Reuben Frank goes into detail about the Bengals recent draft picks intended to improve a poor defense. In reality, after the picks were made, the defense has only gotten worse -- with several variables.
All defensive draft picks during Marvin Lewis era.
|6||DB||Greg Brooks||Gone. Failed physical.|
|3||DE||Frostee Rucker||Ineffective/Often injured|
|4||DT||Domata Peko||#3 DT|
|5||LB||A. J. Nicholson||Gone|
|1||CB||Leon Hall||#3 CB|
|3||DB||Marvin White||#3 SS|
|7||DB||Nedu Ndukwe||#2 FS|
Anthony Schlegel Out
With Schlegel out Sunday against the Ravens, the Bengals will start Landon Johnson at middle linebacker -- their fourth this eight-game season. Who will play weak-side? Not even Marvin is sure. Also, John Thornton and Reggie Kelly are doubtful (you can find status report there, too).
Two bad teams playing Sunday
Don Markus examines the company the Ravens are in. The company name? Disappointing.
More articles from the dub, dub, dub.
Ravens, Bengals have sunk since opening with high hopes [USA Today]
Ravens vs. Bengals: Matchups to watch [Baltimore Sun]
O-line sees sack total of 10 as imperfect [Enquirer]
Secondary problems could linger against Bengals [Carroll County Times]
McNair vs. Boller... again! [Baltimore Beatdown]