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Bengals Bites (10/23) - Teaching Vontaze Safety

The Bengals are trying to teach Vontaze Burfict to play safer so he can stay on the field. Maybe he just needs to stop hitting quarterbacks.

Joe Robbins

Bengals trying to teach Vontaze Burfict to play safer (so he can play) | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals are obviously better on defense when Vontaze Burfict is on the field. But they might want him to play differently in the future, in hopes of actually staying there more often.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says linebacker Vontaze Burfict must learn to tackle better - ESPN
Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says he has reached his wit's end when it comes to linebacker Vontaze Burfict's knack for lowering his head whenever he tackles an opposing player. "He does us no good sitting on the sideline after five snaps every week," Guenther said Wednesday. "It does us no good. It does us more harm than good. So he's got to learn how to do [tackle better] for him and the team and everybody involved."

NFL trade proposal - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to Cincinnati Bengals - ESPN
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Cincinnati Bengals for a second-round pick and cornerback Darqueze Dennard

How the Cincinnati Bengals have fallen from the ranks of the elite - NFL - ESPN
There was a time -- even if it lasted for only a few hours -- that the Cincinnati Bengals laid claim to the status as the NFL's last unbeaten team. That time feels like eons ago, but three weeks later, the Bengals find themselves sinking in the AFC North standings, now trailing the Baltimore Ravens by 1.5 games and having one fewer win than the Pittsburgh Steelers following an 0-2-1 stretch.

Shadowing Bengals runner Giovani Bernard ranks high on Ravens' priority list - Baltimore Sun
Bernard is a dangerous threat out of the backfield who has caught 19 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in three games against the Ravens. Since being drafted in the second round last year out of North Carolina, Bernard has rushed for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns with 76 receptions for 691 yards and three touchdowns.

Hoyer: I don’t even think about getting benched for Manziel | ProFootballTalk
Rookie quarterback Derek Carr is the starter in Oakland. Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is the starter in Jacksonville. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter in Minnesota. And now rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger is the starter in Tennessee.

Comcast Decides World Series Is PERFECT Time For Emergency Alert
Apparently Omar Infante hit a two-run home run in the 6th inning, which was followed by Salvador Perez and Hunter Stickland shouting at each other and the benches emptying. I say apparently because I—like all other Comcast customers in the DC area—was instead shown an emergency alert test during this pivotal World Series moment. To put it lightly, people were angry.