His offense split the live action in short yardage and goal line during Monday's practice. Not good enough for Hue Jackson. But a good start for his physical game.
There may have been no Oklahoma Sunday in Bengaldom, but Louisiana was well represented by rookie running back Jeremy Hill.
Nowhere do the generations turn as quickly as they do in an NFL training camp. Just ask Rey Maualuga as he keeps fighting for a job despite 72 NFL starts.
With about a period-and-a-half devoted to third down, the Bengals defense showed why it was second best in the NFL in third down efficiency last season during Saturday’s practice on the Paul Brown Stadium fields.
On a postcard summer day at the Paul Brown Stadium practice fields Friday (sunny and 78 degrees), the offensive line wrote a note to Bengaldom to let it know that despite all the offseason gnashing of teeth, things are just fine early on, thank you.
If the offense had their day Thursday, the defense flexed its muscles during Friday’s practice and ran all over the place with its advertised speed and athleticism as the Bengals cornerbacks showed why they are one of the strengths of this team.
It is now to the point where even those hard-to-awe pros are amazed at what Bengals cornerback Leon Hall has done for the second time in three seasons.