The Enquirer's Paul Daugherty writes up a great piece on the retiring Rich Braham. Daugherty calls Braham the "toughest Bengal", a "pro's pro whose own welfare never meant as much as the success of the team."
I think we all expected Braham's retirement soon. But we always said, "next year" with the hope that phrase could be used dynamically (and loosely) each season.
So with Braham leaving, it establishes Eric Ghiaciuc as he heir apparent -- who's earned that distinction.
Speaking of retirement, there's constant whispers that Bill Cowher will retire a few days past Sunday. Now, as a Bengals fan extraordinaire, I can't think of anything better than a loss as a going away present. Can you?
It's a dirty job, and Braham did it well [Enquirer]
Leg injury ends Braham’s career [Columbus Dispatch]
Win total's only stat that matters [Enquirer]
Bengals try to focus on Steelers [Enquirer]
Bengals want to keep focus on Steelers, not playoffs [Columbus Dispatch]
Game, not retirement, on Cowher's mind [Enquirer]