Hear That Podcast Growlin': A show about the Cincinnati Bengals

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Part-therapy, part-insider info, part-entertainment, you'll hear from The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison as well a cast of the most relevant Bengals coaches, executives and players, 'Growlin' takes fans inside Paul Brown Stadium, from the front office to the locker room as they talk through all things Bengals.

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Key free agency questions, Burrow's extension & potential cap casualties | Bengals Offseason Path Pt. 2
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In part two of HTPG's introduction to the Bengals' offseason, Paul and Jay inspect Cincinnati's roster to see which key players are free agents. The pair predict when Joe Burrow's contract extension will happen, who are targets of cap casualty, and more. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH ---------------------------------------------- Manscaped: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code NFL23 at Manscaped.com and shoot your arrow with MANSCAPED™ this Valentine’s Day. Tommy John: Get 20% off your first purchase at tommyjohn.com/athletic right now for Valentine’s Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2023
AFC Championship final thoughts & 4th quarter of playoffs question | Bengals Offseason Path Pt. 1
4047
Though the Bengals' season has come to an end, there's still so much to cover and look ahead to. In the first of this two-part podcast, Paul and Jay share their final thoughts about the AFC Championship game. How should fans view Sunday's officiating job? Is this still considered a successful season despite the heartbreaking loss? Mo joins the podcast to also chime in on these topics. Plus, what's going on with the offense in the 4th quarter of playoff games? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH ------------------------------------------------- Manscaped: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code NFL23 at Manscaped.com and shoot your arrow with MANSCAPED™ this Valentine’s Day. Tommy John: Get 20% off your first purchase at tommyjohn.com/athletic right now for Valentine’s Day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2023
Bengals' season ends with AFC Championship loss | The Walkout
2045
Paul and Jay recap the AFC Championship where the Bengals fell 23-20 at Arrowhead Stadium. An incredible run of football ends in disappointment and the guys try to put the game and season into perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2023
AFC Championship Game Preview with guests Geoff Hobson and Nate Taylor
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Paul and Jay dive into the notably different feel leading into this year's AFCCG, the high-leverage Joe Burrow alerts that could swing the game, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com puts Sunday in perspective, Nate Taylor offers observations and ankle analysis from Kansas City, plus all the regular segments and a prediction for Sunday at Arrowhead. --------------------------------- Visit OmahaSteaks.com and use promo code HEAR at checkout to get an EXTRA $30 OFF your order Visit betterhelp.com/hear today to get 10% off your first month of online therapy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2023
Bengals underappreciated defensive coordinator; Joe Burrow’s evolution with QBs coach Dan Pitcher + most impressive performance ever?
5860
Paul and Jay discuss the remarkable run of the Bengals’ defense and the surprising lack of head coach interviews for Lou Anarumo. QB coach Dan Pitcher joins to talk about the most impressive part of Joe Burrow’s postseason and Cincy's “no egos” coaching staff. Plus, Mo Egger on perhaps the best performance in franchise history and then stories from the road trip to Buffalo. --------------------------------- Visit OmahaSteaks.com and use promo code HEAR at checkout to get an EXTRA $30 OFF your order Visit betterhelp.com/hear today to get 10% off your first month of online therapy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2023
Bengals shut down Bills to advance to consecutive AFC Championships, 27-10 | The Walkout
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Cincinnati put the clamps on Josh Allen and the Bills offense, rolling in a wire-to-wire win in the Divisional Round, 27-10. Paul and Jay recap the team's dominant performance, as the organization looks ahead to a rematch in the conference championship against the Chiefs. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2023
Bengals-Bills Playoff Preview with Eric Wood & Ja'Marr Chase's redzone impact
5088
Cincinnati is a game away from making their conference championship game in back-to-back seasons. The only problem? Buffalo stands in their path. Paul and Jay breakdown everything Bengals-Bills Divisional Round game with Bills color analyst, Eric Wood. A key factor for both team's in Sunday's contest will be execution in the redzone. Bengals OC Brian Callahan answers why redzone efficiency is vital for both teams, and Ja'Marr Chase shares his surprise about how effective he is in the redzone. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gz1ue4Yfn_k Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Eric on Twitter: @EWood70 ---------------------------------------------- Rocket Money: Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to rocketmoney.com/athletic Omaha Steaks: Visit Omaha Steaks dot com, use promo code HEAR at checkout to get that EXTRA $30 OFF your order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2023
Bengals' battered o-line vs Bills; Cincy's playoff resiliency & naming Hubbard's fumble return TD
6115
The aftershocks of the wild wild card game are still hitting as Paul and Jay take stock of the Bengals prior to the divisional round game in Buffalo. A deeper look at the state of the offensive line dealing with another injury, Mo Egger joins to talk about the incredible nature of how the Bengals are winning, then they go through your submissions while giving an official name to the Hubbard fumble return before unleashing the most bountiful ARBIES smorgasbord in our fine show's history. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH -------------------------------------------------- Rocket Money: Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to rocketmoney.com/athletic Omaha Steaks: Visit Omaha Steaks dot com, use promo code HEAR at checkout to get that EXTRA $30 OFF your order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2023
Bengals, heroic Hubbard win Wild Card over Ravens, 24-17 | The Walkout
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Sam Hubbard, who is as Ohio through-and-through as it gets, made his home state proud with a legendary 98-yard fumble return for a touchdown to help sinch Cincinnati's 24-17 Wild Card win over the Ravens. Paul and Jay discuss the good and bad in Sunday's win and glimpse ahead to the Bengals' Divisional Round game versus Buffalo. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2023
Bengals-Ravens meet in the playoffs in a win-or-go-home Wild Card game with Dan Hoard & Jeff Zrebiec
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The road to the Super Bowl begins Sunday in Cincinnati as the Bengals and Ravens meet for the second week in a row; however, this meeting has infinitely more weight to it. Paul and Jay discuss how Cincy is using what they learned from last year's SB run to help them prepare for this playoff push. You'll also hear from Joe Burrow and Lou Anarumo about how last year's experience has carried over to this season. Bengals PxP voice Dan Hoard then joins the podcast, and shares what he's expecting from Cincy on Sunday. He also opens up about the evils of Subway. Jeff Zrebiec becomes HTPG's first-ever opposing team's writer to come on the show in consecutive weeks, a meaningful honor. He and Jay preview a Lamar Jackson-less offense, J.K. Dobbins return, and more. Lastly, Paul and Jay predict Sunday's outcome, and run through ARBIES, Growler Bet, and a RPB. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kKLN0Bo_lCA Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Dan on Twitter: @Dan_Hoard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2023
Bengals playoff concerns, Max Scharping insurance policy & is this already a successful season for Cincy?
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With Alex Cappa's status for the Wild Card round skewing bearish, Paul and Jay discuss the state of Cincinnati's offensive line and Cappa's potential replacement, Max Scharping. The pair share then share their reasons for concern and optimism in this Bengals' playoff berth. Mo Egger hops on the podcast to opine about Cincinnati's regular season, and if the team were to lost in the opening round, would it still be consider a success? Are expectations for the organization shifting? Plus, the guys revisit their mid-season predictions. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4-iAvL3GqhA Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH ----------------------------------------------------- Manscaped: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code NFL23 at Manscaped.com Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/NFL Roman: Go to ro dot co slash ATHLETIC today to get 20% off your entire first order Omaha Steaks: Visit OmahaSteaks.com, use promo code HEAR at checkout to get that EXTRA $30 OFF your order Tommy John: Get 20% OFF your first order at TommyJohn.com/FIRSTDOWN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2023
Bengals beat the Ravens and clinch the No. 3 seed + Playoff picture & Joe Burrow on championship window
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No coin toss needed! (Unless you're Joe Mixon.) Cincinnati came out swinging against Baltimore, tallying 24 first-half points en route to a 27-16 win. Paul and Jay react to the team clinching the No. 3 seed in the postseason. The guys discuss the AFC playoff picture, the Bengals' meek second-half defensive performance and Joe Burrow's miscues. How long is Cincy's Super Bowl window open? Burrow shares his thoughts. Plus, an update on Alex Cappa. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Today's episode is brought to you by: Tommy John: Get 20% off your first order at TommyJohn.com/FIRSTDOWN Omaha Steaks: Visit Omaha Steaks dot com, use promo code HEAR at checkout to get that EXTRA $30 OFF your order. Rocket Money: Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to RocketMoney.com/ATHLETIC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2023
Bengals-Bills cancellation fallout: playoff options; potential NFL rule changes & is this fair to Cincinnati?
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On a whirlwind news day that has confused and even frustrated some, doctors treating Damar Hamlin shared an uplifting and optimistic update about the Bills' young safety, which is something we can all root for. What we might be not all be rooting for are the proposed rule changes that could influence the Bengals' playoff outlook. Paul and Jay discuss the fallout from Bengals-Bills cancellation, including Cincinnati's playoff options, a possible Wild Card coin toss to determine a host team, and the Competition Committee's proposal and Katie Blackburn. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Today's episode is brought to you by: Tommy John: Get 20% off your first order at TommyJohn.com/FIRSTDOWN Omaha Steaks: Visit Omaha Steaks dot com, use promo code HEAR at checkout to get that EXTRA $30 OFF your order. Rocket Money: Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to RocketMoney.com/ATHLETIC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2023
Bengals' playoff path amid uncertainty; Zac Taylor & Joe Burrow on Bills & Sean McDermott + Bengals-Ravens preview, predictions w/ Jeff Zrebiec
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Today's podcast is loaded with insights and thoughts from Paul, Jay, and Mo as well as members of the Bengals, including Zac Taylor and Joe Burrow, about Bengals-Bills, Bengals-Ravens, and questioning whether to play either game. For all that today's show is, the most important item is a positive health update on Damar Hamlin. Our thoughts continue to be with Hamlin and his family and friends. -Damar Hamlin health update (:30) -Bengals' playoff paths (5:00) -Zac Taylor on Bengals-Bills & Sean McDermott (12:30) -Brian Callahan on Zac Taylor & handling recent situation (24:15) -Mo on whether the Bengals should play on Sunday + Burrow & DJ Reader thoughts on Sunday (31:00) -Burrow on approaching a potential resumption against Bills (54:00) -Jeff Zrebiec previews & shares his prediction for Bengals-Ravens (1:04:00) -ARBIES, RPB, Growler & predictions for Sunday (1:22:00) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OWC97TASgjc Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Jeff on Twitter: @JeffZrebiec Today's episode is brought to you by: Tommy John: Get 20% off your first order at TommyJohn.com/FIRSTDOWN Omaha Steaks: Visit Omaha Steaks dot com, use promo code HEAR at checkout to get that EXTRA $30 OFF your order. Rocket Money: Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to RocketMoney.com/ATHLETIC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2023
Prayers for Damar Hamlin & what we know now
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Paul and Jay share their thoughts and prayers for Damar Hamlin after Monday night's horrific scene. The guys read statements from Roger Goodell and Mike Brown about Hamlin and the Bills' and Bengals' mental well-being. The pair discuss the postponement of Bills-Bengals through this week and its potential implications. Lastly, Paul and Jay share what they saw and heard on Monday from Paycor Stadium. Damar Hamlin's foundation GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mxksc-the-chasing-ms-foundation-community-toy-drive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2023
HTPG LIVE from 50 West with Tyler Dunne: Bengals' Super Bowl window, Bills-Bengals organizational development & MNF primer
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Paul, Jay, and author and founder of "GoLong", Tyler Dunne, host a live show from 50 West Brewing Company! The trio analyzes Cincinnati and Buffalo's development from an organizational perspective. From Zac Taylor and Sean McDermott elevating the culture to drafting and mentoring Joe Burrow and Josh Allen. Why is Cincinnati's Super Bowl window now? The group previews MNF and answers fan questions. Check out Tyler's book 'The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football': https://amzn.to/3Ih1y5v Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Tyler on Twitter: @TyDunne Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2023
Bengals-Bills preview with Joe Buck & Joe Buscaglia + Cincy's defense, Burrow vs. Josh Allen
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The magnitude of Monday night's Bengals-Bills clash can't be overstated. Who better to help break down Monday Night Football than a member of MNF? Joe Buck joins Paul in Burrow-Allen, the hype around this matchup, and more. The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia then joins the podcast to chat Buffaloes' defense vs. Joe Burrow; Stefon Diggs-Bengals secondary, and much more. Also, what kind of game plan could we see from Lou Anarumo vs. Josh Allen? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Joe Buck on Twitter: @Buck Follow Joe Buscaglia on Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2022
Bengals-Bills' similarities with Eric Wood; La'el Collin's injury aftermath & is Marvin Lewis a fit as Broncos HC?
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Ex-center for the Buffalo Bills, and their current broadcast color commentator, Eric Wood joins Paul and Jay in discussing the Bengals' and Bills' similarities, culture vs. talent, and more. Also in today's show: what La'el Collin's season-ending injury means for Cincy (and, possibly, Andrew Whitworth), and, later, Mo joins the show to chat about the possibility of Marvin Lewis winding up in Denver. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mjjJNvvnEdQ Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2022
Bengals-Bills early look; Patriots dirty plays & an Andrew Whitworth reunion?
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Paul and Jay answer listener questions in a live room on The Athletic app. The pair opened with a quick glance at Bills-Bengals on Monday Night Football and just how rare this meeting of two teams on win streaks of at least six games will be. Then questions surface about the offensive line without La'el Collins, faith in Hakeem Adeniji and the popular topic of a full circle Andrew Whitworth return. Then they answer questions about Ja'Marr Chase's demeanor, playoff paths, lingering missing of Chidobe Awuzie, Germaine Pratt and Logan Wilson's Bengals futures as well as thoughts on the dirty plays from Saturday's game at New England. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2022
Bengals escape Patriots 2nd half comeback bid, 22-18 + the win streak is up to 7!
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A propitious first half for Cincinnati quickly spiraled into a lackluster second half of action. Despite the languid third and fourth quarters, the Bengals prevailed over New England, 22-18. Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's win streak climbing to seven; Evan McPherson and the offense's miscues, and more. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2022
Bengals-Patriots preview with Chad Graff; Joseph Ossai on his journey to the NFL & Pro Bowl rant
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Paul and Jay run through the encouraging injury news, fail to stay calm during Pro Bowl rants, talk win-streak perspective and we hear from Joseph Ossai on his unique path to the NFL. Plus, Chad Graff joins from New England and we make predictions while offering up a Bengals Growler Bet with a dose of Christmas cheer. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Chad on Twitter: @ChadGraff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2022
The Bengals' chase for the No. 1 seed; the uncomfortable Giovani Bernard-media exchange & Buccaneers final thoughts
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Is this the most impressive Bengals' win streak in the franchise's history? Paul and Jay impart their final thoughts about Bengals-Bucs. They also expand on Cincinnati's race for the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC. Paul and Jay react to the awkward Giovani Bernard-media interaction after the Bucs game, and Mo's scathing condemnation of egg nog. Plus, a special announcement. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MMlrILf0xJE Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2022
Bengals, Joe Burrow outshine Tom Brady and the Bucs behind a big second half, 34-23
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It was a forgettable first 30 minutes of action, but Joe Burrow's four-touchdown second half propelled the Bengals over Tom Brady and the Bucs, 34-23. Paul and Jay react to Burrow-Brady; Cincinnati being able to rebound from their sluggish start, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2022
Bengals-Buccaneers preview and predictions; Joe Burrow on Brady comparisons & back shoulder throws + Cincy Christmas gifts
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It's Joe Burrow-Tom Brady I in Bengals-Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. Paul and Jay share their keys to the game and predictions. Mo Egger joins the podcast to hand out Christmas gifts to Cincinnati, including a head coaching job to Lou Anarumo. Burrow gives a casual response to those comparing him to Tom Brady, and a more in-depth look at how he views back-shoulder throws, which he excels at. Plus, ARBIES, Growler, RPB & Surivior talk. -Injury update & Brian Callahan on Boyd (3:15) -Germaine Pratt responds to his Tweets (14:15) -Burrow on Brady comparisons & back-shoulder throws (16:30) -Mo Kringle hands out X-Mas gifts to the Bengals (35:00) -Bengals-Bucs keys, predictions; Growler/RPB/ARBIES/Survivor (1:00:00) Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2022
Burrow vs Brady & the QBs' shared traits with Kevin Faulk & Ben Baldwin chats Bengals, NFL advanced analytics
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Paul and Jay welcome Ben Baldwin to HTPG. Ben, The Athletic contributor, and creator of open-source projects like "4th down decision bot", provides an analytical look into Cincinnati and the league as a whole. Later, Patriots, Louisiana, and College Football Hall of Famer Kaven Faulk joins the show to discuss Burrow's evolution, his matchup versus Tom Brady, and what traits the QBs share. -Injury Update: Trey Hendrickson, Tyler Boyd & more (3:15) -Ben Baldwin joins HTPG (12:00) -Germaine Pratt's tweets & Lou Anarumo's response (31:00) -Will the Bengals rise to the No. 1 seed? (36:00) -Kevin Faulk on Burrow-Brady (45:15) -Growler recap, RPB, ARBIES (1:04:30) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MmhRwPoah7k Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Ben on Twitter: @benbbaldwin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2022
Trey Hendrickson's injury fallout, assessing the Bengals coaching staff & BJ Hill's progression
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Paul and Jay offer up a recap of where the injuries stand and then take questions about Germaine Pratt’s surprise social media decisions, how BJ Hill progressed, the fallout of Trey Hendrickson’s broken wrist, who made the biggest impact as an injury replacement and an assessment of the coaching staff. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2022
Bengals break Browns Battle of Ohio winning streak, 23-10!
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Cincinnati keeps racking up wins with the Browns being their latest victim in the Battle of Ohio. Paul and Jay react to the Bengals' rash of injuries and the team's subsequent adjustments. And despite a fairly average outing, the club still found a way to win.  Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2022
The Bengals evolution with Nate Tice, Browns preview with Zac Jackson & Mixon-Perine distribution
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If today's show proves anything, it's that we have great friends. Nate Tice of The Athletic Football Show pops in to chat about the Bengals' evolution and Joe Burrow's growth. Zac Jackson then makes a pit stop to discuss Deshaun Watson, the Browns, and The Battle of Ohio round two. Plus, Paul and Jay dive into some Mixon-Perine discourse. Check out The Athletic Football Show: https://apple.co/3HilCUv Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Nate on Twitter: @Nate_Tice Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2022
Joe Burrow's MVP case, Lou Anarumo's evolution & Bengals part ways with Kevin Huber
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How does Joe Burrow stack up against other MVP candidates? What noticeable changes have we seen in Lou Anarumo and his defense since joining the organization, and just how big of an impact did Kevin Huber have on Cincinnati? Paul and Jay tackle all of these topics and more on today's show. -Kevin Huber released by Cincinnati & Darin Simmons on Huber's impact (4:00) -Sam Hubbard NFL Man of the Year nominee & players' day off (12:00) -Joe Mixon's concussion (22:00) -Mo joins the pod for '40-second sound off' (working title on new seg -- 26:00) -Lou Anarumo's evolution (32:00) -Joe Burrow's MVP case (49:00) -ARBIES, RPB, Growler recap (1:05:00) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JpDuAHusVJ4 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2022
Bengals' path to the #1 seed, a dirty good luck charm & Cam Taylor-Britt's encouraging outing
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Paul and Jay take questions following the Bengals win against the Chiefs ranging from the evolution of the team, dirty good luck charms, need to give credit to the personnel staff, the rise of the interior offensive line, Cam Taylor-Britt's encouraging performance and what the road to the No. 1 seed and AFC North title looks like. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2022
Bengals beat Chiefs for the 3rd straight time & remind the NFL why they made the Super Bowl last year
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ANOTHER ONE. Cincinnati completes its three-piece against Kansas City, securing its third-consecutive victory over the Chiefs, 27-24. Paul and Jay react to how the Bengals go the job done, Joe Burrow's MVP case, Samaje Perine's impact, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2022
Is Bengals-Chiefs a revenge game for Mahomes & KC? Ja'Marr Chase on his hip injury & will he be ready to play? w/ Nate Taylor
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Paul and Jay dive into the news from Ja'Marr Chase detailing his challenging path back from his hip fracture. They play "Imagine if ..." weighing the house money aspect to Sunday. Nate Taylor joins from Kansas City to talk all thing Chiefs. Then a breakdown of what Lou Anarumo will do to complete his trilogy, the spot on the field that could tilt toward the Bengals, Growler Bet, predictions and surprise Survivor talk! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2022
Zac Taylor on 'They got to play us' mentality & is Bengals-Chiefs a new NFL rivalry?
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After an impressive win against Tennessee, the Bengals gear up for Kansas City in what might be the newest and best NFL rivalry. -Bengals news (4:00) -Zac Taylor on 'they got to play us' mentality (10:00) -Mo joins the podcast! (18:15) -Tyler Boyd on Bengals-Chiefs burgeoning rivalry (40:00) -Samaje Perine RB1? (46:30) -ARBIES, RPB, Growler (55:00) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VLshN5cwu1E Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
Bengals topple Titans for a massive win, 20-16! Cincy, Baltimore now tied atop the division
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Cincinnati earned a gritty, gutsy win over Tennessee to move to seven wins on the season and draw even with the Ravens atop the AFC North. Paul and Jay react to the plucky Bengals' victory, and how a 'W' like this can shape the remainder of the regular season. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Jessie Bates talks possible last ride with Bengals & Titans preview w/ Joe Rexrode
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The playoff race is heating up as November reaches its end. The Bengals square off with the Titans in a matchup with possible postseason implications. Jay and Joe Rexrode, The Athletic's Titans beat writer, break down Sunday's bout. But, before then, Jay catches up with Jessie Bates in a 1-on-1. Is Bates prepared for the possibility that this might be his last ride in Cincinnati? Plus, Paul and Jay share their game predictions and more. - Titans look ahead (1:30) - Jessie Bates 1-on-1 (11:00) - Bengals news and updates (25:00) - Joe Rexrode joins the pod (31:15) - Predictions, RPB, Growler (46:15) Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Joe on Twitter: @joerexrode Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
The Bengals survive Steelers' late push, 37-30, and the backups dazzle
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The Bengals' 'next-man up' mentality was heeded, as Trenton Irwin and Samaje Perine contributed in key spots in Cincinnati's first divisional win of the season over the Steelers, 37-30. Paul and Jay discuss yet another Joe Burrow gem, the backup's patronage, the defense's struggles, and more. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
Bengals vs. Steelers Round 2 | Can Cincinnati earn their first win in the division?
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Can Cincinnati avenge their early-season loss to Pittsburgh and earn their first AFC North win of the year? Paul, Jay, and Mark Kaboly discuss: - Joe Burrow on turf vs grass fields (6:00) - Larry Ogunjobi vs. Bengals (11:30) - Brian Callahan in the next HC cycle (13:30) - ESPN NFL Live team on Bengals run game (17:00) - Uni watch (21:30) - Mark Kaboly joins the show (22:30) - Kenny Pickett, Steelers defense, and more (43:30) - A.R.B.I.E.S., RPB & Growler Bet (1:02:30) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-YN-X3xOqc Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
The Burrow-sode: How the Bengals' star QB has evolved & guided Cincinnati through the 1st half of 2022 w/ The QB School's JT O'Sullivan
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Joe Burrow has repeatedly proved that he's one of the top signal-callers the NFL has to offer. Paul and Jay dig deep into Burrow's development as well as his 2022 season so far with the help of Mo Egger and The QB School's JT O'Sullivan. - Bengals News (4:30) - Burrow through his first 35 games (10:30) - Cincy OC Brian Callahan on Burrow's next steps (14:45) - Burrow's output in weeks 3-10 (21:30) - Discussing our favorite Burrow moment with Mo Egger (25:00) - Dan Pitcher on Burrow vs. blitzes/coverages (42:45) - The QB School's JT O'Sullivan chats Burrow (56:15) - RPB/A.R.B.I.E.S. & more (1:08:00) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kZEGYQhi86s Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow JT on Twitter: @theqbschool Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
Bengals mid-season awards with a 90s twist!
