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Locked On Bengals - Daily Podcast On The Cincinnati Bengals

Locked On Podcast Network, Jake Liscow, James Rapien, Locked On Podcast Network
1111 episodes
James Rapien and Jake Liscow take you inside the Bengals with the latest news, unique analysis, and insight on your favorite team, every day on Locked On Bengals. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every Day #nfl #bengals #cincy

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Weekend Mailbag! Skyline orders, defensive line improvements, and which games to attend in 2021

Jake and James talk about their go-to Skyline orders, how depth and Marion Hobby's addition to the coaching staff will affect the pass rush, and many more questions in this episode of the weekend mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

2021 Locked On Bengals Schedule Release Review

Jake and James go through the highlights, and then the week-by-week of the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals schedule. One primetime game, a home opener, long road trips and homestands, and a tough finish highlight a generally challenging, but competitive schedule for Joe Burrow's sophomore season. Learn m…

Pre-schedule reveal opponent discussion, and C.J. O'Grady gets a tryout in rookie camp

Jake and James examine the Cincinnati Bengals' home and road 2021 opponents as we prepare for a road trip and the schedule reveal coming on Wednesday, and then talk about C.J. (formerly Cheyenne) O'Grady, a tight end from Arkansas in 2020's NFL draft, who the Bengals will bring in for a tryout in r…

Late Free Agency Speculation and Power Ranking Disrespect

Jake and James review the slim pickins' at positions the Cincinnati Bengals may be seeking veteran depth at this late point in the offseason, and we react to power rankings disrespect for the Bengals after the draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

One-on-One With Paul Alexander, Plus Frank Pollack Looks to Rebuild

James and Jake are joined by former Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander to discuss Jackson Carman, offensive line play in today's game, Cincinnati's decision to pass on Penei Sewell and so much more. Plus, they also talk about Frank Pollack's recent comments about rebuilding Cincinnati's of…

Weekend Mailbag! Offseason move reviews, minicamp dates, and reviewing Ring of Honor candidates

Jake and James bring you minicamp date news, review the Cincinnati Bengals' inaguaral Ring of Honor candidates, then dive into the mailbag. We take your questions about whether the Bengals' offseason moves were adequate, who will lead the Bengals in receiving in 2021, and more! Learn more about y…

An Early Roster Battle Preview, and Ring of Honor ballots are coming

The Cincinnati Bengals are releasing their inaguaral Ring of Honor ballots, and we speculate about how many players will be on the ballot, and what we expect the first vote to look like. We also take a look way ahead for potential training camp battles with the newest Bengals in the mix. Learn mo…

Director of College Scouting Mike Potts talks 2021 Bengals Draft

Jake and James talk with Mike Potts about the Chase vs. Sewell debate, what made Jackson Carman appealing in the 2nd round, what drove the decisions for the defensive line draft picks, and what makes a kicker worth a fifth round draft pick. We also talk rookie number assignments as the Bengals are …

2021 Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Full Recap + Grades

Jake and James go longform to recap the Cincinnati Bengals 2021 draft, grade each pick, and talk about how the Bengals see each guy fitting onto their team. We also hit Arif Hasan's consensus board value picks and reaches (the Bengals appear on both lists!), and spend too much time talking about ki…

Day 3: Trenches, a 5th round kicker, and a 6th round potential Gio replacement

Jake and James break down day 3 of the Cincinnati Bengals' 2021 NFL draft, heavy in the trenches, and earlier on the kicker than we expected. We talk about the value for each pick, and how each player fits into what we think the coaches' vision is for the team next season. Learn more about your a…

Day 2: Trading back for Jackson Carman and scooping the falling Joseph Ossai

Jake and James discuss the Bengals' controversial decision to target Jackson Carman in the 2nd round, and the explosive, all-motor athlete in Joseph Ossai they added in the 3rd. We grade the picks, talk about the opportunity cost for each pick, and how they'll fit in with the Bengals. Finally, we w…

Day 1: Ja'Marr Chase in the books, and a promising selection should be available Rounds 2 & 3

Jake and James bring you the best quotes from Zac Taylor, Brian Callahan, and the newest Bengal, Ja'Marr Chase, and reset the board for day 3. It looks like the Bengals' strategy of taking an alpha receiver and letting the offensive line depth of the class come to them for day 2 is going to pan out…

Instant Reaction! With the 5th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Ja'Marr Chase, Wide Receiver, …

Jake and James hit you with the instant reaction to the Cincinnati Bengals' selection of Ja'Marr Chase in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

It's Draft Day! Dave Lapham joins the pod to talk draft

The GOAT Dave Lapham joins Jake and James to talk about the Cincinnati Bengals' 2021 draft plans and some of his favorite fits for the team this weekend. We cover Chase vs. Sewell, day 2 picks, and the impact Frank Pollack will have on the offensive line now that he's back in Cincinnati. Learn mo…

Joe Goodberry talks 2021 Bengals Draft

Joe joins James and Jake to talk about whether the Sewell vs. Chase debate is even the most important question facing the Cincinnati Bengals in the draft this weekend. Then, we talk about some day 2 options and get Joe's predictions for all 8 draft picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …

Rumors swirl, Lapham gives his prediction, and Taylor discusses pick No. 5

James and Jake discuss Dave Lapham's prediction for the fifth pick, plus multiple rumors including a Julio Jones nugget that could impact the Bengals' draft plans and Zac Taylor discusses the wide receiver and offensive line classes ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. V…

Final Bengals 2021 Mock Draft Monday: What WILL they do?

