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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 Humped Camel View Post
    I simply disagree, IMO he only had 1 or 2 good years as a tackle and I think he's always been a better guard. Don't get me wrong he's a great lineman and a tremendous run blocker, I've always thought he was a touch slow to effectively protect the edge. He's one of my favorite Bengals ever so I hate to point out things that are negative.
    He has had more than one or two good years and possibly had his best year yet last year even though he was 32. Not exactly sure what you were seeing with his play. Yeah the talk was he was to slow for tackle but he has done a very good at tackle. Just because He probably would be an all pro at guard, doesn't mean he hasn't been a good tackle.
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    He shouldn't be complaining.

    However another good thing with taking two tackles it does make the rookie center from last year have to play well or else they could move Boling to center, Whit to guard and one of the two guys we drafted to left tackle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Yup. He's a great one and one of my all-time most-respected Bengals. If he can't get things done with them contractually and wants to chase a Super Bowl, he'd look good in Black'n'Gold. I'm sure Tomlin could find a spot for him.
    Gross, that makes me sick to my stomach.

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    Admittedly, having done no homework on this other than a few seconds of listening to ESPN (TV) and WLW.

    First tackle taken is coming off an ACL tear? During bowl season? He won't be ready to play this season, if correct.

    Second pick has some scratching their heads. Likely he's not ready to start this season.

    Seems to me, neither of these guys are a "this year" option.

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    He's a great tackle but it seems the Bengals line performed best when he slid over to guard a couple years back.

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    I'd have preferred that Whit had said something along the lines of 'looking forward to showing my value to the team in a competition with these guys'. I don't see either draftee as an option for next year but it will create interesting conversation this off season headed into 2016.

    Bengals were in 'take the best player available' mode. Doubt they knew it would be a tackle. Should have been Bud Dupree IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    Gross, that makes me sick to my stomach.
    Hey, you pipe down over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Admittedly, having done no homework on this other than a few seconds of listening to ESPN (TV) and WLW.

    First tackle taken is coming off an ACL tear? During bowl season? He won't be ready to play this season, if correct.

    Second pick has some scratching their heads. Likely he's not ready to start this season.

    Seems to me, neither of these guys are a "this year" option.
    First tackle could play this year but they probably will pup list him to start the year so they Dont have to rush him, which means he would be available second half of the year. The second tackle had people scratching their heads since they took two tackles, not because he is not ready. He actually is someone many thought would go in first round. So he could play but won't do much except when they put an extra tackle in since they already have two starters in Whit and Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    I'd have preferred that Whit had said something along the lines of 'looking forward to showing my value to the team in a competition with these guys'. I don't see either draftee as an option for next year but it will create interesting conversation this off season headed into 2016.

    Bengals were in 'take the best player available' mode. Doubt they knew it would be a tackle. Should have been Bud Dupree IMO.
    I would have liked Dupree too. However he also probably wouldn't have started this year. Unless at the Sam backer spot, which in a 4/3 that position the Bengals Dont blitz much from. The linebacker they took is someone who they say had the best instincts out of all linebackers coming out. Dupree is an athletic freak, but the best way for him to use his skills would have fit in better in a 3/4 than a 4/3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    First tackle could play this year but they probably will pup list him to start the year so they Dont have to rush him, which means he would be available second half of the year. The second tackle had people scratching their heads since they took two tackles, not because he is not ready. He actually is someone many thought would go in first round. So he could play but won't do much except when they put an extra tackle in since they already have two starters in Whit and Smith.
    According to Dave Lapham, the Bengals were truly on the fence about whether to take Fisher or Ogbuehi in round one. When they decided to go with Ogbuehi, they called Fisher to tell him sorry but they decided on the other tackle. Then Fisher is still sitting there at the end of round 2 with their round 1 grade on him and they could not pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    According to Dave Lapham, the Bengals were truly on the fence about whether to take Fisher or Ogbuehi in round one. When they decided to go with Ogbuehi, they called Fisher to tell him sorry but they decided on the other tackle. Then Fisher is still sitting there at the end of round 2 with their round 1 grade on him and they could not pass.
    Sounds like a stupid way to run a team.

    And if I was Fisher I would tell the Bengals they don't have to be sorry, but rather they can pay him just like Ogbuehi.

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    Paul Daugherty had some good thoughts on why taking the tackle position was the right one over Dupree. Something about already having 2-3 similar players to Dupree. I'll see if I can find it.

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    FC nailed Dupree, he is a 3-4 player, not a 4-3 LB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Yup. He's a great one and one of my all-time most-respected Bengals. If he can't get things done with them contractually and wants to chase a Super Bowl, he'd look good in Black'n'Gold. I'm sure Tomlin could find a spot for him.
    Anthony Munoz was Great! I'd hardly throw Whitworth in the same sentence with Munoz. Whitworth grades out well but Great, I don't think so.

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