Tommy and I recorded an Eagles-Bengals preview show. We also talked about Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer as potential head coaching candidates. For some reason the show stopped recording early, so it’s a two-parter:
Busy day for me today. Apologies for the short post. I’m heading down to the game soon, and should have more tonight or tomorrow. We’ll also start in on the Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins previews tomorrow and Saturday.
For the sake of picking all the games, I think you can pretty much count on me picking against the Eagles the rest of the way. Let’s go with Bengals 27-20. I’ve actually written quite a bit about the Bengals this year:
- Here’s a breakdown of their offensive line, and more specifically, RT Andre Smith and RG Kevin Zeitler. Big test for Brandon Graham against the run blocking right side of the Bengals’ OL tonight.
- Here’s a Geno Atkins breakdown, and some more Bengals OL. Atkins will be the best interior defensive lineman the Eagles face this year. The Bengals lead the NFL in sacks, with 42.
- On 97.5 FM the Fanatic on Tuesday, I heard good ol’ Hyperbole Baldinger call A.J. Green the fastest wide receiver in the game. A.J. Green is awesome, but he’s far from the fastest wide receiver in the game. Not even close. He ran a 4.5 40 at the 2011 Combine. 11 WRs in 2011 alone had better times. 14 wide receivers had better times in 2012. Green has great speed… for his size (6’4, 210-ish). He also has excellent hands, he’s strong, athletic, makes tough catches in traffic, and runs great routes for a player so young. Clearly their best offensive player. But a couple dozen receivers around the league would smoke him in a footrace.
If you have any Bengals questions for me, fire away in the comment section. I’ve actually seen a ton of them this season… like almost every game. It’s almost kind of odd how much I’ve seen of this team, and I’m annoyed I don’t have more time to write about them today, as this otherwise useless knowledge will go to waste.