It’s Super Bowl week! The pinnacle of the professional game. Cincinnati Bengals face the Los Angeles Rams at the Sofi Stadium. Kick off is 11:30 pm UK time. This is going to be a great match up.
Here’s a fun stat; both Head Coaches are the youngest Head Coaches in the NFL and are under 40 years old.
The Bengals haven’t been in a Super Bowl since the 1980’s. On both occasions, they lost. So the rise of Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, and Ja’Marr Chase on the offence has given a promise to Bengals fans. Could this be their year? As our Bengals fans at the Cats aren’t old enough to have see their team in a Super Bowl, we hope so. Not to mention the Cats link (Bengals…Cats…).
On the other hand, the Rams were despatched by The Patriots in 2019 in perhaps the most boring Super Bowl on record. Seriously, don’t watch it. But with QB, Jared Goff being traded for NFL veteran, Matthew Stafford, there’s plenty to support. Stafford has been in the pro’s since 2009. He has spent his whole career, until this year, with the Detroit Lions. The first pick of the 2009 draft hasn’t disappointed. He has nearly reached 50,000 passing yards with only 161 interceptions. He clocked up 45,000 of those in just 165 games, which is a record in the NFL. So now Stafford has a shot at a ring, will he finally get a reward for his efforts? Not to mention, the Rams has a formidable Defence, led by arguably the best defensive player in the league, Aaron Donald.
The half-time show is expected to be bigger than ever, with Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blidge, and Kendrick Lamar performing. The teaser was simply jaw dropping (if you’re into rap and hip-hop). These artists have said that rehearsals have given them goose-bumps and that performing at such an important event in their home time is a dream come true.
Some of the Cats will be watching the game on base at RAF Mildenhall. We will be running a stand in the Galaxy Club between 9 and 11 pm. Be sure to say hello if you see us!
Our recruitment for positional coaches continues. We have two promising coaches for our DBs and WRs. More to follow soon.
Work progresses on the field. The offence are working on their fundamentals and generally getting back up to speed, following the success on last year. The defence are bringing rookies up to speed and making some minor adjustments to scheme. All in all, kitted practice is going very well. There’s still time to get involved, if you’re still on the fence
Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach, Andy Whiteoak.
Happy birthday coach!!
Coming Next Week:
Meet our new Defensive Backs Coach