Eric Winston


Bengals Low-Key Benched C Russell Bodine In Second Half Sunday

The Cincinnati Bengals have spent most of this season using a bit of a rotation at the right tackle position after their previous starter, Andre Smith, left in free agency. They have been working second-year tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, a former first-round pick, into the starting lineup, but with some growing…


Bengals Rotating Cedric Ogbuehi To Help Him Learn

Over the course of the last—well, a good long while—the Cincinnati Bengals have, more than most, allowed a lot of their talent to walk in free agency. Among those who they let find a new home in free agency in 2016 that isn’t talked about all that much was veteran…


Bengals’ Two Young Tackles Banged Up In Preseason

While I might not go so far as to say that the AFC North has been the injury capital of the league thus far during this offseason, it certainly seems to me that these teams have had their fair share of the injury bug, and then some. The Cincinnati Bengals…



Goodell, Owners Issue Tone-Deaf Responses To Congressional Report

Since the Congressional report issued two days ago on whether or not the NFL inappropriately attempted to intervene in concussion research conducted through the National Institutes of Health, the league’s response has largely been fairly insubstantial, particularly if you compare it to their aggressive and rapid reactions to other accounts…


Bengals Banking On Hits From Last Year’s OT Double Dip

The Cincinnati Bengals allowed a couple of starters to walk in free agency this offseason when perhaps they didn’t need to, but in the case of right tackle Andre Smith, a quality starter who only ended up signing just a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Vikings, the Bengals had…


Steelers Film Room: Inside Linebackers Versus Bengals

Throughout much of Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers trio of inside linebackers in Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams were constantly around the ball. In fact, that’s how it has been for the last few weeks as Timmons, Shazier and Williams continue to rack up…


Steelers Film Room: Cleveland Browns’ Defensive Scouting Report

This year, Jon Ledyard and I will be collaborating our scouting reports. We’ll play to our strengths – he’ll be focusing on the individuals while I’ll be looking at overall scheme. These reports will be broken down into two articles, one for offense and one for defense. Our reports for…


AFC North Pre-Draft Movements: Cincinnati Bengals

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a few weeks away and the vast bulk of the free agency period now behind us, we have already gone through the roster changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made on a position-by-position basis. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the…


AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 2: Cincinnati Bengals

Either due to lack of finances or whatever it is the Cleveland Browns are doing, the AFC North has been rather quiet thus far when it comes to signing any players, whether from their own team or outside the organization, to bigger contracts. The Cincinnati Bengals have been the biggest…


AFC North Free Agency Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

We have spent the last couple of months exhaustively examining the pending free agency period from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ perspective, but we haven’t nearly discussed what’s going on around the rest of the AFC North enough, so from now until the start of free agency, we will be taking a…


AFC North Built For Trench Warfare On Offense

Over the past five drafts or so, the Pittsburgh Steelers actively began replenishing their depleted offensive line by investing high draft picks at the position, including first round picks on center Maurkice Pouncey and right guard David DeCastro. Completing the starting lineup are left guard Ramon Foster, a former undrafted…


The Case For Not Re-signing Jason Worilds

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been going through defensive struggles since losing to the Denver Broncos in the wild card round of the playoffs in 2011. Secondary play has been abysmal at times. Tackling was poor in 2013 and portions of 2014. Inexcusable penalties gave opponents far better field position. And…