News

Print
RSS

Players depart PBS with Lewis smiling

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Bengals players concluded their offseason program Thursday with the final practice of mandatory minicamp.

Bengals players concluded their offseason program Thursday with the final practice of mandatory minicamp. It was the culmination of an overall program that saw most players at Paul Brown Stadium regularly since April 15, the first day of the team’s conditioning program.

Asked what he was most pleased about after the roughly nine weeks of activity, Lewis had a ready answer.

“No broken bones,” he said with a smile. “Overall, we’ve been fortunate not to have any longer-term injuries of any kind.”

And as the club looks ahead to the late-July opening of training camp, chances are good that there will be few if any players unable to fully participate.
On the learning and scheme-installation sides, Lewis pronounced himself well-pleased with what the team accomplished.

“I think we got through the revisions and additions we’ve made as a coaching staff,” he said. “It all involves personnel, philosophies and schemes. Hopefully we’ve got the young guys in position so that when we start training camp, they can really show their abilities and play football. They deserve an opportunity to stay here in the NFL, and they’re going to make us better as a team.”

Lewis sent the players on their way to the pre-training camp break with advice both football-related and personal.

“Players have to continue on something of a regimen,” he said. “We’ve given them recommendations on what will be good to do physically between now and when they come back together. They’re at a great level of conditioning and work now. But we have camp in very hot and humid conditions, so they have to continue that work so that when they are back, they’re able to withstand the conditions we’ll deal with day in and day out.”

Regarding personal behavior, Lewis said: “I talked to our guys. I told them to stay away from knuckleheads. Know your surroundings and stay away from people you don’t quite know or who don’t have your best interests at heart. That goes for every day. As NFL players, guys have targets on them. Wherever they go, people know who they are, and you’re not going to win a confrontation. However wrong the other side of a confrontation may be, you’re going to have a hard time coming out of it looking good.”

The Bengals have signed all of their draft picks except the No. 1 choice, TE Tyler Eifert. “It’s not a concern,” Lewis said. “It’ll get done.”

Recent Articles

  • Camp report: tempering the run

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 9 hours ago

    Tempers finally flared like they always do at some point in training camp Wednesday as the Bengals try to light a fuse in their run game. Left guard Clint Boling is helping with solid play off his ACL surgery.

    Views: 1,035
  • Silent Fight as Geno makes return

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 16 hours ago

    The only thing more notorious than Geno Atkins’ first step is his last word because there are so few of them that come before it. The guy who defensive line coach Jay Hayes calls “a man of few words,” was the talk of Bengals training camp Wednesday when he passed his physical and came off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

    Views: 6,147
  • Bengals add Pittsburgh and Denver games for availability of single-game sales

    Posted Jul 29, 2014

    Single game tickets available for Pittsburgh and Denver games this Saturday.

    Views: 2,298
  • Hobson's Choice: camping out

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Jul 29, 2014

    The readers want to know how Hue Jackson can take the offense to the NFL elite.

    Views: 8,119
  • 'Opportunity of a lifetime'

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Jul 28, 2014

    Defensive tackle LaKendrick Ross is just 20 years old, so he's a young man in a hurry as he learns the game on the highest level.

    Views: 18,754

Recent Videos

Photos