We shared the surprise with many of the Bengals fan when in the first round they selected Tyler Eifert, Tight End out of Notre Dame. The shock quickly turned to excitement as we started to realize just what kind of opportunities we had with this type of player.
I had the chance to catch up with Eifert and I first had to ask what his initial thoughts of Cincinnati were. I quickly followed with a couple questions about what he thought about being drafted by the Bengals. He told me he also shared the same surprise as most Bengals fans.
Then I wondered how he thought he would fit into this offense. The two tight end sets we have talked about on this site and have seen from other successful NFL teams are now a real possibility for the Bengals and I wanted to know his thoughts. He is as excited as we are. After naming several of the Bengals offensive stars, he mentions how he can't wait to get involved with the offense and contribute.
Take a listen to the full interview here: WhoDey-Weekly with Tyler Eifert
Thanks to Tyler Eifert for taking the time to talk with us at the event. The Taste of the NFL presented by the Freestore Foodbank was an opportunity for fans to connect with the coaches, players and front office for the Cincinnati Bengals. Over 40 local restaurants offered food tastings and beverages and there were silent \ live auctions for some really great items. If you are not familiar with the Freestore Foodbank this is from their site:
The Freestore Foodbank distributes over 19 million pounds of food annually. In 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, we have a trusted network of over 275 local member agencies. Member agencies include soup kitchens and shelters, food pantries, churches, daycare and senior centers, and many other community and social services organizations.