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Bengals News (7/5): Looking closer at 1981

The 1981 Bengals were a turning point in the franchises history. Get a better look at them with some facts about the team.

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10 interesting facts about the 1981 Cincinnati Bengals
Heading into the 1981 season, all the buzz surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals centered on their new-age tiger striped uniforms. The team switched from switched from a burnt orange helmet with the word BENGALS on both sides and solid colors to a bright orange and black helmet with six tiger stripes and the striped pattern continuing throughout the uniform sides.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Interviews with NFL Network's Brian Baldinger and linebacker Josh Bynes
It's the "Going Through Changes" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as broadcaster Dan Hoard discusses Cincinnati's many changes for the 2020 season with two guests: NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger and linebacker Josh Bynes.

Cincinnati Bengals’ worst modern free-agent signings
That was a surprise for a few reasons, though No. 1 is the mere fact the Cincinnati front office in modern times just didn’t believe in using free agency to majorly reshape the roster, opting for a draft-based approach.

Bengals studied a lot of offenses to find what's comfortable for Joe Burrow
Word from the Bengals has been uniformly positive about quarterback Joe Burrow‘s participation in the offseason program, but that work was done remotely and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan identified one issue the team will have to deal with once they are on the field.

Details on Bengals possibly needing to trim roster due to COVID-19
The Cincinnati Bengals might have to bring fewer players than usual to training camp this year as the NFL and NFLPA change normal operating policy in the face of a pandemic.

Joe Burrow already meeting expectations with one Bengals coach
Joe Burrow brings a lot of excitement to the Cincinnati Bengals. The former Heisman trophy winner from LSU was the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft and will be expected to step in right away as the starting quarterback. The team released veteran Andy Dalton in the offseason after nine years with the team.

Will the Bengals attempt to copy the Chiefs or 49ers offense?
With each passing campaign in the NFL, there always seems to be a team or two that’s on the cutting edge of innovation when compared to the rest of the league. Bright coaching minds routinely come out of the offseason with a new wrinkle that opposing defenses aren’t quite ready for. Whether it be a fresh offensive scheme or a new way of utilizing a talented player, there never fails to be an organization light years ahead of the pack.

Around the league

Ron Rivera: Redskins name change before season 'would be awesome'
The Redskins announced Friday they will undergo a "thorough review" of their name, with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reporting a change was likely. Washington has discussed the move with the league in recent weeks, during which time Rivera said he and Snyder have talked about replacements.

Patriots' offense with Cam Newton; ranking the top five 'starting fives'
Bill Belichick's Patriots typically aren't very active in the free agency frenzy, letting other teams throw around big money during the NFL's edition of March Madness. Meanwhile, New England generally sits back and seeks value later in the offseason, long after the open market has produced its biggest waves. That was the case again this year -- though on Sunday, the Pats made quite a splash with the signing of Cam Newton.

First-round conundrums remain for Rodgers, Packers
Love recently signed his rookie contract with the Packers, the latest step for the team in an unpredictable offseason that truly began when Love was drafted, becoming the third quarterback drafted in the first round by Green Bay with a QB who had previously won most valuable player still on the roster, according to NFL Research.

Tua, Dolphins continue to chase down Dan Marino
Certainly, Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't about to go easy into a Sunday night; his die-hard play down the Dolphins' 2019 stretch was example of that. But Tua Tagovailoa is most assuredly seen and forecast as the Dolphins' quarterback of the future.