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2011-12 Defense: OUT with the old, IN with the new

It's been a rough, and almost surreal realization that the Cincinnati Bengals will look substantially different in the 2011 season. Where to start... On defense, Odom needs to GO... the man looked like a man possessed for a short streak of games 2 years ago, then one torn Achilles, and the man turns to performance enhancers to "accidently" to get back into fighting shape. The man's overpaid, and lets face it... he's doesn't have that bang anymore, that was once worth its buck. As for Geathers... guy doesn't do it for me anymore... Carlos Dunlap is most certainly coming into his own, and Michael Johnson needs to put on 10 more lbs and continue to improve and hopefully become a Jevon-Kearse-like threat in the trenches. Tank and Peko's durability seem to now be an issue that must be addressed, in case something were to happen during next season that would sideline them for a few games. In order to have that "next-man steps up" mentality Geno Atkins (aka The Tasmanian Warren Sapp) and Pat Sims need to be tough in the trenches and get their snaps. Rey Rey needs to move to the middle, Dhani Jones out, and work Roddick Muckelroy and Brandon Johnson in there. I was super pumped when Roy Williams arrived under Zimmer. I truly thought he would be an awesome enforcer against the run. Well, Roy's time is done as well.. I truly believe that the key gap in our defense is at Strong Safety. I love Reggie Nelson on the other side at safety, and think he's got his swagger back. There aren't that many gems in this years draft, but DeAndrew McDaniel (CLEMSON) and Ahmad Black (Florida) could be beasts...

Obviously there is concerns with CB's with J-Jo maybe leaving, but hopefully we don't waste our first pick on one and find one either via free agency or later in the draft...




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