Jake and James walk through projecting 7 rounds of Cincinnati Bengals' draft picks based on what they think the team will do later this week. A combination of Arif Hasan's consensus draft board, Bengals' thresholds and tendencies, reading the tea leaves, and marrying up value with team needs contri…

Weekend Mailbag! Pre-2021 Draft Edition

Jake and James take all of your Cincinnati Bengals questions ahead of next week's NFL Draft, and some fun questions too. Have you ever had a Snickers inside a pickle? We haven't either. We also talk about Joe Burrow's recovery, some of our favorite first round picks in Bengals history, defensive pl…

Joe Burrow's interview with Cris Collinsworth, and Duke Tobin's final remarks before the 2021 NFL Draft

Jake and James dig into the subtle messages and stand-out statements from Joe Burrow and Duke Tobin's media appearances over the last 24 hours. Burrow has effusive praise for Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, and former LSU Tigers teammate Ja'Marr Chase, while Duke Tobin talks (and evades) …

Burrow wears his scar with pride, Kyle Brandt's analogy for pick #5, and numbers for new Bengals

Jake and James talk about Joe Burrow's Instagram post wearing his ACL surgery scar with pride and defiance, before breaking down Kyle Brandt's analogy for the Bengals' choice at #5. We finish up with a review of new Cincinnati Bengals free agent acquisitions' numbers, and while Jake is upset that J…

#NewStripes! And Dane Brugler talks Bengals draft targets

Jake and James review the #NewStripes reveal, the new jerseys, and the red carpet the Bengals rolled out for some of their passionate fans. Then, we talk with The Athletic's draft guru Dane Brugler about Penei Sewell, Ja'Marr Chase, and mid-round Bengals targets as we continue our march toward the …

BONUS EPISODE: Ultimate Mock Draft 2021 Picks 1 & 2, Jaguars and Jets

A sneak peek at the first episode of the Locked On Podcast Network and Audacy collaboration: The Ultimate Mock Draft 2021. Over 75 experts and insiders break down the local Locked On NFL hosts selections through this first round NFL Draft simulation. Even if your favorite team doesn’t have a first …

Mock Draft Monday: "What would WE do" edition

Jake and James walk through 7 rounds of mock draft simulation in the "what would WE do" version of Mock Draft Monday. We both end up heavy in the trenches, and there's even a little bit of agreement throughout. This one goes deep, and you might even hear some names you haven't heard us talk about b…

Weekend Mailbag! Captains in the draft, 2nd round options, late round receivers, and more!

Jake and James answer all of your questions, including captains the Bengals may target in the draft, what positions the Bengals won't draft, areas for improvement for Burrow, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

New jerseys coming Monday, praise for Dane Brugler's 7-round mock, and debunking some Chase/Sewell myths

Jake and James talk about the New Stripes campaign's big event coming up Monday at 9AM, have praise for Dane Bruger's first 3 Bengals picks in his 7-round mock, and play mythbusters on some common (but wrong!) arguments in the Sewell/Chase debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc…

Malik Wright spoils the Bengals' draft plans and discusses his free agency rise to fame

Jake and James talk with Malik Wright about the Bengals' plans for the fifth pick, his media company, his accuracy and glow up during free agency and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

A Joe Burrow rehab update, Thaddeus Moss joins his former QB, and ranking positions in the 2021 draft

Jake and James talk about Joe Burrow's progress update, break down the Thaddeus Moss waiver claim, Gio's new home, and Lance Zierlein's positional rankings in the 2021 NFL draft, and how they fit with the Bengals' needs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Mock Draft Monday: The Ja'Marr Chase Scenario

Jake and James break down the Louie Cioffi hire, then go through 5 rounds of the Ja'Marr Chase at #5 scenario for Mock Draft Monday, dedicating all of the non-Ja'Marr Chase resources into picking trench players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Weekend Mailbag: The Bengals Ring of Honor is official!

Jake and James break down the most interesting facets of the Bengals' newly announced ring of honor before taking your questions in the weekend mailbag. We talk about the plan to replace Giovani Bernard's snaps in Cincinnati's backfield, some draft favorites, and what gets lost in the Sewell vs. Ch…

Mike "Bengals Sans" joins to break down Lou Anarumo's defense and why he's Team Sewell

Jake, James and Mike break down whether the Giovani Bernard release makes any sense, Mike explains a very level-headed pro-Penei Sewell stance, and breaks down what Lou Anarumo wants to do with this defense after acquiring Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton as he shapes up his single-high shell. Lear…