The Cincinnati Bengals 33-24 preseason win was a result of two young players, Cornerback David Jones and all-purpose perfomer Jordan Shipley.
David Jones, a fourth-year player out of Wingate College intercepted a Brady Quinn pass out into the right flat and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown which put the Bengals up 17-14 in the second quarter.
Jordan Shipley, a rookie out of Texas, is starting to become the new T.J. Houschmandzadeh as he is able to get underneath the defense and catch passes. Shipley caught 5 passes for 50 yards. He is a threat on Punt and Kickoff return units.
David Jones has moved from NCAA Division II Wingate to establish himself as a part of Cincinnati’s improved defense.
Jordan Shipley is an elite slot receiver who left Texas as the school’s all-time receptions leader (248). Ranks second in receiving yards (3191) and touchdown catches (33).
SOUNDS FROM THE CINCINNATI BENGALS POSTGAME LOCKERROOM(To listen to an audio file, click on the link)
* Last Sunday’s game marked the 13th consecutive season the Denver Broncos have opened the preseason on the road and the fifth preseason game with the Cincinnati Bengals all-time, they led 3-2. The Broncos stand at 122-108 in preseason games in franchise history.
* The Denver Broncos enter their sixth decade of professional football with a 411-367-10 (.528) combined record-the eighth-most wins among AFL/NFL franchises since 1960.
Denver finished with a 93-67 (.581) regular-season record during the 2000′s to mark its third consecutive decade with 90 or more victories, the only team in the NFL to accomplish that feat during the last three decades.
* The Broncos made two additions to their roster, RB Justin Fargas and LB Johnny Williams to the squad via free agency.
Fargas, who is in his eighth NFL season after spending his first seven years with Oakland. He rushed for 3,369 yards on 827 carries (4.1 avg.) with 10 touchdowns in his career.
Williams is a first-year player and former college teammate of Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard at the University of Kentucky.
* Nearly 40,000 fans have watched a Broncos training camp practice in 2010 as crowds have set several attendance records at both the Dove Valley and INVESCO Field at Mile High venues.
A record crowd of 3,103 fans came out to see Denver’s initial training camp practice at the team’s Dove Valley headquarters on Sunday, August 1. In 11 total public practices at Dove Valley, 18,859 fans have come through the gates.
On Saturday, August 7, the team held a training camp practice at INVESCO Field at Mile High in which 20,782 fans attended to set a Broncos record for a training camp practice.
* With 3,802 passing yards in 2009, QB Kyle Orton reached the 3,000-yard mark for the first time in his NFL career and set a team record for most passing yards by a player in his first season with the club.
In addition, only the Vikings’ Brett Favre (4,202) threw for more passing yards than Orton among quarterbacks in their first year with a new team in 2009.
* 2010 marks former Bengals offensive lineman Dave Lapham 25th year as the analyst on the Bengals Radio Network. Colorful, conversational and knowledgeable, Lapham stepped into the analyst role in 1986. He has worked alongside all five of the radio play-by-play voices in Bengals history, Phil Samp, Ken Broo, Paul Keels, Pete Arbogast and current voice Brad Johansen.
Lapham also claims membership in the Bengals’ “Double Digit Club,” comprised of 23 players who have played 10 or more seasons for Cincinnati. He was a third-round Bengals draft choice out of Syracuse in 1974 and played until 1983. He was the Bengals’ starting LG in Super Bowl XVI.
written by Stuart Mason