Author: Timothy McBride

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Timothy McBride is a highly educated former collegiate athlete who has a strong passion for team sports. He has a strong love for Cincinnati-based sports teams including the Bengals, Reds and Bearcats but will cover any team based sports. Timothy lives in Connecticut with his wife and 10-month old son and talks football with whoever will listen.

Over the course of their sixty-year history, the Cincinnati Bengals have fostered the reputation as being one of the cheaper franchises within the National Football League.  Maybe its because of the lack of guaranteed money in contracts or the team balking at signing a big free agent.  Another perfect example is the fact that Cincinnati has build by far the smallest scouting department in the entire league and somehow boasts that “smaller is better”.  Particularly under this ownership ground, frugality has been a major theme. Bengals Given Low Score on NFL PA Report Card Just a few weeks after the…

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The Kansas City Chiefs have become one of the least popular teams in the NFL as they seem to get all of the breaks from both officiating crews and league officials.  In virtually every Kansas City playoff win over the past five years, there is at least one questionable call by officials that directly leads to a victory.  This season, star players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce were seen bullying Ravens kicker Justin Tucker prior to a game and then Kelce was seem attacking his head coach during the teams Super Bowl victory. It’s hard to picture this team making…

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It is interesting how quickly things have changed for the Cincinnati Bengals: a few weeks ago, there was substantial panic that the team would once again be losing a superstar for nothing but compensatory picks.  Last season, All-Pro free safety Jessie Bates III left the Queen City for the Atlanta Falcons and due to additional free agency activity, Cincinnati didn’t even acquire a third rounder from the loss.  Above all else, Cincinnati has made it  priority to avoid that type of roster waste again during the upcoming offseason. NFL Executives Have High Opinion of Bengals Star Wide Receiver The big…

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While the Cincinnati Bengals have established themselves as one of the biggest powers in the AFC, they have a few aspects of their game that could use some serious help .  Frankly, that’s one of the greatest aspects of the entire NFL is that the salary cap keeps teams from becoming dominant: even the best team in the NFL is going to have weak links.  Cincinnati has invested heavily over the past few seasons on skill positions and defensive backs but there are some major issues that require attention. Bengals Need to Capitalize on Cap Casualties in 2024 One of…

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The Cincinnati Bengals are officially back into a position of strength after franchise tagging Tee Higgins on Saturday morning.  After all, their star wide receiver’s pending free agency has been the topic of discussion for many as the loss of an elite player would be a major detriment to a Super Bowl contender.  Now that his contract status for the upcoming season is safely squared away, the team has already spent a solid chunk of their available salary cap allotment.  So the big question is this: where does this team go from here during the 2024 offseason? What are the…

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The Cincinnati Bengals have established a reputation for being cheap and cutting corners during their time in the NFL.  After all, a recent study found that they are one of the few organizations in professional football that doesn’t have individual power outlets in each of the players’ lockers.  While it may not sound like a big deal, that has hurt the franchise as they have struggled to bring in significant free agents and seem to always pay a premium to bring in talent. Bengals to Make Upgrades to Paycor Stadium in 2024 On Thursday, February 22, the Cincinnati Bengals and…

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The Chicago Bears are the talk of the NFL after the complete misfunction of the Carolina Panthers has led to back-to-back number one overall picks for the Windy City.  Not only that, but Chicago showed tremendous promise late last season after they finished 5-3 in the final half of the 2024 season.  For a rising team with tremendous draft capital, there should be a well established game plan for the city of Chicago at this point. Bears Expected to Make Poor Choice in 2024 NFL Draft In typical fashion for the city of Chicago, they can’t even just enjoy the…

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The Dallas Cowboys have been going through a turbulent period after their devastating loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Wild Card Game.  After being one of the most dominant teams in the NFL for most of the season, Dallas once again laid an egg during the playoffs and were completely decimated by Jordan Love and the Packers.  After a loss like that and an infamously ravenous fanbase, there has been a significant amount of change anticipated in Dallas. Cowboys Bring in Experienced Coach on Offensive Front On Monday morning, Dallas announced the hiring of former Cincinnati defensive…

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Since the mass exodus of quality offensive linemen during the 2017 offseason, the Cincinnati Bengals have struggled to protect their quarterbacks and therefore have underperformed in their aerial attack.  Unfortunately for the team, that has led to elite quarterback Joe Burrow suffering season-ending injuries in two of his first four seasons in the NFL.  If Cincinnati wants to be a true contender, they are going to have to make a much stronger effort protecting their elite quarterback or his massive $275 million dollar contract extension may end up being a total bungle. Bengals New Coaches indicates Emphasis on Protection in…

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After the conclusion of the Super Bowl and another victory for their biggest interdivisional rival, the Cincinnati Bengals have officially begun the 2024 offseason process. While the season may not have gone the way both the fans and the team anticipated, the next six months will be focused on rebuilding the roster so that this team can contend for a Super Bowl next postseason.  On that note, Cincinnati is currently facing the biggest conflict that faces every team during the offseason: whether to be conservative or to take aggressive steps. Sports Illustrated Makes Bold Mock Draft Prediction for Bengals In…

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