Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.What we learned from the Bengals’ victory over the Ravens
All in all, the Bengals finished the 2016 season on a good note.
Connor Howe - Cincy Jungle - Jan 3, 2017, 12:00pm EST
The Bengals are a playoff-caliber franchise coming off an anomaly season.
My column, my opinion. You, the reader, are completely entitled to disagree — and I welcome all feedback, whether agreement or disagreement. But from my experience, this is a team that simply couldn’t adapt and adjust to the changes and transition between 2015 and 2016. We’ve seen guys like George Iloka, Shawn Williams and others ascend late in the season, hitting their stride just a tad too late after a slow start. For as much criticism as he’s gotten, Zampese has drastically improved as a play-caller throughout the season, though he still has a ways to go. Green, Eifert, Burfict, Bernard and others will hopefully return from injury ready to roll early in the 2017 season. The optimist in me sees the Bengals’ roster, the team’s upcoming schedule (hello, AFC South) and its continuity between seasons — a formula that had worked prior to the team’s 2016 aberration — and believes there’s a good chance the Bengals are back to contention next year. You can disagree, but I’m going to be optimistic.
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