May 20, 2022
After a stellar career at Ole Miss, Mike Hilton went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, after bouncing between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots practice squads, Hilton proved he belonged in the NFL, playing critical roles with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2016-2020) and Cincinnati Bengals last season.
Dave Lapham In The Trenches, presented by First Star Logistics, welcomes Hilton to discuss the magical run made by the Bengals to Super Bowl LVI, the excitement of Lou Anarumo's winning defensive formula, and the response by the front office in attacking the teams most significant need coming out of last season with the signing of three high-level offensive linemen to protect quarterback Joe Burrow.
Hilton also gives his early assessments on the newest Bengals in the defensive secondary, Dax Hill, Cam Taylor-Britt, and Tycen Anderson, from the 2022 NFL Draft.
May 19, 2022
We welcome back Cris Collinsworth to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics.
One of the most prominent authorities on the NFL, Collinsworth brings his vast knowledge of the game, especially when it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals, to discuss everything from his ownership of Pro Football Focus to working on NBC Sunday Night Football, the Bengals draft and newest additions vie free agency.
Collinsworth also answers the question as to why someone accused him of not liking Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and much more.
May 19, 2022
Did you miss our "Live Stream" on In The Trenches presented by First Star Logistics on May 18th, 2022? Here is your chance to listen to what you missed with our replay of the stream where we talked about all things Cincinnati Bengals as things are heating up with OTAs.
May 14, 2022
Last season the Cincinnati Bengals got vital wins late in the season that helped them win the AFC North and make a pivotal run to Super Bowl LVI.
Dave Lapham In The Trenches, presented by First Star Logistics, already looked at the 2022 schedule as a whole and now looks at a critical stretch in the second half of the 2022 NFL season the Bengals must survive if expected to have an opportunity to make the playoffs and enjoy another magical season.
The second half of the Bengals season is a gauntlet or meat grinder with some of the top performers in the NFL, including Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, and Hall of Fame coach Bill Belichick to go along with AFC North battles against Cleveland Browns new quarterback Deshaun Watson and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
May 12, 2022
Dave Lapham In The Trenches, presented by First Star Logistics, takes a quick look at all 18 weeks of the Cincinnati Bengals 2022 schedule.
The Bengals have a slate full of primetime match-ups after winning the AFC North and AFC Conference Championship to Super Bowl LVI, where they fell to the Los Angeles Rams. Because of their success, the NFL has made sure 2022 will not be an easy road to another championship season.
Learn more about the 2022 Bengals season now.
May 12, 2022
We finish our look at past Cincinnati Bengals drafts on In The Trenches with Dave Lapham presented by First Star Logistics with a deep dive of former Bengals who would not be drafted in the current NFL Draft format.
The draft has changed a lot since the Bengals came into the league as the number of rounds has decreased, meaning more college players go undrafted and signed as college undrafted free agents.
Who are some of the past top performers who the Bengals would have had to fight the rest of the NFL to sign?
May 11, 2022
We continue looking at past Cincinnati Bengals drafts with a look at some of the franchise-changing picks in rounds four through seven.
As stated in this series, much attention is paid to the first round of the NFL Draft; however, picks in the other rounds have proven even more valuable. Rounds four through seven have not disappointed as the Bengals drafted a Bengals Ring of Honor member in Ken Riley and future Ring of Honor members Max Montoya and others.
Who made our list on Dave Lapham In The Trenches presented by First Star Logistics?
May 10, 2022
In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, we continue looking at past Cincinnati Bengals draft successes over the years. While many focus on the first round, we've already shown how successful the Bengals have been over the years in the second round. We turn our attention to third-round success in the draft with a Bengals Ring of Honor member, rock hard safety David Fulcher, two Bengals Super Bowl LVI squad members, Sam Hubbard and Logan Wilson.
May 9, 2022
While all the excitement surrounding the NFL Draft focuses on the first round, history tells us the second round of the draft is just as crucial for the Cincinnati Bengals as they've landed some of the franchise's top performers out of the round.
Dave Lapham In The Trenches, presented by First Star Logistics, looks at 15 second-round selections of the Bengals over the years that proved to be just as valuable as many taken in the first round of the draft.
May 7, 2022
The 2022 NFL Draft is now in the rearview mirror, and early free agency signings look promising. However, did Duke Tobin and the Cincinnati Bengals fill their needs between the two?
In the Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, looks at both areas and how the changes should impact on-field success during the 2022 season.