4:09 PM EDT, Fri July 20, 2018
Cincy Jungle 9 mins ago
With Preston Brown, the Bengals will finally have a force in the middle

With Preston Brown, the Bengals will finally have a force in the middle

Preston Brown is trying to prove he can be the long-term middle linebacker the Bengals have been missing for years. Preston Brown is back in his hometown. The Queen City native has spent his first four years in Buffalo, where he developed into a dependable starter at middle linebacker. But after the Bills let him walk, the Bengals brought him back to help their defense take the next step. If things go well for Brown, there is no doubt the Bengals will consider making him the long-term inside linebacker. Brown will be following in the steps of A.J. Hawk, Karlos Dansby, and Kevin Minter as...
Cincy Jungle 2 hours ago
The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Training wheels

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Training wheels

On this week’s episode, we examine some recent national perspectives on the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as begin the “Carson vs. Andy” debate and answer listener questions. We’re just over a week away from the Bengals’ 2018 training camp and its one of the most important sessions in team history. Will they revert back to their old ways, or can Marvin Lewis summon the mythical phoenix, as he did back in 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2011? Regardless, very few folks outside of The Queen City believe that the Bengals will make noise in the AFC this year. It’s both a blessing and a curse,...
Cincy Jungle 4 hours ago
ESPN analyst explains why Marvin Lewis will still coach the Bengals in 2021

ESPN analyst explains why Marvin Lewis will still coach the Bengals in 2021

Dan Graziano may have hit the nail on the head. When the Bengals finally broke their streak of consecutive season ending in playoff appearances, Marvin Lewis’ seat grew hotter. After the Bengals’ offense limped along in 2017 and the 7-9 team missed out on the playoffs, his seat grew hotter still. In fact, Lewis was on such a hot seat that there were reports he would leave at the end of the season. Then, when we though Lewis had finally worn out his welcome in Cincinnati, he signed a two-year deal to keep him the Queen City. It really feels that Lewis will be in Cincinnati until he...
Cincy Jungle 5 hours ago
Bengals run-defense receives below average ranking from PFF

Bengals run-defense receives below average ranking from PFF

Rushing the passer lead to better results than stopping the run for the Bengals last year, but they have the personnel to bounce back. A few days after Pro Football Focus ranked the Bengals pass-rushing unit top 10 in the NFL, they have a harsher judgement on their run-defense unit. Entering the 2018 season, the Bengals find themselves with the 20th best run-stopping squad in the league, which puts them third in the AFC North and ahead of the Steelers, who were ranked 25th. The main culprits to this ranking where the Bengals linebackers not named Vontaze Burfict. Burfict’s run grade from...
Cincy Jungle 8 hours ago
Bengals Bytes (7/20): Tyler Eifert has plenty to prove in 2018

Bengals Bytes (7/20): Tyler Eifert has plenty to prove in 2018

Tyler Eifert is in a contract season, and his future could be decided by what he does in the 2018 season. ESPN projects Bengals suffer major regression in coming yearsMost have a hard time looking past the retention of head coach Marvin Lewis for a 16th and 17th season. Fair — but the retention means overlooking things like a revamped coaching staff, new left tackle and a fresh rookie class. Bengals RB Mixon drops 12 poundsMixon has shed 12 pounds from last season’s playing weight of 230, per the team’s website. The 21-year-old insists that his weight loss is due to working out...