Cincinnati Bengals Past and Present Respond to National Media Criticism

Cincinnati Bengals, Tyler Boyd(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals, Tyler Boyd(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The Cincinnati Bengals have been facing a tremendous amount of criticism from national media outlets. Tyler Boyd and others have responded to the comments.

The Cincinnati Bengals and their fan base are currently witnessing the burden that comes with owning the number one overall pick and the spotlight that accompanies it.

The front office presumptively has their eyes firmly locked on Joe Burrow after he put on display one of the best single-season performances in the history of college football. However, some national pundits have fed into a storyline that Burrow is against returning home to Ohio.

When addressing this narrative, many outlets have let their disapproval of how the franchise is run be known. Tyler Boyd took note and seemed to disprove the notion that no player wants to suit up for Cincinnati.

Boyd seems to have grown tired of seeing his employers spoken of so negatively, stating in another tweet he “hates the critics”. Fellow wide-receiver Auden Tate and safety Shawn Williams responded to Boyd’s tweet, stating their support for the sentiment he shared.

If that weren’t enough, former players Chad Johnson, Willie Anderson, and Solomon Wilcots also seemed to send messages of support for the franchise.

Johnson responded to a tweet stating that he would be taking Burrow out to dinner prior to the draft to let him know “the city rocks and everybody will love him.”

Anderson said fans should “go in” on outlets when they report Burrow doesn’t want to play for the Bengals and urged the national media to show the franchise in a good light.

Finally, Wilcots stated he believed that the Bengals will win with Burrow and encouraged fans to not be misled by headlines.

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With the draft still 65 days away, Bengals fans should expect the rumors to continue. Thankfully, those connected with the franchise, both currently and in the past, seemed to have banded together to stick up for Cincinnati.