More Crazed Continuity: 2017 Offseason Edition

More Crazed Continuity: 2017 Offseason Edition

Joined: November 25th, 2007, 12:30 am

January 10th, 2017, 2:44 am #1

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
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~ What Mike Brown never quite said, but should have.
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January 10th, 2017, 3:17 am #2

Is that guy stoned on H or something? Balt didn't have anything to play for and the bungs didn't either. Balt was down from the past week and they pretty much mailed it in. Also mikey has a history of teasing the fans with a win late inn the year after a bad season to seduce them into thinking the team has "turned the corner". Really!!! to make this conclusion after one game? Mikey ought to give the fans a big sucker.
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January 12th, 2017, 12:34 am #3

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
Shades of Paul Alexander with the O-line "needing" you-know-what.
Diagnosing and fixing the Bengals’ offensive line problems
How can the offensive line get back on track in 2017?
John Sheeran - Cincy Jungle - Jan 11, 2017, 9:00am EST

You’d be hard pressed to find an offense that operates consistently well over the course of a year when three right tackles end up getting a significant number of snaps. An offensive line needs continuity more than anything. When the line was considered one of the best in the league in 2015, all five of their starters started every game (other than Smith missing two due to injury) and barely missed any time. That wasn’t the case this year, and it really hit hard at the right tackle spot.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/11/14 ... e-problems
Not seeing anything from the bigfoot scribes so far.
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January 12th, 2017, 12:55 am #4

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
Here we go. Our first twofer of the offseason.
Defense looks to roll '16 into '17
Geoff Hobson - Bengals.com - Jan 11, 2017

Guenther sat down with Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com this week to discuss how the defense can ease into next season, emphasizing the continuity of staff and roster that they didn’t have starting last season and taking a long look at youth in the spring and summer.

GH: Two or three off-season priorities?

PG: No. 1 we have to do a good job identifying players that fill our needs.

No. 2, we won’t have as many players or coaches leaving this year. We have to make sure when we come back in here in the spring that we’re playing and communicating at the same level as when we left. We have to come in with the continuity of staff and players and play at the level we finished the ’16 season.

And No. 3, once we get on the field I think we can create some more fumbles. (The Bengals ended up with only three this season.) The points have been good. The interceptions are good, but we’d like to get more fumbles. ...


http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/D ... 26d1bb81f8
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January 12th, 2017, 1:06 am #5

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
Yes, promoting Paul Guenther to DC allowed the Bungs to maintain continuity. Just like promoting Ken Zampese to OC did the same.
Paul Guenther Blocked From Interviewing For Redskins Defensive Coordinator Job
Jacob Camenker - Fansided: Riggo's Rag - Jan 7, 2017

However, after Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer got a head coaching job in Minnesota, the Bengals elected to promote Guenther to defensive coordinator. The move made sense, as it helped maintain continuity with the team. At the same time, Gruden had to pick a new candidate, and ended up choosing to retain Jim Haslett, who parted ways with the team after the 2014 season. This ended up leading to the hiring of Joe Barry, which ended in the first week of 2017.


https://riggosrag.com/2017/01/07/paul-g ... -redskins/
The coordinators coordinate continuity continuously, after all.
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January 12th, 2017, 1:14 am #6

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
Katie, where are you? There will be no issues maintaining a continuity thread this offseason.
Vance Joseph's defenses have had some success slowing Steelers star Antonio Brown
Vance Joseph-coached teams have gotten better and better at defending Antonio Brown.
Tim Healey - Miami Sun-Sentinal - January 4, 2017, 6:17 PM

In 2014, Brown burned Joseph's secondary for 245 yards across two games. In 2015, Joseph's crew brought that down to an average of 67 yards in two games. This season, the Bengals — who maintained defensive coaching continuity outside of Joseph's departure — and Joseph's Dolphins defense found similar success against Brown.


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miam ... story.html
The Bungs are all about coaching continuity.
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January 29th, 2017, 2:23 am #7

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
Now we have an entry from Katherine Terrell.
Bengals need to build around core pieces to be a Super Bowl contender
Katherine Terrell - ESPN - Jan 26, 2017

Assessing the foundation: The Cincinnati Bengals favor continuity probably more than any team in the league, as many members of their coaching staff have been together since Marvin Lewis was hired or before. The question is, has that continuity stagnated, or did the Bengals simply have a down season?


http://www.espn.com/blog/cincinnati-ben ... -contender
Yes, thank you. The Bungles do indeed value continuity more than any other team in the league, and it can indeed grow stale. There' nothing worse than warmed-over continuity. Blaaaaak.
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January 29th, 2017, 2:29 am #8

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
Another visit from Emile Pierce.
Marvin Lewis Wants Another Contract Extension
Emile Pierce - Stripe Hype - January 26, 2017

In the wake of losing key free agents and coaches leaving, the Bengals have to keep things in order. The lack of continuity was largely due to new teaching techniques. But, that’s what coaches are hired to do. They have to make adjustments in the midst of injuries and turmoil. Their job is to navigate the ship through the storm. Lewis and his staff failed to do that in 2016. Looking for an extension essentially means the system will produce a championship. If it doesn’t, what then?


http://stripehype.com/2017/01/25/marvin ... extension/
Can a guy get another mention of continuity, please?
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February 11th, 2017, 7:33 pm #9

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
Looks like we're only going to get a trickle this offseason. Here Emile uses it once ironically but then again un-ironically. Seems ironic, don't you think?
Bengals’ Super Bowl LII Blueprint Starts Now
Emile Pierce - Fansided / Stripe Hype - February 7, 2017

Zampese And The Offense

Let’s face the facts. Dalton is a good quarterback. Under the watchful eyes of Hue Jackson and Ken Zampese, he developed into a potentially dangerous passer. But, to get him back to that 2015 level, there has to be “continuity.” The Bengals don’t have Peyton Manning or Ben Roethlisberger. They have a talented system quarterback that can get the job done. But, he needs weapons around him. ...

The Bengals need continuity in the worst way. Zampese has to build a relationship with Dalton and the offense. After all, Josh McDaniels has been the Patriots OC since…like forever? Playing musical chairs with coordinators is a dangerous game.


https://stripehype.com/2017/02/07/benga ... rts-now/4/
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February 11th, 2017, 7:39 pm #10

Might as well start a new continuity thread for a new offseason. The 2016 thread has grown long and unwieldy.

Here you are: the first entry for 2017.
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.


http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/1/3/141 ... l-thoughts
How excellently appropriate to highlight "continuity between seasons" as that is exactly what the scribes do.
I agree with that premise but always leave those kinds of things open ended. I do believe that Zampese needs another year, but there is a such thing as a coordinator or coach who is so bad that keeping them long term can be detrimental. After all, championship windows are small these days, even if you are the Patriots.

And whether Dalton "is a good QB" or not, I do appreciate that the author seemingly does not even have McCarron on the radar. As I've said before, outside of Bengals fans and Alabama fans almost no one thinks that McCarron is better now, has better upside, or should even be in the conversation for the Bungs' QB job.
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