2018 has been one of the busiest and most interesting offseasons for the Bengals in recent memory.
While Marvin Lewis was retained to the shock of many, we’ve still seen sweeping changes throughout the coaching staff and roster since the regular season ended with a bang in Baltimore.
The Bengals got rid of easily the biggest dead weight on the coaching staff in Paul Alexander, whose ketchup-lid techniques have proven ineffective in recent years for what become the NFL’s worst offensive line.
Not only did the Bengals get rid of him, but they replaced him with Cowboys offensive line coach Frank Pollack, who assembled one of the league’s best offensive lines.
Then there’s the additions of Cordy Glenn at left tackle and Billy Price at center. They’ll replace Cedric Ogbuehi and Russell Bodine, easily the worst left tackle-center combination the NFL saw in 2017.
We also saw the Bengals actually sign a big-time free agent in Preston Brown, who will be a huge upgrade to a linebacking group that became a major weakness last year.
Then you’ve got the emergence of William Jackson, who’s becoming one of the game’s elite cornerbacks for a defense that already has a promising group of pass-rusher with Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and Carl Lawson.
Lest we forget about John Ross, the No. 9 overall pick in 2017 that’s now fully healthy and has had a full offseason to get his feet under him. The combination of him and A.J. Green with a healthy Tyler Eifert should put fear into any opposing defense.
All of this is why the confidence level in this team feels higher than it’s been in quite sometime. But do you feel the same way?
Will all of these upgrades and additions lead to the Bengals getting back to their winning ways in 2018, or will they suffer through another losing season like we’ve seen for the past two years?
Let us know by voting in our poll and voicing your thoughts in the comments section.
How confident are you in the Bengals for the 2018 season?
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Super Bowl bound baby!
1 or 2 wins in the playoffs.
One and done in the playoffs.
A winning season with no playoffs.
Another 6 or 7-win season.