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Have you ever asked yourself, "man, what I wouldn't give for a Bengals mid-season awards podcast with a 90s-Bengals-references motif!" Well, say no more, we gotcha covered: - Possible punter change/Bengals news (8:00) - The Willie Anderson Non-Burrow MVP (16:00) - The 'Garrison Hearst is still good?' Award for player you want to see more of (22:30) - The "I think Year 5 will be the one Dave Shula really rights the ship" award for preseason prediction you'd most like back - with Mo (29:00) - The Dan Wilkinson Award for biggest disappointment (35:45) - The Brian Milne Should Never Touch the Ball Award for player you want to see less of (49:00) - The Sam Wyche was fired or retired Award for Most Overblown Storyline & many, many more! (1:01:00) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RxWORCJ7Q&t=1s Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
"Uncle Mike" Thomas chats Bengals culture, picking off Tom Brady, Andrew Luck-Joe Burrow comps, social justice & NFLPA
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Bengals safety Michael Thomas joins Paul and Jay on HTPG for one of the most entertaining and informative interviews with an NFL player you'll ever hear: - Michael on joining the Bengals & team chemistry (1:30) - Relationship with Lou Anarumo & how Lou learned Michael's name (4:30) - Stanford playing days, Jim Harbaugh recruitment & playing with Richard Sherman (11:00) - Andrew Luck-Joe Burrow comparisons (14:00) - Helping mentor young players & practice squad benefits (16:15) - NFLPA VP fit, CBA process & sitting across the table negotiating with Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, et. al (21:00) - Next step for player representation & social justice advocation (27:00) - Ping pong, card playing & Bengals locker room dynamic (33:00) Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals 42, Panthers 21 -- The Joe Mixon Game was one for the books
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A historic on-field effort from Joe Mixon dispelled the lingering criticisms of the much-maligned running back in a five (5!) touchdown performance in a 42-21 win over the Panthers. Paul and Jay react to Mixon's day, the offense as a whole, the second-half defense, and the squad's status heading into the bye week. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Bengals-Panthers preview, free Chris Evans & state of the secondary w/ Joe Person
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Paul and Jay preview Bengals-Panthers with The Athletic's Joe Person, chat Chris Evans usage with Mo Egger, and take a look at the state of the secondary: - Rollercoaster Bengals (5:00) - Burrow on the run game woes (14:30) - Free Chris Evans (22:00) - State of the secondary & Sidney Jones (42:00) - Joe Person on Panthers (55:15) - RPB, Growler & ARBIES (1:08:15) Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Joe on Twitter: @josephperson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
The Walkout: Browns 32, Bengals 13 | The Bengals now have more questions to answer
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The Bengals collapsed on Monday Night Football to the Cleveland Browns, 32-13. Paul and Jay share their instant reactions to Cincinnati's loss, and what this lackluster performance means for the team. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2022
How Does Ja'Marr Chase's Injury Impact The Bengals & Browns Monday Night Football Predictions
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Paul and Jay react to Ja'Marr Chase's hip injury and discuss how his absence may impact the Bengals. The guys also look ahead to Bengals-Browns on MNF. - Chase's injury & how will it affect Cincy? (1:00) - Will Cincinnati be active in the trade market? (17:00) - The Athletic's Browns beat writer Zac Jackson preview Bengals-Browns (34:30) - A.R.B.I.E.S, Growler Bet & Predictions (48:00) Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cOILXR4zFm4 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
Bengals OC Brian Callahan joins HTPG & Falcons final thoughts
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It goes without saying, but when you hang 35 points on a professional football club and your quarterback passes for nearly 500 yards, something is working. To make sense of Joe Burrow and Cincinnati's success on offense, Paul and Jay welcome Bengals OC Brian Callahan to the podcast! PDJ and JM also share their perspective on the Bengals' win over Atlanta, and what they learned about the offense and defense in a win over the Falcons, including the emergence of Cam Taylor-Britt. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UMI6qtytlRM Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2022
Bengals' offensive evolution, apologies to Zac Taylor roll in & Cam Taylor-Britt's emergence
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison sift through listener questions during a Q&A. They answer questions about the emergence of Cam Taylor-Britt, the Bengals' offensive evolution, offical aplogies being made to Zac Taylor, Trey Hendrickson's health and the outlook in the AFC North as Cincinnati rolls with momentum following four wins in five weeks. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals 35, Falcons 17 | Burrow, Bengals' offense put on a show
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Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Cincinnati's offense, as a whole, orchestrated a dominant performance at Paycor Stadium against the Falcons. Paul and Jay take you through the Bengals' showcase on offense, their staunch defense, especially in the 3rd quarter, Cam Taylor-Britt's first start, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Joe Burrow is ELITE on 3rd down, Falcons preview & Mixon magic in NOLA w/ Josh Kendall
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Paul and Jay preview Sunday's game against the Falcons opening with a look at good news on the injury front before diving into the impactful details of Joe Burrow's success on third downs and high-leverage situations. Then hear from Joe Mixon talking about making the entire Superdome go "oooh," and our Josh Kendall checks in from Atlanta to explain how the Falcons are surprising everyone at 3-3. Then ARBIES on the receiving line for Jay Tufele, the prominence of Okey Double Bugs, two RPBs, a time of game growler bet and the final predictions for Sunday's tilt. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshTheAthletic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Final Saints thoughts, Lou Anarumo on Bengals' run defense & Zac Taylor discusses shotgun sets
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Cincinnati eeked out a win in New Orleans last Sunday, but how and why did the reigning AFC conference champions have such an arduous time with a shorthanded Saints team? Paul and Jay share their final thoughts from the Bengals' week 6 win, including Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase's success in the short passing game. Lou Anarumo shares his thoughts on the club's underwhelming job stopping the Saints' rushing attack while Zac Taylor explains the team's shotgun usage. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JtOpYZ8spfM Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals 30, Saints 26
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Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase saved the day for Cincinnati on a go-ahead TD late in the fourth quarter in the Superdome. Paul and Jay react to the Bengals' win over the Saints, including Burrow and Chase's excellence, the o-line and defense's determination amid gaffs, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2022
Bengals vs. Saints predictions & Joe Burrow on Cincinnati's play-calling w/ Brody Miller
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Paul and Jay set the stage for Bengals at Saints. The pair zero in on the discourse surrounding Cincinnati's playcalling. Joe Burrow shares his thoughts on the subject. How will Louisiana receive Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase in their return since winning a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2019? The Athletic's LSU beat writer Brody Miller joins the podcast to answer that question and more. How will Lou Anarumo and the defense approach Andy Dalton if Jameis Winston can't play? How about Taysom Hill, Alvin Kamara, and Chris Olave? The guys share this week's Bengals Growler Bet and Sunday predictions. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tMXwFgzneak Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Zac Taylor speaks on play calling & Bengals shovel pass, Philly Special & goal-to-go questions
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Paul and Jay return from Baltimore after another at-the-gun loss for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football. Are there play-calling issues in Cincinnati? Zac Taylor and Brian Callahan open up about their decision-making. The guys assess Joe Mixon and the ground game's performance, Joe Burrow's performance, the Stanley Morgan pass, and Philly Special at the goal line. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/A3aqLEoDGns Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
The Walkout: Ravens 19, Bengals 17 | Cincinnati is 8 points away from being 5-0
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From M&T Bank Stadium, Paul and Jay deduce what broke wrong for the Bengals in a 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. What did Zac Taylor say to La'el Collins as he was coming off the field? Did the run game take a step forward? Was the 4th-and-goal shovel pass the right call? All of Cincinnati's losses have come at the gun, including Justin Tucker's 43-yard game-winner. The Bengals are 8 points off of 5-0. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
Defending against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, SNF predictions & Joe Burrow speaks on concussions
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As the Bengals prepare themselves for an AFC North bout against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football, Paul and Jay prep you for what to expect from the clash. Before then, the guys react to Joe Burrow speaking on his experiences with concussions. Does the league need to reevaluate how it handles concussions? Lou Anarumo shares if Jessie Bates and the secondary need more rest during games. How will Anarumo's defense approach Lamar Jackson, J.K. Dobbins, and the Ravens' offense? Will Joe Mixon and the run game turn a corner this weekend? Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JlOorRQ7Ulw Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
How bad is the Bengals' run game & can it be fixed + who do we trust in the AFC North?
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Paul and Jay are back after Cincinnati's victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. The Bengals defended their home field at Paycor Stadium, but little of that credit can be attributed to the run game. The guys dive into the lackluster Joe Mixon and rushing game. Mo Egger joins the program to ponder who to trust in the AFC North. Will the upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens decide where fans' faith should be placed? Plus, answer YouTube chat questions and a new ARBIES. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FrKlpq0YkE0 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals 27, Dolphins 15 -- Joe Mixon, ground game sputters & Tua's scary injury
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The White Bengal uniforms dazzled nearly as much as the defense, as Cincinnati held Miami to just 15 points to advance to 2-2 on the year. Paul and Jay continue to praise this Bengals defense, even sans Tua for Miami, who took a frightening hit that knocked him out of the game. The pair hone in on Cincinnati's anemic rushing attack. What will it take for Joe Mixon and the backfield to find their footing? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Andrew Whitworth and Willie Anderson reflect on Cincinnati careers, exits & address Bengals 2022 O-line | Two-on-Two
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In the latest iteration of HTPG's 'Two-on-Two' series, we welcome Andrew Whitworth and Willie Anderson onto the podcast to discuss their careers in Cincinnati, and how the Bengals organization helped shaped them. Whit and Willie reveal what makes playing in Cincinnati so unique. The guys also discussed how they each influenced each other during their playing days. The pair also open up about their exits from the organization, and how that impacted the rest of their playing days. Andrew and Willie also evaluate the 2022 Bengals offensive line. Is patience required with a new-look o-line? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewWhitworth Follow Willie on Twitter: @BigWillie7179 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
Defending against Tua and Miami's offense & Bengals-Dolphins TNF preview + predictions
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The Bengals shook the first-win monkey off their backs by prevailing over the New York Jets. Can they win 'ANOTHER ONE' and move to a .500 record by downing the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football? Paul and Jay dive into how Lou Anarumo and the defense might approach Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and the Miami offense. What will Joe Burrow and the offense's game plan be against the 'Fins' speedy defense? Plus, coin flip discourse with Mo Egger. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lKzjtxLgMwk Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals 27, Jets 12; Cincinnati earns its 1st win of 2022!
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Did you hear that? It's a collective exhale from the Cincinnati fanbase and organization. After a turbulent first two weeks of the 2022 season, the Bengals clocked their first win of the season. Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati getting off the schneid. The Bengals' defense clamped down on Joe Flacco and recorded four sacks, a majority courtesy of Trey Hendrickson, and a quartet of turnovers. The offense still has some work to do, but Joe Burrow connected with Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd for TDs. The guys also chat about the play calling, offensive line, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2022
"Relax": Joe Burrow & Bengals mood, New York Jets preview & what is the defense missing? w/ Zack Rosenblatt
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On the latest edition of HTPG, Paul and Jay discuss the mood of the locker room as the Bengals face the reality of avoiding the disaster of starting 0-3, including a clear message from Joe Burrow: R-E-L-A-X. They tackle the defense and the one thing missing from them so far. Plus, Lou Anarumo rants about Dax Hill's playing time. Zack Rosenblatt joins from New York talk about the state of the Jets before we break out the #BengalsGrowlerBet, RPBs and predictions for Sunday. Watch the NYJ preview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0VMThwGInZo Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Zack on Twitter: @ZackBlatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Final Cowboys takeaways & Brian Callahan, Zac Taylor on Bengals' offense and slow start
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After another disappointing and unexpected Bengals loss, this time at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, Paul and Jay discuss what went wrong, and share what they learned from players and coaches on Monday following Cincinnati's latest loss. Brian Callahan opens up about the Bengals' o-line, Joe Burrow, Tampa 2, and more. When will this new-look offensive line, featuring big free agent acquisitions in La'el Collins and Alex Cappa, among others, gel together and play well? Zac Taylor shares his thoughts about Cincinnati's slow start and if his team can weather the storm. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZpiOVLYJaBE Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
The Walkout: Cowboys 20, Bengals 17 -- What's going on with this team?!
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In another abysmal showing by the Bengals offense, Joe Burrow and company failed to overcome a gimpy Cowboys team, losing 20-17. Where is the new and improved Cincy offensive line that was touted all off-season? Were Ja'Marr Chase's postgame comments about the offense valid? Why is this team sleepwalking through games? Paul and Jay react to all the above, and more, in this edition of The Walkout. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Bengals vs. Cowboys preview, play-calling criticism & leaning on Ja'Marr Chase w/ Jon Machota
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Paul and Jay preview Sunday's game against Dallas with The Athletic's Jon Machota, discuss the hard lean into Ja'Marr Chase's skill set, Joe Burrow's slow starts and fine line of interceptions as well as insights on the play-calling criticism levied at Zac Taylor. Plus, ARBIES, #BengalsGrowlerBet, listener questions, RPB and final predictions for Sunday in Dallas. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kIXEm9ej8TM Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Jon on Twitter: @jonmachota Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Final Steelers thoughts, reassessing the offensive line & Bengals big-picture concerns
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Paul and Jay host a final postmortem on Cincinnati's tumultuous loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The pair reassess the offensive line's performance with some color from Zac Taylor on the matter. Mo joins the podcast to judge what big-picture concerns there are for the Bengals. Plus, Makin' Mo (Fictional) Money is back. Darrin Simmons sheds light on Evan McPherson's blocked PAT. Lastly, some RPBs, a new edition of A.R.B.I.E.S, and YouTube Q&A. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nuC2UuKJFz0 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Worry meter after Bengals loss to Steelers, lack of zip on Burrow's throws & could Lou Anarumo become a head coach?
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Paul and Jay take listener questions in real-time on The Athletic app in the first Bengals Lunch Break live room of the season! The guys get a temp check on fans' level of concern after the Steelers loss. Is there a lack of pop on Joe Burrow's throws? What was Dax Hill's usage in week 1? Could Lou Anarumo become a head coach in the near future? Plus more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Bengals mistakes cost them in loss to Steelers, 23-20 | The Walkout
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This was not the season opener the Bengals had hoped for. Joe Burrow recorded five turnovers, Evan McPherson and the special teams unit missed two chances to seal the game, and the refurbished o-line looked lost in a 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's loss and what it means for the rest of the season. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hirekofrJ_4 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2022
Bengals 2022 season preview LIVE at 50 West Brewing Company
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The annual season preview at 50 West Brewing Co. is here! Paul, Jay, James Rapien, Kelsey Conway, Mike Petraglia, Geoff Hobson, Mo Egger, and Optimistic Bobby gather to discuss the floor and ceiling for the Bengals. Is 11 or 12 wins a baseline for this team, or is it Super Bowl or bust? How will Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Joe Mixon, and the new-look offensive line perform this season? Can Lou Anarumo's defense build off of last year's growth? Plus, many libations, RPBs, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow James on Twitter: @JamesRapien Follow Kelsey on Twitter: @KelseyLConway Follow Mike on Twitter: @Trags Follow Geoff on Twitter: @GeoffHobsonCin Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Bobby on Twitter: @BobbySlattery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Elizabeth and Caroline Blackburn on the Cincinnati Bengals business evolution
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Elizabeth and Caroline Blackburn, the Bengals Director of Strategy and Engagement, and Senior Manager of Digital Strategy, respectively, join Paul in discussing the leaps and changes the Cincinnati Bengals have made on the business and marketing side. From the Paycor Stadium naming rights, to new methods of engaging fans, Elizabeth and Caroline share how the front office has changed and where it could be headed. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
What is a successful Bengals season? 2022 season predictions, team captains & biggest surprise
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The countdown to Bengals vs. Steelers is on! Paul and Jay share their 2022 Cincinnati season predictions on today's show. A quick conversation about Cincy's team captains precedes prediction talk. Which Bengals will be first-time Pro Bowlers? How do we define a successful season for the Bengals? Mo joins the podcast to chat about that, and he shares his fictional bets in our new segment, 'Makin' Mo (Fictional) Money'. (Title tentative.) Chidobe Awuzie shares his thoughts on being considered underrated. The guys then answer questions about this team, including who could be the biggest surprise this year, and which franchise records could be broken? A newly minted A.R.B.I.E.S segment is followed by listener Q&As. Watch the podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KgXqj-x6ko4 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
2022 AFC North Preview: Joe Burrow's price tag, Steelers QB situation, Lamar's future in Baltimore & team weaknesses
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Kickoff to the 2022 season is a week away! Paul and Jay welcome Mark Kaboly, Zac Jackson, and Jeff Zrebiec, the Steelers, Browns, and Ravens beat writers, respectively, to preview the AFC North. The bunch discusses each team's QB situation, including a looming question this season for the Bengals: how much is it going to cost to extend Joe Burrow? Which non-QB player is most important to their team, and what are each squad's most significant weaknesses? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkKaboly Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffzrebiec Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Bengals 2022 roster projections after cuts & O.J. Howard to Cincinnati?
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The Bengals pared their roster down to 53 spots. Paul and Jay react to the surprising, and unsurprising, player cuts. The pair also discuss reports of O.J. Howard potentially joining the Bengals. How does Howard figure into Cincinnati's plans? Kevin Huber locked in a roster spot with Cincy. Special team coordinator Darrin Simmons shares his thoughts on keeping Huber. Plus, o-line depth, the yet-to-be-named Bengals insider news segment as well as listener Q&As before heading out the door. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1mFZn1g0KQ Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Trenton Irwin, Bengals payback Rams, 16-9 & wrap up preseason football | The Walkout
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Trenton Irwin racked up 9 receptions for 93 yards in the Bengals' revenge bid against the Los Angeles Rams. Paul and Jay breakdown the contest and discuss if Jake Browning or Brandon Allen will be the backup QB. Plus, notes on Jessie Bates, Cordell Volson, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2022
Bengals, Rams fight at joint practice & Tee Higgins future in Cincinnati
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The guys break down all elements of the melee that occurred at joint practices with Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp, and the Rams and then take questions about the offensive line, including Cordell Volson and La'el Collins, the future of Tee Higgins, the ceiling of Lou Anarumo's defense, and expectations for final cuts. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrison Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Jessie Bates returns, Rams, Bengals joint practice & was Moss' block on Giants Thibodeaux legal?
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Jessie Bates is back in the building! Paul and Jay react to the Bengals re-signing Bates after an off-season pockmarked by failed contract extension talks. What can we expect from the Rams and Bengals joint practice? Was Thad Moss' block on Kayvon Thibodeaux legal? Mo Eggers joins to discuss that and yacht rock. Plus, YouTube and Twitter Q&A. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/akeeFLsltxY Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
The Walkout: Giants 25, Bengals 22
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Cincinnati held a lead late into the fourth quarter against the Giants in their second preseason game but ultimately faltered to New York, 25-22. Paul and Jay discuss if Cordell Volson has solidified himself as the Bengals' left guard, Kayvon Thibodeaux's injury, and more. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Ken Riley is a Hall of Fame finalist & Joe Burrow in 11-on-11s at Bengals training camp
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Joe Burrow spoke to the media for the first time at Bengals training camp since his appendectomy. Paul and Jay react to Burrow's comments. Ken Riley is a Hall of Fame finalist. Paul laments on Riley not being able to relish a moment like this himself and questions HOF decisions like this one. The guys then spill the tea in a new Bengals Scoops, and then preview the Giants preseason game. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ng8eC0-mhcM Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Joe Burrow returns to practice, Cordell Volson & the left guard battle + is the AFC North any good?
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Howyadoin', Joe Burrow? Burrow makes his highly-anticipated return to practice post-appendectomy. Paul and Jay discuss Bengals practice with Burrow present and react to Ja'Marr Chase's assessment of Burrow since his surgery. It's a tug of war at left guard, but does Cordell Volson have the edge? Frank Pollack, Zac Taylor, and Brian Callahan weigh in. Mo Egger joins to converse about the quality of the AFC North. Plus, PDJ and JM share Bengals Scoops and answer listener questions. Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z_gNjKx-mZ0 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
The Walkout: Cardinals 36, Bengals 23 in the 2022 preseason opener
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Paul and Jay recap the Bengals' 36-23 preseason-opening loss to the Cardinals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2022
Welcome to Paycor Stadium, Joe Burrow latest & Bengals v. Cardinals preseason preview
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It's the end of an era. Paul Brown Stadium is now Paycor Stadium! Paul and Jay react to the stadium naming rights move before diving into the Bengals' depth chart. An update on Joe Burrow's recovery is followed by Mo Egger joining the podcast, and then PDJ and JM preview the preseason opener against the Cardinals. Plus, listener/YouTube viewer Q&A! Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bq6F37d0CwE Listen to Mo's new podcast: https://bit.ly/3A750LE Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Expectations for defense in 2022, Joe Burrow update & Bengals training camp most impressive rookie
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Jay is live from THE Toyota Sienna Studios, as his house lost power. He joins Paul in discussing expectations for the Bengals defense in 2022 and shares a Joe Burrow update before the pair answers listener questions. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Joe Burrow returns, Joe Mixon on Super Bowl ending & Dax Hill, safeties at Bengals training camp
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Paul and Jay report on the latest from Bengals training camp: Joe Burrow makes his return to Paul Brown Stadium after his appendectomy, Joe Mixon comments on his role at the end of the Super Bowl, and thoughts on Dax Hill, Vonn Bell, and the club's safety's situation. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZQV8sSXOaXo Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Training Camp Day 2: Ja'Marr's big play, Bates checks in, Hayden Hurst shows promise
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Paul and Jay share their observations from day 2 of Bengals training camp. Second-stringers along the o-line pick up some reps, Jessie Bates checks in, an intense punter battle, and Hayden Hurst might be the guy. Plus, Doc McStuffins can't stop the youngest Dehner from making her podcasting debut! Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ifqAZkYpefQ Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
Bengals training camp preview, Joe Burrow's appendectomy + contract extension talk & Mike Brown on team's future
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False start! We have a false start introduction to today's podcast because shortly after recording, it was reported that Joe Burrow was undergoing an appendectomy. Paul and Jay provide details about the procedure and an update as to Burrow's projected return to practice. That aside, in a LOADED episode of HTPG, PDJ and JM preview training camp storylines, including La'el Collin and Alex Cappa's injuries, Jackson Carman's role, Jessie Bates not reporting to the first day of camp, and more. Mock Turtle soup equals sound bites from Mike Brown, Zac Taylor, and Duke Tobin on naming rights for Cincinnati's stadium, Joe Burrow's contract extension, the 'winning window', and more. Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sAs5kwR7Vrg Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Bengals, Jessie Bates contract talks stall, Cincinnati fan survey & Ring of Honor inductees
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HTPG is back in the swing of things, as Paul and Jay recap news they missed while on vacation, including contract talks with Jessie Bates coming to an end. What's next for Bates and the Bengals? Cincy announces its inaugural Ring of Honor inductees. New Bengals helmets, who dis? An acid trip tweet (which is not reflective of our employer) then leads into PDJ and JM's fan survey, which includes fans' level of trust in the organization, Madden ratings, and more. Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/y9QHAjkdJyA Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Bengals' 2014 win over the Broncos, Peyton Manning gave fans a primetime game to remember | Rewatch Party
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Paul, Jay, Mo, and Bengals play-by-play announcer, Dan Hoard, gather to revisit Cincinnati's miraculous 2014 triumph over the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning. The quartet focus on Andy Dalton's forgettable outing, Jeremy Hill's monster touchdown and the remainder of his career, Paul Guenther, Vance Joseph, and the Stripes' defense, Dre Kirkpatrick's highlight-reel performance, the game's MVP, the 20-teens Bengals era, the defining moment of the matchup, and more! Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KoGt8uW9HZk Rewatch the game, too!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79pPvqb0_iY&t=5631s Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldenerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Dan on Twitter: @Dan_Hoard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
How Lou Anarumo & Terrell Williams' friendship helped shaped the Bengals defense | Two-on-Two
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In the finale of HTPG's 'Two-on-Two' series, Paul and Jay welcome Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and his long-time pal, Titans defensive line coach, Terrell Williams. The pair reminisce about their times on the collegiate recruiting trail, coaching at Purdue, Navy Seal training, watching mafia movies, and more. Lou and Terrell then discuss how they've shared their coaching experiences with one another, and how that knowledge has influenced the Bengals defense under Lou. Thank you to the Bengals coaching staff and you, the listeners, for making the 'Two-on-Two' series possible! Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5VtR9QE1oYE Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Robert Livingston & Jordan Kovacs on Bengals defense's culture, development & more | Two-on-Two
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Robert Livingston and Jordan Kovacs, Bengals secondary and assistant linebackers coaches, join Paul and Jay on part three of HTPG's 'Two-on-Two' series. Robert and Jordan detail the Bengals defense's culture, a stop unit that was one of the league's most pleasant surprises last year. The pair discusses the conversations and information shared between the quality control staff and coaching staff as well as the nature of the Bengals defense. Jordan describes how he's able to draw from his experience as a former player and relate to the defenders he helps mentor. The duo breakdown some of Jordan's old tape, chat about the first time they met and appraise Robert's days as a mullet-wearing man. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AyRECJeuv0E Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Jordan on Twitter: @JKovacs32 Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Dan Pitcher, Sam Francis & the intersection of Bengals' analytics and coaching | Two-on-Two
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In part two of HTPG's Two-on-Two series, Paul and Jay welcome Bengals quarterback coach Dan Pitcher and football data analyst Sam Francis to discuss the intersection of coaching and analytics. Dan and Sam offer up how they incorporated analytics into Cincinnati's decision-making and the creation of a situational playbook. The pair share how they've tried to bridge the gap between coaching and analytics. Plus, the duo provides insight into how their football playing days have aided their careers, and what is it like to work with a player brimming with confidence, i.e., Joe Burrow. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/q4bKmBe96PM Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Sam on Twitter: @samfran37 Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Zac Taylor & Brian Callahan on how their friendship helped the Bengals to a Super Bowl | Two-on-two
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Welcome to HTPG's 'Two-on-Two' series where members of the Bengals organization join Paul and Jay to share an inside look into the friendships and dynamics that have helped shape this team. Paul and Jay kick off the series by having head coach Zac Taylor and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan on the show. What's it like hosting a football camp with hardly any campers? Who has the edge in head-to-head wins? Was there a change in philosophy after the 2019 season? What separates Joe Burrow from other QBs the coaches have mentored? Taylor and Callahan share their thoughts on all those questions and more! Watch today's show on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kHonN6gtTWE Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Joe Burrow: "it's go time", Jessie Bates watch & our old Bengals takes that have changed
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It's not often a player says "we're locked in" and "it's go time" after six weeks of camp and now leading into a break, then again, this is Joe Burrow we're talking about. Paul and Jay share their thoughts on Joe Burrow's mentality before discussing the latest with Jessie Bates and the Bengals. Mo Egger joins the pod to cogitate on his past Bengals takes that have morphed over time. The guys answer mailbag questions before wrapping up. Oh, and we're on YouTube now! Watch today's episode on our new YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Qf2UUZQq3MI Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Organizational draft, Bengals' coaching continuity & offseason themes
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Cincinnati's coach staff has endured hardship as a team. Does cohesion and stability among the coaching cadre make a team better? Paul and Jay cogitate on that question and ask Brian Callahan's thoughts on the matter. The pair share the latest from OTAs before welcoming Mo to the podcast to discuss a fan debacle. PDJ and JM draft members from the Bengals organization whose impact is tangible. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Ja'Marr Chase a sophomore slump or jump? Pham phantasy phootball & Bengals breakout players
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Is Ja'Marr Chase in for a sophomore slump or jump? Paul and Jay discuss the history and analytics behind players' second year in the league. The pair also hone in on Bengals players who could surprise us this season, including Akeem Davis-Gaither. Mo joins the show to dive into the Tommy Pham/fantasy football chaos. Plus, PDJ and JM answer your questions in a mailbag segment. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
Bengals OTAs storylines, left guard battle, trendy Super Bowl picks & Joseph Ossai 1-on-1
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OTAs are in full swing, which gives Paul and Jay plenty to discuss on today's show. On the injury front, Alex Cappa is sidelined with an abdominal injury, and on the opposite end of the spectrum, Joseph Ossai speaks with PDJ about returning from last year's season-ending injury and what to expect of him in 2022. Could Jessie Bates fly eastward in a trade? Jackson Carman is determined to earn a starting guard spot, but will he? Also, the guys address Carman's off-the-field conduct. Mo joins us for his weekly segment with some extra pep in light of his radio show's 15-year anniversary. Make sure to say congrats to the No. 9 mid-market radio host! Plus, we answer listeners' RPBs. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Jessie Bates-Bengals remain at crossroad, Joe Burrow on Super Bowl + off-season moves & Ring of Honor debate
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With off-season workouts in motion, there's plenty about the Bengals to dig into. Richard Skinner, Local 12 sports anchor (WKRC-TV) and host of 'The Skinny Podcast', joins Paul while Jay is on an international Arby's tasting tour to talk through some heady Bengals topics. First, the guys react to Joe Burrow's thoughts on the Super Bowl and the club's off-season moves. Next, Jessie Bates isn't interested in being franchised tagged, so where do he and Cincy stand? Is this it for Bates in orange and black? The pair also chat Ring of Honor nominees and Bengals betting futures. Check out 'The Skinny Podcast': https://local12.com/sports/the-skinny-podcast Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Richard on Twitter: @Local12Skinny Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
State of the Bengals roster & Cincy NFL schedule preview
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Bengals fans will soon know who the target of their ire will be on a weekly basis when the league releases its 2022-23 schedule. Before previewing the minutiae of the regular season schedule, Paul and Jay share D.J. Reader's latest words about the defense and Jessie Bates. The guys also discuss the Bengals' roster and its newest pieces acquired in the draft. Is there an area of concern for Cincy? The guys welcome on Mo Egger to chat about road games. Lastly, a Growler Bet and forecasting the team's schedule. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Bengals draft behind the scenes w/ Mike Potts
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Bengals' director of college scouting Mike Potts joins Paul and Jay to shed some light on Cincinnati's philosophy in this year's NFL Draft. The triumvirate discusses how the club's Super Bowl run influenced its draft choices as well as thoughts on this year's draftees. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
HTPG post-draft listener Q&A
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HTPG listeners came PREPARED in today's live room edition of the podcast. Paul and Jay respond to a swath of post-draft questions about the Bengals and discuss the potential impact of the newest WhoDey members this season. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Bengals draft recap: Favorite/most surprising picks + hear from Zac Taylor, Cam Taylor-Britt, Lou Anarumo & more!
