Josh Kirkendall

  • joined Apr 18, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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Since 2003, I've been writing about the Cincinnati Bengals, starting at BengalsZone before being recruited to kickoff a Bengals blog for SB Nation. I became the primary blogger, senior editor if you will because that sounds really cool, when we launched Cincy Jungle.

I've been a contributor to The League, a Washington Post panel of sports writers and players that opine the latest headlines. I've also contributed to and SB Nation's NFL Page. Also a PFWA member.

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  • MLB Cincinnati Reds
  • NBA San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL Cincinnati Bengals
  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
  • NCAAB Cincinnati Bearcats
  • NASCAR Tony Stewart
  • Boxing Manny Pacquiao
  • Fantasy Bud Light Girls
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Starters look great but depth is a concern


The Cincinnati Bengals are having no issues with their first-team units during the preseason. Depth is another matter and it's starting to concern the coaching staff.

Burkhead suffered most serious injury Saturday

You never want players suffering injuries during a preseason game but... it happens. Cincinnati suffered their fair share Saturday night but it looked more brutal than it really was.

Bengals starters rule... everything else sucked


The Cincinnati Bengals first-team units clearly dominated the New York Jets. Things balanced out after the starters were pulled when the game entered the second quarter. And by "balanced out", we...

Newman pick leads to a FG and 17-3 lead


The Cincinnati Bengals offense is playing in a state of near-perfection. On the defensive side, Cincinnati has forced a quick possession, a bend-but-don't-break approach and then an interception...

Bengals take 14-3 lead over the NY Jets


The Cincinnati Bengals offense has marched down the field twice on the Jets defense, with Andy Dalton taking advantage of a seriously compromised Jets passing defense.

Burfict questionable with a shoulder

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict attempted the decapitation move on Stephen Hill. Unfortunately, George Iloka's decapitation move was quicker and Burfict hurt his shoulder as a result.

Bengals take 7-0 lead on perfect Dalton pass


It was much ado about nothing for the Cincinnati Bengals defense during New York's opening possession. A yawner, even. Despite a rocket down the middle of the field, Geno Smith overshoots David...

Bengals captains against the NY Jets


Dalton, Green, Burfict, Dunlap and Peerman are #Bengals captains tonight. Dayton's Nick Mangold one of 4 for the Jets. — Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) August 16, 2014

Ed Hochuli officiating Bengals and Jets


Ed Hochuli has tonight's game. @FOX19— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) August 16, 2014

Bengals outside the top-ten, per PFF


The Cincinnati Bengals lost too much on defense, according to PFF, to stay in the top-ten. Is that crap, truth or are you not sure just yet?

Sports on Television


We take a look at the sports on TV schedule for Sunday, August 10. It's not much. Kind of boring actually. We include the NFL Network's preseason schedule for variety.

Bengals News and Notes: Busy Saturday


The Bengals signed a camp-body quarterback to take snaps while Jason Campbell recovers. We shouldn't expect to see A.J. McCarron any time soon but Matt Scott may help with that. Training camp is...

AJ McCarron may need a "long rehab"

Cincinnati selected McCarron in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft, adding depth to a position that needs stability behind Dalton. He came into camp with a bum shoulder and may not practice at...

Dre Kirkpatrick continues making strides


Kirkpatrick feels as confident as he ever has. Breakout season? Maybe. But it doesn't need to be said that this is a huge season for Kirkpatrick.

Three Bengals placed on waivers

According to our count, the Bengals have 86 players on their roster after Friday's transactions. Cincinnati must reduce their roster to 75 players by 4 p.m. (ET) on August 26. The final cutdown...

Offensive and Defensive Snap Count

Taking a look at the snap distribution by the Bengals offense and defense during Cincinnati's 41-39 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Campbell to undergo a "series of tests" Friday


In the end, Campbell completed five of 16 passing for 72 yards, while throwing four touchdowns -- two on interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Interceptions are bad, but these... yikes.

Cincinnati Bengals lose preseason opener 41-39


The Cincinnati Bengals completed their first fake game of the year by allowing a franchise-high 41 points in the preseason. And it's one of many statistics and events that you'll completely forget...

Dalton felt confident in preseason opener


"I knew a lot of eyes would be on me after all the news this week, so it felt good to get out there and have things go pretty well, even though it was brief."

Hall feels good after preseason game


Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall, rehabilitating from his second torn achilles in three seasons, made a tackle during the team's first defensive play of the preseason. He felt good.

Unique weight fluctuation perspective


Taking a break from your busy day for this... weird-funny-ness.

Lewis texts Green to talk extension


The Cincinnati Bengals are on FIRE with long-term deals being signed by their foundation players. Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap are here long-term, and so is Andy Dalton. They say A.J. Green is...

Crocker follows Zimmer to Minnesota


A former third-round pick ('03) for the Cleveland Browns, Crocker played 71 games (in six seasons) in Cincinnati, generating 8.5 quarterback sacks, eight interceptions, a pick-six, 34 passes...

A restless night


So the real number is $96 million with incentives to reach $115 million. Do those numbers bring some measure of peace in a checkbook that doesn't belong to you?

HOF Game Open Thread: Giants vs. Bills


Open thread for the Sunday night game between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton building momentum


"Passes that Dalton struggled to deliver last season, he's hitting. Progressions he might have missed or didn't get to before, he's spotting. Personality traits that some thought he lacked, he's...

Sports on TV: August 3


Taking a look at what sports will be on television this lazy Sunday afternoon. NOTE: Schedule is based in Cincinnati so local television may have slight changes for you. But I'm sure you're smart...

Whitworth speaks out against awful rule change


One of the newest emphasises this year will be penalizing a lineman (offense or defense) for placing their hands on the opposing player's face mask. And veteran offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth...

Bengals REALLY don't like depth charts


No one is really buying that Jeremy Hill is ahead of BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Cincinnati's recently released depth chart. However, we can only assume that Marvin Jones is backing up Marvin Jones so...

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