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Scheffler speculation picks up in Cincinnati

T. Scheffler.jpgPre-draft press conferences are usually vanilla, but Marvin Lewis let an interesting nugget loose when asked about the tight end position Friday.

“I think some of it could be addressed prior to the draft but I do feel
we are where we are and we don’t need to panic in any way,” Lewis said.

Versatile Cincinnati Enquirer Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy speculates that Lewis could be referring to a possible trade for Tony Scheffler. 

(Reedy also notes the team could re-sign Reggie Kelly or J.P. Foschi, but buries that at the bottom of the blog entry. Just like we would.  Scheffler is more fun.)

There isn’t a more logical suitor for Scheffler than Cincinnati, with New England a close second. The Bengals are desperate for a pass-catching receiver and have two draft picks in both the third and fourth round.

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44 Responses to “Scheffler speculation picks up in Cincinnati”
  1. kuze says: Apr 16, 2010 3:43 PM

    Who is NOT on the trading block in Denver?

  2. kazkal says: Apr 16, 2010 3:45 PM

    Would love it,Would be a great move and make the first round truly open that they could target almost any position because they wouldn’t have a gapping hole…
    Taylor Mays or Sergio Kindle to the bengals! ^_^

  3. Cincinnasty says: Apr 16, 2010 3:45 PM

    Joe Reedy thinks he’s the next Peter King.. He’s a douche..

  4. m2karateman says: Apr 16, 2010 3:49 PM

    With Ginn and Holmes going for fifth round picks, I think the market for Sheffler is a bit lower than a third or fourth round pick. I would expect him to go for a fifth or sixth rounder.

  5. Kaz says: Apr 16, 2010 3:49 PM

    Please let it be true…

  6. SteelCurtnDee says: Apr 16, 2010 3:51 PM

    Wouldnt be shocking, they tried to get Martellus Bennett before the trade deadline last year

  7. heavyj39 says: Apr 16, 2010 3:52 PM

    PLEASE DEAR GOD LET THIS TRADE HAPPEN!!!
    Coffman is probably still a year away and this makes so much sense. Plus it leaves the Bengals to draft the BPA at number 21….
    Mikey puh puh puh please pull the trigger on this move!!!!

  8. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Apr 16, 2010 3:54 PM

    The Bengals aren’t “desperate for a pass-catching receiver”, they’re desperate for a pass-catching tight end that can block his ass off. Scheffler would certainly help, along with resigning Kelly. Coffman will be a better blocker this year and will be what the team is looking for as far as a threat in the passing game.
    Whether its Scheffler or Kelly, as long as they don’t draft Gresham, I’ll be happy.

  9. ampats says: Apr 16, 2010 3:56 PM

    The Pats will draft a TE

  10. Fuschu Mang says: Apr 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    Men who play for the team, not themselves….out the door. (Good riddance 6 and 15)
    In Scheffler’s case, it would have served him to not go bitching to his cheerleader girlfriend….who then drunkenly spilled the news all over Denver.
    So, to summarize, selfish, whining dillholes are out….players like Dawkins and Champ who play for team and not headlines are in. S’alright? S’alright.

  11. Schau3r says: Apr 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    Did Mr. Bowen give Josh Mcdaniels the 10 year plan to turn around this team? Mcdaniels is an idiot and I feel bad for Bronco fans. Who starts over with a franchise QB who is 26 and a pro bowl WR who is 25? Maybe he is waiting until he himself turns 40 so he could be older than all the players on the team.

  12. Cincinnasty says: Apr 16, 2010 4:00 PM

    1. kuze says: April 16, 2010 3:43 PM
    Who is NOT on the trading block in Denver?
    ___________
    brady quinn…

  13. bengals4real says: Apr 16, 2010 4:01 PM

    You need to read the whole article hes referring to reggie kelly if hes healthy and is signable its him if not its jermaine gresham at #21

  14. Hap says: Apr 16, 2010 4:02 PM

    Watch to see if the Den/NE connection (Belichic/McDaniels) comes into play if there’s serious talks of him leaving, and NE’s truly interested.

  15. rodstiffington says: Apr 16, 2010 4:04 PM

    Speculation? Really? The random thoughts of the beat writer = trade speculation. Way to grab at air Rosenthal. Slow day?

  16. johanneschimpo says: Apr 16, 2010 4:05 PM

    a more fitting name for this site would be profootballspeculation.com

  17. DJ Lance Rock says: Apr 16, 2010 4:07 PM

    Call Jerry Angelo, Greg Olsen has more upside as a pass catching TE.

