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Bengals Bites (6/20): Past vs. Present

Housh thinks '15 Bengals could be better than '05 team. McCarron, Eifert among Bengals who helped themselves in spring. What your father's fantasy football team may look like.

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T.J. Houshmandzadeh thinks the 2015 Bengals could be better than his 2005 team | Bengals.com
The Bengals' offense in '05 was one of the best in franchise history, but Houshmandzadeh thinks this year's team could end up better than they were.
"Overall, I think they’re probably better, Housh said. "We didn’t have the depth."
It is the depth that makes this team dangerous, but do they have enough star power to outdo what that '05 club did?

AJ McCarron, Tyler Eifert among Bengals who helped themselves this spring | ESPN
Several Bengals made great impressions during OTAs, two of which were coming off seasons in which injuries led to them playing little, if at all. McCarron opened the year on PUP and never got a snap in the regular season or preseason, but he's looked great this spring. The same is true of Eifert, who missed most of last year with elbow and shoulder injuries.

Bucs look into virtual-reality system to help Jameis Winston | Fox Sports
Virtual reality is a hot topic, and the Buccaneers are the latest NFL team to utilize it. They're purchasing a system that would allow quarterbacks to see and hear a practice snap from a 360-degree perspective. Tampa hopes it will aid in the
development of rookie quarterback and No 1-overall pick Jameis Winston.

What your father's fantasy football team would look like | NFL.com
In honor of Father's Day, NFL.com takes a look at what your dad's dream fantasy team might turn out. Don Hutson, Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson, Walter Payton and Emmit Smith are some of the names that made the list. Whoever made this list forgot to put Kenny Anderson and Ickey Woods on it.

Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will begin Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. | New York Daily News
Hopefully, this is the final stage of DeflateGate and some resolution with Brady is reached. Don't count on it happening though. Brady wants his entire suspension wiped out. Roger Goodell is showing no sign of obliging. Look for this to end up going to court once the ruling on Brady's appeal has been made.