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Paul and Jay dissect the Bengals' 2022 draft! The pair share their favorite, and least favorite draft selections as well as whom they believed to be the most surprising pick by Cincinnati. Plus, hear from Zac Taylor, Lou Anarumo, and draftees such as DB Cam Taylor-Britt. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2022
Bengals stockpile defensive talent, pick DB Taylor-Britt & DL Carter in NFL Draft day 2
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Cincinnati continues to add to their arsenal on the defensive side of the football, drafting DB Cam Taylor-Britt and DL Zach Carter. Paul and Jay react to the Bengals' day-two picks, and they discuss how they will fit into Zac Taylor and Lou Anarumo's defense. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2022
Michigan's Daxton Hill drafted by Bengals in NFL Draft 1st round + day 2 team needs
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati selecting Michigan DB Daxton Hill with the 31st pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. Plus, the guys contemplate team needs heading into day two. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Pre-NFL Draft listener Q&A
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Paul and Jay field HTPG listener questions about the NFL Draft before Thursday night's festivities. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
HTPG Bengals Mega Mock Draft w/ James Rapien, Jake Liscow, Mo Egger & Geoff Hobson
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The who's who of Bengals media gathers to conduct a Bengals mega mock draft ahead of the real deal on Thursday. Paul and Jay welcome James Rapien and Jake Liscow of the 'Locked on Bengals' podcast, Geoff Hobson, senior writer for Bengals.com, and the one and only, Mo Egger. The mega draft consists of four snake-style rounds: 1) The Bengals selecting at No. 31 overall in the first round; 2) A hypothetical trade-back scenario; 3) A 2nd round selection. 4) A 3rd round selection. Enjoy the chaos. Draft Week Schedule: -4/28 @ 11:15 am ET: Bengals Live Room in The Athletic app -4/28: Bengals' 1st Rd recap -4/29: Bengals Draft Day 2 recap -4/30: Bengals Draft Day 3 recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow James on Twitter: @JamesRapien Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeLiscow Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Geoff on Twitter: @GeoffHobsonCin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Bengals' defense-heavy draft strategy & Dane Brugler + Diante Lee on Linderbaum, DBs & other top draft prospects
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Paul and Jay welcome The Athletic's Dane Brugler and Diante Lee to explore and discuss draft philosophies, prospects, and more ahead of next Thursday's NFL Draft. What are Dane's thoughts on Tyler Linderbaum? Which DBs' profiles could best suit the Bengals, according to Diante? Plus, PDJ and JM share their insight into Cincy's draft strategy. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Diante on Twitter: @DianteLeeFB Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
NFL Draft analytics deep dive with Mike Renner & Kent Platte + Draft mailbag
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In a LOADED episode of HTPG, the lead draft analyst at PFF Mike Renner and creator of Relative Athletic Scores Kent Platte joins Paul and Jay in taking an extensive look at NFL Draft analytics. PDJ and JM also answer your questions about the draft, including trade-back possibilities and ranking Bengals' top prospect targets. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mike on Twitter: @PFF_Mike Follow Kent on Twitter: @MathBomb Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Positional needs the NFL Draft could fill, how fans' trust in Bengals has grown & draft scouting reports w/ Eric Edholm
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The NFL Draft is just a few short weeks away! Paul and Jay examine Cincinnati's biggest remaining positional needs and discuss which roles can be filled in this year's draft. Eric Edholm, who covers the NFL Draft for Yahoo Sports, joins Paul in kibbitzing about draft trends as well as diving into scouting reports of prospects that could conceivably be wearing orange and black next season. PDJ and JM take a thorough look at 2022's cornerback NFL hopefuls. Lastly, Mo Egger makes his long-awaited return to the podcast to share his thoughts on how his, and fans', faith has changed in the Bengals. Plus, Mo's greatest day of his life! Rundown: (3:30) Positional priorities (20:30) Eric Edholm joins the show (45:00) Cornerback draft targets (1:01:00) Mo joins the show! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Eric on Twitter: @Eric_Edholm Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Bengals exec VP Katie Blackburn on Joe Burrow, potential new facility & more + reader mailbag!
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Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn sat down with Jay for an extended conversation about a future contract extension for Joe Burrow, the possibility of a new indoor practice facility, and the team's future as a whole. Paul and Jay dive deeper into the varying components involved with building a facility as well as what it signals about the team. Plus, the guys dig more into a Burrow extension and then answer reader questions! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
La'el Collins discusses joining Bengals, Zac Taylor on new o-line & Steven Radicevic chats free agency + more
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Welcome to Cincinnati, La'el "The Bodyguard" Collins! Paul and Jay share their conversation with the newest protector of Joe Burrow, and Collins, himself, sheds light on the run-up to him signing with the Bengals. Zac Taylor then provides his perspective on the club's free agency activity, and the fresh faces along at the line. Bengals Director of Pro Scouting Steven Radicevic then joins the podcast to discuss the program's free agency class and more! Rundown: (4:00) La'el Collins on joining Bengals (23:45) Zac Taylor on new o-line (33:00) Steven Radicevic on FA & more Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Bengals NFL Draft needs, cornerback free agent market & more listener Q&As
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Paul and Jay take to The Athletic's "live rooms" feature and engage with fans in The Athletic app! Readers and listeners of PDJ and JM's work are able to ask questions directly to the guys. Audience questions in today's show range from Cincinnati's needs in the NFL Draft to the free-agent cornerback market. Plus, is it possible the club keeps Trae Waynes on its roster, and who will be the locker room's vocal leader after the departure of C.J. Uzomah? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Bengals land La'el Collins in free agency; overhaul o-line to protect Joe Burrow
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They did it. They actually frickin' did it. On a weekend where Bengals fans' fingers burned crimson from blisters birthed by swiping down on Twitter to refresh their timelines, their pained phalanges weren't for naught as Cincinnati landed OT La'el Collins, completing their offensive line overhaul. Paul and Jay react to the signing and contemplate if this was the most important deal in franchise history. The front office committed themselves this off-season to reaching the goal of revamping the o-line, what do these moves in free agency say about the organization's leadership? What more is there to do? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Bengals-La'el Collins talks heating up & how will Hayden Hurst fill TE role?
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In another free agency update podcast, PDJ and JM describe Cincinnati's efforts to court La'el Collins. The guys share what they believe the temperature of the dialogue is between both camps. How soon could a decision be made? Paul and Jay also talk over the Bengals' latest signing, Hayden Hurst. What does he bring to the table at the TE position? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
AFC loading up in NFL free agency & Matt Ioannidis, other potential Bengals targets
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Despite Cincinnati not being overly immersed in NFL Candy Crush at the start of the new league year (swapping saccharine assets in such a manner for one's gain), the AFC, as a whole, is accumulating a ludicrous amount of talent. Paul and Jay analyze the conference's additions, and how '22 is building up to be a "blood bath" in the Bengals' half of the league. The free market isn't dried up yet; however, is Cincy's approach to this talent-acquiring period too passive? The duo discusses. Plus, the guys highlight potential free agent targets for Cincy, including Matt Ioannidis. Rundown: (2:45) What we know & AFC loading up (14:00) Well is not dry + do Bengals need to be more assertive? (21:00) Potential targets Stay up-to-date on Cincinnati's free agency by following the guys: Paul's Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Jay's Twitter: @JayMorrison Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Bengals bolster o-line, sign Cappa, Karras in free agency & farewell, C.J.Uzomah
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In a quasi-emergency podcast, Paul and Jay react to a flurry of free agency moves by Cincinnati as well as contiguous signings by other teams. The duo kick off the show discussing the newest additions to the Bengals' offensive line, Alex Cappa and Ted Karras. Are they the only pieces needed to shore up the front five? Also, is La'el Collins to Cincy a possibility? The pair then address Larry Ogunjobi leaving Cincinnati for Chicago. Was Ogunjobi's price tag beyond what the Bengals expected? Lastly, why didn't the front office re-sign C.J. Uzomah? Was letting him walk the right move? Rundown: (5:00) Cappa, Karras signings (17:30) La'el Collins to Cincy? (23:30) Ogunjobi's new job (29:15) Farewell, C.J. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Jessie Bates franchise-tagged; how would you fix the Bengals roster & free agency preview
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The excitement of the off-season is beginning to rachet up! Paul and Jay discuss Jessie Bates being franchise-tagged by the Bengals. Why couldn't both sides reach a long-term agreement? Will this impact Cincinnati's chances of signing Bates to a multi-year deal? PDJ and JM invite you to join them in The Athletic's 'pick your own adventure' activity. The interactive exercise allows you to determine the Bengals off-season; who to sign or re-sign in FA, how to handle Cincy's draft, and more! The pair confab over their experimental off-season decisions, and discuss if there's any chance of their choices coming to pass in real life. Plus, the guys preview free agency. Rundown: (5:00) Jessie Bates franchise-tagged (23:00) Pick your own adventure! (32:00) TE options (37:00) Who would the Bengals break the bank for? (49:30) FA on defense Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 6 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
LIVE at the NFL Combine: Offensive line rebuild & NFL draft prep
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Paul and Jay are LIVE from the NFL Combine. Duke Tobin opened his press conferences on Tuesday with a calculated message about the offensive line which gave up 70 sacks last season. How can the team improve up front in 2022? Riley Reiff's future is up in the air after 11 years in the league. Jessie Bates will likely get the franchise tag before next Tuesday's deadline. The Bengals are picking at #31 in this year's NFL draft. Which position will the team target in what is considered a deep first round player pool? Plus, injury updates on Logan Wilson, C.J. Uzomah. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Super Bowl aftermath; Bengals free agency first-look & the 3rd&1 run
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So Sunday didn't turn out as planned. It's probably the one that got away from the Bengals. That said, despite the hurt that's prevailing over more positive emotions, that was one hell of a run and we should celebrate it. Paul and Jay discuss the celebration at Pauley Pavilion, a get-together that honored the Bengals' incredible year. The duo share their other Super Bowl takeaways that they didn't confab about on The Walkout Sunday night. Mo Egger jumps on the podcast to give his impression of the SB, including the 3rd & 1 run. PDJ and JM then turn their attention towards the off-season as they mull cuts, Cincy's salary cap, and assign a "yes, no, or maybe" to retaining upcoming Bengals free agents. Rundown: (3:00) News + Pauley Pavillion (10:15) Positional needs & other SB takeaways (29:45) Mo joins the show (1:00:15) Free agency & cuts (1:10:00) Yes, no, maybe/Bengals FAs Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Subscribe to The Athletic for $1 for 6 months at: Theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals fall short in Super Bowl v. Rams, but optimism remains in Cincinnati
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The Lombardi Trophy was within the Bengals' grasp, but in the end, it slipped away. Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's loss in Super Bowl LVI. A defeat that stings but shouldn't detract from an unforgettable year. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Bengals-Rams Super Bowl LVI preview w/ Robert Mays, Cris Collinsworth & Andrew Hawkins
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Sunday is in sight! But until the day of Super Bowl LVI, Paul and Jay present a monumental episode of HTPG previewing Bengals-Rams. The guys set the scene from LA, discussing the perceived energy and tenor from both fanbases and teams. Afterward, the great Cris Collinsworth speaks his mind about the Bengals' return to the big game, Ja'Marr Chase's greatness, and more. The duo contemplate a bushel of RPBs before segueing into Paul's interview with The Athletic Football Show's host, Robert Mays. The pair's conversation ranges from the Bengals' change in philosophy, if this run is imitable, and what a Super Bowl means to Cincinnati. The guys touch on some prop bets, and then welcome on NFL Network analyst and ex-Bengal Andrew Hawkins to reflect on the changing of the guard in Cincy. Lastly, our last Growler Bet and prediction of the year! Enjoy the Super Bowl, all! Rundown: (4:00) News & notes + Uzomah update (11:00) Setting the scene (22:30) Cris Collinsworth interview (30:30) RPBs (42:15) Robert Mays joins the show (1:06:30) Prop bets (1:16:30) Andrew Hawkins chat (1:24:30) Growler + Predictions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
How to deal with Aaron Donald; Bengals best postseason play & more listener Q&As
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It's time for an all-new edition of The Bengals Lunch Break! Paul and Jay answer Athletic subscribers' questions about the Bengals in The Athletic app. How will Cincinnati deal with Aaron Donald? What has been the team's best postseason play thus far? Has this Super Bowl run saved the Bengals in Cincinnati, and are the Bengals "too cool" now? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Decisive factor in a Bengals Super Bowl win & Optimistic Bobby's on cloud nine
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Super Bowl week is here! Amid flights, car, and scooter rides Paul and Jay kick off this week's SB coverage by asking, "if the Bengals do end up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, what was the reason for them winning?" The duo list decisive factors in a Bengals Super Bowl victory. CNN correspondent, Mo Egger, joins the podcast to discuss Matt Stafford v. Bengals defense, Jalen Ramsey-Ja'Marr Chase, and more. Could Trey Hendrickson be the key to disrupting Los Angeles' pass game? Optimistic Bobby is then welcomed in to reminisce about his Bengals fandom, and revels in the validation he, and his son, are now experiencing as Cincinnati is in the Super Bowl. Rundown: (5:30) Decisive factor in a Bengals SB win (16:30) Mo Egger joins the show (42:30) Trey Hendrickson v. Andrew Whitworth (46:45) Optimistic Bobby joins the show Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Bobby on Twitter: @BobbySlattery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
How the Bengals built a Super Bowl team w/ Duke Tobin, Mike Potts & more
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The Bengals will put a Super Bowl-quality team on SoFi Stadium's field on February 13th. But how did this Cincinnati roster reach Super Bowl quality? Paul and Jay speak with Bengals' Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin, Scouting Director Mike Potts, and scouts Christian Sarkisian and Andrew Johnson about the construction of this championship-contending team. Is it validating seeing the Bengals succeed this year, especially when you consider where this team was not long ago and how sparse the staff is? What is each front office member proud of most, and how did free agency play into fostering team culture? Rundown: (8:45) News & notes (18:45) Success of scouting dept. (25:00) Christian Sarkisian, Mike Potts & Andrew Johnson on scouting (37:00) Hero's welcome w/ Mike Potts, Trey Brown & Christian Sarkisian (52:30) Duke Tobin 1-on-1 Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Will Bengals re-sign Jessie Bates; slowing Rams' pass rush & more listener Q&As
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Your weekly Q&A with Paul and Jay in The Athletic app is here in podcast form! The guys provide their thoughts about controlling the Rams' vaunted pass rush. A crucial component to the Bengals' postseason run has been forcing turnovers on defense. But has it all been luck? Has Jessie Bates made himself an invaluable asset moving forward with Cincinnati on the brink of a title? What are the odds the organization re-signs him? Plus, some special teams love! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Secret behind Bengals defense vs. Mahomes, Chiefs & Super Bowl LVI first look
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February 13th can't come soon enough. But until then, Paul, Jay, and HTPG's esteemed guests will provide you with the best coverage of the Bengals on their road to the Super Bowl. PDJ and JM confab about the best reactions from Sunday's AFC Championship win, including Ja'Marr Chase's emotional moment and more. What was the secret to Cincinnati's defense's second-half turnaround versus Kansas City? The guys explore Lou Anarumo's adjustments and more. Mo Egger hops on the pod to discuss what a crazy ride this season has been for the Bengals. To wrap, the duo take an early look ahead to Bengals-Rams, and review last week's RPB & Growler Bet. Rundown: (5:30) News & notes (9:30) Best reactions from Bengals SB berth (23:30) Secret to Bengals' defensive success v. Chiefs (36:30) Mo joins the pod (1:03:30) SB first-look (1:10:30) Growler/RPB recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals headed to Super Bowl LVI
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It's real. The Bengals are headed to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. Paul and Jay discuss the Bengals improbable win vs. the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The 18-point comeback is the biggest comeback in AFC Championship history. Yes, it's hard to believe. The play of the game was the Bengals goal line stand right before halftime. For the third consecutive playoff game the last play of the game for the Bengals defense was an interception. It's a historic day in franchise history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Bengals-Chiefs AFC Championship preview w/ Anthony Muñoz & Nate Taylor
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Conference Championship Sunday is in sight! Paul and Jay are joined by The Athletic's Chiefs know-it-all Nate Taylor and Hall of Famer, and Mr. Bengal himself, Anthony Muñoz, to preview Bengals-Chiefs! Before chatting it up with Nate and Anthony, PDJ and JM discuss Vonn Bell's message about relishing and embracing the moment, because you don't know when an opportunity like this will come around again. The duo then zero-in on an exclusive, shortlist of QBs who have returned to the Super Bowl after making it their first two years in the league. Afterward, Nate jumps on the pod to tackle KC's approach to Cincy. What did Andy Reid and co. learn from their first encounter with the Bengals? What will Chiefs DC Steve Spagnuolo change to his defense's tactics to stop Ja'Marr Chase and Joe Burrow? Anthony joins HTPG shortly after to discuss if Boomer Esiason and Burrow have similar personality traits, the Super Bowl XXII team, and more. Plus, the guys predict Sunday's outcome and share a Growler Bet/RPB. Rundown: (4:00) News & notes (9:00) Vonn Bell on living in the moment + SB returnees (20:00) Nate Taylor joins the show (54:30) Anthony Munoz joins the show (1:07:30) Growler Bet/RPB/Predictions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Nate on Twitter: @ByNateTaylor Follow Anthony on Twitter: @AnthonyMunozHOF Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Is Joe Burrow a tier 1 QB & is Bengals' team chemistry championship-level? w/ Mike Sando
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The AFC Championship is drawing closer! Paul and Jay reflect on Cincinnati's tumultuous time protecting Joe Burrow against the Titans' pass rush, and what changes the protection unit will need to make before Sunday. Is the Bengals' team chemistry as potent and valuable as it is made out to be? Brian Callahan, Lou Anarumo, and C.J. Uzomah describe Cincy's locker room and how it affects the club off and on the field. Mo Egger joins HTPG to compare and contrast this Bengals team with the 2005 squad. Is this the most fun/memorable Bengals squad in franchise history? Plus, The Athletic's NFL columnist extraordinaire, Mike Sando, joins Paul to discuss if Joe Burrow is a tier-one QB, what the most surprising aspect of the Bengals has been this season, and more! Rundown: (3:00) Odds & ends (7:30) Can the o-line hold on for two more games? (19:30) Bengals team chemistry (34:00) Mo Egger joins the show (55:30) Mike Sando joins the show Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Mike on Twitter: @SandoNFL Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
How will the Bengals contain Patrick Mahomes? Protecting Burrow better & more listener Q&As
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In an AFC Championship Game-edition of HTPG, Paul and Jay answer The Athletic subscriber's questions about Saturday's scintillating win, and what Sunday's game versus the Chiefs will hold. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals top Titans, 19-16, on to the AFC Championship Game!
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WOW. Just...wow. The Bengals are marching into the AFC Championship Game off the heels (foot) of an Evan McPherson game-winning ballista. Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's 19-16 win over the Titans, and what the unlikely Bengals can prove us wrong about next. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2022
Bengals-Titans preview w/ Robert Mays & Joe Rexrode
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In a jam-packed HTPG, Paul and Jay lay it all out on the table, everything you need to know about the Bengals-Titans Divisional Round playoff game can be heard on this pod. The Athletic's Titans writer Joe Rexrode chitchats with Jay about Derrick Henry's workload, the TEN defense, and much more. PDJ and JM uncork the series history between these two clubs before welcoming on The Athletic Football Show's host, Robert Mays. Robert and Paul dive into Cincinnati changing its 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' narrative. Plus, a look at Burrow's growth, the Titans' defensive scheme, and which opponent would the Bengals prefer, Chiefs or Bills? Lastly, a Growler and RPB to send us into Saturday's clash. Rundown: (3:30) News and notes (12:45) Joe Rexrode joins the pod (28:30) Bengals-Titans history (49:15) Robert Mays joins the pod (1:07:30) RPB & Growler Bet Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Joe on Twitter: @joerexrode Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Unleashing Joe Burrow & controlling Titans run game, pass rush
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With questions galore about Saturday's game mounting, Paul and Jay pick through the most pressing queries and share their thoughts about them. With Larry Ogunjobi sidelined, who could Cincinnati sign to fill the void along the defensive line? How will Lou Anarumo's defense approach the Titans' run game, and can Cincinnati handle Tennessee's pass rush? Paul and Jay then expound on Joe Burrow's scalding-hot play as of late. Examining how Zac Taylor and co. have let Burrow cook, and discussing how that will play into the team's divisional-round matchup. Mo Egger joins the podcast to both simultaneously compliment and slander Wichita, KS, as well as describe the emotions surrounding last Saturday's win. Lastly, the guys recap last week's Growler bet. Rundown: (4:30) D-line replacements (10:00) Taking on Titans' run game, pass rush (17:00) Unleashing Joe Burrow (32:15) Mo joins the pod (51:15) Growler recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Mentally preparing for Titans; Bengals defensive advantage & more listener Q&As
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As rowdy Cincinnatians begin to wind down their playoff celebrations and turn their attention towards the AFC Divisional round date with the Titans, Paul and Jay field questions from The Athletic subscribers about the Bengals' Wild Card performance as well as what to expect from Tennessee this weekend. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals end 31-year winless playoff run, escape Raiders, 26-19!
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THEY DID THE THING. The Bengals wave goodbye to their 31-year playoff winless curse that had been taunting and haunting them for over three decades. Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's narrow postseason win over Las Vegas and take a deep dive into the matchup that was fraught with drama.  Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2022
Optimistic Bobby, Cincy feeling Bengals-rave energy & Raiders insight w/ Vic Tafur
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It's nearly time! Saturday's Super Wild Card clash can't come soon enough, but before Cincinnati's postseason tilt, Paul and Jay discuss playoff expectations for Joe Burrow. Will Burrow's elite regular-season passing proficiency continue and carry through the playoffs? Jay then catches up with The Athletic's Raiders insider, Vic Tafur, to recap Vegas' path to the postseason and what Bengals fans can expect from The Black and Silver. HTPG's Jay-niac reels off crucial Bengals/Radiers stats. Afterward, by popular demand, Optimistic Bobby returns to talk with Paul about the Bengals' rave-like energy and how it's permeating through Cincinnati. Lastly, the guys wrap with an RPB, Growler, AND their Super Bowl predictions. Rundown: (3:00) News, notes & HTPG weather forecast (15:00) Burrow's playoff expectations (31:00) Vic Tafur joins the show (49:15) Optimistic Bobby time! (1:01:30) RPB, Growler & SB predictions! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Vic on Twitter: @VicTafur Follow Optimistic Bobby on Twitter: @BobbySlattery Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
It's time to lift the playoff curse! Protecting Burrow v. Raiders rush & fixing toxic trait
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Saturday is the day! Can the Bengals rid themselves of the playoff curse that has tormented them for decades? Paul and Jay hit on a pair of major factors that will impact Cincinnati's chances at victory in the Wild Card. 1) The age-old question remains: Can the Bengals' front line keep Joe Burrow clean, particularly versus a ravenous Raiders rush? 2) Cincinnati has, seemingly, erased their toxic trait, turnovers. But, can they be the aggressors and force Las Vegas into mistakes? Mo Egger jumps on the show to discuss Saturday as a momentous occasion in Bengals history. Can the club live up to expectations and shatter their curse? Plus, Jay has sack and turnover stats, and an RPB to wrap up the show. Rundown: (2:00) News & notes (8:15) Stopping Raiders' rush (20:30) Fixing toxic traits (24:45) Mo joins the show (46:30) RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Burrow, Bengals offense v. Raiders; creepy vans & more listener Q&As
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The inaugural playoff edition of the Bengals Lunch Break on The Athletic app features Paul and Jay answering your postseason questions! How will Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense attack Las Vegas? Will the creepy van from Cincinnati's last playoff win 31-years-ago, make a return? Plus, running back pass-catching plays, keeping Burrow upright, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals clinch AFC's No. 4 seed, face Raiders in Wild Card
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OK, yes, there's no final score displayed in the episode title like a typical Walkout podcast. I know it's different, I get it. But, this "different" is good. The Bengals are the No. 4 seed in the AFC! Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati clinching their seeding and quickly skim over their 21-16 loss to Cleveland. Onto more pressing matters, the Las Vegas Raiders will square off against Cincinnati on Super Wild Card Weekend after an SNF cage match for the ages. PDJ and JM share their opening thoughts on Saturday's playoff bout. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Will Zac Taylor win Coach of the Year? Team chemistry shines & Bengals-Browns trivia w/ Zac Jackson
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The Battle for Ohio will close out the regular season for the Bengals and Browns. The Bengals, having more to play for than their intrastate rival, will rest up some of their key players, including Joe Burrow. Paul and Jay take a gander at who all will, will not, and may participate in Sunday's contest. It's award season! The guys muse over which Bengals will win end-of-year honors. One such Bengal is Zac Taylor; will he win Coach of the Year? PDJ and JM debate. Kevin Huber and C.J. Uzomah shine light on Cincy's team chemistry and how the intangible factor has played into the club's success. The Athletic's Browns scribe Zac Jackson joins the show to discuss Baker Mayfield and Cleveland's forgettable season. Lastly, a Growler Bet and RPB to send us into the weekend. Rundown: (3:15) Sitting Burrow, others + News (18:45) Awards season & will Zac win COY? (34:30) Huber, Uzomah on team chemistry (45:30) Zac Jackson joins the pod (1:00:30) Growler/RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Time to sit Burrow? Offense's playoff plan & Anarumo, Bengals defense step up
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Did HTPG create a new national holiday? Tune in and listen to Paul and Jay as the guys discuss a medley of Bengals-related topics, including if Joe Burrow should sit the final regular-season game; the offense's mindset entering the playoffs and giving credit where credit is due, to Lou Anarumo and the defense. Mo Egger joins the podcast to chitchat about his experience at Bengals-Chiefs. Plus, Mo's bid for a new national holiday that the guys stump for as well. Lastly, PDJ and JM recap last week's Growler Bet and RPB. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Bengals' best playoff matchup? Burrow v. Palmer - who would you take & more listener Q&As
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Another Monday, another live room on The Athletic app hosted by the guys! Paul and Jay field The Athletic subscribers' questions post-Chiefs victory; is it time for Cincinnati to rest their starters? If Quinton Spain isn't healthy enough to go next week (and beyond), who could fill his shoes? Which postseason matchup gives the Bengals the best chance of snapping their winless streak in the playoffs? Plus, who would you rather have today; Joe Burrow or Carson Palmer? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
The Walkout: Bengals clinch AFC North, shock Chiefs, 34-31!