  18. Chad Toronto says: Apr 16, 2010 4:09 PM

    Honestly can you look back on the Broncos’ last season and think that if they used Scheffler more things would have been better?
    Hell no. Trade ‘em if you got ‘em.

  19. Rick says: Apr 16, 2010 4:11 PM

    Cutler proved he is a gunslinger who makes many bad throws the end up as interceptions. Mcdaniels runs an offense that can not succeed with that kind of QB so that was a good trade. Brandon Marshall needed a fresh start after the shooting incident so that was a good trade for both parties. If Denver drafts well and Quinn can beat out Orton and start to show why he was a first round choice Denver could be in good shape. The O-line is decent and the Defense is a few playmakers away from being good. I think Josh will do well in Denver.

  20. BengalsDouche2 says: Apr 16, 2010 4:27 PM

    I’d love to see this trade happen. Although I don’t think it will. We’ll see!

  21. Verbal Kint says: Apr 16, 2010 4:30 PM

    The Bengals draft Anthony McCoy from USC. Book it.

  22. beer_beer_beer_beer says: Apr 16, 2010 4:32 PM

    DO THE DAMN TRADE BENGALS

  23. spliffbunker says: Apr 16, 2010 4:42 PM

    why would any team want a TE who only averages 14 yards a catch ?
    be careful Bengals… Josh is about to fleece another unsuspecting team

  24. broncos4life says: Apr 16, 2010 4:42 PM

    As a fan of the Broncos….i have to admit Tony Scheffler is def worth a second round draft pick in the right offense….i know the broncos will prob get a 3rd round pick since the bengals have 2…and it is warranted seeing McD doesnt need him or want him….look what Cutler did with Schef…he was one of the up and coming TE’s in the league before this year…i could only imagine how good he will be if Palmer is throwing to him….all of you Bengal fans are going to love this guy if you get him….i dont care how much of a baby he has been if he has been anyways…he is a great pass catching tight end that you just love and he plays hard and takes all the hard hits that you love to see….sorry to see you go Shef…ill be rooting for you
    GO BRONCOS!!!

  25. Midway Monster says: Apr 16, 2010 4:47 PM

    Rick says:
    “I think Josh will do well in Denver.”
    Hmmm, interesting take. Not the usual McDumbass, McDouche, McMoron, etc banter I am used to reading, but still refreshing I guess. Afterall, if it wasnt for Josh we wouldn’t have Cutler.
    GO BEARS!

  26. magsdad1 says: Apr 16, 2010 4:51 PM

    “The Bengals aren’t “desperate for a pass-catching receiver”, they’re desperate for a pass-catching tight end that can block his ass off.”
    And that is EXACTLY the reason he is on the block in Denver. Scheffler does NOT block well. In fact, quite poorly.

  27. robert ethan says: Apr 16, 2010 4:52 PM

    Lots of players have throwback jerseys, but only Scheffler has a throwback head.

  28. BretzkyDFW says: Apr 16, 2010 4:56 PM

    The Bengals have to be the most logical suitor, but the Pats would not be another. The problems with Scheffler, before the final game’s benching, was that the Patriot-passing system (that McDaniels comes from), has no use for posession-receiving tight ends.

  29. Cincinnasty says: Apr 16, 2010 4:57 PM

    Joe Reedy thinks he’s the next Peter King.. He’s a turd..

  30. HateTheBrownPants says: Apr 16, 2010 5:02 PM

    Not sure why it matters. The Bengals don’t throw to the tight end anyway!

  31. Cincinnasty says: Apr 16, 2010 5:09 PM

    Midway Monster says: April 16, 2010 4:47 PM
    Afterall, if it wasnt for Josh we wouldn’t have Cutler.
    __________
    He looked like Orton last year for the Bears WTF are you bragging about?

  32. nfcbeast says: Apr 16, 2010 5:15 PM

    broncos are cleaning house…damn…why?

