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Statistical look at the last two games

The Cardinals defense allows 240.6 yds passing and 117.4 yds rushing per game, both of which are much more than the Bengals average. If we eliminate the turnovers, we should be able to generate...

CB Devon Torrence signed to PS

Torrence replaces another ex-Buckeye on the practice squad. Originally signed as an UDFA by the Vikings, Torrence has not been with a team since his release in September. I'm guessing this signing was all about the travel expenses... P.S. He ran a *4.68* 40 at the combine. I think Rich Eisen was faster than that...


Look for major increases in the salary cap

Lost in the discussion of the collective bargaining discussion of last offseason is that the television contracts are up for renewal soon. Based on the past trends, this will cause a major jump in...


Looking ahead

With 5 games left, the road ahead looks difficult but a playoff spot in Dalton's rookie season is still possible.  Next up is Pittsburgh who put on a performance to be forgotten in KC.  Expect a...

Morgan Trent continues to make the rounds

Cut by Indy on Nov. 15 after only one game on their roster, Morgan Trent has been a busy man this week. He had tryouts with Philadelphia on Monday, St. Louis on Tuesday and Atlanta on Friday. In Atlanta, the tryout also included fellow CBs Nathan Jones, Robert McClain and Brian Williams). I could see him returning to Cincinnati if another CB goes down with an injury but the fact that he couldn't generate enough interest with the Rams (who have 6 CBs on IR!) is a bad sign...

AFC North: 4 of top 6 defenses

Be sure to sort by Yds/game since not all teams have had their bye week. Surprised to see Houston at the top of the list, but like the Bengals they haven't faced too many good teams. Mildly surprised that New England is at the bottom especially given how bad Indy has been this year. Green Bay at the bottom is more a result of their offense scoring so quickly...nice problem to have!

Cam Newton is a beast

I absolutely love what Dalton is doing for the Bengals and certainly wins are more important than stats, but having just seen the rookie stats so far I am simply blown away by the year Newton is having: 2,993 passing yards, 11TD/9INT plus 319 rushing yards and another 7 TDs. I never expected him to be this good in the NFL (at least not so quickly).


Roster moves for Seattle game

Assuming Benson's suspension sticks and Adam Jones is indeed ready to come of PUP, I can easily see the team sticking with its current group of running backs (Scott, Leonard, Peerman) with Scott...

Palmer signs a new deal with Raiders

Carson Palmer's reworked deal is worth $43 million (still through 2014). Since he was scheduled to make $41.5 million from 2012-2014, he essentially is playing for $1.5 million this year. Obviously the real numbers will be more spread out and I'm sure he's pick up some guaranteed money in exchange, but not a deal considering.


Revisiting the Recent Trade History of the Raiders

The Silver & Black are one of the most active teams in the trade market and in light of the most recent deal for LB Aaron Curry, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the last...


Aaron Curry's impact on the organization

Obviously the immediate impact is the loss of draft picks, although that isn't a huge deal given what we gave up (seventh-rounder in 2012, and a conditional mid-round pick in 2013 per Mort).  The...

Bengals to activate Pacman Jones soon

Interestingly, Shefter's article mentions nothing about the future of Keith Rivers...

Korey Lindsey released by Arizona

I thought he'd be a practice squad guy right after the final cutdown, but Brandon Ghee surprisingly filled that spot after Arizona claimed Lindsey on waivers. Lindsey is now on the PS with them after his release from the active roster.


Another sign of the apocalypse

Cleveland just gave Ahtyba Rubin a 3-year extension worth $8.8 million per year (!!!) with $18 million guaranteed.  What the what?!?  Holmgren has clearly had his Cheerios spiked on this...

ProFootballFocus review of the Browns game

Very interesting take on things. The comment about Gradkowski's overall performance if the quick-snap play is removed is depressing! Also note the link to the Broncos-Raiders game. There are some keys to victory that I hope ML and Zimmer are paying attention to.

Quick Snap play not legal?

"My understanding is when the offense changes personnel, the defense is allowed to do so as well and have time to do it," Shurmur said. "Now we'll all see. I'm going to have to go back and watch the tape to see if that actually happened." I deleted my game recording already so I couldn't check if they actually subsituted, but I'm not sure it even matters if the defense doesn't even try to change personnel (which they didn't). So I think Shurmur's comments are just sour grapes. Anyone have something more than just a guess on this one?


Looking ahead to the 2012 salary cap

With $117,948,500 already committed to the 2012 salary cap and only 37 players under contract, it could be a very challenging offseason next year.  The cap will be around $125M leaving only $7M in...

CB Trevard Lindley released by Philadelphia

He's got decent speed and good quickness. Not a very physical corner, but still a major upgrade over Joe Porter!

Stevie Brown released by Carolina Something happened in the last two days that caused the...

Stevie Brown released by Carolina Something happened in the last two days that caused the Panthers to bring back Sean Considine and dump Brown. The 2010 undrafted free agent appeared primed to win the No. 3 safety job. I would love to see Stevie back in Silver & Black, even if just the PS.

Salary Cap update 9/9/11

Now that the offseason dust has settled, here's an overview of the team's cap situation.  The figures reflect the recent extensions by Whitworth, Hall and Cook along with the Labor Day weekend...


Predicting the 3rd QB

LeFevour is the obvious candidate but more by default rather than because he really stood out.  So if not him, who might we bring in as a developmental QB for Gruden's system? Tony Pike was...


Predicting the WR depth chart

The starting combination is either going to be Simpson + Green or Simpson + Caldwell.  Green will eventually secure that spot, but I think the coaches will make that determination based on...


Bo Scaife out for the season?

I thought he was going to be a really nice pickup for a young QB is a "west coast like" offense. The fear is that Bo Scaife suffered a season-ending shoulder injury Thursday, which would open...

Bengals finally trying to give back to their fans? It's a good start but they still have a long...


Bengals finally trying to give back to their fans? It's a good start but they still have a long way to go IMO.


Reexamining the trade that wasn’t (Chad Johnson to the Redskins)

With the trade last month of Chad Johnson (sorry, still can't do the Ocho thing) to the Patriots, there has been a lot of rehashing the "how could Mike Brown pass it up" trade offer from the R...

Tank Johnson released

Maybe we needed the cap space :)


No Comp Picks Next Year

We signed more qualifying UFA’s than we lost.   Signed: Thomas Howard ($3.25M per year average), Manny Lawson ($3M), Bruce Gradkowski ($2.15M), Max Jean-Gilles ($1.15M) Lost: Johnathan Joseph...


Compensatory Draft Picks 2012

  The Raiders have focused on resigning/extending their own players and only grabbed a few UFA's from other teams.  Because of that the team is poised to pick up a few extra draft picks next...

Who else is getting excited?


Who else is getting excited?


Why the Bo Scaife signing is more significant than you think

The signing of Bo Scaife was met with little fanfare, but I think it will be one of the more significant moves of the offseason.  With underwhelming physical skill at the QB position this year...

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