Former Cincinnati Bengal Dave Lapham joined the Norris and Davis show on Baltimore’s 105-7 THE FAN Tuesday morning to discuss the state of the Bengals during the offseason.  He begins by talking about Andy Dalton and A.J. Green and their expectations for the year.  He then transitions to the Bengals being covered by HBO’s Hard Knocks for a second time, the last being in 2009.  That year was the last time the Bengals won the AFC North.

When asked if he was surprised about the James Harrison signing, Lapham tells that it doesn’t surprise him knowing Marvin Lewis.  According to Lapham, Harrison looks just as good as he did when he was younger, even though he is 35 years old.  After transitioning to Vontaze Burfict, Lapham thinks that this offseason is going to be the deciding factor in his career because the Bengals organization has seen something like this happen before.

When asked about the Bengals’ strengths, he claims that their defensive line is one of the best in the league, if not the best.  He believes the Bengals have upgraded their entire defense during the course of this offseason, in addition to the offense being strong as they are.  Lapham thinks that the Bengals finally have begun to draft well, which helped them build depth within the team.