clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bengals Bytes (6/27): Free advice

James Harrison responds to the NFL's request to interview him about PED use. Brett Favre is procrastinating writing his Hall of Fame speech. Why the Bengals will dominate the AFC North, plus more news from the weekend.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Lewis advises Dirk Koetter to "throw deep"
NFL coaches are competitors, but that doesn’t stop plenty of them from being friends. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter have been friends for years, dating back to their shared time at Idaho State, where they met as graduate students.

Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins gets married in Atlanta
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins tied the knot Saturday night in Atlanta. He and new bride Kristen were wed at the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta's Buckhead district, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The couple turned to event coordinator Tony Conway, a favorite of Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry.

Why The Cincinnati Bengals Will Dominate The AFC North
If you haven’t noticed, the Bengals are suddenly becoming the darlings of the NFL. Most Bengals faithful would gladly offer arguments over the details. They would also be inclined to mention that most people (analysts and long time doubters) are merely getting set to jump on the bandwagon. After five current players made the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2016 list, there’s a chance that the Bengals will be an AFC North force.

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals Way
If you are familiar with the AFC North, you have probably heard of the "Steelers Way," but with the Bengals becoming more successful, have they established the "Bengals Way"?

AFC North Bytes

James Harrison Lists Stipulations in Order to Conduct PED Interview with NFL
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison will agree to be interviewed by the NFL about allegations of performance-enhancing-drug use, but he's going to do it on his terms.

Ravens Win Another Emmy Award
Ravens have another trophy to add to the collection.  The Ravens Productions video team was awarded with an Emmy award Saturday night from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay chapter. That gives the Ravens 20 Emmy Awards in the organization’s 21- year history.

How far are the Browns from winning a title like the Cavs? Hey, Mary Kay!
How are are the Browns from matching the Cavs' bid for a title? Does the Browns' offense need Josh Gordon to be good this season? These and other questions answered in Hey, Mary Kay!

Random Bytes

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre talks Hall of Fame and returning to Wisconsin
He's not quite down to the speechwriting equivalent of the two-minute warning, but Brett Favre knows the clock is ticking toward his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement. So he'd better figure out what he's going to say.

Dr. Z week at The MMQB honors Sports Illustrated writer
The MMQB kicks off a week-long tribute to Paul Zimmerman, the football writing legend who’s now in an assisted-living facility in New Jersey. Plus more notes on Von Miller, Ben f---ing Affleck and a look at new NFL show

Bills' Sammy Watkins: Hopefully I'll be back for camp
In May, news came out that the Buffalo Bills wide receiver suffered a broken small bone in his foot and had a screw inserted. The initial prognosis was that Watkins would be ready for training camp. The Bills and Watkins are now being conservative with rehab.

'Top 100' reaction: Tyrann Mathieu garners respect
Last season was Tyrann Mathieu's coming out party as one of the NFL's most valuable defensive stars. For the first time in his four-year career, the versatile Arizona Cardinals defensive back's greatness has been recognized by his peers. Mathieu made his debut on NFL Network's The Top 100 Players Of 2016 countdown, coming in at No. 28.

Buying or Selling Contract-Year NFL Stars in 2016
In the National Football League, there's no motivator like an expiring contract. We've seen it time and again. Players regularly post career seasons when their deals are about to end. It's almost as if millions of dollars were on the line.