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They did the dang thing. The Bengals prevailed over Kansas City in, arguably, the most meaningful game in Paul Brown Stadium's history to clinch the AFC North title. Paul and Jay drill into the victory including Ja'Marr Chase's historic performance, the Bengals, as a team, exorcising its demons, and Zac Taylor's perseverance. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
How will the Bengals beat the Chiefs? Exploring Cincy's blueprint for victory w/ Nate Taylor
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With a weighty game ahead of Cincinnati, Paul and Jay explore and discuss every nook and cranny of Sunday's bout against the Kansas City Chiefs. The guys hone in on the Bengals' two-game win streak, and Jay shares some three-game win streak stats. The Athletic's Chiefs scrivener Nate Taylor shares his knowledge of KC's defensive improvements, the impetus behind their eight-game win streak, Patrick Mahomes' excellence, and more! Lastly, PDJ and JM examine Cincinnati's blueprint for victory and dispense this week's RPB & Growler Bet. Rundown: (4:30) News & NFL Awards (20:30) Jay's three-game win streak stats (27:30) Nate Taylor joins the pod (50:45) How to beat KC (1:01:30) Growler + RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Nate on Twitter: @ByNateTaylor Join The Athletic for just $2/month for 12 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Bengals control their own playoff destiny & record-setting Sunday by the numbers
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Cincinnati's playoff aspirations seem more robust now than they did a few weeks back; however, their path to the postseason hasn't crystallized yet. Paul and Jay discuss myriad playoff scenarios including potential ties in Cincy's final two games. Bengals fans are stargazing about this team's future, but don't take this potential playoff run for granted, you never know what the future holds. Jay delivers stats with more meat than an Arby's Original Roast Beef. Mo then joins the show to praise the "punching bag" Bengals for punching the Ravens back. Lastly, PDJ and JM recap last week's RPB and Growler Bet. Rundown: (3:45) News & targeted testing (12:00) Playoff scenarios (25:45) Jay's stats (39:15) Mo joins the show (1:03:15) Growler Bet & RPB recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Subscribe to The Athletic for $2/month for 12 months by visiting: theathletic.com/andystaples Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
AFC playoff chaos, will front office continue to spend big & more live listener questions!
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Paul and Jay welcome The Athletic subscribers to a live Q&A! The guys chew on, and respond to, excellent questions including: What is Cincinnati's route to the playoffs if they succumb to Kansas City? Will the Bengals re-sign C.J. Uzomah? Will the office continue to spend big this offseason? How will they handle extending Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, and other young stars in the future? Plus, did Zac Taylor make amends for his conservative decision-making versus the Ravens? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $2/month for 12 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals complete season sweep of Ravens, 41-21!
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Pull out your brooms! Cincinnati crushes Baltimore, 41-21, to complete the season sweep of their dreaded division rivals. Paul and Jay recap Sunday's win as well as preview what lays ahead of the Bengals. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $2/month for 12 months when you visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Previewing Ravens-Bengals AFC North clash w/ Jeff Zrebiec & airing grievances
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The domino effects of Sunday's AFC North rivalry game against the Ravens can't be overstated. Paul and Jay preview the intradivisional tilt with the help of The Athletic's Ravens scribe, Jeff Zrebiec. If it came down to it, would the Ravens attempt a two-point conversion for the win much like they did last week versus the Packers? Will Tyler Huntley start again? How will the injury-ravaged Ravens approach Cincy defensively? But, before Jeff generously shares his time, the guys chit-chat about Joe Burrow returning to his pre-injury form. Burrow, himself, speaks about feeling more comfortable making plays with his legs and more. Plus, it's time we air our grievances...starting with the Pro Bowl. Predictions, Growler Bet, RPB, and all the other podcast accouterments are coming your way! Rundown: (5:00) News & notes (13:00) Burrow on mobility, feeling good (26:30) Jeff Zrebiec joins the pod (49:15) Airing grievances (1:10:00) Growler Bet/RPB/Predictions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffzrebiec Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
"Time's running out": Bengals-Ravens playoff impact + survive & advance mentality
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The final three games of the regular season carry a tremendous amount of weight, and it all starts with Baltimore. Paul and Jay focus on Sunday's tilt, which could decide, not only the AFC North but who will earn playoff berths as well. The guys run through a gamut of playoff possibilities before discussing Zac Taylor's approach to the weekend's divisional bout. Mo cartwheels in and shares his thoughts on Cincinnati's win over Denver, and discusses why we should or shouldn't care about the fashion in which the team won. Lastly, PDJ and JM dispense worst-to-first stats, and recap last weekend's Growler Bet and RPB. Rundown: (3:30) News + Joe Bachie injury & LBs outlook (13:30) Playoff odds & implications (21:45) Zac Taylor on Sunday's importance (30:45) Mo joins the show (49:00) Worst-to-first stats (52:00) Growler/RPB recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Live listener Q&A | Zac Taylor's best coached game; o-line grades & playoff possibilities
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As Jay flies above the Rocky Mountains on his way back to Ohio from Colorado, Paul answers your questions on The Athletic app in the 'Bengals Lunch Break'. PDJ opines about Zac Taylor's coaching performance against Denver, the Bengals' o-line play, and more! Join us Mondays throughout the remainder of the regular season as Paul and Jay answer The Athletic subscriber questions in-app! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH The 'Bengals Lunch Break' is hosted Mondays in-app for The Athletic subs. Come join us!: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals 15, Broncos 10
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Paul and Jay react to the Bengals getting off the schneid, as Joe Burrow and Cincy's defense worked in tandem to end the team's two-game skid by beating the Denver Broncos.  Join Paul for HTPG's Bengals Lunch Break on The Athletic app at 12 pm ET tomorrow (Monday, 12/20) as he will answer your questions about the Bengals! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
How will Denver defend the Bengals? Broncos preview & crazy series history w/ Nick Kosmider
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Is it time to break out the "must-win" armbands? Tune in to find out as Paul and Jay preview Sunday's buckin' Broncos bash. The guys examine Cincinnati's thin secondary and discuss Chidobe Awuzie's status ahead of the team's trip to Denver. On that note, the Bengals aren't only experiencing a host of injuries on defense, but on the offensive side of things, too. PDJ and JM predict Cincinnati's starting defensive unit as well as their offensive line. Jessie Bates has been much-maligned this week over his dropped, potentially game-winning interception. Bates, himself, speaks on the matter. How will Denver approach Joe Burrow and the Bengals, who have torched teams this year that predominantly run man-to-man defenses, like the Broncos? The Athletic's Nick Kosmider hops on the podcast to canvass Denver's season thus far, and shares his insight into the club's powerful backfield tandem as well as their defense. Plus, the guys converse about the absurd history between these two franchises; toss out this week's Growler Bet, and, for those who stick around, a Survivor finale analysis. Rundown: (4:30) News & predicting lineups (16:15) Jessie Bates on dropped INT (25:45) Man-Zone defenses v. Bengals (37:00) Nick Kosmider joins the show (1:00:00) Bengals-Broncos history (1:07:15) Growler Bet (1:15:15) Survivor recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickKosmider Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Conservative choices costing Bengals? Darrin Simmons on KR/PR & frustrating players draft
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Though it may still sting, there's more for Paul and Jay to unpack from Sunday's collapse. Before discussing some of the more nuanced topics, the guys report some Bengals news and notes, including A.J. Green amassing over 10k career receiving yards on MNF. How will Cincinnati's kick and punt returning situations unfold in the last four weeks of the year? Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons sheds light on who could operate as return men in the waning games of the season. The guys sprinkle in their insight on the matter before inviting in Mo Egger to chat about Cincinnati's conservative approach in the late stages of Sunday's loss. Lastly, the guys host a "Most Frustrating Players Whose Last Names Being with 'C'" draft, and recap the most recent Growler Bet. Rundown: (6:15) A.J. Green; HOF & odds and ends (19:30) KR/PR with Darrin Simmons (36:15) Playoff picture stats (43:30) Mo joins the pod (1:03:00) Frustrating Players Draft & Growler recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
HTPG live listener Q&A: 49ers fallout & what's next for the Bengals?
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Paul and Jay answer questions from The Athletic subscribers in The Athletic's new "live room" feature. Should Cincinnati consider benching Ja'Marr Chase; Bengals v. free rushers, and more of your questions that the guys answer! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
The Walkout: 49ers 26, Bengals 23
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's deflating 26-23 OT loss to San Francisco Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH  Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
What will be the deciding factor vs. 49ers? San Fran prep w/ Matt Barrows & D.J. Reader 1-on-1
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It's time for Cincinnati to exact its revenge against the West Coast! Paul and Jay prepare you for Sunday's tilt versus San Francisco in today's show. But, before then, the duo react to a rash of injuries on the Bengals' roster. The guys also examine how injuries could affect Sunday's outcome. Jay's turnover stats segues into his conversation with The Athletic's 49ers scrivener Matt Barrows. Matt and Jay converse about Deebo Samuel being an offensive linchpin, Jimmy Garoppolo's production, and more. PDJ and JM share their thoughts on Sunday's deciding factor and inspect Tee Higgins' hot streak. A Growler Bet, RPB, and prediction precede Paul's 1-on-1 with D.J. Reader. Rundown: (6:00) Injury fallout (15:30) Preparing for 49ers; TO stats (25:45) Matt Barrows joins the pod (41:30) Deciding factors (47:00) Tee Higgins stats; Growler & RPB (1:04:15) DJ Reader interview Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattbarrows Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
AFC playoff race intensifies + can we trust Ja'Marr & the Bengals?
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Congratulations to Sam Hubbard on being nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award! Bengals fans wish they could also congratulate the Bengals on a much-deserved victory over Los Angeles, instead, Paul and Jay are back to discuss the crowded AFC playoff picture following Sunday's loss. As stellar as Ja'Marr Chase has been in moments this year, can we trust him fully? Mo Egger hops on the pod to discuss if fans can place their confidence in this Bengals squad as we near the postseason. Plus, Mo describes the collective emotions felt by the University of Cincinnati fanbase after learning the Bearcats earned a playoff spot. Plus, a Growler Bet recap and Paul, yes, PAUL has stats! Rundown: (2:15) News & Sam Hubbard nominated for WPMOTY (16:45) Playoff Picture (27:00) Trusting Ja'Marr Chase (39:00) Mo joins the show (59:00) Growler Bet recap + Paul has stats Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehernr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
The Walkout: Chargers 41, Bengals 22
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's 41-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. What's the status of Burrow's pinky finger? What of his coaching did Zac Taylor think "horrific", and what's next for the Bengals? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrison Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Joe Burrow-Justin Herbert to battle; Bengals in NFL Awards mix & Chargers preview w/ Daniel Popper
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Sunday's showdown with the Chargers could be the introduction to a decade-long showcase between two of the AFC's top QBs in Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert. Paul and Jay compare and contrast Burrow and Herbert's playing styles, stats, dispositions, and more in preparation for a fun weekend signal-caller exhibition. You'll hear from Burrow, himself, as he discusses community initiatives and how he's giving back. The guys answer some of your questions in our mailbag segment, including an RPB about NFL Awards and which members of the Bengals could earn some hardware. Zac Taylor comments on the University of Oklahoma HC vacancy, a position he's been linked to. The Athletic's Chargers scribe Daniel Popper joins Jay to discuss LA's ups and downs. Lastly, to celebrate Palindrome Day, we have a palindrome-themed Growler Bet...enjoy. Rundown: (3:30) News & Notes (11:00) Burrow v. Herbert (26:15) Burrow on community (33:30) Listener Q&A + NFL Awards RPB (presented by BetMGM) (41:45) Taylor on OU opening (47:30) Daniel Popper joins the show (1:09:00) Growler Bet & RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Daniel on Twitter: @danielpopper Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Are the Bengals built for playoff success & is a great defense necessary?
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Last Sunday's euphoria is beginning to dissolve and give way to anticipation for this weekend's continued homestand against the Chargers. Paul and Jay provide some quick team updates before considering if the Bengals are built for a playoff run. The duo highlight Cincinnati's blistering offense of late and compare their offense to other prominent teams. Is a great defense required to make a deep postseason run? PDJ and JM explore this idea, and compare previous championship teams' defenses with the Bengals'. An RPB where Cincy's defense will be ranked at the season's end is followed by Mo joining the show to discuss the moment in Sunday's game where Mike Tomlin and the Steelers waved the white flag. Plus, Marvin Lewis to Notre Dame - MAKE IT HAPPEN. Lastly, our weekly Growler Bet recap. Rundown: (3:15) News & Notes (6:30) Are the Bengals built for playoff success? (12:00) Is a great defense necessary? (21:15) Jay's stats & opponents' DVOAs (42:45) Mo joins the pod (1:04:30) Growler recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals 41(!), Steelers 10
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Paul and Jay spring into action following Cincinnati's 41-10 landslide win over Pittsburgh. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month for 12 months through Monday, November 29th by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Bengals' developing offense & how good are the Steelers really w/ Mark Kaboly
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The Bengals have a chance to come out on top against Pittsburgh for the third time in a row. But can they do it? Paul and Jay dissect Sunday's game which carries potential divisional and playoff implications. Cincinnati's offense has evolved since their last meeting with Pittsburgh -- will the changes the Bengals have made impact Sunday's outcome? How good are the Steelers really? PDJ and JM closely inspect the Steelers' season and judge if they're legit or not. The Athletic's Steelers reporter Mark Kaboly soldiers through an injury to deliver the Steelers scoop your ears need to hear. Plus, a Growler Bet and RPB before the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving! Rundown: (6:00) Bengals' developing offense (20:00) Are the Steelers truly good? (30:00) Mark Kaboly joins the show (47:00) Growler Bet & RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrison Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkKaboly Join The Athletic for just $1 a month for 12 months by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
What's at stake versus the Steelers & who will win the AFC North?
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HTPG breathed a collective sigh of relief, as Jay made it back from Vegas with his wallet and no gambling debt to speak of...supposedly. Paul and Jay parse through the latest Bengals news, including Zac Taylor's opinion on Hakeem Adeniji's performance at right guard on Sunday. Cincinnati can record its third-consecutive win over Pittsburgh in their upcoming bout. PDJ and JM share when Cincy last stumped the Steelers three times in a row, and what a third-straight 'W' would mean for the Bengals. Whenever there's a chance a Bengals game could be flexed, there's always Jay with sad stats. The guys debate who will win the AFC North, and which divisional rival is the team to beat. Taylor and his troops are keeping infractions to a minimum, as they lead the league in the fewest penalties and penalty yards. Jay shares his happy low-penalty stats. Mo's weekly segment is seeping with subtweets. Plus, the duo react last weekend's Growler Bet. Rundown: (4:00) Latest News (9:00) Could Bengals-Chargers be flexed? (14:15) A Bengals three-peat? (23:45) Who will win the North? (33:45) Mo joins the show (57:15) Growler Bet recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1 a month by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals 32, Raiders 13
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati shaking their slump with a win in Las Vegas over the Raiders. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Raiders 'Walkout' what-ifs; root of Burrow's ints & Las Vegas preview w/ Vic Tafur
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Paul and Jay chose to avoid the "must-win" moniker for Sunday's game. That said, the Bengals' meeting in Las Vegas is vital, and it may be their most important game yet. PDJ and JM act out a postgame, 'Walkout'-style reaction to a Bengals' win and loss to emphasize the significance of the Raiders showdown. Joe Burrow is tied for the league lead in interceptions, is there an underlying cause? Paul has a theory. The Athletic's Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur accompanies Jay in a look at Sunday's matchup, and they untangle Vegas' knot of off-the-field issues. Lastly, the guys plate a Growler Bet as well as an RPB for you to stew on ahead of Sunday. Rundown: (4:15) Latest team news (12:30) Walkout what-ifs (27:15) Root of Burrow's picks (34:15) Vic Tafur joins the show (47:00) Growler Bet, RPB & predictions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Vic on Twitter: @VicTafur Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathlet.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Bengals Super Bowl champs in the next five years? Chase ORYO? We answer your RPBs!
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It's time for the long-awaited Run, Pass, or Boot podcast! Paul and Jay react and answer your thoughtful RPBs! RPBs range from "what's most likely to happen: Bengals make the playoffs, Ja'Marr Chase wins Offensive Rookie of the Year, or Joe Burrow leads the league in INTs," to "who's most likely to win in the next five years: Bengals, Reds, or UC Football?"Plus, Mo will spend his Thanksgiving in the worst way imaginable. Rundown: (2:30) Akeem Davis-Gaither injury & news (11:00) Listener RPBs (42:30) Mo joins the show (1:11:00) Non-Bengals RPBs Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Bengals midseason takeaways; Burrow's mystifying mistakes & AFC chaos
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The Bengals may have lost the Battle of Ohio, but the war still rages on. Paul and Jay hold a quick postmortem on Sunday's loss prior to soaking up bedlam in the AFC. The duo shares their top and bottom three takeaways from the first half of the Bengals' season. In Jay's conversation with Zac Taylor, Cincinnati's ringleader commends his team for protecting each other against Cleveland. Mo joins the pod to muse why Joe Burrow has made head-scratching miscues. Lastly, the guys recap last week's Growler Bet and RPBs, and PDJ asks Jay a surprise RPB. Rundown: (8:00) AFC pandemonium (25:00) Top 3, bottom 3 at the midway point (44:45) Mo joins the pod (1:06:30) Growler/RPB recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
The Walkout: Browns 41, Bengals 16
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Paul and Jay recap Cincinnati's loss in the Battle of Ohio. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrison Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Can Bengals, Ogunjobi lockdown Browns? Middle 8 importance & Battle of Ohio preview w/ Zac Jackson
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The Battle for Ohio is sure to be rollicking, but before Paul and Jay analyze the minutiae of Sunday's intradivision showdown, the guys discussed a missed opportunity for the Bengals at the trade deadline. Is Larry Ogunjobi an X-factor in this AFC North fisticuff? Jay's feature on Ogunjobi sets up the guys' discourse into Bengals-Browns. The Athletic Cleveland Browns writer Zac Jackson helps preview the weekend matchup. PDJ and JM mull over an RPB; share some Boo Stats; discuss the significance of the Middle 8, and put out this week's Growler. Rundown: (7:00) Trade deadline flub? (15:00) Larry Ogunjob's impact & Browns preview (27:00) Zac Jackson joins the pod (41:00) Is Baker Mayfield, Browns' offense enough? (46:30) Boo stats, RPB (53:00) Middle 8 stats & Growler Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Defense's troubles a blip or trend? State of the AFC & stopping the Browns' screens
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It's the trade deadline! ...Which doesn't really portend any breaking news for Bengals fans, as both Paul and Jay point out in today's show. The pair discuss the Bengals' defense against the Jets last Sunday and contemplate whether the stop unit's lackluster performance was an aberration or the start of a trend. PDJ and JM sat down with Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo to ask his opinion of his defense. If you thought New York's screen game was on fleek, then you've obviously have not seen the Browns. Can Cincinnati impede Cleveland's potent screens? Mo joins for a legally amorphous tweet segment. The guys share an update on the AFC playoff picture, and recap last week's Growler and RPB. Rundown: (1:30) Bengals' trade deadline history (7:30) Defense's struggles a blip or pattern? (15:45) Lou Anarumo on team's defense (23:30) Browns' screen game (36:15) Mo joins the pod (51:30) Jets postmortem & opposition keying in on Chase (1:00:30) RPB & recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
The Walkout: Jets 34, Bengals 31 (yikes)
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Paul and Jay breakdown the Bengals' "chokefest" against the New York Jets. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrison Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2021
Are the Bengals in the trade market? O-line's bond & Jets preview w/ Connor Hughes
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Paul and Jay cover a variety of topics in today's show including: How Cincinnati's offensive linemen have forged strong bonds with one another, and how this rapport has influenced their play (and free agent signings). Plus, Frank Pollack's invaluable contributions to this developing line. Joe Burrow discusses Ja'Marr Chase's unique punctuality on timing routes. PDJ and JM preview the NFL trade deadline and confabulate over how Cincinnati fits into the market. Zac Taylor also shares his insight into the risk-reward outcomes of trading. The Athletic's New York Jets scribe Connor Hughes joins Jay in a one-on-one interview previewing Sunday's contest. Lastly, the guys serve up, not one, but two RPBs. Oh, and let's not forget this week's Growler Bet! Happy Halloween everyone! Rundown: (8:00) O-line cohesion & Quinton Spain on Jackson Carman (20:45) Joe Burrow on Ja'Marr Chase (25:30) Trade deadline & Zac Taylor on trades (35:30) Connor Hughes preview Bengals-Jets (51:30) RPB No. 1 (57:30) RPB No. 2 & Growler Bet Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Connor on Twitter: @Connor_J_Hughes Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
How to live with a winning Bengals team; Burrow for MVP & Taylor COY?
