1) Well, that’s a shame. Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow told reporters on Monday that his ACL is torn. Glasgow suffered the injury with 7:14 remaining in the fourth quarter during a Christian McCaffrey eight-yard run. Both of his parents are orthopedic surgeons and his farther, Steven Glasgow, may do the procedure. Talk about a bonding experience.
2) A.J. Green injury goes silent. With 13:52 remaining in the third, A.J. Green went up for a pass and landed awkwardly on his hip. After struggling to jog off the field, Green wouldn’t return. Cincinnati called it a groin injury. Green classified it as a bone bruise. “I just came down on my hip and I guess my two bones just hit,” he said. “Just another bruise. I didn’t feel anything pop or anything like that. So I should be fine. I feel like it’s nothing serious.” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis offered no updates and Green was absent from his locker on Monday.
3) Defense gives Carolina Panthers credit. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is giving credit where it’s due - Carolina. The Panthers humbled Cincinnati’s defense on Sunday, gashing them for 230 yards rushing and multiple rushing touchdowns. “Give those guys credit,” Austin said. “They know if they let our D-line (face) single block (ing), that would make for a long day. They did a good job making sure they had double teams on the guys they needed for us.”
Ultimately, Austin took the blame. “We ran across a unique run scheme. Obviously, I didn’t get it done for our guys. We have the guys we have,” Austin said. “They’re good enough to do it. We’ll make it work this week.”
The great work of Carlos Dunlap off-the-field. Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap isn’t just the franchise record-holder in quarterback sacks; he’s helping kids with anti-bullying. Dunlap challenged kids in North Charleston, South Carolina, his hometown, to write “an anti-bullying essay about the book Misunderstand Micah and explain why bullying isn’t cool.” Dunlap’s Foundation rewarded the kids with a trip to the Bengals game on Sunday.
One young man wrote:
People are just that, people. In reading the book, Misunderstood Micah, I think that’s the main lesson he learned from bullying. He wasn’t the only person in the world going through things. People from all walks of life were experiencing the same thing as him. Micah learned that when you attack someone for having something that you don’t, it does not give you the rigt to bully him or her. When this happens you leave that person feeling like you, misunderstood.
”I think it’s important for kids to explain why bullying isn’t cool because it gets them thinking about the consequences as they’re thinking about the question. If they just hear it from adults, it may not resonate as quickly,” explains Dunlap.
Per a press release from Dunlap’s foundation:
The book Misunderstood Micah was written by students from Cincinnati’s Winton Hills Academy and explains bullying from the bully’s perspective. Dunlap was one of the judges who selected the winning entry, and encourages all students to read and discuss the book.
Dunlap will be making four additional stops at Greater Cincinnati schools from September through December. Students and teachers can vote on where Dunlap should appear through the Connect Cincinnati Mobile App by searching for “Dunlap.” Dunlap will also share his anti-bullying message in select cities including Kansas City on Saturday, October 20; and Baltimore on Saturday, November 17.
Great work, kids.
One final word: Testy, testy, Marvin. One of the prerequisites of being an NFL head coach is the ability to transition into a moody teenager. Asked about John Ross, whose production arguably led to two interceptions against Carolina Sunday, Lewis went into a diatribe about protecting the quarterback. “He’s got to do a better job of finishing the play,” tweets ESPN beat writer Katherine Terrell. “Everyone has to protect the quarterback, whether it’s the guys up front, whether it’s the backs, whether it’s the receivers — whoever it might be. We always have to protect the quarterback.”
When Terrell followed up with a question regarding an interception, Lewis shut down.
Lewis on Dalton's third interception//Ross: “We’re not going to talk anymore about that any further. ... Thank you.”— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 24, 2018
I barely got the word “interception” out of my mouth before he cut off the question.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 24, 2018
According to the local media, Monday’s presser was a bit “terse”.
I’d describe today’s press conference as “terse.”— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) September 24, 2018
Marvin not real interested happy fun time today.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 24, 2018
If folks weren’t so worried about losing access, perhaps someone could offer the following advise to moody Lewis: “You’re kind of being a dick today. This is football. Not real life. Be cool. Tell us some things.”
Lewis at one point told the media on Monday that there’s no update on Glasgow, but Glasgow offered a truthful version of his injury minutes later. Clearly Lewis is disrespectful of the media, evident by his disparaging attitude. This isn’t an Intelligence Briefing from the NSC. It’s football. If a player suffered a season-ending injury, lying about it just makes you look foolish.