Penei Sewell: I’m coming off the ball every play with violent intentions

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It looks like the first three players selected in this year’s draft will be quarterbacks and that run could extend through at least the fourth pick, which would leave teams in the Top 10 looking at other positions with a lot of possible choices.

One of those possibilities is tackle Penei Sewell, who ranked near the top of many boards before and after opting out of Oregon’s 2020 season. Teams got to see Sewell on the field at last week’s Pro Day workout and they got to hear from him on Monday.

While there are other highly regarded tackles in the draft pool, Sewell said “nobody can do what I do” as a blocker.

“I like to play real physical,” Sewell said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I like to use my body type to my advantage and to really get up under people’s chin and to really showcase my mentality. I’m coming off the ball every play with violent intentions and that nothing less is coming from that.”

The Bengals have the fifth pick and have frequently been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Sewell. The Dolphins, Lions, and Panthers follow them and could all consider a player with those intentions as an upgrade to their offenses.

30 responses to “Penei Sewell: I’m coming off the ball every play with violent intentions

  1. I doubt he lasts until 7, but if he does the lions need to call that pick in instantly.

  2. Hopefully the saints don’t draft him… Goodell would fine the team 500k and strip them of a 2nd round pick for his “violent intentions”

  3. I’d love for Pitts or Chase to be a Dolphin but… if Sewell slips to 6 Miami should seriously consider a player like this. As a fan you have to live that attitude from your o-line!

  4. Hard to see Cinci passing on this guy, but I can see them desperate to give Joe weapons and instead taking Pitts or Chase. Miami takes the other one leaving the Lions in a real tough spot. They have Decker at LT and are paying him LT money. Would he move to RT or would Detroit pass on Sewell too? Can’t wait for draft night.

  5. In a few short years, he will harbor violent intentions for the Bengals’ front office, who will surely nickel and dime him when it’s time to fashion a new contract.

  6. Don’t be cute Cincinnati, draft him and ensure the health of your quarterback. Selecting s WR or TE won’t matter much if Burrow misses another bunch of games.

  7. I love his violent mentality but this is the NFL 2021, not 1991 where you could play physical football without a flag fest.

  8. In a few short years, he will harbor violent intentions for the Bengals’ front office, who will surely nickel and dime him when it’s time to fashion a new contract.

    ——————-

    Way to be lazy with the narrative. Cincinnati’s cheapness comes in the form of things like scouting and a practice bubble, they generally take care of their guys. Dalton and Palmer both got massive deals, Geno Atkins got multiple massive extensions, Dunlap got paid really damn well for multiple extensions, AJ Green got some real nice contracts befitting someone of his ability. Oh and Whitworth got multiple extensions and was only let go because the Bengals incorrectly thought Whitworth was heading for a decline.

  9. Cincy bound. Love the quote, but let’s pair that with some emotional intelligence ok kid.

  10. pdeizel says:
    April 6, 2021 at 9:30 am
    In a few short years, he will harbor violent intentions for the Bengals’ front office, who will surely nickel and dime him when it’s time to fashion a new contract.

    ——————-

    Way to be lazy with the narrative. Cincinnati’s cheapness comes in the form of things like scouting and a practice bubble, they generally take care of their guys. Dalton and Palmer both got massive deals, Geno Atkins got multiple massive extensions, Dunlap got paid really damn well for multiple extensions, AJ Green got some real nice contracts befitting someone of his ability. Oh and Whitworth got multiple extensions and was only let go because the Bengals incorrectly thought Whitworth was heading for a decline.

    ———–

    Mea culpa!

    But hey, I only know what you Bengals fans tell me about the cheapness of your franchise. It’s a mantra with you guys! It is entirely possible, *likely* even, that you’ve got a clutch of fans that are just like my Eagles’ fans, who have falsely traced all of the team’s problems to Lurie being a penny pincher. He’s not.

    But be careful; you might be living in a bubble if you think those deals you mentioned were as competitive as you say. Ultimately, I’ll acquiesce to your authority. But if the Bengals draft Sewell, we’ll see what happens when his contract is up. Should be interesting.

  11. therealtrenches says:
    April 6, 2021 at 10:04 am
    pdeizel says:
    April 6, 2021 at 9:30 am
    In a few short years, he will harbor violent intentions for the Bengals’ front office, who will surely nickel and dime him when it’s time to fashion a new contract.

    ——————-

    Way to be lazy with the narrative. Cincinnati’s cheapness comes in the form of things like scouting and a practice bubble, they generally take care of their guys. Dalton and Palmer both got massive deals, Geno Atkins got multiple massive extensions, Dunlap got paid really damn well for multiple extensions, AJ Green got some real nice contracts befitting someone of his ability. Oh and Whitworth got multiple extensions and was only let go because the Bengals incorrectly thought Whitworth was heading for a decline.

    ———–

    Mea culpa!

