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Kyle Crabbs joins the guys to break down the Dolphins' defensive approach to taking on the Bengals and the challenges Mike McDaniel's offense presents for opposing defenses.
A first look at the Miami Dolphins and breaking...
Jake and James break down the impact of the DJ Reader injury with his absence expected to take him to the injured reserve. Then we take a first look at the challenges and opportunities that the Miami Dolphins will bring to Cincinnati in Week 3.
All-22 takeaways from the Bengals' win against ...
Joe Goodberry joins Jake to break down the big film takeaways from the Bengals' first win, including the offense's scheme and ability against 2-high shells, Joe Mixon and more!
Bengals get right, beat Jets 27-12
Joe Burrow and the Bengals started out hot and Trey Hendrickson was a gamewrecker as the Bengals got into the W column with an all-around controlling performance.
Bengals-Jets Week 3 Preview: Can the Bengals ge...
There are ingredients for a get-right game for the Cincinnati Bengals in their Week 3 opponent New York Jets, but they need to show that they can sieze the opportunity and start to get their season back on track.
Crossover Thursday! Will the Bengals get their ...
Breaking down the biggest stories and game-deciding matchups as the Bengals travel to New York with Locked On Jets' John Butchko.
All-22 Lessons From Week 2: Joe Burrow finding ...
All-22 Lessons From Week 2: Joe Burrow finding a balance, panic level for La'el Collins and the OL, more love for DJ Reader and looking for a pass rush
What's going wrong with the 0-2 Bengals and how...
Breaking down what's going wrong with Joe Burrow and the offense, and how the Bengals need to bounce back.
Bengals start 0-2 after 20-17 upset against the...
The Bengals offense is struggling to start the season as the team falls to 0-2 in games where they were favored by at least a touchdown. Is it time to panic?
Keys to victory for the Bengals' week 2 contest...
Breaking down the key matchups for the Bengals in Week 2, which feels more important than you'd expect most Week 2 games to feel.
Crossover Thursday! The Bengals go to Dallas to...
Breaking down the biggest stories as the Cowboys host the Bengals in week 2, including Dak Prescott's injury, and Joe Burrow and Bengals offense looking to bounce back.
What needs to improve for the Bengals in Week 2...
Jake and James break down what the Bengals need to do differently in Week 2 to bounce back from a disappointing 0-1 start.
All-22 Takeaways from Week 1 - Burrow concern? ...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata joins the show to help break down all the takeaways from the All-22 film review, including Joe Burrow's struggles, the offensive line, and the defense (DJ Reader!) balling out.
Bengals drop opener to Steelers 23-20 as Week 1...
Joe Burrow turned it over 5 times, took 7 sacks, and the Bengals still should have won this one.
The Bengals have advantages on paper all over the field against the Steelers, from Trey Hendrickson against Dan Moore Jr, the Steelers putrid run defense and the Bengals' remade OL, and good skill players everywhere.
Chris Carter from Locked On Steelers joins Jake and James to break down the biggest stories and the biggest matchups between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 on 2022's first crossover Thursday.
What can we learn from the Bengals' Week 1 matc...
We break down the things we think we know about this team, then dive into the answers we're looking to start answering in Week 1 with the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers to start their 2022 campaign.
Breaking down Joe Burrow's super power and Beng...
Joe Burrow's super power isn't a rocket arm or blazing speed, but his mental game sets him apart from other NFL QBs.
How Max Scharping, Devin Asiasi, and Jay Tufele...
As the Bengals new additions arrive for practice on Thursday, we break down how they could find their way into the rotation and contribute in 2022, plus Cordell Volson talked with media after being named the starter at LG, roster move updates, and a breakdown of Joe Burrow's ping pong prowess.
Bengals claim three players to provide quality ...
The Cincinnati Bengals were awarded OL Max Scharping, TE Devin Asiasi, and DT Jay Tufele on waivers on Wednesday while hosting O.J. Howard on Wednesday.
