News

Print
RSS

Notes: Newman likes what he sees; A guaranteed start for Boom

Posted May 20, 2012


Terence Newman

Terence Newman, excellent golfer, has one round left in him before his first practice as a Bengal on Tuesday when the voluntary practices begin. Look for Newman and another free-agent pickup, Jason Allen, to play the bulk of the snaps in place of the rehabbing Leon Hall.

Newman is one of the celebrities in Sunday's Marvin Lewis Golf Classic at Shaker Run Golf Club and during Saturday night's downtown pre-party at Cincy's On Sixth he let it be known he thinks the Bengals have a shot at winning some big holes.

"This is a very good football team," said Newman, who has now been around the club for a month during the conditioning. "As an older player—and Nate (Clements) is probably saying the same thing—you want to win it all it before your career is over and if we can get this team to a first playoff win, to a second playoff win, and win the Super Bowl at some point, then we've done our job.

"There's a lot of talent here. It takes more than talent to win a championship and they have that here. They've got a cohesive locker room. It's a great group of guys. There's a lot of cohesion and that's an important thing."

That's a big reason Newman is here. Besides the fact that his NFL mentor, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, believes he's got enough left to provide a big season at cornerback, he's great in the room, as they say. Like Clements, a fellow first-round corner with Allen and Hall, Newman, who turns 34 early in the season, offers well-grounded stability on and off the field.

As the latest first-round corner, Dre Kirkpatrick, has been finding out in his early sessions with Newman.

"I never met a rookie that didn't come in eager to learn. He's going to fit into the mold of the rest of the corners I've known that have come in and learned from the older guys," Newman said.

No question, he's been impressed of the 6-2 Kirkpatrick.

"When he's sitting down and stands up, it's like 'Wow.' I didn't know he was that tall," Newman said. "He's got quicks. He's got good feet. I think he'll be a great corner in this league for a long time."

PETE HEARS BOOM: Pete Johnson, the big back from the first Bengals Super Bowl team, took a break from working all week in his Columbus, Ohio backyard, and also checked in Saturday night before planning to golf Sunday. He predicts great things very quickly for his fellow Ohio State running back, rookie Daniel "Boom" Herron.

"I guarantee you he'll be starting by the first game," Johnson said. "He's a great player if they give him the chance. He can run the ball. He runs low. And he can catch the ball out of the backfield and we didn't do that enough at Ohio State. He's got a great sense of his surroundings and that's what a great running back needs."

Johnson, a second-round pick 35 years before the Bengals took Herron in the sixth round, knows what catching the ball can do for an offense. He was the third-leading receiver for the 1981 AFC champs with 46 catches and four receiving touchdowns.

 

Recent Articles

  • Bengals Strong

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 22 hours ago

    On the occasion of his sixth annual football strength clinic, former long-time Bengals strength coach Kim Wood remembers how the best players he coached, "Ran on their own gas."

    Views: 2,856
  • Peers Recognize Dalton's Growth

    By Dan Hoard - Posted Jun 24, 2016

    When Andy Dalton was recently named the league’s 35th-best player in a survey of his peers, it was evidence that his stellar play in 2015 resulted in increased respect for the Bengals quarterback throughout the NFL.

    Views: 5,346
  • From Flag Football To The NFL

    By Dan Hoard - Posted Jun 22, 2016

    Rookie wide receiver Alex Erickson has followed an unlikely path to the NFL.

    Views: 4,491
  • Bengals Training Camp Opens July 29

    Posted Jun 21, 2016

    Bengals Training Camp, presented by Fifth Third Bank, kicks off for the fifth year at Paul Brown Stadium, with numerous practices free to the public.

    Views: 2,710
  • Camp Up and Adam

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Jun 19, 2016

    Jones not only wanted a free camp, he wanted one without pre-registration. He didn’t want to cut it off, either, but he set the number at 400. He wanted as many kids from as many parts of the city.

    Views: 1,065

Recent Videos

Photos