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Bengals lose third-round pick for up to eight weeks

Andy Dalton, Dontay Moch AP

Apart from getting thumped by the Lions on Friday night, the Bengals suffered a potentially significant loss to their rookie class.

Linebacker Dontay Moch, a third-round pick in the 2011 draft, has a fractured foot, according to John Clayton of ESPN.  Moch could miss eight weeks.

Moch, a Phoenix native who played college football at Nevada, is listed as the second-string strongside linebacker, behind Manny Lawson.

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12 Responses to “Bengals lose third-round pick for up to eight weeks”
  1. quizguy66 says: Aug 13, 2011 5:38 PM

    It seems like every year the NFL sends us to Detroit for our first preseason game and every year one of our early round picks gets a serious injury up there :( Moch joins the litany that includes Ki-Jana Carter and Kenny Irons (off the top of my head). Please stop sending us to Detroit for preseason NFL!!!!

    -QG

  2. drgfri says: Aug 13, 2011 5:40 PM

    Come on now! The bengals have essentially lost most of their draft picks for the last 8 YEARS!

  3. yankees2009 says: Aug 13, 2011 5:43 PM

    quizguy66 says: Aug 13, 2011 5:38 PM

    It seems like every year the NFL sends us to Detroit for our first preseason game and every year one of our early round picks gets a serious injury up there :( Moch joins the litany that includes Ki-Jana Carter and Kenny Irons (off the top of my head). Please stop sending us to Detroit for preseason NFL!!!!

    ——————–

    Right, because playing in Detroit is the only reason Bengal players get injured in the preseason.

    Yes, it is as ridiculous as it sounds.

    How so many people believe this curse B.S. is beyond me.

  4. duanethomas says: Aug 13, 2011 6:05 PM

    He doesn’t know it but its a blessing in disguise. He won’t have to endure the 1-5..0-6 start and he will still get paid.

  5. ghostfacenoah says: Aug 13, 2011 6:18 PM

    Moch looks a lot like Takeo Spikes in the photo above.

  6. onebadace says: Aug 13, 2011 7:01 PM

    Played high school football with the guy, he’s a monster.

  7. honolulubluekoolaid says: Aug 13, 2011 7:26 PM

    As a Lions fan I am sorry this happens to the bengals every year. They so not deserve it, anymore than we do. I wish you the best of luck for the rest of the season. Dalton will be a good QB for you guys.

  8. luvsyellopuzy says: Aug 13, 2011 7:52 PM

    Why isn’t this post about the Eagles?

  9. brasho says: Aug 13, 2011 8:41 PM

    Maybe if Moch were playing RDE where he belongs in the 4-3 (or OLB in the 3-4) he wouldn’t have gotten hurt. Why do the Bengals draft all of these 3-4 OLB/4-3 RDE types (Michael Johnson, others) that have unbelievable talent year after year? Obviously, their track record with these guys is poor, can’t they let them go to another team so they can shine?

  10. Vegas Guy says: Aug 13, 2011 10:22 PM

    From Wikipedia:

    “Since 2002, individual teams have been allowed to negotiate their own deals to play each other during the preseason”

    Now the cheap SOB that Brown is, he is of course going to pick a team that isn’t in the division but is as close as possible. So Detroit it is! Every single year.

  11. quizguy66 says: Aug 13, 2011 11:32 PM

    @Vegas Guy – not surprised that that’s the case – we seem to frequently have a lot of the same teams on our preseason schedule (Lions, Jets, Colts are pretty common).

    For the heck of it, here are the Bengals road games:
    ’02 – @buf, @indy, NO, ATL
    ’03 – @jets, DET, TEN, @indy
    ’04 – @tb, NE, @atl, INDY
    ’05 – NE, @wash, @phil, INDY
    ’06 – WASH, @buf, GB, @indy
    ’07 – @det, NO, @atl, INDY
    ’08 – @gb, DET, NO, @indy
    ’09 – @no, @ne, STL, INDY
    ’10 – DAL (Canton), DEN, PHIL, @buf, @indy
    ’11 – @det, @jets, CAR, INDY

    Wow, never realized the Bengals have played Indy every preseason since ’01 – and have ended preseason with them the last 9 years.

    -QG

  12. yankees2009 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:14 PM

    Thumbs down me all you want, it doesn’t make what I said any less true.

    Anyone who truly believes that there are curses in sports (or curses in general) is a *bleep*ing moron

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