Breaking down the Bengals' initial 53-man roste...
There were just a few surprises on the Bengals' initial roster for the 2023 season, we break those down and look at other cutdown day casualties around the league that could be interesting for the Bengals.
Jackson Carman's future, Jessie Bates and roste...
Jackson Carman is likely to be a Bengal in 2022, and at just 22 years old his future is an interesting question to discuss. Plus, we break down the impact of Jessie Bates' roster exemption on flexibility for the cutdown to 53, and some potential surprises in roster construction.
53-man roster takeaways from the Bengals' prese...
With the preseason in the books, the guys break down the takeaways from the preseason as the Bengals are working on getting their initial cutdown to 53 players submitted to the league.
Aaron Donald swings helmets in a brawl in Rams-...
Breaking down the brawl as La'el Collins and Leonard Floyd had a chippy day culminating with Aaron Donald wielding Bengals helmets as weapons and practice ending early on Thursday.
Bengals-Rams joint practice takeaways
We break down the Rams-Bengals joint practice in Cincinnati on Wednesday, including Ja'Marr Chase vs. Jalen Ramsey, Cordell Volson getting all the starter reps, and Tre Flowers stepping up in Eli Apple's absence.
Jessie Bates has signed his franchise tag, and ...
Jessie Bates is back with the Bengals, and we break down what that means for Dax Hill and the defense. Plus, we answer your questions about roster battles on the depth chart as the preseason wanes and cutdown day looms.
Solomon Wilcots talks Dax Hill, Cordell Volson,...
Former Bengals DB Solomon Wilcots joins us to break down Bengals DBs, Cordell Volson's performance against the Giants, other offensive line acquisitions, and his outlook for the 2022 Bengals season.
Cordell Volson seizes his opportunity in Bengal...
Dax Hill and Cordell Volson stood out in a good way in the Bengals' second preseason game, and Volson could very well have solidified his claim to start the season at LG1 for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Matchups and Bengals to watch in preseason Game...
Cordell Volson, Dax Hill, Joseph Ossai and other young Cincinnati Bengals competiting on the depth chart will get an opportunity against the New York Giants' starters on Sunday night, we break down the matchups and players to watch and get you caught up on Thursday's practice notes.
Joe Burrow returns to 11-on-11 work and the lef...
Joe Burrow spoke to the media for the first time since OTAs and fully participated in Wednesday's training camp practice for the Bengals, plus Cordell Volson continues to get more work with the first team than Jackson Carman.
Breaking down Cordell Volson's chance to start ...
A preseason mailbag features a breakdown of whether Cordell Volson will start in Week 1, and whether he'll be ready to start at the NFL level if he does. Plus a breakdown of the WR4 competition, Zach Carter's potential year-1 impact, three safety looks, and how the championship window will evolve over Joe Burrow's Bengals tenure.
Cordell Volson may be in the lead for LG1 as co...
Cordell Volson got first team reps at training camp on Monday while Jackson Carman worked with the second and third team, plus Joe Burrow uncorked a deep ball that suggests he's feeling healthy.
Joe Burrow makes his triumphant return to train...
Joe Burrow returned to practice and looked as accurate as ever in 7-on-7s, Jackson Carman didn't practice on Sunday and the door is wide open for Cordell Volson, and re-watch updates from preseason game 1.
Bengals drop preseason opener and the LG compet...
Cordell Volson had an opportunity to really open the door in the LG competition after Jackson Carman struggled to start the preseason, and made the most of it. Kendrick Pryor and the defensive rookies stood out, Joe Burrow ran, and more updates from the Bengals first preseason action of 2022.
What to watch for in the Bengals' preseason deb...
Breaking down the main attractions for the Bengals' in their 2022 preseason debut, including the left guard battle, backup OL with a chance to shine, and young guys looking to contribute on defense and special teams.
