If last night was any indication of how the Bengals defense is going to perform in 2012, Marvin Lewis needs to seriously consider bringing in some outside help. There are several quality players at the Bengals biggest position of needs at linebacker and cornerback. I wouldn’t rule out bringing in another safety either after backup George Iloka went down with an injury last night, and Taylor Mays was essentially benched after picking up another personal foul and the staff may finally think he’s too much of a liability to get starter snaps. Here are some players the Bengals may look at:
Aaron Berry (suspended first three regular season games)
Kelly Jennings (played with Bengals last year)
Roddrick Muckelroy (played with Bengals last year)
Darryl Blackstock (played with Bengals in 2008)
Chris Crocker (played with Bengals last year)
Personally, I’m in favor of bringing back Muck. He played well this preseason, knows the system, and still has room to grow. And he’ll be one of the cheapest options as well, and Mikey boy loves the diamonds in the rough that cost as much as fake pawn shop jewelry.