Thursday mailbag: post NFL meetings

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 22: Michael Johnson
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 22: Michael Johnson /
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With all of the change in the Cincinnati Bengals organization, there are still plenty of questions on what to expect in 2018.

There is still plenty to talk about after the free agency frenzy and NFL meetings. The Cincinnati Bengals are looking at numerous changes whether that be coaches, players, and schemes for the 2018 season. Head coach Marvin Lewis addressed the media on all of these topics in Orlando, Florida this week giving us an idea of his thoughts on what needs to happen to get the Bengals back into the playoffs.

According to Lewis, there will be some changes in schemes on both sides of the football in 2018. The biggest coaching change in the Lewis era and the uncharacteristic aggressiveness of the Bengals in free agency should bring some optimism for change this year. Both sides of the ball could look different and it’s time to see what the draft might bring to help execute these new schemes.

Depending on who the Bengals draft in a month could show the direction that they are planning to take some of these schemes. Whether that be on defense and bringing in guys that fit a more 3-4 look or versatile secondary members that can play in the box as well. Either way, it will be interesting to see who they draft and how they will plug into this team.

We asked you guys again this week what questions you had about your Bengals and you didn’t let us down. Many of you took to Facebook and Twitter to get your questions in and we are going to try and address all of them here. If you don’t see your question in this article, it might have been used for a full article later on so keep an eye out for that.