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Alan Grant of National Football Post Reflects On Bengals History and The Current State of the Franchise

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This is a great reflective and opinioned article written by Alan Grant of the National Football Post. Grant had a brief NFL career and one season with the Cincinnati Bengals as a cornerback in 1993. He looks back on the Bengals history, his brief time in Cincinnati, and what he sees in the modern Bengals franchise even after the recent Monday Night loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Evan Silva @evansilva Another #Rams note: 2nd-round pick Isaiah Pead has lost No. 2 RB job to Daryl...

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Evan Silva @evansilva Another #Rams note: 2nd-round pick Isaiah Pead has lost No. 2 RB job to Daryl Richardson. Richardson is legit & may keep that job all year.

https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/245661632682926080

kicking on fourth-and-1 (espn)

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"Cincinnati gets the ball to start the second half and drives to fourth-and-goal on the Baltimore 1. Seemingly exhausted by his first-half burst of courage, Lewis sent in the field goal unit. As the kick boomed, TMQ wrote the words "game over" in his notebook."

"We talk all the time," said Gino Gradkowski, a fourth-round pick in April’s draft. "He’s a big...

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"We talk all the time," said Gino Gradkowski, a fourth-round pick in April’s draft. "He’s a big shoulder for me to lean on. It helps me out a lot to have him. He’s always helping me out and telling me what to expect and how to handle myself on and off the field. He’s been a great leader by example. He handles himself well, and it’s great to have a role model like that."

Ravens backup offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski on his older brother Bruce, backup QB with the Bengals

"There is no me without a Marvin Lewis. He was the first one who grabbed me at a very young aged...

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"There is no me without a Marvin Lewis. He was the first one who grabbed me at a very young aged and asked me what I wanted to do," Ray Lewis said this week. "He educated me. He educated me not just on how to make plays, but he educated me on the business side of it and understanding how to conduct myself and all these different things. So I’ve always looked at Marvin as a father figure. So the impact he had on my life was great."

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reflects on the impact that Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has had on him.

Reedy Asks: Are the Bengals built to last?

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Great read by Joe Reedy, who compares this version of the Cincinnati Bengals to previous incarnations during the Marvin Lewis era.

"Art (Modell) was a significant owner in the NFL. My father had deep differences with him when they...

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"Art (Modell) was a significant owner in the NFL. My father had deep differences with him when they were together in Cleveland, yet on the other hand, the fact of their relationship contributed to a great rivalry between the Bengals and the old Browns. There was some real excitement to those early games. Art won praise for his work at the league level, particularly with the development of the NFL's relationship with network television, and we extend our sympathy to all who were close to him."

Bengals President/General Manager Mike Brown on the passing of former Browns and Ravens owner, Art Modell. (Credit: Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com)