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Postby sammyj1404 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:37 pm

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Bengals won’t waste any time this season getting national exposure at Paul Brown Stadium.

The NFL unveiled its prime-time teams for opening weekend Monday during the NFL's annual summit and Cincinnati makes its first-ever national-television opener in a Monday night game on ESPN against defending AFC North champion Baltimore.

"That is something that pleases us very much," said Bengals president Mike Brown after emerging from a morning meeting at The Arizona Biltmore where the owners were told the schedule of the opening weekend. The entire schedule is to be released April 5.

The Sept. 10 opener is also the Bengals’ first home Monday night game since a 23-10 win over Denver on Oct. 25, 2004. And it is the first night opener since the club’s first game ever, a 29-13 loss at San Diego on Sept. 6, 1968. The 7 p.m. kickoff is the first of an ESPN double-header, but is the keynoter because it's followed by a 10:15 p.m. game pitting Arizona and San Francisco teams with losing records last season.

It’s also a rematch of the last prime-time game at PBS, when the Bengals blanked the Ravens until the final 61 seconds of a 13-7 victory last season played on a Thursday night NFL Network game.

The Super Bowl champion Colts open the season the previous Thursday night hosting the Saints in an 8:30 p.m. game on NBC Sept. 6. The NFC champion Bears travel to San Diego for a 4:15 p.m. Sunday opener on Fox, which is followed by the Giants in Dallas on NBC at 8:15 p.m.

Also Monday, the Bengals and Jaguars were the two teams to vote against a revenue-sharing plan that was adopted for the next four years. Brown said the club is one of the teams that is going to get money from the NFL, but he doesn’t know when or how much.

He knows it will be 44 percent less than what it could have received because one of the qualifiers docks the Bengals because they are a team that has been in a new stadium for less than 10 years.

But Brown is against the plan because he doesn’t feel it goes far enough to combat the inequities the big-market teams have in the current system.

“Nobody is happy, but the main thing is we’re all united," said Texans owner Bob McNair. “We’ve all compromised and none of us are happy. So maybe it’s a good deal.

“Does it offset everything? No. Is it more than some clubs can afford to pay? Yes. Some clubs are paying more than they really can afford. Other clubs that are recipients are saying I’m not getting as much as I really need, and therein lies the compromise.”

Brown says the current system has put the league economically out of whack and that the revenue-sharing plan isn’t enough to ward off problems down the road.

“We subsidize teams for different reasons and that has unbalanced the economics of the league dramatically,” Brown said. “I do think that’s what needs to be addressed on a more thorough basis than what we’ve done.”

The Bengals said their $2 million take in revenue-sharing last season was a wash because of other contributions.

The entire pool is set for $100 million this year and $110 million each for the next three years.

In exchange for losing Jon Kitna and Matt Schobel to free agency last season and gaining unrestricted free agents Dexter Jackson and Anthony Wright, the Bengals picked up one compensatory seventh-round pick for next month’s draft doled at the end of Monday’s sessions.

According to the NFL, the Bengals received a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents because the free agents they lost were ranked higher than players it signed based on salary and performance.

Jackson started 11 games and played in 12, but Wright threw just three passes as quarterback Carson Palmer’s backup. Wright is an unrestricted free agent again and while he continues to talk to the Bengals, the Falcons, looking to replace Matt Schaub behind Michael Vick, are also talking to him with former Bengals receivers coach Hue Jackson now the Falcons offensive coordinator.

The Bengals now have seven picks and two in the seventh round after gaining the 253rd choice. Their fellow AFC North contenders cleaned up. Baltimore picked up four compensatories, including a fourth-rounder, and Pittsburgh picked up two with a fifth.

The Ravens lost Wright, punter Dave Zastudil, running back Chester Taylor, as well as defenders Will Demps, Ma’ake Kemoeatu, and Anthony Weaver while only signing Justin Bannan.

With this year’s loss of guard Eric Steinbach and no major pickups, the Bengals are angling for a third-round compensatory in 2008, such as the one they used to pluck linebacker Landon Johnson in 2004 after losing Takeo Spikes.

Four third-rounders were handed out Monday with San Diego, San Francisco, the Colts, and Raiders landing picks 96-99 at the end of the third round. The Super Bowl champion Colts lost running back Edgerrin James, kicker Mike Vanderjagt, defensive lineman Larry Tripplett, and linebacker David Thornton, and signed only kicker Adam Vinatieri.


this is an awesome start to all bengals fans. starting off with a 1-0 record on MNF will hopefully lead us to the Super Bowl
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Postby whodey#9 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:49 pm

sweet ;-D
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Re: Bengals Opener on MNF

Postby FantasyMan13 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:23 pm

sammyj1404 wrote:
PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Bengals won’t waste any time this season getting national exposure at Paul Brown Stadium.

