VA
  • TGT on YouTube
  • About TGT
  • The TGT Team
  • How TGT rates
  • Responsible Gambling Advice
  • Contact Our Team
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
Billboard Left
Billboard Left
The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Grading the Cincinnati Bengals Off-Season So Far

Grading the Cincinnati Bengals Off-Season So Far

Bengals off-season grade?
Publish Date: 04/10/2018
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

 

The Cincinnati Bengals have no doubt lost the past two seasons in free agency, but this year has been different and today we will take a look at how it has been different.

Biggest additions

Russell Bodine is gone – We will call this addition by subtraction, as Bodine was the worst center in the NFL and somehow the Buffalo Bills went out and took him off the Bengals’ hands. Maybe they were just thanking the Bengals for getting them to the playoffs last year. The one thing I can be sure of is that if Bodine is the starting center for the Bills in the upcoming season, the Bills will not make the playoffs in 2018.

Paul Alexander is gone – Once again addition by subtraction. Alexander has been given multiple offensive linemen to develop in his tenure with the Bengals and in the last decade, he has failed miserably.

Preston Brown, LB, Bills – Brown is a local guy who had been a tackle accumulating machine for the Buffalo Bills and the Bengals, outside of Vontaze Burfict, have been weak at linebacker. Brown and Burfict together should be a deadly combination for the Bengals.

Cordy Glenn, OT, Buffalo Bills – Glenn was hurt last season, but when he is healthy he has proven to be an above-average tackle in the NFL. Let’s face it, he has to be better than Cedric Ogbuehi, who has been a complete bust for the Bengals.

Chris Baker, DT – Baker is a run-stuffing tackle who will come out in passing situations.

Re-signed Kevin Huber, Punter – I am okay with this as Huber is an above-average punter.

A.J. McCarron is gone – Once again addition by subtraction. A.J. was 2-3 in his 5 games as a starter at the end of the 2015 season, including a playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers where the Bengals were shutout for the first three-quarters of the game. McCarron will never prove to be anything other than an average backup quarterback.

Jeremy Hill, RB – Hill had some great seasons in Cincinnati but every time I see him I think about that fumble!

Tyler Eifert re-signed – Eifert is a great talent who is always hurt. I like the signing because not much is at risk for the Bengals with just a one year contract that is incentive laden.

Overall

The Bengals did more than normal in free agency and it seems they let the right guys walk this off-season. I would have liked to have seen a wide receiver added but hopefully, that means that they plan on utilizing Jon Ross. Overall I think they are a good draft from becoming a contender again in the 2018 season. Since I am a Bengals fan though I will not hold my breath for that.

Overall grade-B

Billboard Left
Billboard Left
Read Also
The Greatest College Basketball Team of All Time
Rating the greatest college basketball teams ever has been done many times ...
Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran y AIDS (1972-89)
Many of us dream of celebrity sports fame, but only cruel individuals ...
SI Sportsbook Promo
Elmer Ray: The Humble Man of Hastings
"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for ...
Grading every NFL team’s picks from the 2021 NFL Draft
Quickly, click away if you’re going to get upset by reading draft ...
Daniel K’s NFL Mock Draft 3.0
1)Jacksonville Trevor Lawrence QB Clemson We knew who it was going to ...
Top 100 remaining 2021 NFL free agents after Day 1
This is the most up-to-date list of available NFL free agents following ...
Ranking the top 200 players in the NFL ahead of the 2021 season
This list isn’t based solely on performances from the 2020 NFL season. ...
Top 100 NFL free agents entering the 2021 offseason
Below is a list of the top 100 free agents available this ...
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Latest News
AFC Championship Bengals vs Chiefs Odds, Tips and Predictions 01/29/23
📅 Date: Sunday, January, 29 🕚 Game Time: ...
NFC Championship 49ers vs Eagles Odds, Tips and Predictions 01/29/23
📅 Date: Sunday, January, 29 🕚 Game Time: ...
Ty’s Take: Bengals vs Chiefs AFC Championship
After starting the season 0-2, many people wrote ...
Our Latest YouTube Videos
Video: AFC 🏈Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
AFC Championship Game Preview: Bengals vs Chiefs
Video: NFC🏈 Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
NFC Championship Game Preview: 49ers vs Eagles
Video: Bengals🏈 Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Bengals Weekly Show W/Joe Kelly: Bengals vs Chiefs Preview
Betting Tips
Sportsbook of the month
SI Sportsbook - Get your Free Bet now! Get your Free Bet now!
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Bonuses
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
97/100
DraftKings
DraftKings
DraftKings Review
96/100
FanDuel
FanDuel
FanDuel Review
94/100
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
94/100
BetMGM
BetMGM
BetMGM Review
93/100
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Bonus
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
9.7/10
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
DraftKings
DraftKings Bonus
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.6/10
FanDuel
FanDuel Bonus
Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets
T&Cs apply
9.4/10
BetMGM
BetMGM Bonus
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
9.3/10
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Bonus
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
9.2/10
Our Team
Mike GoodpasterAuthor IconJosh SchwartzSamuel TeetsMark Lewis
+8
Mike Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster
Chief Editor
Author Icon
Christopher Carlson
Content Writer
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Samuel Teets
Samuel Teets
US Sports Veteran
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Simon Briffa
Simon Briffa
Sports Editor
Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Editor
Author Icon
Malik Zorrok
Author
Author Icon
Daniel Kornhauser
Author
John Raspanti
John Raspanti
Author
Author Icon
Buddy Gibbs
Author
Brian Coburn
Brian Coburn
Author
Peter Bonahoom
Peter Bonahoom
Author
Find out what the legends have to say about sports this week....

If you enjoy hearing from the legends of pro sports, then be sure to tune into “The Grueling Truth” sports shows, “Where the legends speak”

Contact us: [email protected]

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Social casino loved by Drake!
  • Play Plinko, Hilo, Crash and more!
  • Get Stake Cash bonuses every day!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site