  33. JOldewurtel says: Apr 16, 2010 5:26 PM

    “The Bengals aren’t “desperate for a pass-catching receiver”, they’re desperate for a pass-catching tight end that can block his ass off.”
    And that is EXACTLY the reason he is on the block in Denver. Scheffler does NOT block well. In fact, quite poorly.
    —————————————————-
    Quick name the TE’s in the NFL that actually did well at BOTH catching AND run blocking in 2009…
    Jason Witten, Kevin Boss, Marcedes Lewis and Todd Heap.
    In ’08, it was only Jason Witten, Billy Miller, David Martin, Tony Gonzalez, Visanthe Shiancoe and Tony Scheffler.
    Now that Tony Gonzalez is on the down-side of his career… you might as well say the only real pass catching AND blocking combo TE is Jason Witten and whoever decides to have a good year. The other 31 teams are all looking for that consistant type of player.
    It may be the hardest position to find a complete player in all of football.
    It’s not like, ‘oh they need a receiving TE who can block” and they are going to have their choosing as to which one to pick from…
    (With the way teams are now (DRASTICALLY over-)valuing draft picks… Scheffler to the Bengals for 2010 Rd. 4 pick #120 would seem to be the deal.)

  34. 27Rice says: Apr 16, 2010 6:03 PM

    As a Ravens fan, PLEASE do the deal Cincy! That would make it even more likely that Gresham falls to the Ravens at 25! Do it Cincy! Do it!

  35. The Silencer 10 says: Apr 16, 2010 6:16 PM

    Its leave a comment, not an essay.

  36. stauby522 says: Apr 16, 2010 6:52 PM

    heard that dolphin’s TE anthony fasano was on the block earlier in the year. if that is true i think he is a much better fit in cincy’s unfriendly TE offense of the mentally retarded OC that is bob bratkowski. much better blocker and character guy we need. that being said, i would welcome scheffler for a 3rd, 4th, or even 5th round draft pick. much better than anything we can get in the 1st 3 rounds of the draft in terms of value/experience/ability. i still think coffman has a chance to contribute if he ever gets healthy. if my bengals draft a TE in the 1st rd, it might just drive me to insanity!!! please don’t do it.

  37. Cincinnasty says: Apr 16, 2010 7:03 PM

    # 27Rice says: April 16, 2010 6:03 PM
    As a Ravens fan, PLEASE do the deal Cincy! That would make it even more likely that Gresham falls to the Ravens at 25! Do it Cincy! Do it!
    _________
    You can have Gresham he didn’t play his entire senior year because of nagging injuries.. I think we’d be glad to pass him to you guys..

  38. Revolution22 says: Apr 16, 2010 7:26 PM

    Tony would certainly be an upgrade to…um…who is Cincy’s TE again???

  39. Sourdough says: Apr 16, 2010 8:25 PM

    @ Midway Monster: “Afterall, if it wasnt for Josh we wouldn’t have Cutler. GO BEARS!”
    How’d that work out for the Bears last season!?! To date Jay Cutler has not been a winning QB post-high school. Too bad he hasn’t met a wide open LB/CB/S he doesn’t like to throw to. Be careful what you wish for.

  40. elways_jock says: Apr 16, 2010 9:15 PM

    who care where sheffler goes – hes a turd that wont flush and keeps spinning around in the bowl .. if u aint gonna pull in the same direction as the new regime – u gone – any questions ?

  41. Sicknature says: Apr 16, 2010 9:21 PM

    Sign Reggie AND Scheffler, and then draft Taylor Mays.
    Won’t happen, but it would be awesome.

  42. BengalBruce says: Apr 16, 2010 10:35 PM

    If Scheffler comes in then that means that Reggie Kelly is Gone…
    I am a big fan of Reggie but he is ancient.

  43. JCompton says: Apr 16, 2010 10:39 PM

    Palmer actually looks for the tight end alot, look how many times he would try to throw to Coats and Foshi who suck. I think if we had a decent tight end he would get near 10 looks a game.

  44. persiang says: Apr 17, 2010 1:02 PM

    Scheffler would be an excellent sign for Cincinnati, this will enable them to draft a TE in the fifth round and bringing back Foshi wouldn’t be a bad idea because he is an excellent run blocker. Reggie Kelly needs to be made a coach; a high character guy, he is definitely a pros pro but his time has passed. Then Cincy can really draft the Offensive guard they so desperately need in the first round. This will help Carson stand upright during the game for another four seasons, maybe even six; because the offensive line is already decent. Drafting a first round guard will make them solid. Then Cincy will be able to make a serious push for Superbowl wins for the next four seasons. I know this is not the same subject, before I make this comment, but Cincy should really consider giving Odell Thurman a second chance; everyone deserves one in life. He would be a tremendous asset to the defense and definitely save Mike Brown a lot of money. Because he is a tremendous talent. Even though he happens to have made some bad life decisions. I think he has learned his lesson and he now knows it is a priviledge to play in the NFL.

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