NFL  > General NFL  > Taylor Mays traded to the Cincinnati Bengals
August 22, 2011, 08:19 PM
Although there is currently no information as to what the 49ers will receive in return for Mays, Mays is a Bengal.

I think they came to the conclusion that Mays does not posses the ability to cover receivers. People like Ronnie Lott and Rod Woodson thought the 49ers got a steal when Mays was drafted in the second round. Mays was upset that he wasn't drafted in the 1st round by Pete Carroll.

I personally thought the 49ers should have utilized Mays as an OLB, he has excellent speed which was evident during the combine last year. He has the size 6'3" 240 of an outside linebacker. I hope the 49ers got something decent in exchange. Maybe some security guards for their stadium.
August 22, 2011  08:38 PM ET

I bet Mays is PO'd.............lol

August 22, 2011  08:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I bet Mays is PO'd.............lol

He seemed to take it in stride a couple of weeks ago when the 49ers announced that he was on the trading block. The 49ers also waived Jeremiah Masoli- QB

August 22, 2011  08:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He seemed to take it in stride a couple of weeks ago when the 49ers announced that he was on the trading block. The 49ers also waived Jeremiah Masoli- QB

Not so much about being traded, but to the Bengals tho. No offense Bengals fans, but that's the last place I'd want to be traded, at least as long as Brown owns the team.

August 22, 2011  08:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He seemed to take it in stride a couple of weeks ago when the 49ers announced that he was on the trading block. The 49ers also waived Jeremiah Masoli- QB

Mays was reported to be unhappy in San Francisco. I wonder how happy he'll be with the Bengals.

August 22, 2011  08:51 PM ET

Never heard of Masoli

August 22, 2011  08:52 PM ET

It will be interesting now in the AFC North to see who is the better S from USC Troy P. or Taylor M.. They will get to square off in 2 games a year now.

August 22, 2011  08:54 PM ET
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Never heard of Masoli

He was a QB at Oregon, got caught stealing another students stuff. When he was told that he would have to sit out the next season he went to Mississippi St., he is a better runner than a QB.

August 22, 2011  09:03 PM ET
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Mays was reported to be unhappy in San Francisco. I wonder how happy he'll be with the Bengals.

I thought during his Senior year at USC he seemed to dog the season. He never played up to potential although he had a great combine. When he was drafted by the 49ers he got tons of press about how he was going to be the next Ronnie Lott, I think like a lot of players that come out of USC ( University of Spoiled Children ) he felt a sense of entitlement and was upset that other players ended up taking his supposed spot, I don't think he is upset with the trade, as long as Cincinnati guarantees him a starting spot.

August 22, 2011  10:04 PM ET
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I thought the knock against Mays was his lack of instincts before the draft.

That may be his true downfall. Things that are in his favor are that he is a superb athlete, he studies the game. But like you say he isn't a natural football player. He is very seldom around the ball as a safety. That's why I think he would be better suited as an outside linebacker. He does know how to tackle and hit hard.

August 22, 2011  10:11 PM ET
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Never heard of Masoli

Seriously? Do you follow college football?

August 22, 2011  10:12 PM ET
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It will be interesting now in the AFC North to see who is the better S from USC Troy P. or Taylor M.. They will get to square off in 2 games a year now.

It's Troy, hands down.

August 23, 2011  07:07 AM ET
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Seriously? Do you follow college football?

Actually, no I don't. And yes, seriously I never heard of him. Does that answer your questions?

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August 23, 2011  08:10 AM ET

The Bengals were forced to delay practice yesterday for over three hours after players reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the field. Head coach Marvin Lewis and the rest of the coaching staff immediately cleared the players from the field while police and forensic investigators were called upon to examine the field. Once the examination was
completed by Gil Grissom and company it was determined that the unknown white substance that the players encountered was actually the GOAL LINE! Practice shortly resumed after it was determined that the Bengals were unlikely to encounter the substance again anytime in the the foreseeable future.

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August 23, 2011  09:31 AM ET
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didn't dallas lose Bull?

Yes. So? I don't expect much from them this year. If they win and make the playoffs, even better. I'll be happy with just a winning season.

And, I did not put that Bengals joke there to insult the fans. I just thought it was funny. 2 or 3 years ago, it could have been the Lions. It could have been the Cowboys back in the early 60's as well, or any number of teams.

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August 23, 2011  10:21 AM ET
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i didn't think you hurled insults... so you are saying the bengals are the worst team in the league

Given the circumstances, likely so. Brown let Palmer retire instead of trying to get something for him. That right there should tell people that he (Brown) isn't into winning, but for the "principal of the thing"........in other words, Brown's pride is at stake here. He kept Marvin Lewis as HC for another. The list goes on, and most people know that without me saying so.

So yes, I think they will be the worst. I feel for the fans.

 
August 23, 2011  04:12 PM ET

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