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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Lucky initiations

On this week’s episode, we catch up with former Bengals great, Willie Anderson and get his thoughts on the team. We also preview the Bengals’ Week 1 game against the Colts with Matt Genaro of SB Nation’s Stampede Blue and take your questions on the air!

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For the second time in a month, The Orange and Black Insider landed one of the best players in Bengals history in Willie Anderson. Big No. 71 joined us to talk about his experiences with the club, the current state of the team as it heads into Week 1, and what he’s doing with the Willie Anderson Lineman Academy.

We also spoke with Matt Danely at SB Nation’s Stampede Blue to preview the season-opener against the Colts. Is Andrew Luck ready to go? Though the teams seem to be on similar paths this year, do the Bengals have an immediate edge?

Outside of the two great interviewees on this week’s jam-packed episode, we rolled through a bunch of topics, including:

  • Some of the biggest surprises on the team’s final roster
  • Michael Johnson’s release and then getting re-signed to a similar deal...
  • The Bengals need to start the 2018 season on a strong note. What are some of the biggest keys to a potential victory against the Colts on Sunday?
  • Is Joe Mixon going to be a viable starter behind this offensive line — both in terms of production and for fantasy football purposes?

Our thanks to our live listeners for their engagement and their questions. A big thanks to both Willie Anderson and Matt Danely for their appearances on the show as well!

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