Archive for Bengals Feature
Jan
1

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

And again we wait. If the true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week…with the Bengals’ win in Sunday’s finale, we’re in an all-too-familiar position. Once again…we wait to see. Read Greg Hoard in the latest inside feature.

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Dec
25

Happy Holiday: Hoard…The Bengals Need a Man Like Their Founder

It came down to a fourth-and-four with a 1:25 left against the leagues best defense minus J.J. Watt. They got that and more, setting up a 43-yard field goal attempt by Randy Bullock. He missed it, wide right! Coal in your stocking (again) from the Bengals…on Christmas Day!

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Dec
11

Hoard: Bengals Down Browns; Still Dreaming Playoffs

Ever wonder why Hue Jackson left to coach the Browns? Perhaps in his two tours of duty he never found the answer to the Bengals’ most vital deficiency. Why can’t they play good football when it really counts? Read more on Sunday’s win over the Browns in today’s inside feature from Greg Hoard.

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Dec
4

Hoard: Bengals Back on Track, But It’s a Short Track

But the greater question, the more pressing question is…how does a team play so modestly for over a month, and then come out and play as well as they did on Sunday. Welcome back on board the Bengals’ bandwagon.

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Nov
28

Hoard: Bengals Undone By ‘The Golden Toe'; Time To Kick Lewis To The Curb

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has had his run. He rescued this team from police blotters and show dogs on the sidelines, from the days when the Bengals players got more ink for illegal activity than they did on the sports wires. But now…..!

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Nov
20

Injuries, Missed Kicks, No Offense: Bengals Awful In Loss To Bills

When There Is Nothing Dependable…They could not have played worse, or with worse karma. Their broadcast voice called the offense “putrid”. That sums up the Bengals’ loss to the Bills. Read today’s Press Pros inside feature.,

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Nov
15

Hoard: The Bengals? It’s Time For Someone To Blow-Up

Going Nowhere….The Bengals lose again, and the business model is to never show a crack in the armor. But when the armor is obviously disassembling wouldn’t it be refreshing for a respected someone (while they have one) to speak up…as if they cared? Greg Hoard writes in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
30

Hoard: Bengals “Tied” To Mediocrity

Discipline Under Fire?…The Bengals started bad, finished worse, and played well enough in between to win. You can guess the rest. Penalties and missed opportunities…the same old story. Halfway through the season they’ve yet to beat a team with a winning record. More from Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Oct
16

Greg Hoard: Have The Bengals Reached The Point of Irrelevance?

“D” for desperate! There’s a fix that needs to be made. But will it happen. The Brown family is loyal to a fault and forgiving to a flaw. In the meantime there’s a feeling that the season is lost…and it’s only six weeks old! Read Greg Hoard’s summation of the latest Bengals loss in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
9

Bengals Outclassed…Why It’s Hard To Watch!

Painful to watch! Ezekiel Elliot ran all over them, and another rookie, Zach Prescott, pitched a flawless game at quarterback. The two best rookies in the league single-handedly beat the Cincinnati Bengals.
Read more in the latest inside feature, sponsored by Keyhole Pizza, in Newport.

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Sep
30

Hoard: Bengals Get Even, Handle A ‘Fishy’ Miami Team

Four games into the season, the Bengals are 2-2, with more questions than answers. They have time and room to grow. But the question stands. How much can they grow and how quickly?

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Sep
25

Hoard: Bengals Fail to Adapt, Fall to The Broncos

He ‘Should’ Be Concerned…If Marvin Lewis looks upset, consider: A rookie quarterback came to Paul Brown Stadium Sunday, threw for four touchdowns in his first-ever road game, and made the Bengals look inept in the second half. Read more about the game from Greg Hoard in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
18

Hoard: It’s True…The Steelers Have The Bengals Number

That Same Ol’ Tune….The truth is the Bengals are not as good as the Steelers. They know how to push their buttons, and to make matters worse – they don’t even have to be nasty about it. Read more on the Bengals’ misery in the rain at Pittsburgh. Greg Hoard tells the story in today’s inside feature.

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Sep
11

Hoard: Is There Something Different About These Bengals?

Red-Hot Rifle…Andy Dalton had one of his best statistical days, and the Bengals showed they could overcome adversity and an emotional road environment in New York. A thrilling opening day win over the Jets is the subject of Monday’s Press Pros inside feature from Greg Hoard.

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Jan
10

Hoard: A Sad Ending, A Familiar Tale, Bengals Implode In Playoff Game…

Marvin, You Have A Problem…It was a loss that will linger and may – just may – return the Bengals to the laughing stock status of the past, back when they were primarily known for poor judgment. Read commentary from Greg Hoard on the Bengals’ stunning playoff loss in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
3

Hoard: Bengals Eye Playoffs and Steelers, Close Out With Win Over Ravens

Uh, Marvin!…No need remind them that the Bengals have lost seven straight playoff games going back to 1990. Now, the chance to change that is right there in front of them. They finished with a flourish and a win over Baltimore. Now, the playoffs await…and Pittsburgh. Greg Hoard, in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
29

Hoard: Bengals Blow Big Chance In Denver…

Where Did The Offense Go, Hue?…The Bengals squandered first half momentum and a 14-0 lead Monday night to lose to the Broncos in overtime. How did they do it? No offense in the second half. Read Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature. (Press Pros File Photos)

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Dec
21

Hoard: Bengals Knock-Off Niners, Clinch Playoff Berth, But…

They did it with a back-up quarterback (A.J. McCarron) and the nicks, knocks, bruises, soreness and stiffness that comes with 15 weeks working in the NFL. But they did it – the Bengals clinched the playoffs for the fifth straight year. Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
13

Hoard: Steelers Stun Bengals, Dalton Out For Now

Not only did the Bengals lose a shot at clinching the AFC North title, Andy Dalton is out for now…Worse yet, the Steelers still know how to tame these cats. Read about it from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
6

Hoard: Bengals Embarrass Browns, Now 10-2

While all signs indicate the Bengals have finally found their way, the Browns seem lost in the wilderness and condemned to a uniform befitting their blundering ways. Though they did do one thing correctly in an otherwise dreadful performance. Read about it from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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