    But hey, I only know what you Bengals fans tell me about the cheapness of your franchise. It’s a mantra with you guys! It is entirely possible, *likely* even, that you’ve got a clutch of fans that are just like my Eagles’ fans, who have falsely traced all of the team’s problems to Lurie being a penny pincher. He’s not.

    But be careful; you might be living in a bubble if you think those deals you mentioned were as competitive as you say. Ultimately, I’ll acquiesce to your authority. But if the Bengals draft Sewell, we’ll see what happens when his contract is up. Should be interesting.

    ——————

    There’s no bubble. Those were top market deals at the time for those players or near top market deals. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have signed them. Bengals are top 12-14 in player spending every year. The reason they aren’t top 10 is Bc they don’t shell out dumb contracts like those teams in the top 10 do, which later turn into cap issues. The Bengals actually are probably one of the 3 best teams at cap management. They’ve made the playoffs 5 times in the last decade. There probably isn’t more than 8 or 9 teams who have done that. This notion they’re a terribly run franchise is getting old. No cap issues, take care of their players by honoring the contract and extensions by rarely not cutting them or trading them, and they typically have re-signed all of their internal guys until Taylor came along. Outside of the scouting and practice facility, the Bengals are run like a very well functioning family enterprise. The people who think differently just listen to Skip Bayless or Stephen A shout things that have no credibility.

  12. The Bengals won’t draft him. They showed how little they care about the offensive line when they let both tackles leave the team in free agency several years ago. The offensive line is still ridiculous and they got Joe Burrow’s leg broken. I hope he can come back from that and I also hope he asks them not to pickup his fifth year option so he can go to a team and have a chance at winning and a better owner (wouldn’t be hard).

  13. #58 Offense Coming off the ball with violent intentions 10 yard penalty and loss of down.

  14. Lions need this guy. Plenty of opportunity to draft WR and defense in the next few years (thanks Rams!) so let’s start this rebuild off right

  15. mikefloreo says:
    April 6, 2021 at 10:43 am
    therealtrenches says:
    April 6, 2021 at 10:04 am
    pdeizel says:
    April 6, 2021 at 9:30 am
    In a few short years, he will harbor violent intentions for the Bengals’ front office, who will surely nickel and dime him when it’s time to fashion a new contract.

    ——————-

    Way to be lazy with the narrative. Cincinnati’s cheapness comes in the form of things like scouting and a practice bubble, they generally take care of their guys. Dalton and Palmer both got massive deals, Geno Atkins got multiple massive extensions, Dunlap got paid really damn well for multiple extensions, AJ Green got some real nice contracts befitting someone of his ability. Oh and Whitworth got multiple extensions and was only let go because the Bengals incorrectly thought Whitworth was heading for a decline.

    ———–

    Mea culpa!

    But hey, I only know what you Bengals fans tell me about the cheapness of your franchise. It’s a mantra with you guys! It is entirely possible, *likely* even, that you’ve got a clutch of fans that are just like my Eagles’ fans, who have falsely traced all of the team’s problems to Lurie being a penny pincher. He’s not.

    But be careful; you might be living in a bubble if you think those deals you mentioned were as competitive as you say. Ultimately, I’ll acquiesce to your authority. But if the Bengals draft Sewell, we’ll see what happens when his contract is up. Should be interesting.

    ——————

    There’s no bubble. Those were top market deals at the time for those players or near top market deals. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have signed them. Bengals are top 12-14 in player spending every year. The reason they aren’t top 10 is Bc they don’t shell out dumb contracts like those teams in the top 10 do, which later turn into cap issues. The Bengals actually are probably one of the 3 best teams at cap management. They’ve made the playoffs 5 times in the last decade. There probably isn’t more than 8 or 9 teams who have done that. This notion they’re a terribly run franchise is getting old. No cap issues, take care of their players by honoring the contract and extensions by rarely not cutting them or trading them, and they typically have re-signed all of their internal guys until Taylor came along. Outside of the scouting and practice facility, the Bengals are run like a very well functioning family enterprise. The people who think differently just listen to Skip Bayless or Stephen A shout things that have no credibility.

    ————

    Wow…you went from saying they don’t overspend — which I’m willing to grant — to making it sound like they are the smartest front office in the NFL.

    Why all the losing?

    Was a 6 yr. 96 mill contract to Dalton in 2014 a wise choice?

  16. In this particular draft those offensive playmakers look more tempting, Pitts, Smith, Chase and Waddle look legit

  17. That is exactly what you want to hear from an offensive lineman, especially if he has the skills and drive to back it up. It makes a huge difference and allows your skill players the time to shine.

  18. mikefloreo says:
    April 6, 2021 at 10:43 am

    They’ve made the playoffs 5 times in the last decade. There probably isn’t more than 8 or 9 teams who have done that.

    ———–

    “In the last decade,” huh? Well, that’s a gem of a stat. They also didn’t win a single playoff game in that time. And since 2015, they have no playoff appearances.

    There are “probably” many, many, MANY teams that have done better than that in the last 5 seasons.

    Sheesh…you and your orange-and-tiger-striped glasses.

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