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Marvin Lewis says Kirkpatrick will be ready for the season

Marvin Lewis, George Iloka AP

As it turns out, the biggest impact Bengals rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick’s injury may have on the team will be that his comments about it sparked a ban on Twitter.

Coach Marvin Lewis recently told WLW radio in Cincinnati that he doesn’t believe Kirkpatrick will miss the team’s first regular-season game.

“It’s really a minor injury and unfortunately too much has been made of this again,” Lewis said, before venting (again) regarding Kirkpatrick’s decision to talk about the injury on Twitter.  “We’re going to fix this whole Twitter thing.  I can’t wait for that.  I’m sick and tired of it and our guys don’t understand how to use it and we’re going to fix it but more is made of it than anything.  It’s a setback for him because he is going to have to take some time but the good thing is he’s here with our people, he’s done everything asked of him, it’s been a couple of weeks so he’s pretty far along now with it. . . . Really too much gets made of this stuff and I know there’s nothing else important and I know that’s the deal.”

Even if Kirkpatrick is ready for Week One, the question becomes whether he’ll be ready for Week One.  His NFL education includes shifting from press coverage to backpedaling and running down the field with opposing receivers.  If he’s not able to take reps in training camp and the preseason, he may not be as effective as he otherwise would have been once the games count.

Still, even if he doesn’t learn anything else about the NFL between now and September, he has learned to stay off Twitter.

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10 Responses to “Marvin Lewis says Kirkpatrick will be ready for the season”
  1. londonbengal says: Jul 30, 2012 3:41 PM

    You better buckle up and get ready for the AFC-N slugfest Dre.

    Like coach says, forget all that twitter junk; you’ll quickly learn that in our division; if you aint ready, The Steelers, Ravens and Browns will pop you in the mouth pretty damn quick…..

  2. cbfootball says: Jul 30, 2012 3:49 PM

    Our division? Are you under contract with the Browns, Steelers, or Ravens?

  3. hound32 says: Jul 30, 2012 4:19 PM

    the AFC North is the best division in Pro football . from top to bottom the most physical . i look for my Browns to show great improvement this season .. maybe not quite catching the other three teams yet but no longer a easy out . all four teams will beat & bloody each other up & down the field this eason . will be fun to watch .

  4. nje22 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:19 PM

    get over your self cbfootball- people identify with the team of their town- I suppose referring to the home tema as “our guys” is too much too?

  5. kuta82 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:41 PM

    Im a Bengals fan..I dont know whether the AFCN is the best but I do know it is a TOUGH division

  6. steelcityrapist says: Jul 30, 2012 5:41 PM

    Please dont be the next andre smith

  7. RussianBreadMaker says: Jul 30, 2012 6:04 PM

    ‘How to keep your job even when you fail time and time again.’ – A Book by Marvin Lewis

  8. sellout3871 says: Jul 30, 2012 10:27 PM

    “RussianBreadMaker says:
    Jul 30, 2012 6:04 PM
    ‘How to keep your job even when you fail time and time again.’ – A Book by Marvin Lewis”

    To people like you: it’s like you completely forgot names like Bruce Coslet or Dave Shula. At least with Marvin we have a fighting chance.

  9. rtr2003 says: Jul 30, 2012 11:03 PM

    And don’t forget his sequel book “How to Have Limited Success Despite Your @ssclown Boss”. It should be a best seller. It has been a different team since the last time he re-signed with them.

  10. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Jul 30, 2012 11:21 PM

    LOL at all of you. Chill…the party is just starting!

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