The rookie coaching class of 2009 learned that winning in the NFL is a tough task without a quality quarterback, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The Bengals' failure to find a No. 2 running back has placed a heavy burden on Rudi Johnson. But you won't hear him complain, writes Len Pasquarelli.
There is plenty of talent in Cincinnati to win the division, but it won't happen unless the defense plays better, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Although the Cincinnati Bengals continue to practice without several key players on offense, the defensive unit got a lift this weekend when second-year cornerback Johnathan Joseph was removed from the physically unable to perform list.
Carson Palmer looks good and has made tremendous progress, but he's not yet ready to guarantee that he'll be ready for opening day, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Chad Johnson has big plans for 2006, and he's not going to let anyone or anything stand in his way, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The Bengals didn't look great at Sunday's practice, but they have enough talent to challenge the 10-win mark.
Entering his second year as a starter, Carson Palmer clearly has the talent to lead the Bengals to bigger things in 2005.
Even as Carson Palmer sparkles in practice, there's very little chance he'll start for the Bengals this year.
If the Bengals want to keep Carson Palmer on the sidelines, they better hope Jon Kitna's evil twin doesn't reveal himself.
Turning the Bengals around is a tall order. But early in his tenure, Marvin Lewis is off to a good start.
If first impressions mean anything, Gus Frerotte will unseat Jon Kitna for the Bengals' starting job at quarterback.
Takeo Spikes is one of the anonymous performers on a Cincinnati defense that is far better than people realize.