La'el Collins cleared to practice and the offen...
The prize of the Bengals' 2022 free agent class, right tackle La'el Collins, passed his physical and was cleared from the NFI to practice on Wednesday. Plus, we have updates on Sam Hubbard, D'Ante Smith, Joe Burrow, and how the offense finally won a day of practice at Bengals training camp.
The Paul Brown Stadium era comes to an end as B...
The Bengals have sold naming rights and will play in Paycor Stadium for the next 16 years, plus we take your mailbag questions including what to watch for in preseason game 1, where depth chart shakeups may occur, and who may get extended before the season starts.
Joe Burrow ditches the cart, walks through a pl...
Joe Burrow walked himself to practice, jogged between drills, and walked through a play at Cincinnati Bengals training camp on Monday, Tee Higgins returned to one-on-ones and had two dominant reps, and the punter battle is heating up.
Joe Burrow slowly but surely progressing, Ochoc...
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is showing clear signs of improvement as he watched Bengals practice on Sunday, while the team got good news on Drew Sample, Eli Apple, and Khalid Kareem.
Bengals defense dominates padded practice #2 as...
The offensive line struggled with Joseph Ossai and Trey Hendrickson, among others, and Brandon Allen was not at his best as the Bengals' defense had a big day, while Joe Burrow was in attendance and looking improved while he watched his team practice.
Pleasant surprises at training camp, what's goi...
Breaking down the pleasant surprises among young players at Bengals training camp so far, whether Chris Evans is truly in a roster battle with Trayveon Williams, and concept art of improvements for Paul Brown Stadium that could be coming soon.
Padded practices begin at Bengals training camp...
Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd split their one-on-one reps with Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton, Jonah Williams and Joseph Ossai stood out in their trench battles, and Joe Burrow may be on the longer end of the appendectomy recovery spectrum.
Joe Burrow is back (and not participating) in p...
Joe Burrow rolled into Monday's training camp practice on a golf cart and watched his teammates work, Alex Cappa took a step forward in his recovery and practice participation, and Ja'Marr Chase keeps dominating early camp practices.
Evan McPherson nails a 65-yarder on Back Togeth...
Shooter McPherson stole the show at Cincinnati Bengals practice in front of 28,283 fans at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday, plus we update you on Joe Burrow, Mike Thomas and Jeff Gunter dodge serious injury, and Joe Mixon had a big day on Saturday.
Bengals Camp Day 2: Highlights rule the day, Co...
The Cincinnati Bengals made plenty of big plays during Thursday's practice. The guys discuss highlights from Ja'Marr Chase, Hayden Hurst, Vonn Bell, Chidobe Awuzie, and others.
2022 Bengals Camp Day 1: Joe Burrow's surgery g...
Day 1 of 2022's Cincinnati Bengals training camp is in the books. Joe Burrow's appendectomy is complete and he's heading home, the Bengals are getting healthier, and Stanley Morgan Jr. had a big day.
Joe Burrow needs an appendectomy! Plus, the ret...
Breaking down how much time Joe Burrow may miss after his appendectomy, why the Color Rush jerseys are back, and the varied and numerous fun special teams battles to watch in training camp after Darrin Simmons' comments on Monday.
Mike Brown talks naming rights, evolving his ow...
Breaking down Mike Brown's Monday comments about selling naming rights for the stadium, injury updates on La'el Collins and Alex Cappa, and indicators that Jessie Bates is going to show up, it's just a question of when.
La'el Collins and Alex Cappa on injury lists, J...
We break down La'el Collins and Alex Cappa on the NFI and PUP lists, speculate about whether Jessie Bates' attendance at Cincinnati Music Festival means he'll be at camp, and wonder what reveal is coming for "White Bengal" uniforms
2022 Cincinnati Bengals Defense Training Camp P...
The Bengals spent most of their draft picks on defensive players in 2022, and that's one of several storylines as we break down the battles, matchups, development, and scheme topics we're watching in training camp on the defensive side of the ball.
