Although the Bengals have some major character flaws on defense, Vincent Rey is not one of those characters. In fact, he is just the type of man the Bengals should be building the team around.
Vincent Rey: True Team Leader
Vincent Rey has a total of 371 tackles with 6 sacks in his career and was a team beast in 2014 with 121 tackles that year alone. This season, he has 1 interception to go along with 64 tackles so far this year. Rey has in no way been a reason this years Bengal defense has been so lackluster.
Obviously, many things go into what makes a defense tick and any team would love to have a player like Vincent Rey on the field as much as possible. In the same way, any NFL team would love to have a player like Rey in their locker room. Instead of keeping lunatic’s like Adam Jones or Vontaze Burfict, this team should be looking to replace them with more men like Vincent Rey.
The Cincinnati Bengals have nominated Vincent Rey for the NFL Walter Peyton Man of the Year Award two years in a row. As a dedicated tutor to students in the off-season, Rey has shown the type of character the Bengals should be building around. Even during days off in-season, he visits local schools through the Envision Children extended-day tutoring program.
Rey also serves on the board for Envision Children and is an advocate for childhood education programs in the community. Many NFL players have foundations that double as tax-shelters.