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Bengals gathering as much Thad Lewis film as they can find

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A couple of weeks ago, the Bengals had to prepare for a game against the Browns without having much tape to watch on quarterback Brian Hoyer.

The Bengals lost that game, which is likely on their minds as they turn their attention to their Week Six game against the Bills and quarterback Thad Lewis. Lewis has played in one regular season NFL game, starting for the Browns at the end of last season in a loss to the Steelers, and he played one preseason game with the Bills this summer. That’s left Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer looking everywhere he can to find film on Lewis because the coach doesn’t believe Lewis’ low profile means that he can’t play.

“My feeling on quarterbacks is the reason why they’re in the NFL is because all of them have won games in some time in their career,” Zimmer said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. “So whoever they are, we have a lot of respect for them.”

Based on the way the Bengals defense contended with Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady this year, one wouldn’t expect Lewis to be much of a problem. The same could be said of Hoyer, though, so Cincinnati will be doing everything they can to make sure unheralded lightning doesn’t strike twice.

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14 Responses to “Bengals gathering as much Thad Lewis film as they can find”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Oct 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    You don’t need to gather that much.

  2. jhalion says: Oct 8, 2013 11:49 AM

    Don’t worry, the Bills are doing exactly the same, trying to gather as much info on Thad Lewis as their opponents!

  3. dspyank2k11 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    We Bills fans can only HOPE hes like Hoyer was.

    That being said, Cmon Freddy and CJ!

  4. ravanator says: Oct 8, 2013 11:56 AM

    I could see Thad Lewis having a great game against the Bengals. The Bengals defense is so pathetic, I could see him passing for 400yds and 3 scores.

    #bengalsliveinthebasement

  5. EJ says: Oct 8, 2013 12:17 PM

    I don’t see them having much of a problem with Lewis, Its Spiller and Jackson they have to worry about.

  6. kremis says: Oct 8, 2013 12:28 PM

    on a related note the jets are trying to gather as much film as possible on the Steelers offense, but have not been able to find any

  7. whodeyneedsgm says: Oct 8, 2013 12:42 PM

    Wow Ravanator, thanks for the deep Factual based observation. Bengals beat Brady, Rogers and Big Ben..No 300 yard games yet. Now why are you commenting
    on a Bills/Bengals posting?

  8. 14whodey14 says: Oct 8, 2013 12:53 PM

    ravanator says: Oct 8, 2013 11:56 AM

    I could see Thad Lewis having a great game against the Bengals. The Bengals defense is so pathetic, I could see him passing for 400yds and 3 scores.

    #bengalsliveinthebasement

    you could ask brady, rodgers, and big ben what they thought of the bengals defense

  9. realskipbayless says: Oct 8, 2013 1:06 PM

    ravanator says:
    Oct 8, 2013 11:56 AM
    I could see Thad Lewis having a great game against the Bengals. The Bengals defense is so pathetic, I could see him passing for 400yds and 3 scores.

    #bengalsliveinthebasement

    Speaking of living in the basement, how are your parents doing? Just because last years superbowl chumps lost to the bills doesn’t mean we will. And that pathetic defense held one of the greatest qbs without a td for the first time in 52 games. WHO DEY

  10. deeboy says: Oct 8, 2013 2:50 PM

    They will not find a lot of film of Thad Lewis winning , because he didn’t win a lot of games at Duke and lost his only NFL start. That said, in almost all of these games, he was not the reason for the loss. He’s good enough to play in the NFL. Maybe not a star, but he can play.

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 8, 2013 3:21 PM

    Just watch tape on Dalton, then fast-foward after his release to simulate normal velocity.

  12. bonniebengal says: Oct 8, 2013 3:29 PM

    The difference between the Cleveland game and the Buffalo game is that Leon Hall, Reggie Nelson, and Dre Kirkpatrick were all out during the Cleveland game. We were very thin at DB.

  13. brooksob53 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    Who the hell is Dre Kirkpatrick?

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 8, 2013 9:11 PM

    kremis, that was funny.

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