2022 Cincinnati Bengals Offense Training Camp P...
Joe Burrow is primed for another step forward coming off a healthy offseason with maturing young receivers and free agent additions to the offensive line. We break down how the offense should come together, and the intriguing training camp battles to watch for the offense.
Jessie Bates doesn't get his long-term deal, wh...
Jessie Bates and the Cincinnati Bengals didn't agree to an extension before Friday's deadline. We break down his threats to skip camp and not play on the franchise tag, what the contract offer says about the Bengals future, and react to the White Bengal announcement.
New Helmets?! Surprise cut candidates, ranking ...
We break down preferences for the Cincinnati Bengals' new alternate helmets, look for potential surprise cut candidates, rank the non-Hendrickson pass rushers, and take more of your questions in this week's offseason mailbag.
Previewing the Bengals' AFC North rivals in 2022
The AFC North remains one of the best divisions in football, so Jake and James go team by team to break down the changes, threats, and matchups that the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers bring to the table in 2022.
Joe Burrow training with Ja'Marr Chase and Just...
Joe Burrow's offseason training with Jordan Palmer included throwing to his former LSU teammates Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson last week, reports indicate Jessie Bates may skip camp, and Chidobe Awuzie plays a chess tournament.
Offseason Mailbag! What Bengals would be the be...
Your mailbag questions include what would have to happen for the Cincinnati Bengals to meet or fall short of expectations, which Bengals would be the best UFC fighters, the best matchup on the schedule, and more!
Joe Burrow's celebrity status at UFC with Jessi...
The Cincinnati Bengals were front and center at UFC 276, with Joe Burrow, Jessie Bates and Chidobe Awuzie in highly visible in attendance on social media, another example of Burrow's unprecedented superstar status.
Drafting the most valuable players on the 2022 ...
Joe Burrow is obviously the most valuable player on the Cincinnati Bengals, and James and Jake use a draft to figure out the next 21.
Cincinnati Bengals OL expectations, linebacker ...
We take your offseason mailbag questions, including realistic expectations for the Cincinnati Bengals' remade offensive line, which linebacker should be extended if you could only pick one, and more!
Cincinnati Bengals sell out 2022 season tickets...
Season tickets for the 2022 Cincinnati Bengals are sold out. James Rapien and Jake Liscow discuss what very well could be the most anticipated season in team history. 12 training camp practices will be open to fans, and we are excited for fans to be back in attendance, plus they react to Ja'Marr Chase's playful jab at Joe Burrow.
Breaking down the under-the-rader Bengals for 2...
Joe Goodberry joins the guys to break down some under-the-radar or under-discussed Cincinnati Bengals players heading into 2022, including Akeem Davis-Gaither, Chris Evans, Stanley Morgan, Tyler Shelvin, and more.
Larry Ogunjobi joins the enemy, retaining Tee H...
Larry Ogunjobi and the Cincinnati Bengals won't reunite in 2022 after the defensive tackle signed a one-year deal with the Steelers. Jake and James break down the implications for the Bengals and for Ogunjobi, plus answer your wide receiver-heavy mailbag questions.
Matt Harmon breaks down his Reception Perceptio...
Matt Harmon has been charting wide receivers to isolate their performance since 2014, and he thinks the Bengals have the best group of skill position players in the NFL. He breaks down what makes Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd such a terrifying trio for the Bengals.
The Bengals left the light on for Larry Ogunjob...
The Cincinnati Bengals and Alex Cappa went out of their way to keep #65 available on media day in a gesture that suggests the door is open for his return.
How Minkah Fitzpatrick's new deal impacts Jessi...
We break down how Minkah Fitzpatrick's market-setting deal impacts the Cincinnati Bengals' negotiations with Jessie Bates, plus get updates on Cam Taylor-Britt's absences, practice bubble construction, OBJ, and more!
