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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Chumps to Champs

On this week’s episode, John and Anthony talk about the other new Bengals coaching hires, give a free agent profile that fits the Cincinnati Bengals’ needs and makes a case for a particular receiver at No. 5, if given a certain set of choices.

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It’s Championship Weekend in the 2021 NFL playoffs and the Cincinnati Bengals are keeping a watchful eye as to what it takes for teams to be in the hunt for a Lombardi.

One of the critical steps in the process is the NFL Draft and the OBI crew continues its “State Your Case” segment with a couple of draft possibilities at No. 5 overall. John and Anthony also look at the new coaches announced over the past week and reflects on their respective potential impacts.

On this week’s show:

  • Marion Hobby seems to be a solid hire as defensive line coach for the Bengals—particularly with his recent track record of building teams’ pass-rush.
  • Gary Brown is interviewing for the Bengals’ running backs coach position. Does this hire point to an immediate turnaround of Cincinnati’s running game in 2021?
  • If the draft falls a certain way, the Bengals may have to decide between wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and DeVonta Smith at No. 5. Which one fits best?
  • There are some mid-level offensive tackles prepping to enter the free agent market who could help the Bengals right away.
  • And more!

Our thanks to those of you who joined us for the live recording, but if you didn’t, you can always get it on your favorite audio streamer afterward!

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