The Bengals are definitely the team to cheer for. The history id varied and deep. Offensive lineman Cameron Lee is now part of the Stripes.
It comes as no surprise. When Cincinnati Bengals fans are put to the test, it can get dicey. There are always going to be those who detest Andy Dalton and adore AJ McCarron. Looking at the secondary, Adam Jones will be the villain and Darqueze Dennard will be the underachiever. But, one thing stands clear (beer after beer…had to drop that), true fans of the Orange and Black stay faithful.
Why do Bengals fans remain faithful through the heartbreaks that never seem to end? Pssh. Because it’s the Bengals. With all that has transpired over the course of 50 years, real fans have endured the insanity and kept a level head. They keep the faith and hope they’ll see another Super Bowl berth in their lifetime.
If you don’t have the memories to help you develop a relationship with the Bengals, NFL.com explains why you should. From Cris Collinsworth to the newest addition, John Ross, the reasons are laid out. But, if you’re already a believer, the Stripes can do no wrong in your book.
There’s so much history tied to the franchise, it’s hard to understand why anyone would be against the Bengals. The West Coast offense, Bill Walsh being passed over for Bill “Tiger” Johnson, the innovations of Bruce Coslet and Sam Wyche.
For fans that have been with the team for years, it’s confusing to see a lack of support from local football lovers. How can a Cincinnati sports fanatic cheer for another team? Oh, wait. The Bengals haven’t won a Super Bowl. Now’s the time to get onboard and pledge your support. The time is near.
Losing Faith Already?
With weeks left before the start of training camp, the Bengals decided to make another move. On Tuesday, Cincinnati signed Cameron Lee from Illinois State. The undrafted free agent played in all 25 games during his last two years. In all, the 6-foot-6, 320 pound Lee appeared in 39 games.
Lee is the kind of offensive lineman Cincy adores. He’s athletic and versatile. Per SB Nation, He was a football walk-on and won the job his junior year. He played at tackle and guard during his stint at Illinois.
Andre Smith has been tagged as the heir apparent to the spot vacated by Kevin Zeitler. But, there’s nothing wrong with a little competition. Smith was impressive at OTAs and minicamp. Yet, this could be a move to ensure depth at the position. The Vikings parted ways with Andre after he suffered a season-ending triceps injury and needed surgery. He’s been prone to foot injuries.
Say what you will about Smith. But, he has been part of some wicked run blocking. His pass protection may not be on the same level as Andrew Whitworth and Zeitler but he was part of Bengals units that ranked in the top 10.
Lee’s signing could be Cincy’s attempt to give Big Dre a kick in the butt. Maybe it’s just that…a signing.