Episodes
Jake and James take questions for all three segments of the first Weekend Mailbag of 2021. We tell you about our preferences for FA+Draft prospect combinations, speculate about the future of Bengals offensive linemen, talk about Tee Higgins' potential, and answer all of the best questions from your mailbag submissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/15/21
Jake and James take a look at PFF's forecast for the best future QB from the 2020 draft class, where the debate seems to always boil down to Herbert vs. Burrow. Then we take a look at a few analytics companies that think the Bengals' secondary is actually strength of the team, before looking at some potential pricey free agency targets, and why they make sense for the Bengals to pursue if they decide to play in the deep end of the market again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 01/14/21
James Rapien and Jake Liscow discuss the latest news in the Bengals' search for new assistant coaches, plus Joe Burrow talks about his health, potentially reuniting with Ja'Marr Chase and the guys breakdown Cincinnati's cap situation heading into the offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/13/21
Jake and James break down Frank Pollack's (re)introductory press conference from Monday before diving into the mock draft simulator for the second time. Without the benefit of free agency, we play out a different scenario this week. We're faced with the Sewell vs. Chase question, and then have to figure out what to do in the second round after a first-round tackle run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/12/21
Jake and James break down the signifiance of the Frank Pollack and Troy Walters coaching moves, and evaluate them as prospective coaches for the 2021 season. Both of these coaches are highly qualified and well-respected, and we tell you why these were the right moves for the Bengals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/10/21
Hank Fraley is scheduled to interview for the Bengals OL coach position on Friday, and Jake did way too much research into his coaching history for you. Then Jake and James get into Joe Burrow's comments on Colin Cowherd's show on Thursday. We wrap up with some fun and non-traditional awards for the Bengals in the 2020 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/08/21
Jake and James talk about Willie Anderson's Hall of Fame campaign, which progressed but came up short in a great 2021 class. Then we break down the coaches that the Bengals are replacing in 2021, and what the new hires could reveal about the direction the Bengals are going in Zac Taylor's third year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/07/21
Lou Anarumo is back for 2021, and Jake and James break down the Bengals' decision to bring him back and what's on the line for him next year. We then get into your mailbag questions, including who will succeed Jim Turner at OL, options for the #5 pick, and what happened after low expectations to start the year somehow ended in disappointment anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/06/21
Jake and James review the coaching news that has been slowly emerging from Paul Brown Stadium before getting into the fun part of the show, Mock Draft Monday! We review three scenarios from three different mock draft writers, then get into our own Draft Network two-round simulation for the first time of the 2021 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/05/21
The Cincinnati Bengals laid an egg as the season concluded with a bad loss to Baltimore, but that's secondary. Jake and James instead spend much of the episode talking about the future for the coaching staff, and reflecting on a fantastic career for A.J. Green that could be heading to another team in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/03/21
Jake and James break down Tee Higgins' rookie record potential on Sunday and the Bengals injuries heading into their final game of the season, before getting into the matchup and playes to watch with an eye toward 2021. Then, James is joined by Kevin from Locked On Ravens to get the Baltimore take on a divisional rival with postseason aspirations (that the Bengals have dashed in a not-too-distant-past Week 17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/31/20
We take our final mailbag of 2020 after looking at Brandon Allen's opportunity to win the 2021 backup job with a good performance against Baltimore on Sunday. You had a lot of questions about the future, specifically about what players should return and how to maximize their potential next year. We answer them all in today's mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/30/20
Jake and James break down how the Bengals dominated offensively on Sunday, with insights into gameplan and in-game adjustments, and what still needs work. Then we take a look at their precarious and complicated draft positioning and tiebreakers, before talking about some of their targets if they end up at the #5 spot in the 2021 NFL Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/29/20
Jake takes you through the wild second half that saw the Bengals score 37 points and put up 540 yards of offense en route to a 37-31 win. Then James joins the show and we break down the draft implications of the Bengals' win on Sunday. Finally, we wrap up by breaking down another December win's implications for this coaching staff, and whose seats may still be hot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/27/20
Jake and James break down the injury report and brewing QB competition after Ryan Finley won a game now that Brandon Allen is on the mend and practiced a little bit on Wednesday. Then we get into the Christmas spirit and extend our profound thanks for all of our listeners, before debating whether it's better for the Bengals to win this week, or maintain their draft status. We wrap up with the Locked On Texans guys joining James for a crossover discussion of the Texans, and they're scared of...
Published 12/24/20
Jake and James discuss the 180 Bengals fans pulled on Zac Taylor after the oft-maligned head coach led the team to an unlikely victory over their archnemesis on MNF. Then we take your mailbag questions, including a whole lot about the coaching staff's future, and a few questions about draft capital and priorities for the Bengals in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/23/20
Enjoy this one, Bengals fans. Jake breaks down how Zac Taylor and these injury-ravaged Cincinnati Bengals stole a game we gave them no chance in, then gives out game balls to a bunch of players that had stand out performances under the bright lights on Monday. Then, James joins the show and we talk about how much this matters for Zac Taylor's future in Cincinnati, and how nice it feels to get a big win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/22/20
Jake and James talk about the path that led the Bengals to starting Ryan Finley at quarterback against the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second straight year. Then we get into the history of 14-point underdogs and what a moral victory might look like for Zac Taylor on MNF. We wrap up by giving you some things to watch that actually might be interesting matchups with implications for the future in a game that is an extreme long-shot for the Bengals to win, or even be competitive. Learn more...
Published 12/20/20
Brandon Allen's knee injury looks like it'll force Ryan Finley to start against the Steelers. We break down the injuries and QB moves before we're joined by The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr. to talk about the future of the Bengals' coaching staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/18/20
Jake and James break down the Geno Atkins news and speculate about his future in Cincinnati. Then we take a look at the odds for the next head coach to be fired, and where Zac Taylor lands on that list. Finally, James chats with Chris from Locked On Steelers about why their 11 win record is such a mirage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/17/20
Jake and James start the show by looking around the AFC North as we are in the middle of two straight all-AFCN Monday Night Football games, and the rest of the division looks pretty far away from the Bengals right now. Then we get into the midweek mailbag and your questions are focused on 2021, ranging from free agent targets, draft trade back partners, and backup quarterback changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/16/20
Jake and James talk about Zac Taylor's remarks to the media on Monday about his choice to focus on the positives, and whether or not that's the best approach for the 2020 Bengals. Then we're joined by PFF_Brad to talk about the 2021 salary cap and how the Bengals might best attack the 2021 off-season to build around Joe Burrow. We wrap up with a conversation about the positional value of guard, and how the Bengals unique situation may force their hand at the position this year. Learn more...
Published 12/15/20
Jake takes you through a fumble-ridden hellscape that was this 30-7 Bengals loss, before James joins the show and your hosts discuss the implications of this game for Zac Taylor, We wrapped up with a few positive notes, as we know as well as you that some positivity would go a long way right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/13/20
Jake and James break down the most recent report that Zac Taylor's job is safe in Cincinnati due to his connection with Joe Burrow and the team's reluctance for change. Then we preview the Cowboys game, and talk about the significant off-season implications that this game could have for the Bengals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/11/20
Zac Taylor delivers good news on Jonah Williams' knee injury, Mike Daniels heaps praise onto Joe Burrow, and James talks with Marcus Mosher from Locked On Cowboys for this week's crossover, covering Mike McCarthy and Andy Dalton's success - or lack thereof - in Dallas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/10/20