My perspective is ungodly and it tends to agitate several followers on Twitter.
Yep, I'm still on this train.
Cincinnati's decision to cut bait with Reggie Nelson simply hasn't settled down for me; admittedly, the commentary after George Iloka re-signed suggested a dissolution between the Bengals and Nelson. We're talking about a veteran who turned 32-years-old last September, with father time adding another digit in the next six months. Despite his age, and the strange concern it weighs on teams unwilling to offer job security beyond two years (which he reportedly rejected), this 32-year-old, who hasn't shown any depreciation last season, secured his best season.
- Selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl, the first Pro Bowl in his career;
- Tied for the league lead with eight interceptions (a career-best);
- Secured an interception in five straight games, tying a franchise-best for consecutive games with at least one interception (Ken Riley, 1975);
- Tied the franchise record for most interceptions by a safety during a single-season (David Fulcher, 1989);
- Named to the Associated Press Second-team All-Pro Team;
- Recorded an interception in six of the last seven regular season games against the Steelers.
Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders (12:09 remaining in the third quarter with the Bengals leading 24-0):
Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers (11:56 remaining in the third quarter with the Steelers lead 7-6):
Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers (2:57 remaining in the fourth quarter with the Bengals leading 13-10):
Week 10 against the Houston Texans (0:06 remaining in the second quarter with the Bengals leading 6-3):
Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals (3:46 remaining in the first quarter with the game tied, 0-0):
Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams (0:44 remaining in the second quarter with the Bengals leading 17-7):
NOTE: The interception stalled a scoring opportunity for the Rams, as they reached Cincinnati's 23-yard line.
Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns (4:56 remaining in the second quarter with the Bengals leading 17-0):
Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers (7:37 remaining in the fourth quarter with the Steelers leading 26-13):