In case you haven’t noticed, the sports entity of SB Nation has been growing. One of the ways it has continued to extend its already expansive reach is through the slate of SB Nation Radio programs. If you haven’t checked any of them out, you can see a bit of what they’re doing on their Twitter account, @SBNationRadio.
On Wednesday, I joined Nate Lundy and Shawn Drotar on SBN’s “Nate and the Noise” program, to update the national audience on all things Cincinnati Bengals. And, aside from making me feel like quite the V.I.P. by joining them via the “Progressive Celebrity Hotline”, they asked me a wide variety of questions about the status of the club.
Some of them were the more obvious national storylines with the club, having to do with the Wild Card implosion almost nine months ago, as well as the progress of Tyler Eifert and the rehabbing of his offseason ankle surgery. However, Nate and Shawn also asked me about the impact of Jeremy Hill on the 2016 Bengals, and the observation of many players getting significant time in the team’s first two preseason games.
Some young Bengals received a lot of reps in both games because of inexperience and a myriad of injuries the club has experienced at the wide receiver and offensive tackle position groups. It’s been a bit of a turnstile at some positions and the team’s much-touted depth has been tested this summer.
I believe the possibility of a 2016 rebound for Hill is going to be a major factor for the Bengals this year. He had some nice plays against the Lions last week, so his intense offseason focus and more serious approach to the game seem to be paying off, at least early on.
Check out the audio below and tune in to “Nate and the Noise”!