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Bengals News (6/30): No love for Zac Taylor

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Former NFL Executive: Zac Taylor 'Not Qualified to be Head Coach' of the Cincinnati Bengals
Former NFL General Manager Michael Lombardi is being quite critical of Zac Taylor. Is it deserved, or is Lombardi going overboard too soon?

Bengals.com’s Five Best Storylines For Training Camp
The five best Bengals’ storylines heading into next month’s training camp via Bengals.com editor Geoff Hobson. And yes, Joe Burrow was involved in several of them. So too was Joe Mixon, who is chomping at the bit to get on the field with this revamped offense and Frank Pollack coaching up the big uglies.

Bengals: Where team ranks on ‘The Richest NFL Teams by 2025’ list
Some interesting projections about the Cincinnati Bengals. The team is looking to upgrade the fan experience at games and the stadium itself in the coming years, so the arrow should keep pointing up.

Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins and more second-year breakout candidates
This duo could’ve easily enjoyed a breakout season in 2020, but Joe Burrow’s season-ending knee injury in Week 11 against Washington derailed those plans. There are few receivers getting as much breakout buzz as Tee Higgins. Bengals teammates and coaches have raved about his improvement this offseason, and following the departure of former star wideout A.J. Green, he is primed to explode in 2021.

Overvalued and undervalued NFL stock options on SimBull, plus AFC North and AFC West analysis | NFL Betting Picks
The Cincinnati Bengals are being called the Dogecoin of the SimBull NFL market. After being tied for the lowest initial price offering, they have jumped up to the second-highest-priced team on the TradeBlock market.

PFF50: 13 players who just missed the cut | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson headline the arguable snubs from PFF’s list of the 50 best players in the NFL entering the 2021 season. Somehow, Bengals safety Jessie Bates was snubbed from this as well. Sigh.

2021 NFL Preview: Bengals future rides on Joe Burrow’s knee
Joe Burrow looked very good last season, and then he took a rough hit at Washington. The good news is everything has been positive coming out of Cincinnati since Burrow’s injury, which happened last Dec. 2. Burrow’s surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache told ESPN in May that the quarterback would be ready for Week 1. Burrow said at the start of OTAs in late May that his knee is about 85% recovered and he expressed optimism for the start of the season.

Around the NFL

The PFF Preseason College Football All-America Team: Spencer Rattler, Chris Olave and Derek Stingley Jr. earn first-team spots
The 2021 college football season kicks off in just under two months, and what better way to preview it than with PFF’s Preseason All-America Team, which includes Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler and Ohio State WR Chris Olave.

2021 NFL Season Preview Guide: All of PFF’s offseason preview content in one place
To help count down the days until the 2021 NFL season, we at PFF have pulled together all of our position rankings, betting projections, single team analysis articles and more, making this your go-to resource for 2021 NFL content.

Derek Carr ready to put on ‘full-court press’ to recruit Davante Adams to Raiders in 2022
Davante Adams is set to become a free agent in 2022, and former college teammate Derek Carr is already preparing to heavily recruit the Packers WR to Las Vegas.

FMIA Guest: Greg Cosell On The NFL Evolution Of X And O Film Study
Peter King’s Football Morning In America column has a guest author this week, Greg Cosell, who writes about game film study and how it’s changed the NFL. He pioneered the concept of tactical X and O football on television with the NFL Matchup show, now beginning its 38th season on ESPN.