That would be a winning formula. Bengals specials teams are good. They have the 6-8 dude from Estonia making tackles.
I don't think so. He was inconsistent in college. It may take awhile to get him out of those bad habits. Cunningham loves him though.
I'm thinking he has a high ankle sprain and will be back by Giants game. Just my guess.
Who do you propose they spend it on?
Not against this defense. They have 5 DBS who were No. 1 picks (according to Coach Koetter. I haven't verified his research yet.) The DBs are playing behind perhaps the best front seven in the league.
Good point. He was scrapping out there. Giving it his all. His all might just not be enough.
I have the Bengals winning 23-17. Mostly, because the Bengals can slow the game down. The Falcons haven't shown that they can stop the run.
Vontaze in the concussion protocol.
Cap Room: $10,375,364.00 (according to NFLPA documents.
I'll look that up, but they need to continue to build the trenches for the long haul.
They should get better as they play together more often. I don't know about Carimi. He gave up four hurries, a sack and had three penalties against New Orleans. Jake Matthews has to heal.
Smith and Freeman are better. Quizz is not as fast after the catch.
Carlos Dunlap, Wallace Gilbert and Robert Geathers are all players. That's why they let Michael Johnson walk.
Antone Smith is the best of the group. Devonta Freeman has very nice hands, too. Jacquizz Rodgers can catch it too, but can't break the big ones like Smith and Freeman.
That's the toughest part of playing that position. Most linebackers can run and hit. Covering backs and tight ends is tough.
Yes, they are going to be long-term Pro Bowlers!
They have to because the Bengals targeted running back Gionvani Bernard 10 times in the passing game last week. He's much better and elusive than Thomas. I don't know if the Falcons have a linebacker to cover him. Play dime and cover him with a cornerback?
Mike Smith on the Bengals game plan: “They are going to try to run the football and win the line of scrimmage. They were 8-0 at home last season during the regular season. They play very well in their building. They don’t make many mistakes. The make you earn it.”
Gabe Carimi is set to see some Carlos Dunlap, Wallace Gilberry and Robert Geathers (Georgia) on Sunday. He'll get some help from Bear Pascoe and perhaps a back.
Gabe Carimi (-7.1) is currently last in overall PFF grade for offensive tackles, sitting at 67th overall.
Matt Ryan (+5.9) is ranked 2nd in overall PFF grade among quarterbacks, trailing only Matthew Stafford (+7.1).
Yeah, I like cheerleaders.
Leaning towards a Bengals W. That defensive front, led by former Georgia star Geno Atkins, is mean and nasty. Also, the Falcons haven't shown that they can stop the run on defense.
Cincinnati Bengals: Tight end Jermaine Gresham had a +1.4 grade in run blocking, which is his fifth highest rated game in run blocking over the past five years.
They were elated with his showing. I think the defense received a very stern talking to from the coaches. That performance they had was weak. The two turnovers saved them.