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The Bengals are the AFC's top seed. No, you did not read that wrong, and, no, we will not provide smelling salts to try to stir you from what you think is a dream. Paul and Jay try to normalize this new reality of Cincinnati being a winning team. PDJ and JM inspect advanced metrics, and not-so-advanced metrics (eye test), to determine how Cincinnati is doing what it's doing. Mo joins the party to assist in trying to standardize the Bengals' success. The group also examines BetMGM's MVP and Coach of the Year odds to see where Joe Burrow and Zac Taylor stack up in their respective races. Lastly, a winning RPB and Growler recap. P.s. Santa is real, kids! Rundown: (5:30) Living in a new reality (38:45) Mo joins the pod (49:00) Burrow MPV, Taylor COY? (58:00) RPB & Growler recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
The Walkout: AFC's top seed (Bengals) 41, Ravens 17
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Paul and Jay share their instant reaction to Cincinnati's mammoth win over Baltimore to claim the AFC's top seed. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2021
Zac Taylor on red zone rehab & Ravens-Bengals breakdown w/ Jeff Zrebiec
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Sunday's AFC North showdown has a lot at stake for both Cincinnati and Baltimore. Paul and Jay fill you in on everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's intra-divisional bout, but, before then, the guys react to Mike Hilton's hilarious and true call to re-sign Jessie Bates. The guys also parse Zac Taylor's thoughts on the Bengals' rehabilitating red-zone offense. The Athletic's Ravens beat writer Jeff Zrebiec Zooms-in to analyze Sunday's clash. Lastly, the guys depart with an RPB, Growler Bet, and game predictions. Rundown: (9:30) Mike Hilton: "Re-sign Jessie Bates" (15:00) Zac Taylor on Bengals' red-zone offense (30:30) Jeff Zrebiec joins the show & Bengals-Ravens thoughts (56:00) RPB & Growler Bet (1:08:00) Survivor discussion Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Jeff on Twitter: @JeffZrebiec Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Can the Bengals' defense stop Lamar Jackson? Revisiting Chase-Sewell debate & 'role playing'
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It's Beat Baltimore Week on HTPG! Paul and Jay consider the implications of a Bengals win and loss to the Ravens. The duo judge if Cincinnati's defense, which has been a bright spot on the team this year, can handle Lamar Jackson and his cadre of weapons. Mo' tweets from Mo Egger to dissect in HTPG's weekly conversation with the afternoon host of ESPN1530. Also, the triumvirate revisits the Chase-Sewell debate. Lastly, PDJ and JM examine and evaluate Cincinnati's role players, like Chris Evans, in our "role playing" segment. Rundown: (3:00) Bengals vs. Ravens what-ifs (15:30) Can Cincy's defense rise to the occasion vs. Baltimore? (30:00) Mo Egger joins the party (44:00) RPB/Growler recap (51:00) Role Playing Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals 34, Lions 11
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Cincinnati stacks up its fourth win of the season against its sister in misery, the Detroit Lions, and Paul and Jay are here to breakdown the victory. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Quit running on 3rd & short! 1-on-1 with Chidobe Awuzie & Lions preview w/ Chris Burke
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The Bengals' offense has improved in many facets so far this season. From a readily available deep ball that threatens defenses to more consistency from its playmakers; however, one glaring area of weakness for Cincinnati has been 3rd and short situations. Paul and Jay judge why the club struggles with these positions, and plead with the team to quit running the ball in 3rd and short spots. Paul hosts a 1-on-1 conversation with Bengals DB, Chidobe Awuzie. Awuzie shares his insight about his time in Cincinnati so far, the strong bond he shares with his family, and his upcoming fashion line. The Athletic's Detroit Lions line crafter Chris Burke joins the pod to catch up with his kindred spirits in Cincinnati. Lastly, Jay's got stats, RPB, and a Growler Bet. Rundown: (8:00) Bengals' 3rd & short woes (23:15) Chidobe Awuzie interview (42:45) Chris Burke helps preview Bengals-Lions (1:02:30) Jay's got stats & RPB (1:09:30) Growler Bet Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Chidobe on Twitter: @ChidobeAwuzie Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisBurkeNFL Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Joe Burrow must prioritize his health; Kickpocalypse dissected & optimism despite losing
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Is Joe Burrow's play hurting Cincinnati? Paul and Jay kick off today's podcast by sharing a team health update before sliding (or lack thereof) into a discussion about Joe Burrow's haphazardous conduct and what Zac Taylor said to the second-year QB about his perilous play. When will Cincinnati's offense catch up to its staunch defense? Paul caught up with Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons to get his take on the multitude of missed kicks in Sunday's game. Mo Egger jumps in for his weekly segment that is full of optimism and squeaky carts. Lastly, PDJ and JM recap last week's Growler Bet and RPB. Rundown: (10:00) Burrow needs to protect himself (19:00) When will the offense rise to the defense's level of play? (30:30) Darrin Simmons on Evan McPherson, pack of missed kicks (41:30) Mo Egger joins the pod (55:45) Growler Bet/RPB recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
The Walkout: Packers 25, Bengals 22
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Paul and Jay dive into Cincinnati's 25-22 loss to the Packers in what was a parade of missed kicks. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Can the Bengals stop Aaron Rodgers, protect Burrow vs. Packers w/ Matt Schneidman
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It's the invasion of the dairy lovers (with heads adorned with cultured dairy products)! Paul and Jay chat Bengals-Packers and contemplate the Bengals' position with either a 3-2, or 4-1 record. Some Cincy o-linemen have comedically bad PFF grades, PDJ and JM cut through the appraisals to give their impression of the club's big guys and predict if they'll protect Burrow adequately against GB. Frank Pollack shares words about Burrow's Montana-like essence as well. The Athletic's resident cheesehead, Matt Schneidman, joins Jay to share his insight into the Packers' 2021 campaign. Plus, our weekly Growler Bet and RPB wrap up the show. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Matt on Twitter: @mattschneidman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Has fan opinion of Zac Taylor shifted? Palpable chemistry on defense & Bengals-Bucks connection w/ Jim Owczarski
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Today's HTPG is tearing at the seams with quality content like Arby's jalapeno poppers are gushing blistering hot cream cheese through its aureate breading. Paul and Jay report on Cincinnati's latest injuries, like they do every week, and then transition into the team's chemistry on defense and how synergy on that side of the ball is leading to better play on the field. Mo Egger stops in for his weekly 'Mo Tweets' segment. The trio talks about Zac Taylor's image in fans' eyes, and if that perception is changing for the better because of the team's early success this year. PDJ and JM tee up some Burrow stats before welcoming on a close friend of the guys, Jim Owczarski, the Milwaukee Bucks beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal. Jim and the guys kibbitz about the parallels between the Bucks and Bengals as well as share some thoughts on Bengals-Packers.  Rundown: (11:00) Chemistry on defense (24:00) Mo' Tweets & Zac Taylor through fans' lenses (42:30) Burrow stats (55:00) Jim Ozczarski joins the pod Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Jim on Twitter: @JimOwczarski Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals 24, Jaguars 21
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Paul and Jay recap the Bengals' last-second win versus the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
It's time to open up the playbook; Steelers "gave up" & Jaguars preview
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"They gave up". Tyler Boyd's words describing the Steelers' effort level on Sunday sparked praise, dissent, and exaltation (from Bengals fans) from all corners of media. Paul and Jay weigh in on Boyd's provocative comments. What's next for the two-win and above-.500 Bengals? Paul believes it's the perfect time to open up the playbook. Jay's got...coin toss stats? Mo joins in for his weekly segment. He, PDJ, and JM chat Cincy's defense and drafted tweets. Lastly, a look ahead to Thursday night's game against Jacksonville. Rundown: (7:30) Boyd: "[The Steelers] gave up." (15:00) What's next? (28:30) Coin toss stats (34:15) Mo joins the pod (53:30) Jags-Bengals preview Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals 24, Steelers 10
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Paul and Jay react to the Bengals' win over the Steelers, 24-10. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Is Burrow comfortable in the pocket; Bengals-Heinz Field stats & Steelers showdown w/ Mark Kaboly
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Though only two games into the young NFL season, Paul and Jay have wondered just how comfortable Joe Burrow actually is in the pocket. The 2020 number one overall pick sheds light on dropping back to throw, operating from empty sets, and maneuvering in and out of the pocket. Cincinnati has rolled out a top-10 defense through the first two weeks of the year, can that continue in Pittsburgh? The Bengals have had a less than auspicious time at Heinz Field over the last decade-plus. The Athletic's Steelers shaman Mark Kaboly breaks down everything you need to know about the 2021 Steelers (and hopefully his dissenting views on the Bengals don't create bad 'JuJu'). PDJ and JM serve up a fresh RPB and Growler bet going into the weekend's divisional clash. Rundown: (10:15) Burrow's comfortability in the pocket (22:30) D-line vs. Steelers' ground attack + Heinz Field stats (34:15) Mark Kaboly helps preview Bengals-Steelers (56:15) RPB & Growler Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkKaboly Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Keeping Burrow upright; is the run game lacking & Chase's explosiveness
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Sunday's loss raised some red flags that we need to address in today's HTPG. Paul and Jay determine how often Joe Burrow is hit compared to the league average based on advanced metrics. Where does No. 9 rank among other oft-hit QBs? The guys suggest how Cincinnati can help limit QB knockdowns, including focusing more on the run game, which has been disappointing thus far. Mo Egger hops on with PDJ and JM for his weekly segment, as the trio looks at Egger's tweets while the Bengals-Bears game was in action. Plus, through two games, Ja'Marr Chase has conclusively brought the explosive element the offense has desperately needed. Rundown: (4:30) Burrow hits (15:00) Improving the rushing attack & identity (33:30) Mo Egger joins the show (48:00) Ja'Marr's deep threat potential (52:30) RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
The Walkout: Bears 20, Bengals 17
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's week two loss at Soldier Field, stumbling to Evil Andy Dalton and the Chicago Bears. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrison Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Is Joe Burrow OK? Week 2 o-line assessment & Bears preview w/ Kevin Fishbain
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Joe Burrow's health is being drawn into question after appearing on Cincinnati's injury report following the club's week one win versus Minnesota. Is the injury serious? Should Bengals fans be concerned? Paul and Jay bring you the latest on No. 9's status. Among the other convalescents, Ricardo Allen was placed on the injured/reserve list. How is Cincinnati addressing his absence? PDJ and JM appraise the Bengals' offensive line entering week two. What did each Bengals pundit glean from the hogs' week-one performance? Jay's got some 2-0 stats (both optimistic and pessimistic). The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain, who artfully covers the Bears, joins the podcast to preview Sunday's showdown. Lastly, an RPB and week two's Growler bet.  Rundown: (3:30) Ricardo Allen, Joe Burrow, and the injury report (11:30) Assessing the o-line (19:15) Jay's 2-0 stats (26:00) Kevin Fishbain helps preview Bengals-Bears (43:00) RPB & Growler bet Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kfishbain Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Bates' contract saga continues; week 1 takeaways & probably informative w/ Mo Egger
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Following a propitious season open for Cincinnati, Paul and Jay reflect on Sunday's victory and what lies ahead. But, before then, the guys discuss Jessie Bates' ongoing contract situation. Will he sign elsewhere this offseason? The guys also examine Zac Taylor's aggressive play-calling, the offensive and defensive lines performances, and Mo Egger joins us for a new weekly segment, one whose name stands to be workshopped. Rundown: (8:30) Jessie Bates' contract saga (15:00) Aggressive play-calling (21:30) D-line wows (30:00) Probably Informative w/ Mo Egger: JaMarr Chase (45:30) Jays got stats Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
The Walk-Off Walkout: Bengals 27, Vikings 24
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Paul and Jay recap the Bengals' overtime victory over the Vikings on the NFL's opening weekend. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
HTPG LIVE from 50 West Brewing Company
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A first for HTPG since the pandemic, Paul, Jay, Mo Egger, and other special guests gather for a live edition of the podcast from 50 West Brewing Company! A host of...hosts, who all happen to cover the Bengals, preview Cincinnati's season, answer fan questions, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Bengals season predictions; defining success/failure & Vikings preview w/ Chad Graff
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IT'S. FINALLY. HERE. GAME WEEK! Paul and Jay finally swap thoughts on meaningful football with the Bengals' season opener against Minnesota on the horizon. The guys share their season predictions, including how they define success and failure, and what offensive and defensive stats/achievements are most important to the club's success. The Athletic's Vikings guru Chad Graff then joins Paul to preview Sunday's showdown. Join Paul, Jay, Mo Egger, and others at 50 West Brewery this Thursday! https://twitter.com/pauldehnerjr/status/1433066226004242435 Rundown: (3:00) Team captains; Trae Waynes injury (11:30) Season predictions; defining success/failure (25:00) RPB: Offensive/defensive stats (48:45) Chad Graff joins to preview Bengals-Vikings Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Chad on Twitter: @ChadGraff Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Roster Roulette: Bengals' roster additions, subtractions & more
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's roster moves following their final cuts. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
53-man roster revealed: B.J. Hill trade; WR surprise & more moves to come?
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's player cuts and the reveal of their initial 53-man roster. Which skill position players that did, and didn't, make the Bengals' roster surprised the guys? PDJ and JM grade Billy Price being traded from Cincy to the Giants for B.J. Hill. Was there writing on the wall for Price? How will Hill impact the defensive line? The guys also look at the DBs/LBs who made and fell short of, the 53-man. Also, how many more moves will Taylor's club make before week one kicks off? Rundown: (4:30) Skill position players on the 53-man (19:15) Price-Hill trade & O/D-line projection (32:30) RPB: Moves to Make (37:15) DBs & LBs Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 50% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Joe Burrow vs Miami: How will it go? + Key roster battles
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Paul and Jay look ahead to the final preseason game this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Joe Burrow will line up under center in a live game for the first time since his devastating injury last, what can we expect from him? What limitations are the coaching staff placing on him? Which players will stand to gain or lose the most in the preseason finale? Plus, Growler bet time and predictions. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Is there real Ja'Marr Chase concern? Ossai's injury & preseason stats
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Seeing a promising rookie sidelined because of injury is far too familiar for Bengals fans. Paul and Jay react to precocious d-lineman, Joseph Ossai, needing potential season-ending surgery. Before discussing the ripple effects of Ossai's injury, Paul chats with Dr. Bert Mandelbaum about the severity, and recovery timetable, of his injury. The guys then look at Cincinnati's fringe 53-man roster contenders and highlight players whose stocks are up and down. Should we be concerned about Ja'Marr Chase's drops? Brian Callahan shares his perspective on the matter. Lastly, Jay's got (preseason) stats. Rundown: (5:00) Ossai's injury & Dr. Mandelbaum (15:00) Implications of Ossai's injury & 53-man roster (30:00) Ja'Marr's drops (49:00) Jay's got (preseason) stats Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
The Walkout: WFT 17, Bengals 13
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Paul and Jay recap Cincinnati's second preseason game against the Washington Football Team. (How will the Bengals ever recover?!) Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2021
Training Camp Confidential w/ Robert Mays
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Host of The Athletic's Football Show podcast Robert Mays, while on his NFL preseason tour, stops by Bengals camp and catches up with Paul. The pigskin prodigies cover a spectrum of Cincinnati-related topics including Burrow's progression; big spending on free agency, and more. Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Listen to The Athletic Football Show: https://apple.co/3y1vMR5 Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Is Jessie Bates worth top safety money? O-line unknowns & preseason Q&A
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Cincinnati is six degrees from a Lombardi Trophy after pulling away from the reigning NFL Champions last Saturday. To win beat a contender like Tampa Bay in the postseason and vie for an actual title, the Bengals are going to need every tool possible, like the deep ball. And that's where Paul and Jay start today's show, with a Burrow-Chase and co. long ball update. What did Brian Callahan think of Jackson Carman's preseason outing? Will he remain shelved on the second unit? Is D'Ante Smith a viable candidate for a starting o-line job? In lieu of Jamal Adams inking a deal to make him the highest-paid safety in NFL history, PDJ and JM contemplate whether Jessie Bates will receive a similar contract. Will Cincinnati try to pinch pennies with Bates, or will they pay him what he's worth? Lastly, Joseph Ossai's injury; RPB buyers or sellers; preseason Q&A; Friday's Growler bet & Jay's got stats.  Rundown: (3:00) Deep ball insight (18:00) O-line unknowns: Carman's learning curve & Smith's hopes (35:45) To sign or not to sign Jessie Bates (47:45) Ossai's injury; RPB buyers/sellers (54:15) Q&A; Growler & Stats Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
The Walkout: Bengals 19, Buccaneers 14
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Paul and Jay recap the Bengals' preseason opener against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrison Save on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2021
Ja'Marr Chase's learning curve & storylines, predictions for preseason week 1
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Just a few more days and we'll have actual football to watch!! (Sort of.) With the reigning Super Bowl champs on the horizon in the opening week of the preseason, Paul and Jay fill their football troughs with all the Bengals insight you could ask for. Is Ja'Marr Chase really scuffling through practices? Chase, himself, opens up about his training camp performance. The guys spin on Quinton Spain's journey to Cincinnati, and his influence on the o-line. PDJ and JM canvass Satruday's storylines and propose what efforts they'd like to see made on the field. Lastly, Jay's got them stats and, at last, the Bengals Growler Bet returns. Rundown: (4:30) Ja'Marr Chase's learning curve (14:30) Quinton Spain's impact & storylines (36:00) RPB & Jay's stats (41:15) Bengals Growler Bet Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Joe Burrow talks progression, urgency; Chase's development & lineman shuffle?
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Paul and Jay unload their weekend observations from Bengals training camp. Now that a few days have passed, where do we now fall on Joe Burrow's early-camp struggles? Burrow, himself, communicates his thoughts about his scuttling start, if there's any panic/urgency, and if he's frustrated. Were our expectations for Ja'Marr Chase entering training camp unfair? PDJ and JM put into context Chase's unconventional road to Cincinnati, and explain why we may need to temper our outlook. Lastly, could offense lineman D'Ante Smith, Cincinnati's fourth-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft out of East Carolina University, force a revision to the Bengals' projected starting-day line? Rundown: (7:30) Burrow discusses progress, frustration (12:00) Burrow takeaways from the weekend (22:00) Ja'Marr Chase coming along incrementally (37:30) D'Ante Smith turning heads Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Is the Joe Burrow panic real? Zac Taylor on the QB's camp & mailbag Qs
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Should there be an air raid siren sounding off in your heads, Bengals fans? Paul and Jay attempt to reason with Cincy loyalists' meltdowns that stem from Joe Burrow's vexing start to training camp. Are fans' expectations of Burrow unfair considering he's not far removed from a season-ending ACL injury? Nick Cosgray, Director of Rehabilitation for the Bengals, shares his thoughts on Burrow's recovery and sluggish start to practices. After, Zac Taylor speaks on his quarterback's performance, and why he chose to give No. 9 a day off from practice. PDJ and JM are one-stop-shop for Bengals bar bets. Before dipping out for the day, the guys answer your question! Rundown: (2:45) Burrow's woeful camp (13:30) Nick Cosgray and Zac Taylor on Burrow's rehab (36:45) Bengals bar bets (40:30) Listener questions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Training camp stock report; Bengals, Burrow deep ball focus & buying/selling o-line outlook
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Paul and Jay click on their mics to share more training camp observations! Which players' stock is rising through the first week of training camp, and which Bengals is Jay bearish on? Joe Burrow and Cincinnati's offense dedicated time to work on its deep ball execution. How has that project faired early on? What have the guys seen from Ja'Mar Chase as a vertical threat? Could this squad boast three 1,000-yard receivers? After spending the off-season overhauling the offensive line, what have PDJ and JM been able to glean from the nascent front-line Bengals? The duo share comments from Jonah Williams about Cincy's trenches, and discuss Frank Pollack's guidance. Lastly, an update about the defense. Rundown: (6:00) Risers/Fallers (15:30) Bengals deep ball (32:30) Are we drinking the o-line Kool-Aid? (45:00) Defense notes Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Joe Burrow early-training camp thoughts; takeaway from the trenches & team's Covid conduct
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With training camp now rolling, Paul and Jay report on their initial takeaways from the first few days of action in Cincinnati, including Joe Burrow's...well...everything. Jay highlights what Burrow did on the field, his comportment, and what he said after practice. Paul then shares his observations about the Bengals' soldiers in the trenches, both offensive and defensive. Jackson Carman, the team's second-round pick in the 2021 draft, has a long road ahead of him if he wants to start. What did Zac Taylor say about the 21-year-old's path to being a regular? Plus, how concerned should Cincy fans be about Larry Ogunjobi being placed on the PUP list? Evan McPherson is training under pressure and under the Bengals' Covid precautions, there's little to be gathered from players. Rundown: (2:30) Burrow takeaways (10:00) Jackson Carmen, Larry Ogunjobi insight (20:00) Other thoughts and Evan McPherson (26:00) Covid limitations Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Training camp sounds: Mike Brown on Joe Burrow's recovery; Zac Taylor's "extreme urgency" & 53-man projections
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Training camp is here! Do you know what that means, Bengals fans? We're just a few short weeks away from pre-season and then, the regular season is here! Paul and Jay kibbitz about all the feel-good news at camp, including Sam Hubbard re-signing with Cincinnati. The guys then speak with team owner Mike Brown, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, de facto GM Duke Tobin, and head coach Zac Taylor to get a sense of what training camp will hold. Plus, Brown and Callahan share their thoughts on Joe Burrow entering camp, and Duke Tobin and Zac Taylor express why there's "extreme urgency" to produce results this season. Plus, the guys project Cincinnati's 53-man roster. Rundown: (7:00) Training camp news & Sam Hubbard re-signs (20:15) Mike Brown and Brian Callahan on Joe Burrow (34:30) Brown, Duke Tobin, and Zac Taylor on season outlook (46:45) 53-man roster projections Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Save 33% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
Cincy Retrospective: 1997 Bengals-Oilers game Pt.2 w/ Mo Egger & Geoff Hobson
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In the second half of this Cincy Retrospective, Paul, Jay, Mo Egger, and Geoff Hobson deliberate Corey Dillion's Hall of Fame candidacy and delve into reasons he should be enshrined in Canton. Watch along with us!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdU4trhNbvc Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Geoff on Twitter: @GeoffHobsonCin Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Cincy Retrospective: 1997 Bengals-Oilers game Pt.1 w/ Mo Egger & Geoff Hobson
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Paul and Jay take a trip back to 1997 to revisit Cincinnati's bout against the Tennessee Oilers with ESPN 1530 host and The Athletic contributor Mo Egger and senior writer for Bengals.com, Geoff Hobson! The quartet compares and contrasts 90's broadcasts to today, discusses Boomer Esiason's final season, and dive into the game's critical moments. Watch along with us!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdU4trhNbvc Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger Follow Geoff on Twitter: @GeoffHobsonCin Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Life after football with Clint & Kelly Boling!
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Paul catches up Clint Boling, former Bengals offensive lineman, and his wife, Kelly, to see what life holds after football. Kelly describes Clint's transition from the gridiron to their daughters' bounce house in the family's kitchen where the four spend time playing...I guess to put it in a more general term; life away from football. Why did Clint decide to retire? What do the couple miss most/least about Cincinnati, and how is Clint keeping involved with football? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Clint on Twitter: @cboling60 Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kelly_boling Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Bengals 2021 season preview w/ Optimistic Bobby!
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50 West Brewing Company owner Bobby Slattery, aka Optimistic Bobby, rolls with Paul in today's podcast! The guys look ahead to the Bengals' upcoming season through an optimistic lens! No Paul Downer Jr. here! Zero. Zilch. Nada.  Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Bobby on Twitter: @BobbySlattery Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theatheltic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Capturing Cincinnati sports' biggest moments w/ comedian & Cincy Shirts' owner Josh Sneed
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Paul welcomes comedian and owner of Cincy Shirts Josh Sneed to HTPG! Josh shares his fondest memories as a Cincinnati sports fan, and details some of Cincy Shirts' greatest creations (the cicada shirt is top-notch). Josh also discusses Cincy Shirts' inception and his opinion on why it's become such a success. Josh lays the blueprint for his rise as a comedian and describes where his love for comedy comes from. He also talks about his next steps as a stand-up star, his funniest moments, and more Cincy sports fandom. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Josh on Twitter: @JoshSneed Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Bengals' fantasy football outlook & team betting futures, advice w/ Michael Beller & Andrew DeWitt
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Ready to lose...I mean MAKE (?) some money by betting on Bengals futures? How about getting the inside scoop on all things fantasy football related to Cincinnati? Well, you've come to the right podcast because Paul and Jay go knee-deep in Bengals fantasy football and odds! The duo are joined by The Athletic's fantasy sports scribe and analyst Michael Beller as well as The Athletic's senior betting vertical editor, Andrew DeWitt. Beller, Jay, and Paul venture through fantasy projections land discussing Joe Burrow's positional rank coming off his season-ending injury, Joe Mixon's value, and whether JaMarr Chase or Tee Higgins is better to draft. Andrew then joins the podcast to breakdown betting futures, including Joe Burrow as MIP, Zac Taylor COY odds, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Michael on Twitter: @MBeller Follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewRDeWitt Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Minicamp cut short; Michael Jordan took Burrow's injury "really personal" & Jessie Bates: "I just want to win"
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Paul and Jay can already smell the salty breeze wafting in from whichever sea they're envisioning for their vacations, or, in Jay's case, he can smell Arby's Jalapeno Popper Bites and a Meat Mountain. Before casting away from Bengals country, PDJ and JM explain why Cincinnati's minicamp was cut short. Plus, the guys share camp observations from the event's last few days. The duo also discusses Joe Burrow's camp performance and what's impressed them most from practice. Hakeem Adeniji tore a pec muscle during OTAs, leaving a gap in the Bengals' o-linemen reserves. Who would slide into Adeniji's shoes? Whoever Cincinnati decides to sign, will they be an immediate downgrade from Adeniji? Bengals offensive lineman Michael Jordan took Joe Burrow's season-ending injury "really personal". Now, he's aiming to make amends, "not a whole lot of talking; I’m just going to show it". Plus, Cincy's scouting department adds a new face; Jay's homework is turned in, and Jesse Bates puts into words what's on his mind about a potential contract extension. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month. Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Burrow's Year 2 expectations; deep ball progressing; WR rankings & Q&A
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit; theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul and Jay report their observations from OTAs, including what the next step in Joe Burrow's development is. Cincinnati, offensively, is experimenting more with the deep ball, which Zac Taylor shares his thoughts on. Larry Ogunjobi reveals how his football career started and shares insight into Cincinnati's defense. What expectations will Joe Burrow face in year two as the club's signal-caller? Jay pulled some of your questions from his Q&A to share on the podcast! He and Paul answer your queries, like Bengals wide receiver rankings; RPB which Bengals will top 1k receiving yards; what type of liquor would Uzomah serve Burrow after winning the Super Bowl? Rundown: (3:30) Burrow, deep ball developing (15:00) Larry Ogunjobi on career, Bengals (22:30) Burrow expectations (36:00) Jay's homework (42:00) Q&A Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Joe Burrow, Bengals' weapons connecting at OTAs; Jonah Williams on Pollack's guidance & Waynes, Reader updates
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Fresh off his vacation at the Arby's Islands in Hawaii, Jay shares his first impressions of Joe Burrow at Cincinnati's OTAs. He and Paul then examine the Bengals' fleet of new and returning skill position players, including C. J. Uzomah (who squeals in delight at Chelsea winning the Champions League), and how they're connecting with Burrow on and off the field. Jay drops some sick pass-catching stats before Jonah Williams touches on Frank Pollack's mentorship. The guys touch on Trae Waynes and D.J. Reader on the defensive side. Rundown: (3:00) Burrow's performance in OTAs (13:15) Uzomah on Burrow + Jay's stats (37:30) Jonah Williams on Frank Pollack (47:30) Trae Waynes, D.J. Reader notes Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Bengals' offseason sound off w/ Joe Burrow, Sam Hubbard & Zac Taylor
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Paul (minus Jay because of an Arby's quality control assignment [i.e. eating copious amounts of Chicken Bacon Swiss sandwiches]) turns to his conversations with Joe Burrow, Zac Taylor, and Sam Hubbard to gain insight and answer some of the biggest questions surrounding the Bengals this offseason.  Rundown: (6:00) Burrow on OTAs and pre-season (14:30) Zac Taylor on Burrow's progression, offseason (17:30) Sam Hubbard on free agency, OTAs & jersey-reveal video Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
OTAs controversy, rookie minicamp insight, Jay's homework & Growler winners
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul, lounging on a cabana chair with a mai tai in his right hand and his microphone in his left at some beachy escape, reports for duty while on vacation (does this guy ever take time off)? He and Jay discuss the league's controversial off-season training program. Why are so many teams opting out? Is there a party more 'at-risk' than offensive linemen? The guys share the latest from rookie minicamp, including Trent Taylor presumably assuming kick-off return and slot receiver duties for Cincinnati. Why isn't Darius Phillips getting a shot at returner? Ja'Marr Chase is taking his Cincinnati-'Welcome to America' moments one day at a time. Plus, Jay is a teacher's pet, and we name last week's Growler winners! Rundown: (3:00) OTAs (11:30) Rookie minicamp (28:00) Jay's homework (39:00) Growler winners Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Day-three draftees analysis, HTPG mailbag + schedule preview & quiz
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Schedule a reminder on your phone, tablet or computer for Wednesday's NFL schedule release! Before previewing 2021-2022's schedule, Paul and Jay dip their toes in the Bengals' draft waters one last time, sharing their takeaways from team personnel and providing insight into day-three draftees. What's the future of NFL offseason programs, and why is it putting rookies in an uncomfortable situation? PDJ and JM flick open the Bengals' mailbag to answer your questions, including is re-signing Sam Hubbard a priority; will Geno Atkins rejoin Cincinnati, and are there any donkeys on the team? The duo then delves into schedule talk, and Jay drops some scheduling knowledge on us. Plus, did you bring your No. 2 pencil? Because it's quiz time! Rundown: (5:30) Day-three draftees & personnel insight (17:30) Offseason program's future (30:00) Mailbag (43:00) Schedule preview; stats & quiz! (1:04:45) Bengals Growler Bet Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Mike Potts, Bengals director of college scouting, shares insight into draft, scouting and rookies
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: thathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul welcomes Bengals director of college scouting Mike Potts to the show! Potts shares his insight into scouting this year's field of prospects and evaluating talent leading into the draft. He also serves up his thoughts on Ja'Marr Chase, Jackson Carman's impact on the offense line, drafting kicker Evan McPherson, adding to Cincinnati's running back room by picking up Chris Evans and Pooka Williams, and more! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Putting a bow on the Bengals' 2021 draft
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlni Paul and Jay breakdown Cincinnati's day-three-draft selections, and answer questions such as who was the Bengals' most surprising pick? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2021
Bengals' day two draft recap & previewing rounds four through seven
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's second day of action in the 2021 NFL Draft including, how will draftees Jackson Carman and Joseph Ossai fit into Cincinnati's offense and defense, respectively. The duo also discusses Cincinnati's trade with New England and if the assets in return for the 38th overall pick were worth it. PDJ and JM look ahead to day three of action in the draft.  Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2021
'How ya doin'?' Welcome to Cincinnati, Ja'Marr Chase!
