Sam Hubbard

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    Sam Hubbard was named starting right defensive end on the Bengals' first training camp depth chart, a not unexpected development given how well he played as a rookie last year as a rotational player. Now that Marvin X is finally gone, maybe Alex Erickson will also get some significant playing time, as mentioned recently in the Erickson thread in the Bengals forum.

    I expect Hubbard to get lots of tackles and a fair amount of sacks as well. Justin Smith might be a good comparison.

    Bengals release first depth chart

    Sam Hubbard is in line to start at defensive end in Year 2.

    https://www.cincyjungle.com/2019/8/5/20755045/bengals-depth-chart-2019
     
  2. Bucky

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    Good news for Hubbard! Was a beast as a Buckeye and had a great rookie season. Don't expect a Sophomore Slump from him.

    New staff seems to recognize Erickson's talent, plus AJ Green is injured for next 2 months. Again should see more targets.
     
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    Hope springs eternal, or maybe it’s summer hope in the Caste NFL. It certainly seems like the new regime with be better for Whites but who knows; they could still be worse.

    Marvin X softened his “no Whites” stance in his later years. He often fielded all White or majority White offensive lines. Always had a White QB and TE and had players like Vigil, Hunt, Hubbard, Burkhead, Erickson, Nelson, Fedejelem and others I’m forgetting. Overall not bad but the problem was many of these got buried on the depth chart with little chance of moving up.

    I guess time will tell if the Bengals go in the right direction or down the Caste hole.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    Sam was the best defensive lineman in the league in Week One. He had a monster game, just the beginning as he becomes a full-fledged star in 2019.

    Bengals News (9/10): Sam Hubbard announces himself
    Sam Hubbard broke out in Week 1. Hopefully it is a sign of thing to come for the rest of his career.

    Zac Taylor Evaluates The Bengals After Week 1
    “Sam’s ‘breakout game,’ if you want to call it that, is one of the least-surprising things that I’ve ever seen. He’s been consistent day to day. He’s exactly the type of player you love to coach and you love to be around. You’re combining talent with a relentless effort, and that usually pays off. Some of the (defensive) fronts we presented yesterday put (our linemen) in some good one-on-one situations in the pass rush, and they were sound fundamentally in the run game. Sam just capitalized on a lot of the opportunities. Like I said, it’s not surprising at all to see Sam have a game like that.”

    Cincinnati Bengals: Sam Hubbard dominant in season opener
    Hubbard did everything he could to help his team be successful, finishing with 10 tackles, two sacks for 16 yards, four quarterback hits and two tackles for loss, but the Bengals fell short, 21-10, in their opener against a traditionally strong Seahawks team.

    https://www.cincyjungle.com/2019/9/10/20858763/bengals-news-9-10-sam-hubbard-announces-himself
     

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