Joe Burrow backs Jessie Bates and self-scouts a...
Joe Burrow seems to be clearly in favor of Jessie Bates getting paid by the Cincinnati Bengals, and he's aware of the areas that the Bengals need to be better on offense to level up in 2022.
Riley Reiff visits the Jets, Jessie Bates may w...
Former agent Joel Corry thinks Jessie Bates may want to reset the safety market, we break down the likelihood that the Cincinnati Bengals are the team to make that happen. Plus, Riley Reiff visits the Jets and we expose more Ja'Marr Chase-Tee Higgins duo disrespect.
Offseason Mailbag! 2022 Bengals Ring of Honor v...
Cincinnati Bengals 2022 Ring Of Honor voting closes on Friday, so Jake and James weigh in on the candidates for this year's class. We also take your mailbag questions, including newcomer OTA updates, poaching from AFC North rivals, and revisiting the three 1,000-yard receiver idea.
Bengals OTA competition ramps up in Phase 3: Ob...
The Cincinnati Bengals are in Phase 3 of the offseason program that allows for some competition and a little more intensity at practice. Dax Hill stood out and drew praise from Zac Taylor, as did newcomers Ted Karras, Hayden Hurst and Tycen Anderson.
Breaking down 2022 UDFA potential, Mike Hilton ...
The Cincinnati Bengals 2022 UDFA crop has some promising names that could make a difference at impact positions. We break down the likeliest undrafted players to make the 53-man roster.
Weekend Mailbag! Expectation setting for the Ci...
What are reasonable expectations for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2022 after reaching the Super Bowl ahead of schedule? We break down why anything short of winning a playoff game would be a disappointment.
Joe Mixon breakout potential, Bengals "triplet"...
We haven't talked enough about Joe Mixon's breakout potential as the "other" Joe who will benefit from an improvement in offensive line talent level.
A locker room microwave, and noteworthy nuggets...
A prominent Bengal has his own personal microwave in the locker room, there were a few new absences from Tuesday's workout, and James thinks Hayden Hurst looks fantastic in his early Bengals days.
Joe Burrow, MVP Odds, Sack Avoidance and Cincin...
Joe Burrow has the 4th best odds to win MVP and there's an ongoing concern that he takes too many sacks. The guys break down Burrow and sack avoidance and examine the odds.
Weekend mailbag! Offensive line scrutiny after ...
Will Alex Cappa's injury incentivize the Bengals to sign a veteran offensive lineman? What threatens the projected improvement for the remade OL? Plus, we revisit a decade of drafts to find a "redo"
Diving into the rookies' tape: Dax Hill, Cam Ta...
Mike (@bengals_sans) Santagata joins the show to break down the college tape on the Cincinnati Bengals' first four 2022 draft picks.
Alex Cappa core muscle injury highlights OL dep...
Alex Cappa has a core muscle injury and Hakeem Adeniji was the first RG off the bench, Jackson Carman addressed the media for the first time this year, and we have 2022 Cincinnati Bengals preseason schedule details, featuring a joint practice with the Rams.
PFF's Eric Eager on Joe Burrow's placement in h...
PFF's Eric Eager (PFF Forecast Podcast) joins Jake and James to discuss Joe Burrow's placement on his QB tier list, how well the Bengals did this offseason, and looking forward at the 2022 AFC gauntlet.
How might improvements on the OL change the off...
How might improvements on the OL change the offense in 2022? Plus, the road Jackson Carman must travel to start and whether allegations following him from Clemson will impact his path forward.
Will Zac Taylor improve as a playcaller this ye...
Jake and James break down the reasons to believe Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor could improve as a playcaller in 2022 - and it starts with Joe Burrow and his new offensive line.
Will Joe Burrow ditch the knee brace in 2022?
Joe Burrow may try to ditch his post-ACL reconstruction knee brace in 2022, Dax Hill signs his deal, and exploring trade compensation for Jessie Bates.
