2012 Cincinnati Bengals

Discussion in 'Cincinnati Bengals' started by bearclaw500, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. bearclaw500

    bearclaw500 Guru

    Oct 22, 2011
    Today, ESPN was showing a Bengals scrimmage. I noticed Brian Leonard catching a few passes out of the backfield, so it looks like he should keep his role as an occasional 3rd down RB. I also noticed a white wide receiver (#15), that made about 3 catches. Good crisp routes, brought the ball in and had some zip going up the field. I had to look on the internet to see who this guy is. His name is Justin Hilton. He is 6"3 and was not a slot receiver in college. With Whalen and Shipley 5th and 6th on the depth chart, he will probably have to knock off one of these guys to make the team, or else the practice squad. Here are some videos of him I found on youtube.


  2. white defensive back

    white defensive back Banned

    Dec 29, 2011
    Shipley is projected to be the third possibly second wr.
  3. celticdb15

    celticdb15 Hall of Famer

    Jul 24, 2007
    Looks like Shipley's getting screwed. Notice however that the Bengals are high on Burfict.. According to Espn's Jamison Hensley

    • Jordan Shipley, who is behind Hawkins as the slot receiver, doesn't appear to have enough burst to get separation from defenders in man coverage. Coming off season-ending knee surgery, Shipley is best at finding soft spots in zone defenses. He needs a strong preseason to get off the bubble.

    • The Bengals' coaching staff is extremely high on undrafted rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict, the one-time first-round prospect. Playing at a much lighter weight than he did at Arizona State, Burfict is always around the ball in camp.
  4. bigunreal

    bigunreal Mentor

    Oct 21, 2004
    Another hate crime in the making here. Jordan Shipley should start for this team, without any question. Gruden Jr. is even more moronic than his older brother.

    I hope Shipley at least gets another look from somebody, unlike so many discarded white WRs. Blair White, for instance, hasn't even worked out for a team, to the best of my knowledge, since being cut by the Colts.
  5. Truthteller

    Truthteller Mentor

    Oct 19, 2009
    Shipley has been waived, word just came down. No surprise here, as proud black man Marvin "I have a white/Greek wife and mulatto children" Lewis has been purging whites at almost all positions (except QB and OL) since he look over a decade ago. My guess is this can be the best case scenario for Shipley, who needs to leave the bigoted Uncle Tom (Lewis) and his lackeys as soon as possible. Also, he was released due to a "lingering injury", not necessarily due to poor play for a chronically piss poor Bengals team.

    Let's not forget, he led all AFC rookies in receiving yards in 2010. He was injured in 2011, when a black DB (intentionally?) targeted his knees, much like Logan Payne, Patrick Jeffers and many others have been targeted through the years. Really two scenarios could work for Shipley:

    1) He signs with a team that wants him so bad (and really believes in him) that they would be willing to keep him on the 53 man roster, knowing he might not be close to 100% until mid-season. I doubt this happens, as any black receiver who catches even one ball for over 20 yards in a meaningless pre-season game is automatically assumed to possess "incredible upside potential" and would be difficult to cut.

    2) He sits out the first couple weeks of the season, then signs around October, when the "suppa heroes", as usual, start going down at an alarming rate or continue dropping everything thrown to them. That might be the best option for him. It's said he has allies (coaching) in Jacksonville and Washington, so that's something to watch?

    Also, don't be surprised if Ryan Whalen is the next to go. Would be nice if Andrew Luck took a page from Peyton Manning's book and stuck his neck out to get his buddy signed. No doubt it would benefit Whalen and Colts, as well as Luck, because he's absolutely an NFL caliber receiver. He might have to go the practice squad route in Indy, however, as the overrated "suppa heroes" might riot if the Colts added a "no-name" to the 53 roster, after a waiver claim. That wouldn't be problem, as I think it would be just a matter of weeks before it becomes clear he needs to be added to the roster, then hopefully he'll have a long productive along with Luck, Coby Fleener and Austin Collie.
  6. Highlander

    Highlander Mentor

    Nov 28, 2009
  7. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2006
    That sucks that Shipley got cut. Hopefully he is able to regain his prior form. He should get picked up at some point this season with the usual epidemic of injuries at the position by some of the "world's best athletes"
  8. jaxvid

    jaxvid Hall of Famer

    Oct 15, 2004

    I think Shipley can get some Jordy Nelson type love somewhere and it wasn't in Cincy. I don't blame them for waiving an injured guy (although teams do hang onto injured black busts for ever) so this may be a win situation for Shipley. I think he will get another shot. He was a very good fairly high profile receiver in college, there must be some good film on him out there.
  9. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    From Weenieworld:

    Former Bengals LB Brandon Joiner was released from jail Tuesday. Joiner signed with the Bengals as an undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State in 2012. He then ended up doing eight months on a robbery and felony drug charge stemming from a 2007 incident while at Texas A&M. Now out on parole, Joiner will attempt to resurrect his career. We know the Bengals aren't shy about giving troubled players second chances.

    Tell that to Matt Jones.

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