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Bengals Bites (6/10) - No QB Controversy

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Rumors are that A.J. McCarron is playing pretty good football, but that doesn't make this a race for the Bengals starting spot. What is your season prediction? The Cacs defense is pretty strong.

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Dalton Not Inspiring But Cincy Has No Debate -Today's Pigskin
Sing all the praise for A.J. McCarron that you’d like, but just so we’re clear… there’s no quarterback controversy for the Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, Andy Dalton has fallen to pieces in each of his four attempts at leading the Bengals past the first round of the playoffs, but the investment of a second-round pick, the investment of $96 million and the investment of four years of time isn’t something you divest yourself from because a backup plays well in June without pads.

NFL: Are the Cincinnati Bengals Facing a Quarterback Controversy?
Make no mistake about it, Andy Dalton is the Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback. That’s why the team inked the 27-year-old signal caller to a six-year, $96 million contract extension shortly before the 2014 NFL season kicked off. With that being said, it would be completely foolish and wildly naïve to even suggest the idea that the Bengals are completely sold on Dalton as their long-term solution at the most important position on the field. The former TCU Horned Frog has flashed signs of brilliance since entering the league in 2011, but at the same time, he has at times looked like he has no business playing quarterback at the NFL level. In his defense though, Dalton has led the Bengals to the AFC Playoffs in each of his four years as the team’s starting quarterback. That’s where the positivity ends.

Cincinnati Bengals Preview and Predictions: Weeks 1-4 | isportsweb
The Bengals finished last season with a record of 10-5-1 and making the playoffs for the forth straight season. They did lots of things right and after several key offseason acquisitions via free agency and the draft, they are poised for big things in 2015. They come into this season with hopes and expectations of making the playoffs again and finally winning a playoff game. They have the talent and the only real questions are if they can put it together for a full season and play consistent

Cincinnati Bengals Preview and Predictions: Weeks 5-9 | isportsweb
Now training camp has not started yet and lots can happen in the next few months before the season actually starts. Several teams have not announced their starting quarterbacks yet and rookies are still learning the playbook. Based on roster right now, here are predictions for the next slate of games for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cary Williams prefers Seahawks' environment to Eagles' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
"We was talking about the fact that our conditioning and things like was going to kick in because we worked harder than everybody in the National Football League with the Chip Kelly thing," he said. "We got out there, we got our teeth kicked in. So all that conditioning didn't necessarily work. Preparation wasn't necessarily the greatest neither that week. When you're going up against teams that prepare well, practice well, coach well, it's difficult in games like that. I think towards the end of the year we were exhausted and we got outcoached the majority of the games."

U-Who? USC, Georgia top contenders for title of 'Linebacker U' - NFL.com
Which college football program is best at producing NFL linebackers? We're taking a look back at the past 15 NFL drafts to determine which school is the real "LB U."

The Cavaliers Defense Is A Vise, Slowly Crushing The Warriors To Death
Okay, what the hell are the Cavaliers doing on defense? Because after three games of absolutely pummeling the Warriors offense, this clearly isn’t a fluke. Here is a partial list of things the Cavs defense perpetrated on Golden State in Game 3: