The Bengals get to move the pieces on that $40 million chessboard folded out by Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis in the offseason for the first time Tuesday when they hold the first of nine voluntary practices at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth took some notes Sunday while playing in the Marvin Lewis Golf Classic at Shaker Run Golf Course. But he already learned the biggest lesson from his head coach when he snagged Lewis himself to speak at his own foundation dinner next month in Louisiana.
Greg Lloyd has seen enough to believe that the man who replaced him as the heart, soul and bad boy of the Steelers defense can help give the Bengals some nostalgic new blood.
Meet Nick Whitmore, a Mason High School senior bound for pre-med at the University of Toledo and another one of Marvin Lewis's Amazings, that annual group of five MLCF college scholarship winners that always seems to churn out admirable stories more astonishing than the year before.