How does Anthony Muñoz end up helping the Cleveland Browns? The Bengals are overloaded at linebacker and ready to find the right mix.
There comes a time when you have to just scratch your head and wonder how things got to this point. Even in the grand scheme of the universe, the Bengals have to get it right sometimes. But, then again, maybe it’s something that avoids reason. What am I rambling about? If you haven’t heard by now, then you’re not a true blue fan of the Orange and Black. The Big Guy, the legendary Anthony Muñoz is up north helping the Cleveland Browns get over the hump.
How did things get to that point? I’m still wondering that myself. The free agency period basically made scrambled eggs of the Bengals’ O-line. It was in a state of flux before but the departures of two key players probably made Paul Brown shiver. Allowing Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler to leave was pure insanity. Yes, the L.A. Rams paid too much for Whit. But, knowing Mike Brown, they never even got in the same ballpark with offers.
To make matters worse, Muñoz (did I say he was a legend?) is at Cleveland’s OTAs helping Zeitler become awesomer. Okay, that’s not a word. But, my mind is reeling over this development. How can Mikey Boy let things like this happen and not break a sweat? Maybe it’s that infatuation with just embracing mediocrity. Whatever it is, the Bengals franchise needs to get a clue and somehow bring back the talent that got them to Super Bowls. Yes, those players can be mentors and coaches. Geez.
Muñoz rant over…feeling better…Hulk no mad anymore. Wait. Did I say Muñoz was in Cleveland with Hue Jackson? Sigh.
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If you don’t understand defense, just stay out of the kitchen. Evidently, the Bengals are trying to get their kitchen in order. Vontaze Burfict had a healthy offseason and is ready for action. But, that hasn’t stopped the Bengals from getting an overload of linebackers to…back the line (rimshot)
Going into OTAs and shortly thereafter into camp, Cincinnati has depth at the LB position that is probably unmatched. Nick Vigil, Vincent Rey and Kevin Minter are sure bets to see action. But, there’s also the human wrecking ball named Carl Lawson and Bills pickup Bryson Albright. Hardy Nickerson is a brainiac for plays like Burfict.
So, where does that leave guys like P.J. Dawson? Yeah, remember him? He’s shown spurts of the talent that landed him in Stripes but hasn’t been consistent.
If the Bengals are looking to build a defense that features monsters behind the D-line, this could be the year it happens.