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Bengals News (2/21): Joe Mixon disagrees with the analytics

Joe Mixon wasn’t pleased with a few of his grades from the past season.

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Cincinnati Bengals inbox: Addressing D coordinator, Vontaze Burfict, free agency, NFL Draft

I’ll tackle multiple topics, starting with clarification on my take about Vontaze Burfict, necessary perspective on the defensive coordinator search, the cloud of free agency and roster churning.

Five 2019 offseason moves each AFC team should make
Pick up William Jackson's fifth-year option. Jackson wasn't quite the revelation he was during the 2017 campaign, but he's comfortably Cincinnati's best cornerback and likely to be extended next offseason.

Bengals defenders don’t sound too worried about extended DC search
From the outside, the fact the Cincinnati Bengals are taking a long time to nail down a defensive coordinator seems like a bad development.

Joe Mixon isn’t thrilled with his Pro Football Focus grade
Both can be right, of course. Mixon was a stud talent last year who excelled behind a struggling offensive line and continued to do so even after stars around him went down with injuries.

NFL Trade Machine: Matthew Stafford to the Cincinnati Bengals
What better way to get it started than with a quarterback and not the one everybody expected too. Matthew Stafford is in somewhat of a weird bubble at the moment with the Detroit Lions. He’s unquestionably the most productive passer they’ve ever had and still capable of being really good under center. However, it became clear last season that he doesn’t seem to mesh quite well in the system new head coach Matt Patricia wants.

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