10:41 PM EST, Sun January 17, 2021
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OPEN THREAD: Sunday Divisional Round playoff games

OPEN THREAD: Sunday Divisional Round playoff games

Mahomes - Mayfield highlights today’s action. The NFL playoffs continue today with Chiefs - Browns and Saints - Buccaneers, so come join the fun in today’s open thread!
13 hours ago
Approval Poll: Was Marion Hobby the right hire as the defensive line coach?

Approval Poll: Was Marion Hobby the right hire as the defensive line coach?

Photo by George Gojkovich/ Hobby will be coming over from Miami, a team that barely missed the playoffs in 2020. The Cincinnati Bengals are remodeling their positional coaches. Bringing in a new wide receiver coach and offensive line coach, they turned their attention this time to the defensive line. This past season, the Bengals were led by Carl Lawson and had to deal with the drama created by Carlos Dunlap. Also having Sam Hubbard and Geno Atkins gives this unit a boost. Without Dunlap and with Lawson entering free agency, this could be a completely different corps...
16 hours ago
Joe Mixon “hooting and hollering” over return of Frank Pollack

Joe Mixon “hooting and hollering” over return of Frank Pollack

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports The fifth-year running back hasn’t been the same since he lost his favorite o-line coach. Now he’s ready to show the world he can live up to his big contract. One thing you have to love about Joe Mixon. He is not afraid to share his opinions. Back in 2019, when Zac Taylor was hired and Frank Pollack was not retained. Mixon came out and expressed his displeasure immediately in the form of a tweet. And when it was announced Pollack was returning, Mixon was... happy, to say the least. Ahhhh!!!! Let’s go!!!! It’s A Great Day To Be...
Jan 16, 2021
OPEN THREAD: Saturday Divisional Round playoff games

OPEN THREAD: Saturday Divisional Round playoff games

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ A fun day of playoff football is on deck. The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs begin today with Packers - Rams and Ravens - Bills, so come chat about them and everything else in today’s open thread.
Jan 16, 2021
Bengals hire Marion Hobby as defensive line coach

Bengals hire Marion Hobby as defensive line coach

Carl Juste/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Hobby brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the Bengals. The Cincinnati Bengals today announced they have hired Marion Hobby as their new defensive line coach. Hobby, 54, has been coaching since 1995. His resume includes stops at several notable college programs, including a six-year stint as Clemson’s co-defensive coordinator, and six years of coaching NFL defensive lines. His most recent gig was being the Miami Dolphins d-line coach for the last two seasons. Hobby and Miami mutually parted ways after the...
Jan 16, 2021
Bengals News (1/16): Retired from retirement

Bengals News (1/16): Retired from retirement

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ Wade Phillips wants back into the NFL, and the Bengals make for an ideal landing spot. Week In Review: Joe Burrow's next steps in his rehab, the return of Frank Pollack and a Hobson's ChoiceJoe Burrow returned to Cincinnati and detailed the next steps in his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery. Burrow also talked about the excitement with Zac Taylor and the offense and how he looks to improve on throwing the deep ball. Wade Phillips still makes perfect sense for the Cincinnati BengalsThe Cincinnati Bengals could use a veteran presence like...
Jan 16, 2021
4 Bengals assistants to coach at virtual Shrine Bowl event

4 Bengals assistants to coach at virtual Shrine Bowl event

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via This year’s East-West Shrine Game has long been cancelled, but the Bengals will at least be represented virtually. The NFL playoffs are in full swing, but college football’s January schedule will look a bit differently. The annual East-West Shrine Bowl was cancelled during the season due to COVID-19. To make up for it, the selected players that would’ve played in the game will participate in virtual training sessions in preparation for the NFL Draft. Per the Shrine Bowl’s Twitter account, four assistant coaches for the...
Jan 16, 2021
Carson Palmer praises Joe Burrow as the right guy to overcome major knee surgery

Carson Palmer praises Joe Burrow as the right guy to overcome major knee surgery

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Carson Palmer sadly knows a thing or two about being a Bengal and having to undergo reconstructive knee surgery. The Cincinnati Bengals fanbase has been through the heartbreak of losing a phenomenal quarterback to an injury before, and while Carson Palmer’s was later in his career, it was similar to 2020 No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow’s injury that crushed the spirit of every fan. Burrow went down against the Washington Football Team in Week 11. It was destined to happen at some point as the Bengals had been allowing Burrow to just get...
Jan 15, 2021
Live Bengals Q & A: Submit your questions!

