Some people claim that Mike Brown specifically reaches out to troubled players, calling him a redeemer. One reason is that players with character issues are much cheaper, because there's no demand so they'll take anything. It's a fair point, I suppose, but I usually let others beat that drum. Another group of players that the Bengals keep looking at, this off-season specifically, are people that requires some time, effort and an update to respected spell checks on computers to learn how to spell their name. Laveranues isn't all that complicated, but you type with a slight stutter, just to make sure your got it. And you spell check that anyway, but confidence isn't really that high. It took me 54 months to type Houshmandzadeh's name effortlessly.
The Bengals looked at fullback Naufahu Tahi. Granted, his last name is easier, but typically I like to fill out a player's name at least once in each post before going into last-name only basis. That's just how it's done -- respect or something. I don't know.
Anyway, I'm really making no sense and rambling like an idiot on a first date with a hot chick.
The Cincinnati Bengals have scheduled a visit with Cal Fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou, who is 5'11 and 253 pounds. Will has carried the ball 32 times in his career for 160 yards rushing. An old San Francisco Chronicle piece featured the fullback.
There's one seemingly unknown consistency in Cal's running game: senior fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou.
"He means everything to our offense," running backs coach Ron Gould said. "I think he's one of the most underrated fullbacks in the country."
All Ta'ufo'ou has done is pave the way for Justin Forsett's 1,546-yard season last year and the ridiculous rushing numbers Cal has compiled in two weeks this season.
All Ta'ufo'ou has done is perform at an All-America level and then silently limp back to the huddle for his next assignment.
"He's invaluable to this team, beyond what he does as a blocker," senior fullback Zack Smith said. "The way he practices every day and the way he works in the weight room commands your respect.
"You have to be somewhat selfless to play the position, but good fullbacks realize that there is something intrinsically rewarding about it."