Good morning everyone! We're halfway through this week. It's all downhill from here. On another note it was a nice change of pace to wake up to a thunder storm instead of the blistering sun. I hate the weather right now. I want more rain and storms.
Alright so as it stands there is no new information regarding talks between Donte Whitner and the Bengals. Hopefully sometime this week there will be news regarding Whitner and the Bengals. He would be a more than welcomed addition to the defense. The addition of Whitner (being that the Bengals do indeed sign him), would make our defense one of better defenses in our division.
Now hopefully Mike Brown has something up his sleeves in order to address the offensive line and add more depth there. But knowing Brown he is more concerned on how to put together a puzzle of the Super Bowl trophy. Since that's the only way he'll ever see one considering he hasn't been capable of putting together the kind of team that can compete in the playoffs, yet alone the regular season. Two playoff appearances in 20 years. Need I say more?
I don't think so. But let's hope that our extremely young offense will grow and progress together. On paper there are some nice weapons in Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Jermaine Gresham, Jordan Shipley, and Bernard Scott. But if they cannot grow together then it's going to be a cloudy future for the team. So let's hope for the best!
Alright here's a look at what you may have missed or overlooked from Wednesday.
- Former Bengal Anthony Munoz spoke to the youth of California about character.
- Former Bengal Stacy Andrew signed a contract with the New York Giants. It had been reported that the Bengals were interested in bringing back the offensive lineman. My prediction is that he fails his physical and ends up a Bengal in the end.
- Jay Finley wants to prove that he's "physical enough to play with the big boys." Good luck on your mission Finley.
- Reasons were presented as to why Jerome Simpson will be the most productive receiver in a Bengals uniform in 2011. Entering the season Simpson could be walking on thin ice. He has a lot to prove and has yet to live up to expectations.
- The Bengals are trying to re-sign Jonathan Fanene, but his asking price is too high thus the Bengals could be looking at other options. Reports also surfaced that the Bengals were interested in Derek Landri. Wass the interest in Landri genuine or was it a ploy?
- Casey Rabach failed his physical with the Ravens. Another physical gone bad. The streak continues.
- Brandon Johnson has signed a contract to return to Cincinnati. And the streak of having a Johnson on the Bengals continues.
- Bengals wide receiver Andre Caldwell believes he is capable of being a starter. It's time for him to prove it then. Otherwise his time in Cincinnati could be ticking away.
- Deuce Lutui has a message for the Bengals and wants them to know what they "left at the door." From my understanding an overweight Hawaiian? Am I wrong?
- The second and third Bengals round table discussions brought up interesting topics. Check it out. I don't want to spoil all of it. Also check out the first one.
- Also when it comes time to draft players for your fantasy football team, don't be afraid to draft any Bengals players, but do be cautious.....very cautious.
- Keith Darbut and Neal Dahlman have both been released by the Bengals.
- Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson believes that "anyone can make a big play at any time." Isn't that stating the obvious? Don't we all know that by now?
- Andre Smith wants to prove naysayers wrong. What took him so long is my question?
- ESPN introduced the total quarterback rating.
- Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer could help out rookie quarterback Andy Dalton just as much as anybody else.
- Anthony Collins wants to prove to the Bengals that he belongs with the varsity. Well training camp and pre-season games is the time to do that. Hopefully if he has success during training camp it will carry over to the regular season.