Cincinnati Bengals

    Speaking of which…

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    (attempts to sound excited) With a wealth of prospective free agent information having been added to most draftnik websites and a smattering of mock drafts popping up, it appears the NFL offseason is officially in full swing.  Lots of formerly locked-down (in some cases legendary) players are suddenly without teams, so determining their direction right…

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    Speaking of which…

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    It’s the postseason!!!  Yay!!! Why aren’t you celebrating?  Oh, right.  There’s no meaningful football being played. With all apologies to the XFL, American football will always be associated with the NFL and will remain embedded as such in the minds of every fan who appreciates the game being played at its highest level.  Although these…

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    Broken! A Steelers Postmortem

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    I didn’t choose the term “broken” lightly. To be sure, the 8-8 Steelers suffered their share of injuries during the 2019 season; none more consequential than the Week 1 loss of starting QB Ben Roethlisberger for the season, courtesy of a torn elbow on his throwing arm.  Ben’s normally prodigious elbow single-handedly deprived the Steelers…

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    Befuddled! A Bengals Postmortem

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    The Bengals are back, baby. No, not the Carson Palmer or Andy Dalton-led Bengals, which both managed a playoff appearance every other year and an occasional AFCN title.  No, we’re referring to the illustrious David Klingler or Akili Smith eras, which featured a bizarre willingness of the front office to embrace and stand by mediocre…

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    Dismayed! A Browns Postmortem

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    Schizophrenia, thy name is the Cleveland Browns. Seriously, the emotional toll the 6-10 Browns must inflict on their fans has to be wearying.  Granted, the Cleveland fanbase has had little to cheer for football-wise for nearly a generation, and the Browns’ 2018 finish lifted expectations to unsustainable levels.  The 2019 version of the Browns remains…

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