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Team Chase, drink up! Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati selecting LSU wide receiver, Ja'Marr Chase, with its first-round pick. What can Bengals fans expect from the franchise's newest weapon? Were Chase's draft suspicions answered early by Joe Burrow, and will the ex-Tiger shatter franchise records? Also, Paul and Jay preview the draft's second round. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Will Falcons draft Chase ahead of Bengals? Final mock draft & answering your draft (and Arby's) questions
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin It's happening! Pre-draft trades, moves, acquisitions, and rumors. One ear-catching rumbling is the possibility Atlanta parts with Julio Jones, if so, will Ja'Marr Chase be the next great ATL receiver? One spot ahead of the Bengals, too!? Paul and Jay discuss this scenario and others, like, what will Baltimore do with their recent draft pick haul from Orlando Brown? PDJ shares his final Bengals mock draft, which he and JM breakdown. We've waxed long enough about the draft, now we want to hear from you! The guys answer your burning draft and Arby's-centric questions. Rundown: (4:30) Ja'Marr Chase a Falcon? (12:00) Final mock draft (24:00) Answering your questions (55:50) Favorite, least favorite draft moments; RPB bars Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Dissecting Duke Tobin's draft comments, Burrow recovery update & Jay's very sad stats
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Bengals' Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin navigates reporters' questions with the same precision Jay navigates an Arby's menu (Beef N' Cheddar...'nough said). Tobin hedges prying draft questions with the best of them, but that won't stop Paul and Jay from parsing his responses. The guys react to his words regarding evaluating wide receivers and offensive linemen, trading back in the draft, and more. Plus, Tobin discusses Burrow's health following the quarterback's appearance on 'The Cris Collinsworth Podcast featuring Richard Sherman'. Also, grab your tissues because Jay's got sad stats. Rundown: (8:30) Evaluating WR v. O-linemen (21:30) Trading back (39:00) Burrow update (45:00) Sad stats Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Bengals' draft strategy Pt. 4: wide receivers and linebackers with Brody Miller
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Has there been a greater squabble since Team Jacob or Team Edward than Team Sewell or Team Chase? Paul and Jay progress to one of the meatiest portions of their Bengals' draft strategy series, the wide receiver pool, where the Penei Sewell vs. Ja'Marr Chase battle royal comes to a head. The guys preview the '21 WR draft class, and welcome The Atheltic's LSU scribe Brody Miller to discuss Chase and his possible future in Cincinnati. Plus, the #BurrowScar makes the new Bengals jerseys all the better, and will Cincinnati invest in linebacker come draft time? Rundown: (3:30) Bengals' new threads (19:00) Brody Miller joins the show (41:00) Wide receiver draft strat (56:00) to draft a linebacker or not? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Brody on Twitter: @BrodyAMiller Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Bengals' draft strategy Pt. 3: edge rushers, d-linemen & kickers
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin It's high time Cincinnati coupled itself with a long-term, pass-rushing solution for a vapid quarterback-pressuring unit. Paul and Jay scope out this draft's edge rushers that could fit the Bengals' scheme. The guys also scout defensive linemen who could bolster the squad's defensive front, and specialists (kickers) who can contribute immediately. Rundown: (3:00) Defensive linemen (12:00) Edge rushers (27:00) RPB: drafting defenders (31:15) Kickers Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Four paths mock draft, 'The Beast' & Chase or Sewell w/ Dane Brugler and Robert Mays
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin In a special-guest-filled HTPG, Paul and Jay determine which side of the Chase-Sewell fence The Athletic's Robert Mays is on, and Paul catches up with draft guru Dane Brugler to discuss prospects best fit Cincinnati's scheme. Plus, PDJ and JM guide you down branching draft paths in their four paths Bengals mock draft. Also, Giovani Bernard has a new home with the reigning Super Bowl champs. Rundown: (5:45) Dane Brugler's 'The Beast' (28:00) Four paths mock draft (37:00) Gio's new home (39:45) Robert Mays on Chase-Sewell (1:01:00) Playing for '21 or the future? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Follow Robert on Twitter: @robertmays Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Bengals' draft strategy Pt. 2: TEs & QBs + Ring of Honor & Bernard released
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Finally! The Bengals are founding a Ring of Honor! Who will be in the inaugural class? Paul and Jay discuss before tending to immediate matters; club elder statesman, Giovani Bernard, was released by the team. How will this affect the Stripes? Will they invest a late-round pick in a running back in this year's draft? Where does Bernard go from here? Lastly, the guys look at tight ends and quarterbacks who could be sporting a Bengals jersey next season. Rundown: (2:00) Ring of Honor (10:00) Giovani Bernard released (22:15) TEs and QBs Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Bengals' draft strategy Pt. 1: comprehensive guide to the offensive line
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Join The Athletic for just $1 a month through 4/6! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul and Jay take a deeper than deep dive, submarine-esque, I suppose, into Cincinnati's draft tactics ahead of D-Day on April 29th. The guys kick off the first installment of the draft strategy series by zeroing in on the club's offensive line talent, skill, and resource needs. As discussed ad nauseam for months, is Penei Sewell the right guy at No. 5, considering he's available? PDJ and JM talk with The Athletic's Oregon beat writer Tyson Alger to understand Sewell's background and drive. Plus, Jay speaks with Sewell, himself, about which position along the line he's most comfortable playing. Also, Sewell describes his playing style. Is there a chance the Stripes double-dip at o-line in this draft? Could they imitate what Indianapolis did a couple of years ago, drafting a lineman in the first two rounds? Paul then sits down with Bengals' scouting director Steven Radicevic to dig into team needs, particularly along the front five, entering the draft. Rundown: (5:00) Strategy, o-line metrics (14:30) Sewell on playing style, fit (18:00) Tyson Alger on Sewell (32:00) Other o-line options, double-dip? (51:00) Steven Radicevic on draft Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Did 49ers jump for Mac Jones, is Ja'Marr Chase destined for Cincy & listener mailbag
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Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin As free agency, and the off-season in general, roll on, Paul and Jay react to Jarran Reed signing with Kansas City. Was Reed a fit in Cincinnati's defensive scheme, and was there a chance to sign the 28-year-old edge rusher? San Francisco leapfrogged several teams in the draft after trading with Miami for the 3rd-overall pick. What are the 49ers' intentions with that pick? The Athletic NFL Show may have provided some insight into Kyle Shannahan and co.'s goal. Paul's finally decided who the Bengals should select in the draft. He shares his de facto choice, which no one else can dispute. The Athletic's Andy Staples lays out a Bengals -Jaguars trade before the guys answer some of your questions. Rundown: (5:00) Reed joins KC (11:15) 49ers trade up (20:00) Drafting Ja'Marr Chase (34:30) Andy Staples' trade proposal (39:30) Listener mailbag Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Will Bengals move on from Bernard, most interesting move & Ryan Kerrigan's visit
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Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul and Jay recap Cincinnati's week of signings and roster moves. What are the odds the Bengals break ties with elder statesman, Giovani Bernard? Who was the club's most interesting addition this week according to the guys? Plus, PDJ and JM discuss Ryan Kerrigan's visit to Cincinnati. Rundown: (1:00) News, signings & will Bernard stay? (12:00) Most interesting signing (16:30) Ryan Kerrigan visit Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Second-wave signing options, beat writer mock draft & draft day trade scenarios
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Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul and Jay are Cincinnati's 'American Pickers'! The guys look through the free-agent bargain bin and decide which second-wave signees fit the Bengals' system. Which position takes precedence: guard, defensive tackle or wide receiver? Who could be cost-effective options at the aforementioned positions? The guys review The Athletic's beat writer mock draft and react to predicted draftees and trade scenarios. Plus, which suggested draft scenario intrigues PDJ and JM the most? Rundown: (4:00) Second-wave needs (16:00) Bargain options (33:30) Beat writer mock draft & draft trade scenarios Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
'Great Barrier Reiff' to protect Burrow, is Atkins a HOFer & should Bengals get GollaDEY?
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They did it! They finally (actually) did it! '9' can breathe a sigh of relief because he now has a talented blocker in front of him! Welcome to Cincy, Riley Reiff! Paul and Jay react to the 'Great Barrier Reiff" pledging his services to Cincinnati, and project how he'll shield Joe Burrow. Will the Bengals approach the draft differently now? Have the team's priorities shifted after this signing? The guys say "so long" to Geno Atkins after a legendary run with the Bengals. Could his impact on the franchise parlay itself into a HOF consideration? Lastly, Kenny GollaDEY is on Cincinnati's radar, but should they actually sign him? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Bengals bolster backfield, sign Awuzie & Hilton + Cap compliance
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati adding to its secondary, signing DBs Mike Hilton and Chidobe Awuzie. What does each bring to the table? Is there a drop-off between William Jackson III and Awuzie, Hilton? Are these signings a wash? Plus, the guys talk cap compliance. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Trey Hendrickson's headed to Cincy: Examining his production, fit, and more w/ Katherine Terrell
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Paul, Jay and The Athletic's New Orleans Saints keyboard-busting scribe Katherine Terrell discuss Cincinnati's most expensive off-season signing so far, Trey Hendrickson. Terrell opines about Hendrickson's increased production in 2020 and the reason behind it. The podcasting triple-threat also gab over Hendrickson's effectiveness against the run before chatting about a pair of former Saints turned open-market options, Sheldon Rankins and Larry Warford. Lastly, the three-piece crew share an enchanting tale, one of trials and tribulations and little to no triumphs. In theaters...never. PDJ and JM, themselves, react to the Hendrickson signing before punching out. Rundown: (2:00) Hendrickson signing & 2020 production (10:00) Hendrickson vs. the run (12:00) Sheldon Rankins & Larry Warford (22:00) Paul & Jay reaction Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Katherine Terrell on Twitter: @Kat_Terrell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Bengals miss out on early O-line pieces & off-season trajectory
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Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Disclaimer: The podcast was recorded prior to Cincinnati signing former Saints defensive end, Trey Hendrickson, to a reported 4-year, $60 million contract. Paul and Jay react to the opening day of free agency. Was missing out on premium offensive linemen like Joe Thuney disappointing? What will the rest of the free agency period hold? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Carl Lawson joins HTPG!
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Paul welcomes recent Bengals defensive lineman, Carl Lawson, to the show! The two discuss Lawson's time in Cincy, the Bengals not franchise tagging him, who the frontrunners to sign him are, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Carl Lawson, William Jackson III hit free agency
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to Cincinnati not exercising the franchise tag on Carl Lawson or William Jackson III. What does this mean for the two Bengals defenders? Is there a chance at least one returns? How does this affect Cincy's approach to free agency starting next week and the draft? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Are Bengals free agent big spenders, dissecting Tobin's quotes & jersey leak alert!
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Are the Bengals spendin' big this off-season? Paul and Jay assess Cincinnati's current position ahead of the franchise tag and free agency period. Plus, the two deconstruct Bengals' director of player personnel Duke Tobin's comments about this off-season. Where would the Bengals spin big first? How will their acquisitions affect their draft approach? The duo also discuss the latest off-season news, including Trent Williams being traded to New England. Lastly, jersey leak, jersey leak! Rundown: (7:00) Tobin's comments and off-season spending (30:00) FA news (47:00) Jersey leak! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Elizabeth Blackburn, Bengals' focus on fan reconnection & establishing traditions & would you rather have Watt or Lawson?
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Paul and Jay examine the Bengals' attempt to reconnect with its fanbase and establish new traditions by way of social media, marketing, and more. Elizabeth Blackburn, the club's Director of Strategy and Engagement, is at the effort's core. She describes to Paul and Jay the organization's goals and ideas in this pursuit. What's the bedrock of tradition? Can Cincinnati imitate what Kansas City, among other teams, has done in building its community? Plus, J.J. Watt is now an Arizona Cardinal. The sack maestro recorded few sacks against Cincinnati during his time in Houston, but what other non-conference, and conference, defensive linemen have a penchant for blanketing Bengals quarterbacks? Also, would you rather have Watt or Carl Lawson on the Bengals? Lastly, PDJ and JM share a cap casualty update. Rundown: (4:00) Cincinnati's attempt to reconnect with its fanbase (21:00) Elizabeth Blackburn interview (32:00) Establishing traditions (50:30) Watt or Lawson & Watt stats (1:01:00) Cap casualty update Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Choose your own offseason reaction, could the Bengals trade down & our Ring of Honor
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What a journey...a hypothetical, Excel sheet and Bengals-centric journey. Paul and Jay react to readers' and listeners' experiences constructing Cincinnati's roster. What were some of the common themes? What action was ubiquitous, and why weren't there so few budget signings? Plus, where do you stand on long-term versus franchise tag signings? The duo discusses some recent news nuggets, including the franchise tag period beginning and possible cap space. To wrap, PDJ and JM answer your mailbag questions, including if neither Penei Sewell nor Ja'Marr Chase is available at pick no. 5, would Cincinnati trade back in the draft, and who would be your top-5 players in the Bengals Ring of Honor? Rundown: (4:30) Choose your own offseason (12:15) Extensions and budget players (32:15) Franchise tag period begins (40:00) Listener mailbag: trade back in draft + ROH Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Franchise tag Jackson or Lawson; cap casualty shopping & we want Watt!
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Tag! You're...it? But who's "it"? Paul and Jay look further into that question as Cincinnati faces franchise tagging either William Jackson III or Carl Lawson. The guys weigh the pros and cons of retraining each guy on a one-year deal and discourse about which player is the most likely candidate for a long-term extension. It's a cap casualty closeout! (It's like a clearance sale, but the price tag is generally still in the millions.) PDJ and JM focus on recently cut players who would fit well in Cincinnati. What offensive lineman could bolster the Bengals' protection unit? Is it time for an upgrade at tight end? What other skill position players could improve the roster and J.J. Watt...what will it take? Lastly, why drafting Kyle Pitts isn't who Cincinnati should be looking at right now. Rundown: (5:15) Franchise tag Jackson or Lawson? + RPB (22:30) Cap casualty shopping (48:30) J.J. Watt (55:45) Kyle Pitts Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Jay's Bengals wish list, Cincy's Super Bowl takeaways & listener mailbag
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It's sledding weather! Grab your jackets, balaclavas, gloves and deicer for for your face because your tears from seeing another Bengals-less Super Bowl will freeze! Paul and Jay analyze the Tom Brady Buccaneers' Super Bowl win from a Bengals perspective. Aside from the obvious, what can Cincinnati takeaway from Tampa Bays' performance? Jay's on an Amazon binge. It's even starting to bleed over into his writing because he has an entire Bengals wish list to discuss! What transactions, hires, re-signings, etc. would Jay love to see the club make this offseason? The guys dip into their mailbag and answer an array of questions, including: the Ken Riley controversy/hypocrisy; will the coaching staff press the front office into signing must-get players, and, realistically, what must Zac Taylor do to keep his job? Rundown: (5:00) Cincy's Super Bowl takeaways (16:30) Bengals wish list (27:15) Defense wish list (35:15) Listener mailbag Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Willie Anderson, PFF and the pursuit for the HOF
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Bengals great, Willie Anderson, a former offensive tackle, is a Pro Football Hall of Fame candidate. What will it take to catapult a generational right tackle into the annals of history? Paul and Jay explore Anderson's Hall of Fame case, including the challenges threatening his chances; the advent of offensive line stats and more. Plus, Anderson, himself, speaks on self promotion, and the outpouring of support from Bengals fans. Neil Hornsby, founder and CEO of Pro Football Focus, shares his take on Anderson's candidacy from an analytical lens. He, as well as PDJ and JM, discuss how football is evolving to where analytics should be considered when selecting HOFers. Lastly, a surefire HOF RPB. Rundown: (2:00) Outlining Willie Anderson's HOF candidacy (14:30) HOF-worthy stats (19:30) Anderson on promotion and Bengals fans (39:30) PFF's Neil Hornsby on Anderson (46:45) HOF RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Bengals' Shaq Barrett bungle, defensive categories & Bengals-two-ring QBs stats
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Who doesn't want defensive lineman who records nearly 30 sacks in two two season? Well, the Bengals, I suppose. Paul and Jay react to Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 'President of Pressure', Shaquil Barrett's, comments about nearly being a Cincinnati Bengal, if not for supposed injury concerns. What does this revelation say about the front office? Is this one of the worst misplays by the organization? PDJ and JM examine Cincinnati's defense, and categorize each player at their positions based on how the team views them moving forward. The guys share their thoughts on the Stafford-to-Rams trade, and its league-wide implications. Before capping off the show, Jay dishes out stats about Cincinnati's history against quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl wins, and a look at wide receivers available in free agency. Rundown: (6:45) Bengals' bundled Shaquil Barrett deal (19:30) Cincinnati defensive categories (41:30) Lions-Rams trade (49:30) Stats and WR market Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Senior Bowl bonanza ft. Zac Taylor, Lou Anarumo & more
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With the Senior Bowl on the horizon, Paul and Jay plunge into Cincinnati's strategy in Mobile, and who better to provide insight than the boots on the ground. Pro scouting director Steven Radicevic and college scouting director Mike Potts share their thoughts on this year's senior class and players who opted out. In desperate need of pass rushers, PDJ and JM highlight quarterback punishers that could fit in Cincinnati's scheme, plus Bengals' defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo also discusses signal caller crushers, how his defense can improve, seniors he's keeping an eye on and more. Head coach Zac Taylor then shares is perspective on the Senior Bowl, who he's intrigued by, the defense's top priority and more. Lastly, the guys answer Twitter questions and present the last Growler bet of the 2020 season. Rundown: (6:00) Steven Radicevic & Mike Potts (23:30) Pass rusher focus & Lou Anarumo (49:30) Zac Taylor & Player fits (1:07:00) Twitter Qs & Growler Bet Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
New team threads, Senior Bowl insight & QB carousel
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In the lap of luxury from the breath-taking Candlewood Chateau (Suites), Jay catches up with Paul at the Reese's Senior Bowl. Before Jay drops the latest news from Mobile, Alabama, he and Paul react to the Bengals announcing new team uniforms will be revealed this Spring. The guys toss around some design ideas, and then discuss Jay's report from the Senior Bowl. The two establish the names in Mobile most closely associated to Cincinnati's draft strategy. After, the guys react to the swath of offense linemen available in this year's draft, and discourse about Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell in Cincinnati's future. The Bengals may control one of the draft's most valuable, pliable picks, with established and rookie quarterbacks taking to new teams in exchange for draft capital, and the option of trading their pick for a king's ransom, Cincinnati could go in multiple directions. Lastly, some worst to first stats. Rundown: (6:30) New jersey, who dis'? (13:30) Senior Bowl update (27:30) Sewell, Slater & QB carousel (41:30) Worst to first stats Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Offseason offensive strategy, positional tiers & encouraging stats
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Paul and Jay join forces via online video conferencing to map out Cincinnati's offseason offensive strategy. Before the two generals talk tactics, pincer movements and other schemes, Marion Hobby was appointed as the team's defensive line coach. Does this hiring move the needle in any way? Which offensive position should be the club's top priority? Well, duh, it's offensive line, that's a rhetorical question. That being said, who should the team target, could the team possibly overspend at the position, and what about developmental linemen like Penei Sewell, how would they potentially fit into the fold? PDJ and JM examine the remaining offensive positions and rank their importance to Cincinnati's needs. Lastly, another round of sad...wait...no, encouraging stats?! We have encouraging stats? Rundown: (5:00) Marion Hobby joins staff (8:45) Offseason offensive strategy: offensive line (30:00) Offensive tiers at other positions (49:00) Encouraging stats Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $3..99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Frank Pollack hired as o-line coach, Burrow rehab update & Twitter mailbag
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You've gotta love the offseason! Cincinnati reunites with former offensive line coach, Frank Pollack. What positive strides can the Bengals make under Pollack's guidance? Is Bengals' offensive lineman, Billy Price's, excitement the collective sentiment from the team's locker room/o-line staff? How will Pollack contribute to the running scheme as he doubles as the club's run game coordinator? Jay spoke with Pollack, himself, about his new position, and his opinions about the squad. The guys discuss how Cincinnati should prioritize their offseason goals as well as share some advance team stats. Sound the alarm! Another Burrow rehab update incoming! PDJ and JM reflect on their recent conversation with Joe Burrow, and assess where he is in his recovery and his timetable to return. Twitter University enrollment ends soon, so if you're trying to earn your doctorate in speculative Twitter medicine, now's the time to sign up! Plus, the Browns and Bills finally exorcised their playoff demons, are the Bengals next in line? Is it time for Ben Roethlisberger to retire? And we answer your Twitter questions! Rundown: (3:30) Frank Pollack appointed as Bengals' o-line coach (16:00) Pollack interview (23:00) Prioritizing offseason (33:00) Burrow interview, rehab update (54:45) Bills, Browns playoff drought ends; Bengals next? (1:00:00) Is Big Ben's career over & Twitter Qs Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Zac's back, Lou's back, run it back, o-line coaching candidates & coaching turnarounds
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Welcome to the 2020 season wrap-edition of HTPG! Paul and Jay kick off the program discussing Cincinnati's decision to retain both head coach Zac Taylor and defensive coordinator Lou Amarumo, following the team's 4-11-1 end-of-year record. How surprised were the guys that the Bengals kept both coaches? Was this the right decision by Mike Brown? PDJ and JM ponder the likelihood of Cincinnati flashing drastic improvement in Taylor's third year. Is there history to support growth in a coach's third season? What would need to transpire in order to help Taylor's chances at a turnaround? Why isn't the team coaching the Senior Bowl? Is there an advantage/disadvantage to refraining from heading the practices? Is it inconsequential or detrimental for a member of an organization to leak information about staffing changes, much like a member of the Bengals' personnel did? The guys react to Joe Burrow's Tweet of approval in response to the organization keeping Taylor, and highlight potential offensive line coaching candidates. Rundown: (5:30) Zac's back, Lou's back, run it back (25:30) Coaching turnaround & Senior Bowl (45:30) Internal leak & Burrow Tweet (1:02:00) Potential o-line coaching candidates Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrionATH Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
The Walkout: Ravens 38, Bengals 3 (Yikes)
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to the Bengals' disappointing season-finale against the Baltimore Ravens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2021
The value of winning, end-of-season Growler & Jeff Zrebiec zeros in on Ravens-Bengals
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Happy New Year! Another year, another 365 days of disappointment (if you're a Bengals fan...except for you eternal optimists out there). Paul and Jay survey the "Bengals should tank" and "winning is valuable" arguments, and decide which case better suits Cincinnati's current situation. The Athletic's Baltimore Ravens wordsmith Jeff Zrebiec rejoins the program for the first time since the two AFC North club's first matchup. Zrebiec shares insight into Baltimore's playoff push, how Dez Bryant is being deployed on offense, Lamar Jackson's 2020 performance and Sam Koch's health. PDJ and JM wave good bye to 2020 with RPBs and the last Growler of the year. Rundown: (8:00) The value of winning & draft update (20:00) Jeff Zrebiec joins the show (39:30) RPB (46:30) Growler Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter: @jeffzrebiec Buy a subscription, gift one for free! Visit; theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
Putting on the stripes one last time and sending them home happy
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With one game left in the 2020 season, Paul and Jay discuss who will almost certainly not be back in 2021. The guys also debate the best receiver in franchise history. Jay brings the stats including a gem about bad Bengals teams finishing seasons on a high. Finally the guys set the stage for a great finish to the growler bet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
The Walkout: Bengals 37, Texans 31
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to Cincinnati's fourth win of the season, defeating the Houston Texans, 37-31, at NRG Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2020
Giving gifts to Cincy, job-saving win for coaching staff & draft update
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Merry Christmas even though this podcast is being published two days before then! Still, Paul, Jay and all of us at The Athletic wish you a happy holiday! Was the victory over Pittsburgh a job-saving game for Zac Taylor and this coaching staff, or are some members resigned to their 5-24-1 fate? Tis the season to give gifts, and that's exactly what the guys do. PDJ and JM, generously, present personalized gifts to members of the Bengals. The duo discuss Jessie Bates' contract situation, and hear form the Bengals' safety, himself, about what his future holds. Where does Cincinnati sit in the NFL Draft? With a Jets win and Jaguars loss, and other teams' win-loss columns fluctuating, where will Cincy pick? Stats, Growler, RPB and a Texans-preview wrap up today program. Rundown: (6:30) Fool's gold; Job-saving game? (18:00) Gift giving! (27:00) Jessie Bates' future (35:15) Draft update (40:45) Stats, Texans preview + Growler Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get a gift, give a gift! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
The Walkout: Bengals 27, Steelers 17
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to the Cincinnati Bengals win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Randy Mueller shares GM perspective of Bengals & Mark Kaboly helps preview Pittsburgh-Cincinnati
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison update everyone on recent Bengals news, including Geno Atkins being placed on the injured reserve. The guys discuss what's next for Atkins, and detail Cincinnati's unfulfilled return on investment from their last free agent class. A fist for HTPG: ANGRY Steelers stats, but don't worry, they're still a little sad. Paul welcomes former NFL Executive of the Year and co-host of The Athletic's 'Football GM Podcast', Randy Mueller, to provide perspective on an array on Bengals-related topics, including: coaching cohesion, dearth of trades and more. Next, The Athletic's Pittsburgh Steelers wordsmith Mark Kaboly shares his insight into the AFC North-leader's season. What gives with the slump? Is Ben Roethlisberger's deep ball wavering? Could we, conceivably, see a new QB next season, and how much does this defense miss Bud Dupree? Lastly, RPB and Growler time, baby! Rundown: (:30) Bengals waiting for return on investments (14:30) Angry Steelers stats (20:30) Randy Mueller on GM perspective (27:30) Mark Kaboly shares Steelers insight (44:30) RPB, Growler Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Randy Mueller on Twitter: @RandyMueller_ Follow Mark Kaboly on Twitter: @MarkKaboly Get a subscription, give a subscription! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
