Dalton isn't Joey Tribbiani and the Bengals D is like a Lamborghini
06/11/2014 07:00 PM
Bengals mandatory minicamp continued today and will close out on Thursday. There were a few things to take away from today’s camp and we’ll start with a creative comparison from the Bengals’ first-round draft pick:
1. The Bengals defense is like a Lamborghini. Darqueze Dennard made that comparison when asked to categorize the team’s defense. He said, “It’s got all the tools to be great… it’s a fast car… it really don’t need me but I’m just here to add a little more to it. It’s a deep group at all the positions and it’s just me trying to find my way in and help out the best I can.” Lamborghinis are also expensive… and Dennard remains the only unsigned rookie, so we’ll see if he’ll get that Lamborghini-sized contract.
2. Bodine and Hill ran with the 1s. Rookie center Russell Bodine and running back Jeremy Hill continued to see action with the first-team offense. When talking about getting the possible starting spot at center, Bodine said, “My goal isn’t to be good for a rookie, my goal is to be a good player. So the rookie thing doesn’t really mean anything to me. I’m going to go out there and try to make strides in the right direction and learn everything I can learn as quickly as I can learn it. We’ll see where that gets me.”
3. Andy Dalton isn’t Joey Tribbiani. At least not according to Andrew Whitworth. Colin Cowherd compared Dalton to the Friends actor, saying “Joey” (like Dalton) is only good when surrounded by a great supporting cast. Whitworth strongly defended his quarterback. “I don’t listen to those guys. I mean the truth at the end of the day is they’re behind a microphone or behind a lens because they can’t play this game… You’ve got a rookie who stepped in and led his team to the playoffs in a situation where I think we were ready to go 0-16, so obviously this team wasn’t too good. Every year from there we’ve increased our win percentage and won the division… so I think that (Cowherd’s comment) just doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
Bonus: George Iloka worked on his golf swing. The safety nearly holed his second tape shot attempt in the trash can across the locker room.
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