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2023 Dax Hill Film Takeaways: Potential and inc...
With a full season of film for Dax Hill's first year starting at safety, we take a deep dive into what the Cincinnati Bengals' first-year starter showed over the all his snaps. From the positives in man coverage, tackling, and blitzing, to the specific area for improvement in coverage, and communication, we go through the roller coaster that was 2023 and discuss what to expect from Hill in the future with AllBengals.com's Mike Santagata.
Cincinnati Bengals coaches Brian Callahan and D...
Brian Callahan is heading to Nashville for a second round interview with the Tennessee Titans, but QB coach Dan Pitcher is interviewing with the New Orleans Saints for an Offensive Coordinator job when he's supposed to be the successor in Cincinnati. What changes could be in store for the Bengals' offensive coaching staff?
What to expect from Cincinnati Bengals' young s...
The guys break down what to expect from some young Cincinnati Bengals after their first full seasons starting, including Dax Hill, Jordan Battle, Cam Taylor-Britt, DJ Turner, Myles Murphy, Andrei Iosivas, Chase Brown, Charlie Jones
Will the Cincinnati Bengals use tight ends more...
The Cincinnati Bengals have used Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd to lead their passing offense with Joe Burrow for the last few years. Two of those guys are free agents, but are the Bengals likely to change their stripes and move away from using 3 wide receivers so often? The guys break it down with Joe Goodberry and take a peek at what positional spending tells us about the Bengals' priorities for the offseason.
Should Cincinnati Bengals Sign Tee Higgins? Wha...
The Cincinnati Bengals face plenty of tough offseason decisions. Should they extend Tee Higgins? What about DJ Reader, Jonah Williams, Chidobe Awuzie or Tyler Boyd? James Rapien and Jake Liscow are joined by Joe Goodberry to answer those questions and so much more in the first of a 3-part series.
Looking for roster building lessons from the Ho...
After the Houston Texans demolished the Cleveland Browns in the wildcard round, the guys look at how they put their roster together - besides premium rookie contracts - to find key pieces for their playoff run and how those lessons pertain to the Bengals in the 2024 offseason. Plus, we get into how the Bengals could potentially improve the OL, and why interior defensive line is such a priority to get right for next season.
2024 NFL Draft 101 for Cincinnati Bengals fans ...
Draft Analyst Mike Renner (Renner Ranks Podcast, The Messenger) joins the guys for their first look at the 2024 draft class and how it lines up with what the Cincinnati Bengals may need this year. From Amarius Mims to Sione Vaki, learn about positions of strength and weakness in the class, and who ideal first round targets could be this year.
Which Cincinnati Bengals internal free agents w...
The guys break down a number of questions about the upcoming Cincinnati Bengals offseason in this week's mailbag episode. We rank the likelihood that several internal Bengals free agents will return (Joe Mixon, Jonah Williams, DJ Reader, Tee Higgins, Chidobe Awuzie, Tyler Boyd), look at why they'll necessarily make more moves in free agency, and more!
The Pros and Cons for continuity on the Cincinn...
Head coach Zac Taylor doesn't anticipate coaching staff changes unless someone gets hired away by another team. The guys discuss what that means for the Bengals' future, where continuity may be challenged and fans wonder whether some coaches should be replaced.
Joe Burrow provides wrist recovery updates, exp...
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow met with the media to wrap the 2023 season, and the guys break down the big takeaways including his expectations for returning to throw, and Tee Higgins' future. Burrow also discussed the under center offense and how he might make some small changes to stay healthy in 2024.
Cincinnati Bengals beat up Cleveland Browns bac...
Zac Taylor said the Cincinnati Bengals would be trying to win their season finale, and they took care of business against an outclassed team of Browns backups on Sunday. We break down the standout performances from rookies, why winning the game mattered, and discuss the potential "end of an era" feeling with an offseason of roster churn in the offing.
Cincinnati Bengals Motivated for Battle Of Ohio...
The guys break down the Cincinnati Bengals' high motivation level heading into a season finale that "doesn't matter" in terms of the playoffs - but does matter for pending free agents, the guys in the locker room, and the culture.
Cincinnati Bengals-Cleveland Browns First Look ...
In the final crossover episode of the season, Jake Liscow and Jeff Lloyd discuss who is going to play in the Bengals' regular season finale with both teams' playoff position sealed. Plus, we expect that the rivalry will keep the game intense, and why Cincinnati should get some extra run for some of their rookies before the season concludes.
In the first mailbag of 2024, Jake and James answer your many questions about the future of the Cincinnati Bengals. A lot of that starts around Tee Higgins' future, and what approach the Bengals take to his free agency, but it continues with more starting positions in the air than any year in recent history.
With the Cincinnati Bengals officially eliminated from playoff contention for 2023, the guys turn their attention to what promises to be an interesting, complicated offseason. Between free agency and flaws that need fixed, we tee up some of the biggest priorities and questions to answer, take a peek at Week 17's snap count takeaways, and review the now set list of 2024 Bengals opponents.
Cincinnati Bengals eliminated from playoff cont...
The Cincinnati Bengals scored on their first three drives and had a strip sack mixed in to start the game - a 10 point lead on the road with Jake Browning playing great early football in Kansas City! But it wasn't enough, as recurring issues of explosive verticals and runs chewed the defense up and the offense couldn't find answers in the second half.
Reaction to Joe Flacco and the Cleveland Browns against the New York Jets.
Can Cincinnati Bengals keep their playoff hopes...
The guys dive into the Cincinnati Bengals' upcoming "rivalary" game with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are going through some public frustration and major criticism. They're also dealing with some key injuries in KC. Meanwhile, the Bengals are hoping that Cam Taylor-Britt provides a spark for the defense and that Ja'Marr Chase can return this week to provide a bounceback boost and keep their playoff aspirations alive.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs First ...
Jake Liscow and Ryan Tracy get into why this year's Bengals-Chiefs game feels different, what's going on with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, get into the biggest matchups between these teams that know each other so well, and how the Bengals need to play a more complete game to show they can still compete after Week 16.
The rest of the AFC gave the Cincinnati Bengals...
Most of the wildcard contenders in the AFC lost after the Cincinnati Bengals dropped their game to the Steelers on Saturday, but they'll need to play significantly better in all phases in their last two games if they want to punch their playoff ticket.
Top 5 MVP Candidates, Brock Purdy's to lose? NF...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is getting a lot of NFL MVP love, but where does he fall on Mike Renner’s top-5 MVP candidates list? Baltimore Ravens passer Lamar Jackson and Dallas Cowboys signal caller Dak Prescott have had phenomenal seasons deserving of high rankings and a potential top spot.
Cincinnati Bengals humbled after awful start in...
The Cincinnati Bengals were badly outplayed in Pittsburgh, giving up the ball on bad interceptions, showing next to no resistance on defense, and digging themselves a massive halftime hole that was just too much missing their best players.
BONUS EPISODE: NFL KICKOFF LIVE: RAVENS/49ERS...
Reaction to the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football.
Previewing Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Ste...
Trench battles take center stage as the defensive line highlights the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals need to find their way without DJ Reader. Plus, Jake and James break down how the Bengals might attack the Steelers without Ja'Marr Chase, wonder if the defense can force Mason Rudolph to beat them, and speculate about Jake Browning elevating his level of play compared to the tough go he had in his first start against the same opponent.