Joe Burrow won't accept losing in 2022, plus ot...
Joe Burrow addressed the media for the first time since postgame at the Super Bowl and made clear that he's moved on, is healthy and excited for 2022, and won't accept losing.
Jessie Bates expected to hold out in 2022 | Ins...
Jessie Bates reportedly has no intent to play in 2022 on the franchise tag. We break it down from every angle as the Bengals move into phase 2 of the offseason program.
Bengals Rookie minicamp first impressions - Sta...
The Cincinnati Bengals held rookie minicamp last Friday and we got our first look at rookies including Dax Hill, Cordell Volson, Zachary Carter, plus a few UDFAs stood out in their first NFL action.
2022 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule Breakdown
Primetime games! Opening and closing at home! Jake and James break down the themes and highlights from the Bengals' 2022 schedule.
Mike Hilton talks Lou Anarumo, Bengals defense,...
Mike Hilton talks Lou Anarumo, Bengals defense, Jessie Bates, and indoor practice facility
Mike Hilton on Bengals' culture, doubters and J...
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton discusses the locker room culture, the one coach that doubted him, Joe Burrow's best qualities, Ja'Marr Chase, his favorite moment from the 2021 season in part one of our two part interview!
Cincinnati Bengals post-draft free agent options
We evaluate some of the best remaining free agent fits for the Cincinnati Bengals after adding five defensive players in the draft and leaving mostly minor holes on the roster to fill.
The Bengals should be favored to win the AFC No...
The Bengals are tied with the Ravens for second-best odds to win the AFC North, and we break down why that's wrong on paper. It also sounds like Joe Burrow's team will play the maximum amount of primetime games in 2022.
Director of College Scouting Mike Potts talks 2...
Mike Potts joins the podcast to round out our interview on the 2022 draft, including the Bengals' selections of Zachary Carter, Cordell Volson and Jeffrey Gunter
Director of College Scouting Mike Potts talks 2...
Mike Potts joins the podcast to discuss how the Bengals' free agency activity impacted their draft plans, their selection of Dax Hill, how the trade-ups came together, and Cam Taylor-Britt's fit with the team.
Jessie Bates skips voluntary workouts, but the ...
With or without Jessie Bates' participation in voluntary workouts this week in Cincinnati, Mike Hilton and the Bengals are ready to prove that their 2022 Super Bowl run wasn't a fluke.
New players make new roster battles: Will Dax H...
The Cincinnati Bengals start their offseason program and we take a look at the roster after free agency and the draft to find a number of roster battles from special teams to defense. Plus, hear James Rapien's one-on-one with Dax Hill.
Grading the 2022 Cincinnati Bengals draft class
The Cincinnati Bengals traded up twice, had some good value picks, and reached at times. Jake and James grade each pick and the overall 2022 class.
Bengals grab an offensive lineman and two more ...
Jake and James recap day 3 of the Cincinnati Bengals' 2022 NFL Draft where the Bengals made their second trade up and clearly had a premium on high level athletes
Bengals add Cam Taylor-Britt and Zachary Carter...
Jake and James react to the Bengals' selections of Cam Taylor-Britt and Zachary Carter in the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the 2022 NFL draft and look ahead to day 3.
Cincinnati Bengals select Daxton Hill at 31
Jake and James react to a wild first round that saw the Bengals select Michigan's Daxton Hill at 31, then break down his strengths, fit with Lou Anarumo's defense, and look ahead to day 2.
2022 Locked On Bengals NFL Pre-Draft Show
Dream and nightmare scenarios, positions to prioritize, and other draft thoughts as the 2022 NFL draft is set to kick off and and the Bengals look to add some talent.
Joe Goodberry drops his official 2022 Cincinnat...
Joe Goodberry joins Jake and James to drop his predictive 2022 Cincinnati Bengals mock draft