Bush is exactly the kind of linebacker the Bengals’ defense desperately needs."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections #BITESIZEFilm RoomRoster Transactions and ContractsOrange & Black InsiderSalary Cap And CBANFL DraftNFL Draft ProfilesNFL Draft Profile Video: Devin BushNew Color Rush Trayveon Williams Jersey ,3commentsBush is exactly the kind of linebacker the Bengals’ defense desperately needs. EDTShareTweetShareShareNFL Draft Profile Video: Devin BushDevin Bush video Draft ProfileEver since the season ended, it has been a common refrain that Devin White is easily the best linebacker prospect in the draft. Recently however, that question has come into question, could Devin Bush be a better fit for the Bengals?Devin Bush Athletic Profile:Height: 5’ 11”Weight: 234 pounds40 Yard Dash: 4.43 secondsVertical Jump: 40.5”Broad Jump: 124”3-Cone Drill: 6.93 seconds20 Yard Shuttle: 4.23 secondsBench Press: 21 repsBuild-wise and athletically, Devin Bush and Devin White are just about the exact same, with minor differences in several drills, but nothing major. So, the real question of who is better has to come down to the tape. It can be tough to directly compare the two as prospects however, considering their very different usage at their respective colleges. While White was used a lot in the run game and had to often take on blockers, Bush was rarely used against the run, and Michigan worked very hard to keep blockers off of him. Of course, there is the also the fact that White also wasn’t very good at taking on blocks even if he had to do it more. However, the biggest factor in why I think Bush is a better fit with the Bengals than White is because of the higher usage in coverage of Bush vs how White was used in college. Neither was used to cover the middle in zone coverage very much, but Bush was used a lot to cover the flats and a lot in man coverage against running backs and tight ends. While he had his struggles Cheap Trayveon Williams Jersey , these are the plays that his athleticism shows up the much, and it provides a functional base of coverage skills to build upon that would be immensely helpful for the Bengals. I still think eleven is a bit rich for Bush, but if the Bengals really want to address linebacker, then a Bush pick makes sense.To see the full breakdown of his game and the pro comparison check out his NFL Draft Profile Video above. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marvin Lewis expects his defense to play aggressively.It also comes with a danger — as the Cincinnati Bengals found out Sunday.They overcame the first-quarter ejection of safety Shawn Williams and three more personal foul calls during the season opener to hold on for a 34-23 victory after Williams’ replacement jarred the ball loose and returned a fumble 83 yards for a touchdown with 24 seconds left at Indianapolis“There’s a lot of stuff we can do better. Too many penalties in critical situations,” Lewis said. “We did a nice job with that all summer and now, today, it cropped in there, so it really could have hurt us.”Williams was tossed in the first quarter after helmet-to-helmet contact with Colts QB Andrew Luck — becoming the first player to be ejected this season.The NFL has sent a clear message to players everywhere that it intends to eliminate dangerous hits.And for a while, it looked as if the Bengals would pay a steep price with eight penalties, three of which led to first downs.Somehow, they managed to regain their composure, avoided any defensive penalties in the fourth quarter and overcome the loss of Williams to snap an eight-game losing streak at Indy.Oddly enough, Clayton Fejedelem, Williams’ replacement Trayveon Williams Jersey Womens , wound up saving the game after Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle appeared to convert a third-and-15 into a first down by contorting his body around the Bengals 15-yard line.Instead, Fejedelem, the second defender on the play, delivered a textbook lesson by knocking the ball out, quickly scooping it up and sprinting down the sideline for the clinching score.“You don’t get time to hiccup or flinch,” Lewis said. “You’ve just got to keep playing.”The Colts learned that lesson the hard way, too.After taking a 23-10 lead midway through the third quarter, it appeared the Colts might finally end the second-half troubles from last season. This time, they unraveled again.A.J. Green split Indy’s two deep safeties — Clayton Geathers and Malik Hooker — for a 38-yard TD catch and after Adam Vinatieri’s rare miss on a 55-yard field goal, the Bengals capitalized by driving for Joe Mixon’s leaping 1-yard score to take the lead. Indy was called for three defensive penalties on the second series, including an inexplicable pass interference call on Geathers on third-and-15.“I thought we played good, just penalties in the end killed us,” Colts defensive end Margus Hunt said after recording two sacks against his former team. “We just need to keep playing football.”SECOND CHANCEDoyle has been one of the Colts’ most reliable players over the past few seasons.So the fumble was out of character and teammates quickly came to his defense, starting with Luck.“Jack cares about this game as much as any guy I’ve ever played around Trayveon Williams Cincinnati Bengals Jersey ,” he said. “He’s an incredible person, an incredible teammates and he’s a great friend. So you give him a big hug. He’s going to be all right. He’s going to be fine.”NEW OFFENSESThe Bengals and Colts have new offensive coordinators and revamped offensive lines, and both showed promise after slow starts.Andy Dalton and Luck were each picked off on their first passes of the afternoon before settling down and delivering more typical performances.Luck was 39 of 53 with 319 yards and two touchdowns in his first regular season start since having shoulder surgery in January 2017. Dalton was 21 of 28 with 243 yards and two scores.Each was sacked twice.GIVING IT AWAYThe Colts lost seven halftime leads in 2017, falling one game short of matching the NFL record.And a coaching change didn’t help Indy find its finishing touch Sunday. The Colts gave up 24 points over the final 20 minutes, allowing the Bengals to spoil Luck’s long-awaited return.TOUGH GRINDWhile the passing games appeared to be in sync, the ground games left more to be desired.Mixon carried 17 times for 95 yards , but the Bengals only had three other rushing attempts and wound up with 101 yards.Indy, meanwhile, relied heavily on rookies Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines in their pro debuts. Wilkins carried 14 times for 49 yards, while Hines had five attempts for 19 yards and caught seven passes for 33 yards.Both teams need to be more effective on the ground this season.
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