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17 year old Cale's very opinionated view on everything sports.

NFL Season Preview: #24 Cincinnatti Bengals

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Overview: The Bengals leading passer in ’08 was Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is no longer with the team. Their leading rusher was Cedric Benson, after being released by the Bears and serving a four game suspension. Cincinnati’s leading receiver was T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who is also no longer with the team. The lack of consistency on defense, and the poor production on offense led the Bengals to a 4-11-1 record last season.

Offseason Moves: The Bengals started off by letting WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh go to Seattle in free agency, along with T Stacy Andrews, and replaced him with lesser WR Laveranues Coles. Cincinnati also added backup RB Brian Leonard, and longtime Cowboys S Roy Williams through free agency. In the draft, the Bengals took Alabama T Andre Smith in the first round, USC LB Rey Maualuga in the second round, and Georgia Tech DE Michael Johnson in the third.

Upcoming Season:The offense of the Bengals solely relies on QB Carson Palmer’s health. If Palmer is healthy, he can spread the ball around between WR Chad Ochocinco (oh wow) and Laveranues Coles. I’m not sold on their running game with Cedric Benson, and their offensive line is rebuilding. The defense appears to be on its way up, and look for it to take one or two games for the Bengals this year.

Player to watch: Of course it’s QB Carson Palmer. Without him, WR Chad Carson PalmerOchocinco had his worst season since his rookie year of 2001. Ochocinco consistently had 1000 yards, and if Palmer is healthy, look for that to continue, and for the Bengals offense to have some big play ability.

Prediction: 3-13, 4th in AFC North

The Bengals are another team that just haven’t taken big enough steps to improve, or even get better. Losing WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh really hurt, and you can’t replace a player like him. The most interesting thing about this team will continue to be Ochocinco’s TD dances.

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  1. You do not know much about your AFC foes,Do you?

    JMK.

    August 12, 2009 at 12:10 AM

    • I guess we will see, won’t we?

      Cale

      August 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM

  2. Guess we got that one WAAAAAYYYYY off huh?

    T Robinson

    November 30, 2009 at 1:16 AM

  3. wah wahhhhhh

    grant

    February 7, 2010 at 10:38 PM


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