The future of the Bengals' defense & Burrow on the road to recovery
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Paul and Jay react to Monday night's thrilling AFC North contest between Baltimore and Cleveland, and the duo attempt to gauge the gap in talent between the division's other three teams and Cincinnati. PDJ updates us on Joe Burrow's condition via Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed Burrow's procedure. Dr. ElAttrache shared some promising words about the rookie quarterback's condition on Adam Schefter's podcast, but is there any indication as to when he'll return to playing form? Wait...we discuss the defense? No, this isn't a fever dream, but you may feel a tad woozy listening to what changes Cincinnati may have to make to become competitive. Who would the guys like to see earn more reps next season? Of those with expiring contracts, who could rejoin the team? RPB number of starters next year who are currently on the roster. Is Lou Anarumo out the door? What about Zac Taylor, and if Anarumo is dismissed, who could fill that DC vacancy? Rundown: (8:45) Burrow update (17:30) Future of Bengals' defense (35:15) RPB (39:15) Potential new defensive coordinator Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get a subscription, give a subscription! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
The Walkout: Cowboys 30, Bengals 7
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to Cincinnati's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Andy Dalton-Cincy clash, could Marvin Lewis return to NFL & Cowboys chat with Jon Machota
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We thank you for tuning in even through the low, lower and lowest points of the season, we're glad to share this dour ride with you. From "dour" to "sour", is A.J. Green and Cincinnati's relationship soured past the point of reconciliation? Paul and Jay discuss if there's any way the orange-and-black can resuscitate Green's production in its offense, and what's next for the former stud wide out? Andy Dalton is set to play in Paul Brown Stadium under a different team's banner for the first time in his career on Sunday. What will the emotions be like for the 33-year-old who spent his first nine season with the Bengals? Staying with the topic of familiar faces, could Marvin Lewis make another run at the NFL? If so, would he return as a head coach, what would his role be, and could he reunite with Cincinnati? The Athletic's Dallas Cowboys scrivener Jon Machota hops on the line to preview this weekend's 'Suck for Sewell Bowl'. Machota shares his thoughts on Andy Dalton's performance this season, the demonstratively bad defense, Mike McCarthy's first season at the helm and Dallas' draft strategy. Lastly, RPB, an easier Growler and predictions for Cowboys-Bengals. Rundown: (5:30) What's next with Green? (13:00) Dalton's return to Cincy (19:15) Marvin Lewis to rejoin NFL ranks? (28:45) Jon Machota joins the show (46:00) RPB, Growler & predictions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota Give the gift of The Athletic! Buy one, gift one subscription to whomever you'd like! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Looking ahead to Bengals' 2021 roster
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The Bengals fan base is in the throes of another disappointing season, but fear not! Paul and Jay are here to inject optimism into the Cincinnati collective's veins! The duo project the Bengals' 2021 roster, including potential draft picks and free agent acquisitions. It's high time the club invests in a competent, backup quarterback. Especially since Joe Burrow may not be back at the start of next year. Maybe a veteran like, I don't know, Andy Dalton? Will the complexion of the backfield next year be similar to 2020? Tee Higgins is enjoying a strong rookie campaign, but Cincinnati could use another playmaker to line up next to him. Is 2021 a bull or bear wide receiver market, and what about A.J. Green? Is there a late-round draft pick that could bolster the receiver room? Arguably, the most disheartening area of Cincy's roster is in the trenches. Is Penei Sewell enough to sure up the squad's lackluster offensive line, or is a high price-tagged free agent on their way? Is Carl Lawson a must-keep player? PDJ and JM dive into Lawson's performance and gauge whether the Bengals should re-sign the "disruptor". Before clocking out, the guys chat sad stats and plate a RPB. Rundown: (6:00) Projecting '21 roster: QBs/skill positions (23:30) '21's offensive line (34:00) Future of the defense & Carl Lawson (50:15) Stats + RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Give the gift of The Athletic! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin to buy one, gift one subscription to The Athletic! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
The Walkout: Dolphins 19, Bengals 7
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to Cincinnati's, 19-7, week 13 loss to the Miami Dolphins. The duo react to Brandon Allen's injury, the in-game brawl and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Revisiting Bengals-Dolphins 'Tank Bowl' with The Ringer's Kevin Clark & previewing Miami matchup with Josh Tolentino
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In honor of, arguably, the greatest game to ever grace Bengals fans' eyes, Paul and Jay welcome columnist for The Ringer and host of "Slow News Day", among other series, Kevin Clark! Kevin helps reflect on 2019's Dolphins-Bengals epic that would end up being a watershed moment for both franchises, as each selected their faces of the franchise in this past draft. The guys explore how Cincinnati and Miami were on opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to handling their tank, the micro impact of the game, the majesty of the contest's last few minutes and the philosophy behind keeping an underperforming coach for a third season. PDJ and JM hook you up with some sad stats before welcoming The Athletic's Miami Dolphins beat writer Josh Tolentino. Josh lays out the Dolphins' formula for development, the improved defense and whether or not Tua Tagoviloa will play versus Cincy. To close today's show, RPB, a Growler you might actually be able to win this week and predictions. Rundown: (9:00) Kevin Clark joins HTPG (33:00) Sad stats (40:30) Josh Tolentino previews Miami-Cincinnait (54:00) RPB/Growler/Predicitions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Kevin on Twitter: @bykevinclark Follow Josh on Twitter: @JCTSports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Is Penei Sewell Bengals' best choice, 3rd season a charm for Taylor & House of Cards update
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Is the third time really a charm? Paul and Jay examine head coaches' third seasons and debate the merit of giving Zac Taylor at least one more turn at the helm. Plus, Taylor, himself, dishes on how to evaluate his team in a year such as this. A myriad injured reserved-related decisions are going to answers soon. What will Taylor and company elect to do with Joe Mixon and John Ross, among others returning from IR? Let's update our Bengals House of Cards! It's #BengalTime for PDJ and JM! Jay elaborates on late-season Bengals stats that are sure to...possibly...maybe brighten your day! Lastly, the guys discuss Cincinnati's current draft position and the odds they'll land Oregon offensive lineman, Penei Sewell. Rundown: (5:00) Zac Taylor on team evaluation & 3rd year growth? (24:30) IR Moves (31:00) Bengals House of Cards (34:30) Stats & Is Penei Sewell Cincinnati's go-to? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1 a month for 12 months! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
The Walkout: Giants 19, Bengals 17
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to the Bengals' 19-17 week 12 loss to the New York Giants at Paul Brown Stadium. How can we appropriate appraise the coaching staff given the team's injury situation? Zac Taylor joins some underwhelming company, and what comes next for Cincinnati? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
What's the state of Cincy's culture, Branden Allen to start & Giants insight with Dan Duggan
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In lieu of a recent report exploring growing dissent in the Bengals' locker room, Paul and Jay discuss Cincinnati's culture. It's apparent the team is losing and frustration is bred from that, but is there resentment festering throughout the organization? Is winning all it takes to exorcise toxicity from the Bengals? Starting running back Giovani Bernard explains his position on rumors of discontentment, and describes his stance on Zac Taylor, the coaching staff and organization as a whole. So, is Branden Allen going to throw for 9,000 or 10,000 yards in the remaining six games? The duo provide an overview of Cincinnati's quarterback situation following Joe Burrow's season-ending injury. Plus, grab a tissue, it's time for another round of sad stats. The Athletic's New York Giants wordsmith Dan Duggan joins Jay to chat about the G-Men's first year under head coach Joe Judge, Daniel Jones' second season running the offense and staying in the hunt for a playoff spot in the putrid NFC East. Lastly, we serve up another IMPOSSIBLE Growler bet, so don't even try, and an RPB sure to get you out of the Thanksgiving spirit. Rundown: (3:00) Cincy's culture (16:00) Giovani Bernard on team culture (24:15) Brandon Allen assumes starting QB role (36:45) Dan Duggan shares Giant(s) insight (49:30) Growler/RPB/Sunday prediction Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Dan on Twitter: @DDuggan21 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Joe Burrow's season-ending injury: when will he return, who's to blame & Dr. Timothy Gibson and Riley Williams weigh in
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Joe Burrow's official diagnoses was revealed to Paul and Jay, giving them an opportunity to update you all on the Bengals' rookie quarterback's status. When can fans expect Burrow to return from his injury? Will he be ready by the start of 2021, or will it be later? Paul welcomes Dr. Timothy Gibson, MD, from Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Brooklyn Nets, Dr. Riley Williams, to discuss Burrow's injury, particularly what his recovery time table looks like and the extent of his injuries. Who's at fault for this incident? Who can we point the finger at for Burrow's gruesome, season-ending injury, if anyone? Could the damage to Burrow been prevented by Cincinnati? Plus, recent Bengals first-round draft picks have struggled staying on the field, and RPB the Bengals record in the final six games of the year. Rundown: (1:30) Burrow's diagnosis & when will he return? (13:00) Dr. Timothy Gibson and Riley Williams on Burrow's injury (28:15) Who's to blame? (42:30) First-round draft picks' games played (49:30) RPB - Last six games Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Dr. Williams on Twitter: @rileywilliamsMD Starting November 27th, join The Athletic for just $1 a month for 12 months! Take advantage of our Black Friday deal starting 11/27 by visiting: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
The Walkout: Washington Football Team 20, Bengals 9
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison recap the Bengals loss to the Washington Football Team on Sunday as well as Joe Burrow's gruesome injury and what his absence could mean for Cincinnati. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2020
Jonah Williams & futures of tackles, road woes & Washington walkthrough with Ben Standig
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With the countdown to the stretch of NFL East teams on, Paul and Jay serve injury updates on Joe Mixon, Bengals' defensive backs and tackles, including Jonah Williams. What is the future at tackle for Cincinnati? Will Williams anchor Burrow's blindside, or transition to right tackle? Paul welcomes in The Athletic's Washington Football Team scribe Ben Standig to chat about Sunday's Bengals-WFB bout! Ben sketches out Washington's quarterback changes, including the decision to bench Dwayne Haskins, the emergence of Logan Thomas and J.D. McKissic, among others, in Ron Rivera's system and Terry McLaurin's chance at a big game this weekend. Plus, will Washington's pass rush, lead by rookie Chase Young, cause Burrow and co. problems? PDJ and JM dive into Cincinnati's road woes and predict the squad's upcoming tilt, packaged with an RPB! Lastly, a Growler we hope you (don't) win. #SHOWYOURWORK Rundown: (5:15) Joe Mixon, injury update + Jonah Williams and team's tackles (16:00) Ben Standig shares Washington prep (32:00) Road woes + Prediction (40:30) Prediction, RPB & Growler! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenStandig Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Recapping "The Gauntlet", '21 draft appetizer & A.J. Green's revised role?
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Is it time for the Bengals to consider reallocating A.J. Green's offensive snaps to other targets because of his inconsistent season? Paul and Jay gab about Cincy's long-time wideout's future, and who could earn more meaningful playing time. The duo revisit an early October RPB where they predicted the Bengals record after "The Gauntlet", a rigorous five-game stretch that ended Sunday against Pittsburgh. How will Cincinnati perform in their next four games against opposition from the NFC East and Miami? The 'stripes' are scheduled to pick in the top-10 of 2021's NFL draft. Who will they take? Is an interior lineman the way to go, or will Burrow be reunited with a former LSU teammate? PDJ and Jay check off several news items from their laundry list before discussing Joe Burrow's health and the offensive line. Rundown: (5:00) A.J. Green's involvement & Who will step up? (19:45) Gauntlet recap & RPB next four games (28:30) Draft hors d'oeuvre (36:30) Quick hits, Burrow's health and o-line Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
The Walkout: Steelers 36, Bengals 10
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to the Cincinnati Bengals' 36-10 loss to division rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Stopping Steelers' pass rush, sad stats & Previewing Pittsburgh with Mark Kaboly
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New signing alert! New signing alert! Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati adding free agent pass rusher, Takkarist McKinley, to its roster. Will the 25-year-old former first-round pick provide a punch to a much maligned Bengals defensive front? Speaking of defenses, the Pittsburgh Steelers appear to terrorize opposing offenses week in and week out with their skilled defenders. How does Cincinnati plan to protect Joe Burrow? Can the club tap into previous matchups this year to formulate a comfortable game plan? Jay with da stats(!)...the sad stats. The stat-nugget-identifier lays out Steelers/Bengals losing time numbers before the guys seamlessly segue into a questionable tweet from the 'Stripes' main account. Jay is joined by The Athletic's Pittsburgh Steelers scribe Mark Kaboly to preview Sunday's skirmish against Pittsburgh. What's the latest on the Steel Curtain's run in with Covid? How legit is this defense and why was the Dallas game as tight as it was? The duo cap off the show with a good ol' RPB! Rundown: (4:00) McKinley signing + Protecting Burrow (22:30) Sad stats + Social media snafu? (34:45) Mark Kaboly previews Pittsburgh-Cincinnati (48:30) RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkKaboly Join The Athletic for just $1 a week! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
The Burrow-sode!
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It's a Joe Burrow bonanza! Jay and Paul hone in on the rookie phenom's first eight career games, and choose their top-3 plays from the quarterback through the first half of the season! The duo spoke with key figures within the Bengals organization to get their take on the prodigy, including head coach Zac Taylor, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, assistant head coach Darrin Simmons and quarterbacks coach, Dan Pitcher. PDJ and JM predict Burrow's future impact through stats and a RPB. Rundown: (5:15) Burrow top plays from first half (15:30) Zac Taylor on Burrow's anticipation, confidence (24:00) Callahan, Simmons on Burrow's confidence & leadership (42:15) Pitcher on Burrow's extemporization (48:45) Burrow, rookie QB stats + RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1 a week! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Bengals' pleasant surprise, most overrated/underrated & more mid-season awards
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It's bye week, wooo! Nothing stressful to think about at all. Not a thing...not even the offensive line which is a mixed bag (to say the least) and is scheduled to play one of the league's top defenses next week. Like I said, hakuna matata. OK, fine, Paul and Jay gab about Cincinnati's fluid offensive line layout and what the starting unit could like like against the Steel Curtain next week. The guys dispense their mid-season awards, including categories like MVP, DPO(H)Y (Defensive Player of the Half-Year), most pleasant surprise, overrated/underrated and more! Plus, a RPB that will tie us over until next week! Rundown: (4:00) Trade deadline & offensive line (20:30) Mid-season awards, MVP (23:45) DPO(H)Y (27:45) Pleasant surprise, biggest disappointment, over/underrated (44:15) CO(H)Y; most, least improved (56:00) RPB: 2nd half of the season Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1 a week! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
The Walkout: Bengals 31, Titans 20
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to Cincinnati's victory over the Tennessee Titans for the team's second win in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Dunlap Dealt to Seattle, Spain, Finney Find New Homes & Titans Talk with Joe Rexrode
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The Bengals pulled off a trade? Cincinnati moved former pro-bowl defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap to Seattle in exchange for a late-round pick and offensive lineman B.J. Finney. Why was Dunlap traded? Does this further Cincinnati's defensive woes? And aside from what's transpired this season, Dunlap made his mark on the Cincinnati community. What can fans of the orange and black stripes expect from Finney and former Bills offensive lineman, Quinton Spain, who was recently signed, too? The Athletic's Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers penmen, Matthew Fairburn and Mark Kaboly, respectively, describe both linemen's skillset and how they faired with in their former clubs' systems. So, how will each player impact Zac Taylor's group? After the guys talk about the Bengals' new guys, what can fans expect against Cincy's upcoming opponent, the Tennessee Titans? The Athletic's Titans' pundit, Joe Rexrode, provides details about Tennessee's troops ahead of Sunday's brawl . How has QB Ryan Tannehill performed in his second year under center? Is Derrick Henry revving up for another Winter of indominable football, and what's up with Jadeveon Clowney's slow start? Y'all need to step up your Growler game, seriously. Paul and Jay are gracious and give you all another shot at a sought after brew. Rundown: (2:15) Dunlap Dealt to Seattle (18:45) B.J. Finney, Quinton Spain Intros w/ Matthew Fairburn and Mark Kaboly (37:30) Titans Talk (45:00) Joe Rexrode on Tannehill, Henry and More (57:30) Growler & RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
How Can Cincy Fix Their Defense, Trade Deadline Candidates & Lou Anarumo on Hot Seat?
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Another miserable showing by the defense places Paul and Jay near the epicenter of 'how does Cincinnati fix their defense' discourse. So, is it possible for the Bengals to improve their stop unit? The guys explore that, the Geno Atkains/Carlos Dunlap usage kerfuffle and more. Among less likely options to improve the front line, could the club orchestrate a trade before next week's deadline, and if so, who could be on their radar? PDJ and Jay react to Zac Taylor's comments regarding his coaching staff's efficacy and his trust in his subordinates, specifically, when it comes to defensive coordinator, Lou Anarumo. Anarumo then speaks about the defense, himself, and diagnoses the issues plaguing the team thus far and how to improve his squad. Lastly, Jay kicks in some stats that delineate Anarumo's performance as DC, plus an Anarumo-centric RPB. Rundown: (:30) Housekeeping (5:00) How Do You Fix the Defense? (16:15) Potential Trade Target? (22:00) Taylor on Anarumo; Anarumo on Defense (28:00) Defensive Stats & RPB Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
The Walkout: Browns 37, Bengals 34
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Paul and Jay react to Cincinnati's heartbreaking, last-second loss to Cleveland at home that spawns more questions than answers about this ailing team. Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
A Must-Win Weekend?: Fallout From Possible Loss, Burrow on Brink of Rare Air & Previewing Bengals-Browns with Zac Jackson
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Sports clichés, you've gotta love'em. Paul shares this affection for trite remarks, especially this gem: is this a must-win game? He and Jay entertain the notion that this Sunday is vital for Cincinnati. Is this weekend really that important? What could be the fallout from a loss? The duo revisit the it's-time-to-part-ways-with-Geno-Atkins discourse before Cincy's divisional bout. The Athletic's Cleveland Browns chronicler, Zac Jackson, joins Paul and Jay to preview Sunday's AFC North squabble. Is Baker Mayfield Cleveland's quarterback of the future? Why should we believe the Bengals can beat the Browns? With Cleveland's loss of Nick Chubb in mind, is this squad's ground attack still as potent? Since their last meeting, how has Kevin Stefanski's defense performed and how will his crew approach Cincinnati? Jay dug deep and researched with heart (callback to the sports clichés #FunGuy) to find playoff stats that may elevate concern among fans in the Dawg Pound. When he's not scrambling for his life, Joe Burrow has been really good. So good, in fact, that if he slings the ball to the tune of at least 300-yards this against Cleveland, he'll be in some heady company. Lastly, Paul is tired of shelling out 'free' beers, so he and Jay have concocted a doozy of a Growler bet. Rundown: (3:00) Must-Win Weekend & Atkins (16:30) Zac Jackson Joins the Show (35:45) Playoff and Burrow Stats (39:45) Doozy of a Growler Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
DL Rotation Rigmarole, Trade Deadline Decisions & Give Me Hope!
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Another week, another five minutes where we're left scratching our heads because the defensive line continues to underwhelm. Paul and Jay revisit a reoccurring issue this season; key defensive lineman (not naming any names Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap) playing very limited roles in relation to their generous contracts. What has to change? Is it time to cut bait (and by cut bait we mean trade or cut the gratuitous trappings)? Before words of hope fill Bengals fans' ears, Lou Anarumo, Bengals defensive coordinator, touches on Carlos Dunlap's role and fan consternation for the guys, or lack of guys, up front. GIVE ME HOPE! Yes, we will! Paul and Jay play the titular Give Me Hope in an attempt to remedy sour feelings present in the Cincinnati fanbase. Blown lead stats! You want them...right...no? Ok. Well, we still have blown lead stats so keep listening. The guys cap off today's episode with a rollicking RBP and will the Bengals trade John Ross? Rundown: (4:15) Rotation Rigmarole (16:15) Deadline Decisions + Anarumo (24:30) Give Me Hope! (32:00) Blown Lead Stats (36:00) RPB + John Ross Trade? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
The Walkout: Colts 31, Bengals 27
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison react to Cincinnat's disappointing, fourth loss of the season to the Indianapolis Colts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Can Cincy's Defense Win a Game, Indy Insight with Zak Keefer & The Bengal Boys Talk New Beats!
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There's much to get into in today's podcast, as Paul and Jay kickoff the show discussing no news...which is news considering A.J. Green and co. are mum on the 32-year-old wide out's satisfaction with the organization and his role amid reports of discontent. Next, can the Bengals defense win Cincinnati a game, particularly this week against a, surprisingly, meek Colts offense? To further expand on Indianapolis and themes surround them this season, The Athletic's Colts scrivener, Zak Keefer, joins Paul to chop it up over parallels between Andrew Luck's tenure in Indy and Joe Burrow's first five games as a Bengal, the squad's befuddlingly bad offense and why Phillip Rivers is at the center of it. As you may have heard, HTPG has a new show theme courtesy of The Bengal Boys! Paul welcomes two of the 'Boys' band members, Alex Dolezal and Dylan Bodley, to the program to discuss Cincinnati's season, the band's genre of music and upcoming projects. Lastly, the guys set this week's Growler bet and predict Sunday's outcome. Rundown: (4:00) A.J. Green Update (6:30) Can Cincy's Defense Win a Game? (20:45) Zak Keefer Interview (33:30) Road Losing Streak Stats (38:15) Bengal Boys Interview (45:15) Growler + Predictions Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow the Bengal Boys on FB: https://www.facebook.com/The-Bengal-Boys-107832481087538/ Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
D-Line Decisions, Zac Taylor Hot Seat, Green Endgame & Optimistic Bobby Returns!
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Cincinnati's defensive line has experienced a slew of injuries; leading Paul and Jay to question what the depleted front line will look like moving forward. Will the Bengals undergo a scheme change, and is it time Geno Atkins to step up? The loss column in Zac Taylor's coaching resume continues to climb, so is it understandable that he's on the hot seat? How has Cincinnati and Joe Burrow handled the blitz so far this year, and how often do their upcoming opponents deploy the rush? The guys try to play out how the A.J. Green situation will unfold before discussing Andy Dalton stepping into Dallas' starting QB role. Lastly, Optimistic Bobby, Bobby Slattery, chats with Paul about Cincy's season thus far, Andy Dalton and Growler bets. Rundown: (5:30) D-line Composition; Geno Atkins (15:30) Zac Taylor Facing Heat (27:15) RPB; Blitz Stats (36:30) A.J. Green Endgame (49:15) Optimistic Bobby on Bengals' Season Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
The Walkout: Ravens 27, Bengals 3
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison share their instant reactions to Cincinnati's intra-division loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2020
Burrow vs. Jackson. An AFC North showdown in Baltimore
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The Athletic's Jay Morrison & Paul Dehner Jr. preview & predict Sunday's Bengals game vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Can the defense come up with a gameplan to limit Lamar Jackson? On offense, can Joe Burrow complete the deep ball and capitalize on explosive plays? Ravens beat writer Jeff Zrebiec joins the show! Plus, 'The Growler'. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Gauntlet Gear-Up, Bengals' Deep Ball Blues & O-line Inefficiency Formula Results!
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Cincinnati were only a few plays away from being an above-.500 ball club, but logging their first win of the season Sunday lifted spirts high. The Bengals will need that confidence and focused play ahead of the gauntlet their about to face. The Ravens, Colts, Titans, Browns and Steelers await the Orange Stripes in a five-week course on winning football. The guys zero in on the matchups and RPB Cincinnati's record on the other side of this month-plus-long battle. Keeping Cincy's victory in mind but acknowledging their weaknesses, many of which have been highlighted on this show, one that stood out to Paul and Jay was the team's trouble locating the deep ball. Why does the club struggle in this area? How can they improve? Jay intends to repay all of those who took his tie stat from last week to heart...right, Jay? Jay? Plus, the duo look back at the results of last week's Growler bet, the offensive line inefficiency formula! Oh, and how could I forget, there was an pseudo-Arby's sandwich ranking! Rundown: (3:00) The Gauntlet (16:15) RBP: Gauntlet Record (19:45) Zac Taylor on Expectations (23:00) Deep Ball Blues (33:30) Tie Stat & Growler Recap Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
The Walkout: Bengals 33, Jaguars 25
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison recap Cincinnati's offensive exhibition in a win at home against Jacksonville on Sunday. Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Turner Talk: Reason for O-Line Languishing & "Not Worried" About Bobby Hart+ Tie Stats, O-Line Inefficiency Formula & More
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Enough with the offensive line talk already, guys, geez. PSYCH! Paul and Jay react to Bengals' offensive line coach Jim Turner's comments about Cincinnati's troubled front force and why he's not concerned about Bobby Hart. Jay caught up with ex-Bengals tight end, Tyler Eifert, to discuss taking on his former team this weekend as a Jaguar. Poindexter Jay reveals revolutionary tie stats (because why not), and after the duo present this week's Growler bet. Rundown: (2:30) Jim Turner on O-Line (21:15) Tyler Eifert Taking on Old Team (30:45) Tie Stats + Growler Bet! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Right Guard Riddle, Learning How to Win & Lawson's Role Expanding
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The Collatz Conjecture could have a solution before Cincinnati answers their hanging question at right guard. Paul and Jay jive over one of the many aching spots along the Bengals' offensive line, and suggest replacements that would probably only serve to partially stem the hemorrhaging. Cincinnati's D.J. Reader and Zac Taylor describe the challenge of learning how to win. Why is such a universal concept so hard for a team to learn? In what ways did the team demonstrate their losing ways against Philadelphia? What will it take for this team's culture to change for the better? As Carl Lawson's role within the defense expands, what does it mean for Carlos Dunlap? You want stats?! No? Oh...well...we already went through the trouble of researching an all so important coin flip stat, so just hang tight. Rundown: (6:00) Right Guard Conundrum (18:30) Concept of Winning (26:15) Lawson's Role Increasing (29:30) Stats! We Got 'em! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Join The Athletic for just a $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
The Walkout: Bengals 23, Eagles 23 (A Tie?!)
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison breakdown Sunday's tie against Philadelphia, the second such outcome in this head-to-head series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2020
Protect 25, Previewing Philly with Zach Berman & RPB: Zac Taylor Gone in '21?
