control of the NFL Draft. The 2020 NFL Draft is 93 long days away. That’s three months of convoluted speculation, conjecture, and everything in-between in regards to what the Cincinnati Bengals are going to do to kick things off with the first-overall pick. The actual answer is not going to be as complicated as it may seem to be, but until then, here’s Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin commenting on the report that the team has no interest in trading away the...
Jan 21, 2020
Bengals News (1/21): Experience key word for new coaches

Bengals News (1/21): Experience key word for new coaches

Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via It is clear that Zac Taylor is adding some experience among his assistant coaching staff. Quick Hits: Joe, Defense Senior Bowl TopicsSo Tobin isn't ready to say the Bengals definitely won't trade the No. 1 pick in the April 23-25 draft. And he says there is plenty of time to get to know LSU quarterback Joe Burrow even though he won't play in Mobile. Zac Taylor hired Al Golden (linebackers) and Steve Jackson (secondary) as assistant coaches.Taylor also made official what has been in motion since the week after the season ended when he added the title of...