Mike Fightmaster

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I'm a life-long student who is obsessed with the Bengals and the NFL in general. I'm one of those guys who watched NFL Live everyday in March and April, pining for the start of OTA's.

My most vivid Bengals memory is sitting in a packed basement with all my friends watching the Wild Card game in 2005, and watching with horror at the beginning of the end of Carson Palmer's career. I still get bitter when that game is every brought up or highlights are shown on TV.

I'm a Cincinnati Homer who tries to stay as objective as possible. CINCINNATI BENGALS SUPERBOWL XLVII CHAMPS!!! (sorry, it just comes out sometimes)

Many thanks to Cincy Jungle and SB Nation for allowing me to be a part of the best sports blog in the NFL.

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User Blog

Bengals Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick Looking Forward To NFL Rookie Symposium


Adam Jones will be speaking at the rookie symposium this week and telling his story as a warning to all rookies. Dre Kirkpatrick will be in attendance listening intently and learning from Jones'...

Rey Maualuga: "I was Playing Wrong Football" During 2011 Season


Rey Maualuga has a lot to prove in the 2012 season. Can he step up to the plate or will his ankle injury continue to hold him back?

Will Andy Dalton Outperform His Fantasty Football Projection?


Fantasy football drafts are right around the corner, and who can you expect to get a big value for after round 10? Andy Dalton should be available, and he is well worth the late pick.

Making All the Right Choices Takes Notice


The Bengals have been a laughing stock in the NFL for quite a while, but within the last few years, all of that has changed. Can the Bengals, and Mike Brown, make this a permanent change?

Adam Jones' Unlikely Relationship


Adam Jones' troubled history is well-documented, but, as Geoff Hobson writes, we shouldn't always judge a book by its cover.

Todd Portune: Hamilton County Stadium Fund Running Dry


Hamilton County is running out of money to pay for the stadium deal it made over a decade ago. What does this mean for the county and the Reds and Bengals?

Turn Back the Clock: Do High School Football Player Rankings Really Matter?


Three of the Bengals rookies were rated as three star high school players or better. Does the high school rating system really help in determining the potential a player has in college or the pros?

Sports on Television: Saturday May 19th, 2012


No football on TV? No problem! Check out what action you can see on TV this Saturday!!

Greg Cosell and Doug Farrar Break Down the Bengals Draft


Doug Farrar and draft guru Greg Cosell break down the Bengals draft. They have nothing but praises for every selection, and coming from Cosell, that is the highest praise.

Bengals Invite Former University Of Cincinnati Center Randy Martinez


Bengals bring in Randy Martinez to add depth at center.

Vontaze Burfict Begins his NFL Journey in Cincinnati


The Bengals took a big chance on Vontaze Burfict by signing him after the draft. His attitude and performance might be a tell that the Bengals made a very good decision.

Bengals Get a Possible Gem in UDFA Kashif Moore


The Bengals have acquired many UDFA's after the 2012 draft, but few of them could have the possibilities that WR Kashif Moore could bring to the team.

Marvin Lewis Ranked No. 11 in Head Coach Power Rankings According to


Marvin Lewis is ranked no.11 in a recent head coach power ranking. Is this warranted or unfair?

Zimmer: "We Really Like the Pedigree" of Dre Kirkpatrick


Bengals drafted Dre Kirkpatrick with the 17th overall pick. Mike Zimmer thinks he will be a perfect fit because of his size and pedigree.

Bengals Offensive Tackle Whitworth Very Impressed with Kevin Zeitler


The Bengals filled a big need by drafting OG Kevin Zeitler with their second first-round pick. Was this a good choice? Andrew Whitworth thinks so.

Bengals Safety Position Could Use Help In The NFL Draft


The 2012 draft has a weak safety class, but are there any value picks the Bengals could take a chance on in later rounds?

Vincent Rey "Penciled In" As Thomas Howard's Backup At WILL Linebacker


The Bengals are set at LB, but what happens if one of them gets hurt? Vincent Rey is ready and prepared to step in if necessary.

Stephon Gilmore's Stock And The Lying Game


Jaguars say they like Gilmore more than Claiborne. Truth or fiction?

NFL Draft 2012: NFP Has Cincinnati Selecting Oklahoma State Free Safety Markelle Martin


NFP posted their third round result in their latest draft. Do you like the Bengals' pick?

2012 NFL Draft: Cris Collinsworth Thinks Bengals Should Target Stephen Hill in Second Round


Stephen Hill has a lot of positives and negatives. Would he be a good fit in Cincinnati besides A.J. Green?

Open Thread: Horror Movies and Football: the Perfect Combo


It's been a busy week for the Bengals with the signings, draft talk, and workouts starting on Monday. Are you guys as excited about players just getting back into the stadium as I am?! It's just...

What Does the Future Hold for Leon Hall?


Leon Hall is coming off an Achilles injury; what will the Bengals do with him during the offseason?

Sports on Television on April 14th, 2012.


What sports can you watch to get through another day of anticipation of the draft?

2012 NFL Draft: Newest Mock Holds a Twist for the Bengals


Charles Casserly has a new mock out. He has the Bengals going all offense the first two rounds with WR, OG, and RB. Would you be okay with this in light of the Bengals' weak secondary?

NFL Network: State Of The Cincinnati Bengals For 2012


NFL Network examines the 2012 outlook for the Bengals, and we examine their examination.

Liz Mullen: Bengals Sign Offensive Guard Jacob Bell


Bengals sign OG Jacob Bell to a one-year deal. Is this a positive move, or merely filling a spot?

Joe Reedy: Bengals Top NFL with Most Cap Space


Bengals have made several important moves in free agency, but still hold the top spot for NFL cap space. What does this say about Mike Brown and the front office?

Marvin Lewis: The Draft is Wide Open


Marvin Lewis believes the draft is wide open for the Bengals because of their free agent signings. Are there any needs the Bengals have to draft for?

"His versatility. His abilty to catch. To protect. When you sit and meet him, his knowledge of the...


"His versatility. His abilty to catch. To protect. When you sit and meet him, his knowledge of the game of football as a runner," Lewis said. "Knowing where the unblocked guys are, why they are unblocked and understanding it, the discipline it takes to play the spot. He does it all. He makes people miss. He's shown the versatility to do all the things you're looking for in that guy and he can be a three-down player if he needs to be.

Marvin Lewis on Green-Ellis being the back they wanted.

NFL Free Agency 2012: Former Jaguars Defensive End Matt Roth Visits Cincinnati


Per, Matt Roth visited the Bengals this week.

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