ESPN's KC Joyner ranks each team's cornerback duo (Insider) based on "yards-per-attempt". Leon Hall, Johnathan Joseph and Deltha O'Neal ranked 13th giving up 7.6 yards-per-attempt (232 attempts, 1,759 yard).
Chris Henry could be suspended in 2008 depending on a trial scheduled a week from Tuesday. If he's innocent, he plays. If he's guilty, then it he could be suspended for life based on a letter he received from Chancellor Roger Goodell which concludes "I must emphasize to you that this is your last opportunity to salvage your NFL career." Though we're not sure that means much; Pacman Jones is back (well, sorta).
Dave (aka Todd Snyder fan -- hope everyone gets the connection) sings to us. You can almost hear the music in the background while you hum the song, eh?
There's a consensus from some people that believe I'm saying that the Bengals should sign LeCharles Bentley. That couldn't be further from the truth; in fact, I rarely make those type of recommendations simply avoiding the reminder that I'm an idiot. All I said was that the Bengals should, at least, look at the option. Seriously. If he comes really cheap for a must-prove-yourself season after two seasons off, why not at least look to see where he's at?
Domata Peko's agent Leo Goeas says that his client's deal puts him in the top-10 at defensive tackle. Goeas hasn't returned our message for a detailed breakdown as of this posting.
I, for one, am not sad to see Jonathan Ogden retire (sorry Rexx). Ogden was one of my favorite non-Bengal big uglies. I love linemen, as evident with my man-crush with Willie Anderson, who spoke highly of Ogden:
"We came in the draft together and I chased his career the whole time," Anderson said. "He won a Super Bowl and, obviously, my plan is to not stop playing until I win one. As long as I can keep going and play at a high level, I want to play. But Jon is definitely one of the top linemen of all-time that we've seen. His natural ability, it was a good thing to watch back in the '90s when he was healthy."
Chad Johnson. Plaxico Burress. Now Jeremy Shockey has a shouting match with Giants General Manager, Jerry Reese. Guess whose was there?
"I’m just here to visit with my clients as they wrap up minicamp, to see the guys," Rosenhaus said. "That was my purpose for being here."
One of the top five things to do in sports is win back-to-back Super Bowls. The last time the Bengals had back-to-back winning seasons was 1981 (12-4) and 1982 (7-2). Easiest bit of research in my life. That was also the last time the Bengals appeared in the playoffs in back-to-back seasons; actually, it's the only time. We'll accomplish neither feat this season.
The NFL keeps tying everything down. It's odd use of video and the time frame before it's forced down (if you have permission in the first place). Now live blogging is strictly prohibited from the press box -- which means Cincinnati.com blogs may not blog during the game. Not that we care, right? If you're at home, you'll be here, right? Hello?
Die Hard 101 has a suggestion for Chad: "do us all a favor and go the hell away." We couldn't help to be hypnotized by the Mr. T animation, reminding us of Mr. T's Facts. "Mr. T was originally cast to play Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes. Unfortunately every time he said, 'whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?' Willis sh-t himself."