Ok..so I guess it’s wait and see time..

The rookie mini-camp is this coming weekend. We’ll get our first dose of how these guys look and what kind of ethic and attitude they’ll have.

As for the draft grading, I’ll stick by my grade of D. I’m going to let these guys prove me wrong, which I’ll gladly admit if so. But, as of this morning, I’m not the only one to say the Bengals drafted poorly, just the first one to say it. The Yahoo Insiders give the Bengals a D-  and ESPN gave the Bengals the #1 Losers spot in the draft.

I’m thinking it can’t be all bad. I mean, no one knew TJ Housmandzadeh coming out of Oregon except as the teammate of Chad Johnson in college, and now look at him. So I will leave the door open some that we could all be wrong. I think 2 or 3 will have immediate playing time, 2 or 3 more on s

Topics: Bengals, Carson Palmer, Chad Johnson, Cincinnati, Mini-camp, NFL Draft, Philip Rivers, Rookies

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  • http://www.melbayshop.com domandjen1976 Dominic Gross

    Is it mandatory for all rookies to be there?  If not, who is not going to be at the mini-camp?  I just want to see us sign these guys and not have any holdouts and also to see what kind of dedication they have.  That is key to rebuilding the team unity!

  • IgnatiusJReilly

    I’m more of the C+/B– trending upwards, view, with the caveat that you can’t really judge a draft for three years or so.  On the surface, though,  I think we did pretty well.  I think the rookie mini-camp is mandatory.  Heck, these guys really want to get out there and show off.  It’s more like orientation, contracts don’t necessarily figure into it yet.

  • http://www.melbayshop.com domandjen1976 Dominic gross

    Well, I can’t wait to see these guys show off, we indeed got some athletes in the draft!

  • IgnatiusJReilly

    I saw some footage last night on the local news of Bubba Caldwell making a nice one handed grab and Jerome Simpson drawing in passes from Jordan Palmer like he had a personal gravitation field.

  • IgnatiusJReilly

    Now, according to sources inside the rookie camp, it looks like Anthony Collins, the supposedly raw offensive tackle from Kansas may even have been a bigger steal than Bubba Caldwell and that the 26 year-old wideout from Idaho State, Clyde Logan- he served four years in the Marines- is catching everything thrown his way and turning heads as well. The staff now thinks Collins could play either right or left tackle and much sooner than they initially thought. Of course, O-Line homer- and Big 12 foooball broadcaster, Dave Lapham, like Collins quite a bit. I think he makes Dave feel dainty.  ;)

  • http://www.melbayshop.com domandjen1976 Dominic Gross

    HA!  Reilly would you stop using the word dainty!  Man, I feel like I am on Oprah’s blog!  Just kidding man!  Yea, word is that Collins is a beast!  And I love Sims attitude thus far and again I wish and hope the big dude from Fresno stays out of trouble!!  Maybe, he can stay at Marvin’s house and have a curfew and be grounded!  Maybe the NFL should implement troubled players to their coaches houses and put one of those electronic house collars on them like juvies get!  Maybe the Bengals could actually keep half their players!!

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