The most exciting thing about the position battles going on this year is what positions they are battling for. It seems like just a few years back when position battles for the Bengals meant rookies battling with relatively unknown free agents for starting positions. This year’s position battles are between rookies, second year guys, and free agents I have heard of for second string spots or just to make the team—the log jam at WR, Adam Jones vs Brandon Ghee, log jam at DE, etc.
It speaks volumes about the team that Lewis and Co. have been able to build. It’s a really good sign when a 10-6 team can bring back almost every starter plus most of their second string and still is pretty aggressive in free agency (at least more aggressive than the Bengals have been in recent memory)
I can’t help but think that Marvin and Mike seem to think that this is our year.