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Rundown: (6:00) Injury News (11:00) O-Line and WR vs. Eagles (22:00) Protect 25 (28:15) Zach Berman Previews PHI-CIN (45:15) Doug Pederson on Playmaking QBs (51:45) Growlers, Predictions & RPB! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Zach on Twitter: @ZBerm Join The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Weak, Ouch & G**da** Hits: Grading Cincy's O-Line & Potential Fixes + Crossroads in Philly & More
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Rundown: (4:30) O-Line Evaluations; New Grading Method (14:00) Fixing the Line (18:00) Biggest Stat; QB-WR Synergy (30:45) Crossroads in Philly (39:45) Listener RBP (45:45) Tate's Agent Speaks Out Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Experience The Athletic's award-winning sports content for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
The Walkout: Bengals 30, Browns 35
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Paul and Jay recap the first Thursday Night Football game of 2020 between the Bengals and Browns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
The Bs: Burrow and Bengals' Offense; Oh, Bollocks, Bullock! & Browns Breakdown with Zac Jackson
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Rundown: (3:15) Burrow, Bengals' Offense (8:00) Bobby Hart-break from the Bengals? (13:30) Bullock's Miss; Future with Team (25:45) Zac Jackson Talks Browns (42:30) Growler Bet! Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Zac on Twitter: @AkronJackson Experience the award-winning sports journalism The Athletic has to offer for just $1 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
The Walkout: Chargers 16, Bengals 13
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison deliver same-day analysis from Cincinnati's loss in their 2020 season debut to the Los Angeles Chargers. Experience The Athletic for just $1 a month! Visit: www.theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Capt. Joey and Team Leadership, Keys to Season Opener & Chargers Chat with Daniel Popper
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Rundown: (3:30) O Captain Joey! My Captain! (13:15) Debut Stats (19:30) Green's Health; Keys to Sunday & Game Prediction (33:15) The Athletic's Daniel Popper chats Chargers (47:45) Year 3 Leaps? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Follow Daniel on Twitter: @danielrpopper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Bengals Season Preview: Defining Success and Failure, Coaching Staff Confidence & More w/ Mo Egger
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Rundown:(2:30) 53-Man Roster(7:15) Characterizing Success/Failure(17:00) One-Word: Confidence in Coaching Staff(30:15) RPB: Biggest Growth, Bounce-Back Season, etc.Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHFollow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger1530 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Joe Mixon's Payday, O-Line Investment, 53-Man Roster Projection & Is Roethlisberger Ready for 2020 with Mark Kaboly
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Rundown:(2:00) Joe Mixon's New Contract(7:30) Investing in O-Line(14:15) RB Depreciation(18:30) Projecting 53-Man Roster(28:15) RPB: Waiver Wire Pick Ups(32:15) Mark Kaboly interviewFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Test drive The Athletic with a 7-day free trail: theathletic.com/freetrial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Sunday Scrimmage Takeaways, Camp Superlatives & Ravens Insight with Jeff Zrebiec
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Rundown: (2:00) Scrimmage takeaways (10:15) Injuries Impacting Practice (15:45) Training Camp Superlatives: MVP - (27:10) Non-Burrow ROY - (30:00) DPOY - (32:30) OPOY - (34:00) Most Improved, Comeback & Disappointing Player + Best/Worst Position Groups (47:00) Interview with Jeff Zrebiec Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Start your 7-day free trial to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/freetrial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Mackensie Alexander's Father Found Safe, Joe Mixon Matters Worsen & Bengals Analytical Angle with Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz
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Rundown: (3:45) Mackensie Alexander's Father Found Safe (9:45) Joe Mixon Trouble? (20:30) A.J. Green on Thursday Practice, Racial Injustice (26:00) Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz Interview (39:00) Schatz Takeaways; Callahan Comments (44:45) Growler Bet: House of Cards   Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Joe Burrow Bonanza: Our Favorite Plays from Practice, Winning Over Teammates & More + John Ross Returns, Best/Worst From Camp & Carlos Dunlap Speaks on Racial Injustice
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Rundown: (5:00) Joe Burrow Practice Performance; Favorite Play (13:45) Burrow Winning Over Teammates (16:45) John Ross Returns (33:00) First Week's Best/Worst (48:00) Concerning Developments (55:15) Dunlap Discusses Discrimination Incident Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
The Return of the Growler!
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The Growler, our second weekly episode of Hear That Podcast Growlin', returns with the NFL season exactly three weeks away. On the 2020 debut of the Growler, Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison discuss Joe Burrow's latest practice performance and anticipation for Friday's scrimmage. Plus, they update you on the latest news out of Bengals camp, and we bring you some audio with veteran linebacker Josh Bynes.Rundown2:28 Topics for Today's Show5:27 Joe Burrow's Last Few Days of Practice8:48 Calm Demeanor from the Quarterback12:04 Burrow's Ability to Bounce Back13:58 Jay's Favorite Burrow Moment from Thursday16:49 A Few Pieces of Pertinent News19:09 A.J. Green, and Other Veterans, Not Participating in Friday's Scrimmage by Design22:09 The Growler: Joe Burrow's Completion Percentage in Friday's Scrimmage24:25 Interview with Linebacker Josh BynesFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get a free 7-day trial to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Bengals Training Camp is Open!
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The pads are on and the Bengals are practicing for a season that begins in less than four weeks. Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison discuss their early impressions of camp on this episode of Hear That Podcast Growlin'. How has Joe Burrow looked in his first NFL training camp? How minor is A.J. Green's latest ailment? What position group looks like it could be a problem? Where are the best position battles happening? The guys answer all those questions, and dig into plenty more.Rundown2:13 Primary Observations from Day One of Camp3:26 Joe Burrow's First Day Leading an NFL Offense9:00 Not the Way A.J. Green Wanted to Start Camp14:20 The Setup at Training Camp17:33 Defensive Tackle Depth21:09 Training Camp Position Battles22:33 Backup Quarterback Intrigue27:00 Left Side of the Line31:18 Chances at Wide Receiver with Green, John Ross and Tee Higgins Out41:55 Run, Pass or Boot on Training Camp InterceptionsFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get a free 7-day trial to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Ranking the Bengals Position Groups, More Joe Mixon Talk, and the Possibility of Fans at Games
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This is the final week without players wearing pads for the offseason. Next week's welcome change notwithstanding, there's still plenty to talk about on this episode of Hear That Podcast Growlin'. Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison break down the Bengals by position group, get into Paul's prescience on Joe Mixon's contract negotiations, consider the possibility of fans attending games this year, and a lot more.Rundown1:52 What the Bengals are Doing This Week4:37 Topics for Today's Episode8:17 Ranking the Bengals Position Groups8:59 The Top Tier12:31 The Middle Tier20:49 Run, Pass or Boot on the Defensive Line25:28 The Bottom Tier29:40 Could Joe Mixon Bet on Himself30:25 Paul Proves Prescient on Mixon35:40 OC Brian Callahan on Mixon and Backfield Usage48:15 Could Fans Attend Bengals Games This Year?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Joe Mixon Contract Optimism, and First Impressions of Joe Burrow
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Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin spoke with Cincinnati media on Monday, and our Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison came away from that discussion with the impression that a Joe Mixon extension is potentially imminent. The guys discuss that, first impressions of Joe Burrow and more on this episode of Hear That Podcast Growlin'.Rundown2:33 Topics for This Episode4:51 The Latest on Opt Outs7:35 Could Geno Atkins Opt Out?13:13 Is a Joe Mixon Extension Imminent?14:50 Bengals GM Duke Tobin with Cincinnati Media20:32 Run, Pass or Boot on Mixon Extension26:42 First Impressions of Joe Burrow31:07 Burrow with the Cincinnati Media36:29 Burrow and Endorsements39:00 Training Camp Logistics42:19 Using the Practice Squad and Quarantining QuarterbacksFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
A New-Look Training Camp, 53-Man Roster Projections, and Joe Burrow's Signing Date
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Rundown2:18 Topics for Today's Show4:52 Details on the NFL/NFLPA Agreement8:51 The Difficulties of Traveling This Season16:46 When Will Joe Burrow Sign?21:10 53-Man Roster Projections30:37 A Take on Bengals-Specific Wins Above Replacement46:27 Challenges for Players on the Fringes of Rosters50:38 Interviews with Alex Erickson, Trey Hopkins and Darrin Simmons61:02 Twitter Questions64:47 Run, Pass or Boot: What QB Tier Will Joe Burrow Be in Next Year?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
More A.J. Green Talk and the Latest on Bengals Training Camp
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Rundown4:00 What's at Stake for A.J. Green in 2020?12:14 Green's Recent Press Conference with Cincinnati Media20:03 What we Know about Training Camp and the Preseason30:15 Greg O'Keeffe, The Athletic's Everton Beat Writer, Joins the Show50:17 How Will Cincinnati Media Cover Joe Burrow's First Day at Training Camp?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
A.J. Green's Legacy, Sports Restarting, and a Cheese Coney Bet
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4:08 All the Possibilities for What Could Be A.J. Green's Final Year in Cincinnati12:34 Can Joe Burrow Keep A.J. in Cincinnati?15:04 When Did Things Start to Change?20:05 A.J. vs. Julio Jones23:54 Restarts Across the Sports World38:36 Jeremy Recounts the 10 Cheese Coney ChallengeFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Joe on Twitter: @FOX19JoeFollow Jeremy on Twitter: @FOX19Jeremy Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
UConn Men's Basketball Coach—and Diehard Bengals fan—Dan Hurley Joins the Show
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Rundown4:53 Welcome to Hear That Podcast Growlin', Dan Hurley6:01 Dan's Bengals Fan Origin Story10:26 Favorite Player?12:20 Sunday Ticket Guy?16:00 How Being a Bengals Fan Prepares Someone for Being a Head Coach21:45 History with Cincinnati24:43 All-In on Joe Burrow?27:00 Sensing Leadership Skills as a Coach29:08 What's it Like to Be a Coach Now?36:28 Best Bengals JerseysFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Joe Mixon's Future in Cincinnati
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Rundown2:26 Topics for This Episode4:00 Joe Mixon's Future in Cincinnati13:24 The Market for Running Backs19:07 Why Analytics Work Against Running Backs24:23 The Realities for Heavy-Usage Backs35:08 Run, Pass or Boot on Mixon39:03 Another Patriots Cheating Scandal45:13 The 20th Anniversary of Paul Brown StadiumFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Virtual Walkthroughs and a Chat with Offensive Coordinator Brian Callahan
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Rundown3:00 The Bengals' Zoom-Based Offseason5:00 Virtual Walkthroughs9:12 How Offseason Rules Are Limiting Workouts in the COVID-19 World15:24 Burrow's Ownership of the Offense18:08 Interview with OC Brian Callahan34:55 Run, Pass or Boot with Burrow and Rookie QB Records40:40 The Best Running Back Season in Bengals History46:59 Talking Chili and Shirtless Lawn MowingFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Football in a COVID World; Bringing a Ring of Honor to Paul Brown Stadium
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Rundown0:26 Jay's Back from Vacation5:09 Football in the COVID-19 World10:29 Bringing a Ring of Honor to Paul Brown Stadium23:29 Who's in the Inaugural Class?29:17 Paul Opens the MailbagFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
The Players Who Were There Take Us Back to January 6, 1991
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Rundown1:12 Introducing the Project2:39 Interview with Solomon Wilcots26:19 Interview with Max Montoya41:40 Interview with Anthony Muñoz59:34 Interview with James BrooksFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
A Trip Down Memory Lane to the Last Bengals' Playoff Victory
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Rundown1:51 The Last Bengals Team to Win a Playoff Game3:42 Memories From the Day8:07 Passing of the Torch13:30 Leading up to the Playoffs17:59 Circumstances of the Raiders Game25:35 Interviews with the Players Who Were There41:29 Boomer Esiason and the "Cheap" Bengals47:17 Great Throwback Items from the Early 90s52:23 Remembering the Announcers56:05 Bo Jackson's Injury and The Curse of Bo62:59 Bible Verses and Pete Rose66:26 What Would've Gone Viral?74:08 MVPs79:41 Trivia and a Paean to James Brooks86:13 What Made You Feel Old?87:29 How Would History Have Changed?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHFollow Mo on Twitter: @MoEgger1530 Get 40% off a one-year subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Bengals mailbag
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4:15 Joe Burrow leading by example11:20 Jay's got stats16:40 Paul and Jay discuss questions from Jay's two-part mailbag at The Athletic42:30 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. https://theathletic.com/1844707/2020/05/31/bengals-mailbag-pt-1-how-do-we-know-joe-burrow-isnt-another-akili-klingler/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
NFL mini-camps, overwhelming fan optimism & reporter disasters
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2:00 NFL offseason program & mini-camp possibilities9:45 Fan survey results; Overwhelming optimism26:45 Jay's got stats; 16.7% chance of making the playoffs this season?35:36 Run, Pass or Boot?38:10 Reporter disaster stories   Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH   Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
Jim Turner on the direction of the offensive line
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6:05 NFL owners approve new measures to improve diversity in coach and front office hirings17:00 Jay talks to Jim Turner41:40 Do you believe what Turner is selling?49:00 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH  Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Good bye Dalton, Ross' future & 2020 opponents
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6:00 ‘This is crazy’: Inside how Bengals plotted, executed a massive roster overhaul15:45 Logan Wilson vs. Joe Schobert19:00 TJ Houshmandzadeh on Tee Higgins21:30 Andy Dalton lands in Dallas30:20 Run, Pass or Boot?33:45 Is this the final ride for John Ross in Cincinnati?41:45 NFL schedule release; Home opener? Primetime games?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH  Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Life of the Bengals: The Coach -- Brian Callahan
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison check in with the final part of their four-part podcast series on the life of the Cincinnati Bengals, post NFL draft. Today's guests is offensive coordinator Brian Callahan.Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH    Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Life of the Bengals: The Fan -- Bobby Slattery
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison check in with part three of their four-part podcast series on the life of the Cincinnati Bengals, post NFL draft. Today's guests is Bobby Slattery aka Optimistic Bobby. Paul not only gets into the life of a fan, but the life of a small business owner (Fifty West Brewing Company) in Cincinnati during the pandemic.Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHFollow Bobby on Twitter: @BobbySlattery Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Life of the Bengals: The Scout -- Mike Potts
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison check in with part two of their four-part podcast series on the life of the Cincinnati Bengals, post NFL draft. Today's guests is college scouting director Mike Potts as he reflects on the draft process and more!  Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Life of the Bengals: The Player -- C.J. Uzomah
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison present the first of a four-part series on the life of the Cincinnati Bengals, post NFL draft. In the coming days you'll hear from offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, Scouting Director Mike Potts, the fan (Optimistic Bobby) and the player, C.J. Uzomah. Today, they kick things off with tight end C.J. Uzomah, who has several new teammates to meet!Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Recap
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison check in after the final three rounds of the NFL Draft. They recap the draft for the Cincinnati Bengals which was filled with leaders and captains. They revisit Andy Dalton's future and preview a four-part podcast feature on the view of Cincinnati's roster, a series which will begin on Tuesday. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2020
Bengals add Tee Higgins & Logan Wilson; What's next?
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison check in after rounds two and three of the NFL draft. They discuss the two picks the Bengals made on day two which includes wide receiver Tee Higgins out of Clemson and much needed help at linebacker with Logan Wilson out of Wyoming. Find out what Paul and Jay think the Bengals will do with the rest of the draft.Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2020
Bengals make it official with Joe Burrow; What's next at 33?
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison check in after round one of the NFL draft. They discuss what they already knew would happen with the first pick and that's the selection of quarterback Joe Burrow. They talk about what they heard from Burrow and head coach Zac Taylor after the selection. They also discuss what general manager Mike Brown sent to Burrow and his family this week. Paul and Jay wrap up by debating what the Bengals will do with pick 33. Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Draft targets, Andy Dalton's future & Brody Miller on Joe Burrow
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5:40 Carson Palmer and Vegas are on board with Joe Burrow at No. 111:15 The latest on Andy Dalton18:30 Players Jay and Paul love for the Bengals30:50 Jay's got stats38:15 Brody Miller checks in to talk Joe Burrow and other draft targets for the Bengals1:04:30 Run, Pass or Boot?1:08:00 Draft odds and propsFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHFollow Brody on Twitter: @BrodyAMiller Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
LB targets, tandem mock & draft analysis with Dane Brugler
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6:15 The Bengals are NOT trading the first overall pick10:20 Is the draft the last chance for the Bengals to trade Andy Dalton?14:15 Draft series: Linebacker27:30 Running back32:50 The Athletic's draft guru Dane Brugler checks in to talk Joe Burrow, Cincinnati's needs and fits, as well as who he thinks they'll pick at 33. He also shares a few sleepers!44:27 Paul and Jay take part in a tandem mock; Jay takes best players available while Paul has no problem trading back!1:08:00 Paul talks to secondary coach Robert Livingston on how he's preparing for the draft1:16:15 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHFollow Dane on Twitter: @dpbrugler Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Draft strategy & PFF's Mike Renner joins the show
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4:30 10-part draft series: Bengals draft strategy13:50 Defensive tackle23:30 Offensive line30:45 Tight end35:30 Paul talks to Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus about potential draft targets, wide receivers, linebackers, Joe Burrow and more!55:00 Run, Pass or Boot? Quarantine editionFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHFollow Mike on Twitter: @PFF_Mike Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Welcome Vonn Bell, goodbye Dre Kirkpatrick & Tyler Eifert
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2:55 Get to know safety Vonn Bell and what he'll add to the Bengals; What does the signing mean for Shawn Williams?20:50 Cincinnati releases Dre Kirkpatrick25:40 Jay's got stats37:50 Remembering Tyler Eifert who signed with Jacksonville42:00 Predicting the 25-man defensive roster48:30 Run, Pass or Boot? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Additions, subtractions, plan at LB & Dalton's future
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4:10 Free agency: additions and subtractions11:30 Offensive line16:45 Up against the cap: Dre Kirkpatrick & Andy Dalton35:00 Linebacker is still a major issue39:40 Run, Pass or Boot?: Starting LB45:30 Cincinnati's trade history & potential future dealsFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Bengals add Trae Waynes & D.J. Reader; LB plans
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison discuss the biggest free agent spending day in Bengals history. Find out what Trae Waynes and D.J. Reader bring to Cincinnati's defense. Paul and Jay also discuss remaining options at linebacker.  Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjr Follow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
A.J. Green officially tagged; What's his future look like?
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3:30 Cincinnati puts the franchise tag on A.J. Green; What's his future look like?11:45 RFA tenders12:30 NFL CBA approved; Upcoming draftFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Free agent targets, RFA decisions & draft strategy
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5:45 Most likely to end up a Bengal17:00 Armadillo free agency for the Bengals19:30 RFA decisions25:50 Jay's got stats; How often do teams draft three offensive players with their first three draft picks?39:00 Jay's got more stats! Trades for future picks45:00 Run, Pass or Boot?  Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
Andy Dalton's trade market, cornerback & linebacker targets
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3:00 Apparently it's news that the Bengals are planning to franchise tag A.J. Green or that Joe Burrow demanded Cincinnati to do so13:45 Does anybody want Cordy Glenn and his $9M contract? What does he have left to offer?19:40 Andy Dalton's trade market31:15 Linebacker market; Should the Bengals be aggressive?39:15 Cornerback market; Potential targets46:20 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25VZGGQ Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Official stamp on Burrow, draft plans & Tobin on SB narrative
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3:00 Paul to Joe Burrow -> "If you are selected number one overall by the Cincinnati Bengals, will you happily report?"10:45 Last week's #BengalsGrowlerBet - # of CIN questions directed to Burrow11:15 Paul's official stamp...It's Joe Burrow and it's over!20:00 Zac Taylor's best trait21:30 Duke Tobin speaks on the perception that the Bengals are not trying to win Super Bowls29:00 Free agency, draft plans and the linebacker position42:00 Run, Pass or Boot: Drafting a wideoutFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
Potential free agent targets, positional priority & Taylor on year two
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3:30 Does Joe Burrow have leverage?10:55 Takeaways from Paul's conversation with Zac Taylor; Approach through free agency and adjustments Taylor could make in year two18:38 Taylor speaks about how different year two feels compared to last season when it comes to free agency, draft prep and the needs of the team22:30 Potential free agent targets and positional priority41:50 George Iloka on Bengals’ commitment to winning and the view of former players50:45 Jay's got stats55:35 Run, Pass or Boot & #BengalsGrowlerBetFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH   Paul: Zac Taylor opens up: ‘You’ve got to win more football games to get people to shut up’ -> https://theathletic.com/1614605/2020/02/18/zac-taylor-opens-up-youve-got-to-win-more-football-games-to-get-people-to-shut-up/?source=shared-article Jay: George Iloka on Bengals’ commitment to winning, the ’15 playoff loss, a CBA idea and more -> https://theathletic.com/1601586/2020/02/12/george-iloka-on-bengals-commitment-to-winning-the-15-playoff-loss-a-cba-idea-and-more/ Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Free agent predictions and HOF process with Geoff Hobson
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5:20 Predictions for all 17 Bengals free agents -> #BengalsGrowlerBet10:25 Most likely to be in Cincinnati to start 2020 (defense)15:35 A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert & Alex Redmond24:05 Jay's got stats29:05 Run, Pass or Boot?30:33 Hot take alarm!33:35 Which Bengal will most likely be inducted into the HOF?39:35 Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com joins to talk the HOF process, why it keeps failing former Bengals and the unique opportunity to change nowFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHFollow Geoff on Twitter: @GeoffHobsonCinDehner Jr.: Predictions for all 17 Bengals free agents theathletic.com/1589564/2020/02/10/dehner-jr-predictions-for-all-17-bengals-free-agents/   Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
Hope for Cincinnati fans, Dan Pitcher promoted & Burrow at No. 1, right?
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2:00 Colt Anderson joins Bengals as assistant special teams coach5:30 "There going to take Joe Burrow, right?" - Burrow talks Bengals and NFL draft on The Dan Patrick Show. Carson Palmer claims he never felt the Bengals were trying to win a Super Bowl - "Don't you screw this up for us!"19:00 Why the Super Bowl should give Cincinnati fans hope30:00 Alex Van Pelt named OC in Cleveland; Dan Pitcher promoted to QB coach38:30 Jay talks to Pitcher about his role with the Bengals, Burrow and more!48:40 Jay's got stats; Timeouts before halftime58:00 Hall of Fame vote1:06:00 #BengalsGrowlerBetPaul: This Week in Bengals: Why the Super Bowl should give Cincinnati fans hopehttps://theathletic.com/1580546/2020/02/04/this-week-in-bengals-why-the-super-bowl-should-give-cincinnati-fans-hope/Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH   Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Moves CIN should make, getting younger and Senior Bowl advantage
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4:00 Paul Dehner Jr.: Seven moves Bengals should make and the likelihood they follow through; It starts with Joe Burrow and follows with Joe Mixon14:00 It's time to clear space and get younger25:30 Senior Bowl advantage; Jay's got stats29:50 Takeaways from the Senior Bowl; Wideout depth in this year's draft33:50 Super Bowl predictions38:20 Run, Pass or Boot? Listeners, we need you on this one!44:00 #BengalsGrowlerBet - Super Bowl editionFollow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATHPaul Dehner Jr.: Seven moves Bengals should make and the likelihood they follow throughtheathletic.com/1563065/2020/01/27/dehner-jr-7-moves-bengals-should-make-and-the-likelihood-they-follow-through/?source=shared-article   Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Duke Tobin talks Dalton, Green, Burrow, free agency and more
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5:00 Paul and Jay talk to director of player personnel Duke Tobin about free agency, Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Joe Mixon, lack of deadline trades and more20:00 Takeaways from conversation with Tobin29:00 Potential landing spots for Dalton34:20 Advantages of the Senior Bowl44:40 Run, Pass or Boot?48:00 Joe Burrow's outlook in Cincinnati54:00 From Stan: Run, Pass or Boot? Send your suggestions!Paul: Deconstructing Duke Tobin’s comments on Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, Joe Burrow, trading and free agency: https://theathletic.com/1555081/2020/01/22/deconstructing-duke-tobins-comments-on-andy-dalton-a-j-green-joe-burrow-trading-and-free-agency/Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Most encouraging takeaways from Joe Burrow's national title win; Lock at No.1?
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2:00 Just the latest edition of Joe Burrow: Most encouraging or impressive takeaway from Burrow's win against Clemson14:00 Is Burrow a slam dunk pick at No. 1? What's the price to trade the first pick?22:00 Possibility of Burrow joining Zac Taylor at the Senior Bowl27:40 Brayden Coombs joins the Lions33:40 Final four teams in the playoffs: Running vs Passing; Efficiency set up by the run game38:00 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Remembering Sam Wyche, linebacker depth in the draft & coaching changes
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5:45 Tem Lukabu moves to Boston College; More coaching changes to come? Darrin Simmons?16:15 Linebackers; Depth in the draft, potential free agents and thoughts on Jordan Evans31:00 Remembering Sam Wyche & Chuck Machock40:20 Jay talks to Jim Breech, Anthony Munoz, Sandy Schick and Bob Baptist about Wyche53:50 Happy Anniversary Bengals fans!Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Season Wrap Up: Who's back? Tradable pieces & Mixon talks contract
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4:52 Will there be any coaching changes?9:32 Hard roster reset expected; Which free agents should they re-sign?20:15 Tradable pieces40:30 Carlos Dunlap's turnaround47:00 "Joe Mixon's going to hold out"48:30 Audio from Mixon on his contract52:00 Should they give the big money contract to Mixon?57:00 Free agency plan; What do the Bengals need the most?1:09:15 Jay's got stats1:12:40 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
The Walkout: Bengals 33, Browns 23
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison bring you another edition of "The Walkout" as they share their immediate reactions following the Bengals' Week 17 win against the Cleveland Browns.Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Season MVP, future core five and gift giving
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6:30 MVP of the season; Tyler Boyd or Joe Mixon?17:00 Core five for the future31:00 Paul and Jay give out gifts41:00 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin.       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
The Walkout: Dolphins 38, Bengals 35
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison bring you another edition of "The Walkout" as they share their immediate reactions following the Bengals' Week 16 loss against the Miami Dolphins.Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH  Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Green meets foot specialist, Mixon's next contract and mascot stiff-arms
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5:15 A.J. Green met with foot specialist; Should the Bengals move on from him?13:30 Jay's got stats17:00 Victory Monday20:30 Bill Belichick calls Joe Mixon the best back in the league. Is he? What's his future contract look like?26:50 "I'm so happy I got stiff-armed by a mascot" - kids get destroyed by Cincinnati Bearcat mascot and they loved it40:30 #BengalsGrowlerBet winners!43:40 Toughest schedule in the league this season; Things get easier next season52:00 Offensive brute of the week54:30 Run, Pass or Boot?Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH   Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
The Walkout: Patriots 34, Bengals 13
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison bring you another edition of "The Walkout" as they share their immediate reactions following the Bengals' Week 15 loss against the New England Patriots.Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH  Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Spygate 2.0, audio from Bill Belichick and rushing resurgence
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3:42 Spygate 2.018:42 Tuesday morning conference call with Bill Belichick21:32 "You did this against the Bengals"22:45 The race for the bottom28:10 Rushing resurgence41:40 How many consecutive second-half possessions have the Bengals had since they scored a touchdown?43:15 Jay's got stats51:00 Run, Pass or Boot? Follow Paul on Twitter: @pauldehnerjrFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMorrisonATH Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
The Walkout: Browns 27, Bengals 19
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Paul Dehner Jr. and Jay Morrison bring you another edition of "The Walkout" as they share their immediate reactions following the Bengals' Week 14 loss against the Cleveland Browns.  Make sure to subscribe to The Athletic for every single episode at theathletic.com/hearthatpodcastgrowlin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
2020 O-line, resurgence on defense, John Ross' return and future