I have gone through some different sources on the Bengals to provide some notes on the Bengals Minicamp that wrapped up over the weekend.
- Apparently Offensive Coordinator Bob Bratkowski has completely revamped the offensive playbook. With the addition of Cedric Benson and significant changes in the receiving core this could prove to be a good change for the Bengals offense. At times last season the Bengals offense could be described as vanilla at best. Hopefully Coach Brat and Marvin have incorporated some new looks to help the offense thrive.
- Geoff Hobson had indicated that his rookie defensive MVP so far has been third round selection Michael Johnson. Johnson is a physical freak at 6-7, 266 Johnson has great speed which makes him versatile. During mini-camp Johnson played Defensive end, tackle, and linebacker. On top of his training the Bengals have supplied Johnson with DVD's of some of the NFL's best pass rushers including Jevon Kearse, Jared Allen, DeMarcus Ware, Kyle Vanden Bosch, and Aaron Kampman.
- After the MiniCamp Marvin Lewis feels like they are in better shape. Not really sure that this is breaking news, what do you expect and NFL coach to say? But a major difference is having a healthy Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocino in camp to workout and what many have said in the best shape of his life.
- Laveranues Coles has shown to catch on rather quickly to the offense. The veteran receiver is enjoying his role in Cincinnati playing opposite Chad Ochocinco. Coles, who has an introverted personality, will not be the guy in the face of the media. Look for Cole to quietly rack up big numbers for the Bengals while Chad stays in front of the camera.