Farewell and thank you, Andy Dalton

As Carson Palmer’s protracted and acrimonious uncoupling from the Bengals continued painfully throughout the 2011 offseason, it was clear that the Bengals needed a new quarterback fast. Instead of signing a veteran free agent, the club selected Andy Dalton in the second round of the NFL Draft.

They had already selected wide receiver AJ Green with the fourth overall pick, and for almost a decade the pair became the faces of the franchise and one of the most successful quarterback-wide receiver partnerships in NFL history. Now that on-field partnership has been broken, and it’s time to say goodbye to 14.

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Opinion: Earning Their Stripes

A mid season review of the so far undefeated Bengals and thoughts on where the team may end up this season.

Firstly Who Dey! everybody. I trust after an 8-0 start to the season that each and everyone of you is doing just fine, we are in unchartered waters now and every win is a history-making win and that feels very nice indeed. I would like to thank the team here at Bengals UK for giving me the chance to contribute and give my opinion on our favourite team.  I look forward to talking Bengals and NFL with you guys, and you can find me on Twitter @whodey_Robbie if you would like to follow me to talk more about this great team. In my first article I will cast a glance back over the opening half of the regular season and give some thoughts of where we are and where we might be heading. Continue reading “Opinion: Earning Their Stripes”

Bengals v Ravens: What they’re saying about the 3-0 Bengals

Bengals fans are happy tigers this morning after a fine but topsy-turvy, win in Baltimore yesterday. It’s a sign of where the Bengals are as a team that many of us expected them to win, but the Ravens were 0-2 and already fighting to keep their season alive so it was always going to be tough. But thanks to career days from Andy Dalton and AJ Green, an outstanding first half and some stout defense, the Bengals marched down the field late in the fourth quarter, like a knife through butter, to reclaim a lead they had lost only minutes before. It was another rollercoaster with plenty of mistakes and heart-stopping moments, but another great win, with Dalton in particular showing extremely large cajones and poise down the stretch. Here’s what the media are saying this morning… Continue reading “Bengals v Ravens: What they’re saying about the 3-0 Bengals”

Bengals v Chargers: What they’re saying about the 2-0 Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals surged to two wins out of two on Sunday afternoon, thanks to three touchdown passes from Andy Dalton, a resurgent Giovanni Bernard and a defensive line – led by Geno Atkins, already playing at a Pro Bowl level – that put Philip Rivers under pressure all game. Add to that a fine performance by the offensive line (no sacks allowed for the second game in a row) and another TD catch by tight end Tyler Eifert, and the Bengals notched up win number two. But it wasn’t all plain sailing. Jeremy Hill fumbled twice and it took an interception by linebacker Vinny Rey with a minute to go to finally snuff out a dogged Chargers team. But what did the media think about the game? Continue reading “Bengals v Chargers: What they’re saying about the 2-0 Bengals”