The NFL unveiled its prime-time teams for opening weekend Monday during the NFL's annual summit and Cincinnati makes its first-ever national-television opener in a Monday night game on ESPN against defending AFC North champion Baltimore.

"That is something that pleases us very much," said Bengals president Mike Brown after emerging from a morning meeting at The Arizona Biltmore where the owners were told the schedule of the opening weekend. The entire schedule is to be released April 5.

The Sept. 10 opener is also the Bengals’ first home Monday night game since a 23-10 win over Denver on Oct. 25, 2004. And it is the first night opener since the club’s first game ever, a 29-13 loss at San Diego on Sept. 6, 1968. The 7 p.m. kickoff is the first of an ESPN double-header, but is the keynoter because it's followed by a 10:15 p.m. game pitting Arizona and San Francisco teams with losing records last season.

It’s also a rematch of the last prime-time game at PBS, when the Bengals blanked the Ravens until the final 61 seconds of a 13-7 victory last season played on a Thursday night NFL Network game.

The Super Bowl champion Colts open the season the previous Thursday night hosting the Saints in an 8:30 p.m. game on NBC Sept. 6. The NFC champion Bears travel to San Diego for a 4:15 p.m. Sunday opener on Fox, which is followed by the Giants in Dallas on NBC at 8:15 p.m.

Also Monday, the Bengals and Jaguars were the two teams to vote against a revenue-sharing plan that was adopted for the next four years. Brown said the club is one of the teams that is going to get money from the NFL, but he doesn’t know when or how much.

He knows it will be 44 percent less than what it could have received because one of the qualifiers docks the Bengals because they are a team that has been in a new stadium for less than 10 years.

But Brown is against the plan because he doesn’t feel it goes far enough to combat the inequities the big-market teams have in the current system.

“Nobody is happy, but the main thing is we’re all united," said Texans owner Bob McNair. “We’ve all compromised and none of us are happy. So maybe it’s a good deal.

“Does it offset everything? No. Is it more than some clubs can afford to pay? Yes. Some clubs are paying more than they really can afford. Other clubs that are recipients are saying I’m not getting as much as I really need, and therein lies the compromise.”

Brown says the current system has put the league economically out of whack and that the revenue-sharing plan isn’t enough to ward off problems down the road.

“We subsidize teams for different reasons and that has unbalanced the economics of the league dramatically,” Brown said. “I do think that’s what needs to be addressed on a more thorough basis than what we’ve done.”

The Bengals said their $2 million take in revenue-sharing last season was a wash because of other contributions.

The entire pool is set for $100 million this year and $110 million each for the next three years.

In exchange for losing Jon Kitna and Matt Schobel to free agency last season and gaining unrestricted free agents Dexter Jackson and Anthony Wright, the Bengals picked up one compensatory seventh-round pick for next month’s draft doled at the end of Monday’s sessions.

According to the NFL, the Bengals received a compensatory pick even though they did not suffer a net loss of compensatory free agents because the free agents they lost were ranked higher than players it signed based on salary and performance.

Jackson started 11 games and played in 12, but Wright threw just three passes as quarterback Carson Palmer’s backup. Wright is an unrestricted free agent again and while he continues to talk to the Bengals, the Falcons, looking to replace Matt Schaub behind Michael Vick, are also talking to him with former Bengals receivers coach Hue Jackson now the Falcons offensive coordinator.

The Bengals now have seven picks and two in the seventh round after gaining the 253rd choice. Their fellow AFC North contenders cleaned up. Baltimore picked up four compensatories, including a fourth-rounder, and Pittsburgh picked up two with a fifth.

The Ravens lost Wright, punter Dave Zastudil, running back Chester Taylor, as well as defenders Will Demps, Ma’ake Kemoeatu, and Anthony Weaver while only signing Justin Bannan.

With this year’s loss of guard Eric Steinbach and no major pickups, the Bengals are angling for a third-round compensatory in 2008, such as the one they used to pluck linebacker Landon Johnson in 2004 after losing Takeo Spikes.

Four third-rounders were handed out Monday with San Diego, San Francisco, the Colts, and Raiders landing picks 96-99 at the end of the third round. The Super Bowl champion Colts lost running back Edgerrin James, kicker Mike Vanderjagt, defensive lineman Larry Tripplett, and linebacker David Thornton, and signed only kicker Adam Vinatieri.


this is an awesome start to all bengals fans. starting off with a 1-0 record on MNF will hopefully lead us to the Super Bowl


Now why don't you do something that pleases us the fans and trade for Briggs? Anyway, this is awesome news! Can't wait!
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Postby sammyj1404 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:39 pm

i would love to have briggs. i swear though, there is something going on with thurman that they arent saying. i just dont understand why we made no offseason moves besides getting rid of players
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