Live Bengals Q & A: Submit your questions!

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza take the air at 12:45 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon to answer your Bengals questions. Submit yours in a number of ways to be answered on air! We’re back with the first Orange and Black Insider “Listener Questions Live” episode of 2021! We are going to be fielding the burning Bengals questions on your minds, so send them our way to be answered on air! You can submit your questions in a number of ways: Through one of three live chats: below in the comment thread, in the above-embedded video, or on Cincy...
Jan 15, 2021
Bengals News: Chaos is a Ladder

Bengals News: Chaos is a Ladder

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Will the Bengals ascend past the Steelers in 2021? Cracks in Steelers' foundation gives Bengals chance to climb AFCN ladderAs the Pittsburgh Steelers limp into the offseason, their foundational cracks give the Bengals a chance to climb the ladder in the AFC North. NFL free agency: Joe Thuney is the one free agent Bengals must pursuePFF wants to see the Cincinnati Bengals go after Joe Thuney in free agency. Former Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis Waiting for Opportunity With Two Vacancies Filled - Sports Illustrated...
Jan 15, 2021
PFF thinks Bengals need to go after Patriots guard Joe Thuney

PFF thinks Bengals need to go after Patriots guard Joe Thuney

Photo by Mark Brown/ It is a move that many Fans would love to see as well. Everyone knows that the Bengals’ offensive line has to get better this offseason. It was painfully obvious that this past season the protection wasn’t there to keep quarterback Joe Burrow upright. It also was a terrible season rushing the football as well, which only made things harder on a young quarterback. Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus has a simple suggestion to help jumpstart that process for the Bengals this offseason. In a piece where he suggested one free agent for every team, he...
Jan 15, 2021
Bengals’ athletic trainer has confidence in Joe Burrow’s recovery

Bengals’ athletic trainer has confidence in Joe Burrow’s recovery

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Paul Sparling has seen several other Bengals come back from ACL injuries during his time with the Bengals. If they can do it, so can Burrow. Say what you want about the Bengals’ injury history, they know how to recuperate players with surgically repaired ACLs. Joe Burrow is back in Cincinnati and set to take on several more months of rehabbing with his left knee at about “15%” according to the Bengals’ franchise quarterback. Here to help him recover as quickly and effectively as possible is the team’s head athletic trainer Paul...
Jan 14, 2021
PFWA honors Jessie Bates and Giovani Bernard

PFWA honors Jessie Bates and Giovani Bernard

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Well-deserved honors for two of the Bengals’ leaders. The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America have named Jessie Bates III as the Bengals’ 2020 MVP, while Giovani Bernard was the organization’s annual “Good Guy” award. This marks the first MVP for Bates, in his third season out of Wake Forest. Bates finished as the top graded safety in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus, and led their stats in total interceptions plus passes defensed. “Bates was a runaway winner, putting together one of...
Jan 14, 2021
Bengals News (1/14): Talking special teams

Bengals News (1/14): Talking special teams

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Darrin Simmons shares some thoughts on the Bengals and their special teams as the team heads towards the offseason. Old School Scribe Podcast | Dave Lapham's look at the 1981 Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl seasonOne of those landmarks stands as the right guard for the Bengals greatest team ever, their first Super Bowl team. And the only way to begin celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1981's highly-ranked juggernaut of the NFL's No. 2 offense and No. 12 defense is to have Lapham kick it all off in the first Old School Scribe...
Jan 14, 2021
PFF still projects Joe Burrow as better QB over Justin Herbert

PFF still projects Joe Burrow as better QB over Justin Herbert

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Volume stats are overrated anyways. Three quarterbacks were taken in the first six picks of the 2020 NFL Draft, and all three of them had very unique rookie seasons. For the Bengals, first-overall pick Joe Burrow showed why he was hyped up as the most pro-ready passer in years, but a season-ending knee injury in Week 11 put a damper on his year. Nevertheless, he displayed flashes of brilliance as the only Week 1 starter between him, Tua Tagovailoa of the Dolphins, and Justin Herbert of the Chargers. Tagovailoa’s first year in Miami left a...