Who Dey Dish: Bengals’ Winning Culture


Rummaging through the internet to bring you latest news about the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL so that you don’t have to do it – this is your Who Dey Dish for Sunday, November 15.

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Texans at Bengals Preview (Cincinnati Bengals)

"»» The Bengals try to set the franchise record of most consecutive regular-season wins at nine. They’ve tied the record of eight straight set by the 1970-71 Bengals.»» According to STATS, the Bengals are trying to become the 29th team in history to go 9-0, the 10th this century, and the first since the 2013 Chiefs.»» The last time the Texans ventured to PBS, rookie QB T.J. Yates beat the Bengals in his first NFL start on Dec. 11, 2011 in an ex-Bengals nightmare. Yates found former Bengals WR Kevin Walter on a six-yard TD pass with two seconds left and ex-Bengal Neil Rackers kicked the extra point to give Cincinnati a 20-19 loss."

Helping the Bengals roll on the river (Cincinnati Bengals)

"How Melissa Whitworth kept the Bengals undefeated tells you a good deal about how her husband emerged as one of the best leaders anyone has met anywhere in football and offers an insight into what helps keep it all rolling on the river.“I was always a singer. I never danced. Never,’ she is saying during a rare break in her week. “Andrew is a really good dancer. I always said he would win if he got in this because he’s so light on his feet and has good rhythm. I’m the opposite of that.”But with her Tina Turner legs (real) and Tina Turner wig (fake) and a Miss Louisiana determination, Melissa Clark Whitworth again amazed her friends last week and won the “Dancing With Our Hearts,” celebrity dance competition for charity. In a Cincinnati knockoff of “Dancing With The Stars,” held at the tony Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati she raised nearly $3,000 for the Marvin Lewis Community Fund."

Doc: Bengals create winning culture (Cincinnati Enquirer)

"Now that the national scribers and shriekers have discovered there is a Cincinnati – it’s in southwest Ohio, in a region of the United States known to its inhabitants as the Midwest – and that the Bengalsare indeed a member of the National Football League, we’re starting to see all kinds of interesting commentary regarding the team’s success. The nationals are praising a “culture” centered around “continuity” and “stability.” They’re also paying mega-respect to Andy Dalton’s hairdo. Fear The Ginger, friends.Fact is, the Bengals have been stable for the last quarter century, at least. They’ve never lacked for continuity. After one 3-13 season in the 1990s, the only guy who got fired was the special teams coach. Stability and continuity are virtuous when partnered with success. If the Lost Decade Bengals had been any more stable and continuous, fans would have openly rioted in the streets."

Gameday style at fabric of Bengals’ business (Cincinnati Enquirer)

"The motto that looking good means playing good permeates a Bengals locker room which embraces fashion statements on game days and epitomizes the new look of the big business NFL.Before the season started, George Iloka already had the majority of the season planned out. Wallace Gilberry knows the specifics of every road game through Week 16 in Denver.Dre Kirkpatrick prefers to work exactly one week in advance.No, these aren’t plans for coverages and audibles, run fits and scouting reports. Not even which family and friends need tickets.These are the detailed outlines for their game day fashion."

After Paris attacks, Bengals security tightens (Cincinnati Enquirer)

"In the wake of terror attacks in Paris, local law-enforcement officials have opened the Regional Operation Center in South Fairmount, where all local authorities are coordinating efforts.It will stay open at least through the Monday Night Football game when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Houston Texans. Fans should expect increased security, although there are no known threats, NFL officials said Saturday."


NFL plans moment of silence for victims of Paris attacks (Pro Football Talk)

"With the NFL returning to action two days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the league office has asked the teams hosting games this weekend to hold a pre-game moment of silence prior to kickoff.Via NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, Commissioner Roger Goodell has made the request that teams acknowledge the victims of the attacks and their families.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy notes that the moment of silence will be held before the National Anthem at each game."

Which NFL team will move to L.A.? Answer draws near (San Diego Union-Tribune)

"“Football is a sport, but the NFL is very much a business. Last week delivered a major development in the high-stakes campaign to move one or more teams to the Los Angeles market, the nation’s second-largest.Many details are secret, and nobody knows how or when the league’s 32 owners will decide the matter.But that’s never stopped us before. Here is a look at the state of play, based on my reporting and, frankly, more than a few educated guesses.”-Dan McSwain"

Kyle Long: Bears will make a playoff run in 2015 (NFL)

"Bears tackle Kyle Long knows the Bears are 3-5 again this season, but perhaps they’re a better 3-5 than they were a year ago.Why else would he talk so confidently about the playoffs?“We’re going to make a run at the playoffs,” Long told CSNChicago.com. “And if anybody doesn’t think that, then get the (expletive) outta here.”"