Just in time for NFL Kick-Off, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is bringing a new Bengals Bud Light can to Cincinnati. The new packaging features Bengals colors, as well as a slogan every Bengals fan can relate to: The perfect beer for belting one question, and one question only – Who Dey?
Bud Light worked closely with its NFL team partners to create new can designs for the 28 teams that it is partners with for the 2015-2016 season. Each design features a customized scroll message that speaks directly to each team’s passionate fan base. The cans are on shelves now.
What do you think of the new Bud Light Bengals can?
Hunt has been battling a back injury for several months and was believed to be in danger of starting the 2015 regular season on the reserve/PUP list, which would have cost him the first six games of the regular season. He has been a total bust since the Bengals drafted him as a 26-year-old out of SMU in 2013. Hunt has little football experience when entering the league and his body has not been able to hold up to the rigors of the NFL. Hunt missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp this spring and may not be long for the Bengals roster unless he can finally show some progress during the preseason.
The Cincinnati Bengals have gone 24 years without a postseason victory, the NFL’s longest active streak of ignominy.
If Marvin Lewis puts an end to that drought in emphatic fashion with a Super Bowl victory in February, he plans to honor owner Mike Brown and walk off into the sunset.
“I want to hand Mike the trophy,” Lewis said Tuesday, via the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty, “then just walk away.”
Although the 13th-year head coach signed an extension in April, he was not joking about the sunset, Daugherty added.
Since the 1970 merger, Lewis and Steelers Hall of Famer Chuck Noll are the only head coaches to last 12 consecutive seasons in one organization without a Super Bowl appearance. Whereas Noll’s four Lombardi Trophies in the 1970s provided bulletproof job security, Lewis shares the worst playoff record (0-6) in NFL history.
To Lewis’ credit, he has managed to compile a 100-96-2 record, which stands in stark contrast to the combined 55-149 (.270) mark for all other Bengals coaches under Brown.
The Bengals have placed both rookie offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and linebacker Vontaze Burfect on active/NFI roster for the start of training camp according to Bengals.com.
It is very possible that both players miss the preseason and end up on PUP, which would cost them the first six gmes of the regular season. The Bengals plan to be extremely cautious with Ogbuehi, their first-round draft pick out of Texas, as they do not want to jeopardie his future as he recuperates from a knee injury. The team has left tackle Andrew Whitworth and right tackle Andre Smith written in as starters until Ogbuehi is ready.
Burfict situation is even more serious. Arguably the Bengals’ best defensive player, it is conceivable that he could miss the entire 2015 season as he recovers from microfracture surgery and neck issues.
Bengals coach Sam Wyche was Bill Walsh’s offensive assistant in San Francisco before Paul Brown tapped him to become the Bengals’ head coach in 1985. And between Wyche’s inventive mind and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau’s zone blitz schemes, the Bengals were game to win this thing. But fortune was against them from the start. Wyche had to bench running back Stanley Wilson the night before the game due to drug issues, and defensive lineman Tim Krumrie suffered one of the most garish broken legs in NFL history early in the contest. The Bengals didn’t score an offensive touchdown in the game, but went up 13–6 in the third quarter on the wings of Stanford Jennings’s 93-yard kickoff return. Then, after a Joe Montana-to-Jerry Rice touchdown tied the game, Cincinnati kicker Jim Breech put the Bengals back on top with less than four minutes left.
And as Wyche has said so many times since, that was too much time to give Walsh and Montana, who carved Cincinnati’s defense up on a masterful 92-yard drive. Wyche knew it was coming, as he’d coached Montana long enough to know what he was capable of. It seemed fated that this gut-punch for the Bengals would go Montana’s way.
ESPN reports today some good news in Bengals Country, that being the daughter of Devon Still continues to be on the mend, as Still says his daughter, Leah, is ‘almost back to her normal self.’
Devon Still flashed a quick smile as he let the world know Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles that normalcy was on the horizon for his family and, specifically, his 5-year-old daughter Leah.
“This is the best I’ve seen her in a long time,” the Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle told ESPN’s Hannah Storm from the ESPYS red carpet two hours before the event’s live broadcast. “She’s almost back to her normal self now.”
Leah has spent the past 13 months fighting the rare pediatric cancer neuroblastoma. In late March she went into remission from the disease but has still been going through treatments to rebuild her immune system. Still told Storm that doctors tell all patients who have gone through stem-cell treatments like Leah’s to avoid the public for 90 days. That’s why she was unable to make the trip to Los Angeles with her father to receive the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award on Wednesday night.
The future for A.J. Green is going to be an ongoing issue for the Bengals going forward, as his deal is set to expire at the end of 2015. Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated gives Bengals fans some good news – stating that a deal may get done before the start of the season.
It’s quite possible that the Bengals and AJ Green could get a longterm deal done by the start of the season.
The Bengals open training camp on July 30th at their home field, Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals fans from outside the Cincinnati area can see the building blocks of the upcoming season start to form with Hipmunk.com. Flights to and from Cincinnati can be booked with a few clicks, including hotels near Paul Brown Stadium starting from $101 to cut down the commute to camp.