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Bengals News (8/17): Put it all on Cincinnati

One person seems to be putting their money where their mouth is with their expectations for the Bengals.

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Joe Burrow, A.J. Green additions, plus reflecting on last season, will help the Cincinnati Bengals transform the offense in 2020
"I was doing yoga, which I've always done, but doing more of it," said Williams. "A lot of things about mobility and quickness, because I think that's one of my strengths and something I wanted to continue to capitalize on just being more athletic. Being able to move better, opening up my hips, just things you can't play in the NFL if you are stiff."

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Burrow’s not only a rookie, but he also won’t have the benefit of any preseason games and pads are only going on in training camps just this week. Cincinnati also spent the offseason dramatically overhauling the defense.

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Of course, there’s good reason the Bengals are 240-to-1. They’re in a stacked division. The Baltimore Ravens have second-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +650 (the Kansas City Chiefs recently inched ahead of them at +600). The Pittsburgh Steelers could take a nice step forward with Ben Roethlisberger back. The Cleveland Browns have talent, though it hasn’t resulted in much lately.

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"In the back half of the [2019] season the O-line play improved quite a bit and we have a lot of those guys still here still playing, playing better," Williams said. "They all worked hard this offseason, too. We’re more comfortable in the scheme. Both Coach Turner and Coach Taylor’s offense in general. I really have no doubts that the O-line is going to step up to the challenge and just be part of a better team all around."

Predicting the Bengals' 53-man roster shows major improvement
As the NFL continues to finalize all of the details for the upcoming season and training camp wears on, the Cincinnati Bengals will prepare to trim their roster down to 53 players. When looking at the team on paper, it reveals a much-improved squad from what the orange and black faithful saw a season ago.

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