Who Dey Dish: Free agency is quickly approaching, and many people believe the Bengals need to make some moves to contend for a potential Super Bowl.
Rummaging through the internet to bring you latest news about the Cincinnati Bengals so that you don’t have to do it – this is your Who Dey Dish for Thursday, February 18.
"Cincinnati has benefited from one of the most consistent, level headed owners in football. Keeping Marvin Lewis on the staff, showing confidence in Andy Dalton and electing to draft and develop were all things many fans opposed. Fans have been clamoring for Lewis to get canned for years, booed Dalton and begged for AJ McCarron to get the starting nod. They’ve also wanted to see the Bengals make big splashes in free agency over the years. And while normally, I’d disagree, citing the Bengals wouldn’t be a perennial playoff contender without the ownership’s stability and level headedness, something needs to change. Lewis isn’t the problem, ownership isn’t the problem, and Dalton isn’t the problem. In fact, it’s hard to find a problem in what Cincinnati is doing. So what changes need to be made?"
"For better or for worse, the Cincinnati Bengals couldn’t escape controversy in 2015. Andy Dalton became the centerfold of attention in the 2015 offseason, as Bengals fans booed him at the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Later, as Dalton emerged as a potential MVP candidate, Cincinnati fans quickly stopped calling for AJ McCarron to become the starter and embraced Dalton as the Bengals’ team leader."
"Much like Mike Mayock’s offensive line rankings, there are plenty of players in his top rated defensive tackles, ends and linebackers who the Bengalscould be looking come draft day. Along with the offensive line, we’ve already looked at running back and wide receiver prospects, as well as quarterback and tight end prospects. At most of those positions, the Bengals seem pretty solid. But, there’s still a couple of positions like wide receiver and center that could be intriguing for the Bengals early in the draft."
"Known as one of the most versatile defensive players in the draft. Shaq Lawson could help the Bengals in their well know defensive line rotation in year one. Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap helped lead the Bengals defense to one of it’s most dominant years, but another solid pass rusher could solidify this defense as one of the top in the NFL. Lawson’s 25.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks, as well as a few years to learn under the most dominate pass rushing games could be icing on the cake before taking over the starting role when Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap both reach the end of their contracts."
"After a disappointing and controversial ending to the 2015 season, it is time for Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis to decide which route they would like to travel when resigning free agents, who to draft, and if they will be a player come free agency. With the way the season ended, I think it is evident that the culture needs some minor tweaks to ensure nothing as embarrassing as the ending of the AFC Wild Card game happens again. Here are three essential moves the Bengals will need to make to stay atop the AFC North come the 2016 season."