Cincinnati Bengals

    AFC North First Round Mock Draft v1.0

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    Ya bored yet? As meaningful NFL content is scarce right now, I offer the first of a series of AFC North mock drafts.  I don’t know if one mock draft qualifies as a “series”, but this may well turn out to be the case.  We’ll have to see if any of our beloved AFC North…

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    The Burrow Dilemma

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    “Confidence…thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, 2020’s NFL wunderkind until he shredded his ACL in Week 11, is an interesting study. 2019’s Heisman Trophy winner, Burrow was trotted out to start…

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    The Brown Jr. Dilemma

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    “It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan It goes well beyond hyperbole to say that CY2020 didn’t unfold as most had hoped.  As COVID-19 laid waste to sports protocols and norms for months, players and fans were left…

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    The Beckham Jr. Dilemma

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    “Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.” – P.J. O’Rourke Let’s just be perfectly honest here – the terms “Browns” and “elite talent” have rarely been synonymous the last 22 years.  Sure, there’s been a few Browns players that matched that description, like LT Joe Thomas or WR Josh Gordon (whose talent was clearly…

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    The Roethlisberger Dilemma

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    “It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway As followers of the AFC North, we’re all keenly aware of who Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is.   We’ve followed his career, spent entirely in Pittsburgh, thus far.  We know all about the…

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