There are plenty of reasons why Bengals fans—and NFL fans in general—love Geno Atkins. This is simply another thing to add to the list.
Meet Henry, Geno's pet turtle. And to think, one of the league's most feared defenders comes home to this little guy every day.
(Photo courtesy of Geno's Instagram account.)
The Bengals received widespread praise over the course of this past weekend regarding the team's selections in the 2013 NFL Draft. And while we’ll still need a few years before we can determine if that praise was made in good judgment, the organization has clearly made marked improvement in the past handful of drafts when it comes to recognizing and selecting talent. However, the recent stretch of strong picks isn’t the only draft-related accomplishment worthy of applause.
On this date back in 1980, the Cincinnati Bengals selected offensive lineman Anthony Muñoz with the third overall pick. The Southern California product played 13 seasons in stripes, finishing his career as unquestionably the best player in franchise history, as well as an easy argument for the best offensive tackle the game has ever seen. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.
Quick story: years ago, as a youngster, I ...
When the Bengals finally nailed down a contract with former Steelers linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison late last week, I began exchanging emails with my fellow Bobcat grad and Bengals Blog compatriot, Adam Flango. A video producer for CBS Sports, Flango is a die-hard Steelers fan. Being a hard-core Bengals fan myself, we both deemed ourselves intelligent enough to discuss our thoughts on the Harrison signing. Whether we were ultimately correct in assuming this is an entirely separate matter.
Justin: I'm in favor of this signing for the Bengals, though not necessarily for any statistical reasons. Harrison has had injury issues in recent years, he's switching from a rush end in a 3-4 base to an outside spot in a 4-3, and unless the Bengals plan to use him in the nickel package, he'll probably only play 20-30 snaps a game. BUT, this is exactly the ...
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