Marvin Lewis also said he envisions a second-year growth similar to Ray Rice from Gio Bernard. Says offseason big for growth.
Fansided "Cincinnati Bengals ‘backup’ running back Giovani Bernard was one of the NFL’s most exciting players in 2013. Assuming he’s given a bigger role in 2014, that excitement will only grow. Barring an oddity, Bernard will be the Bengals starting running back this year and under new offensive..." March 05
NFL.com "Packers running back Eddie Lacy may have won the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday night at the NFL Honors, but Bengals running back Giovani Bernard took the highlights trophy when some of his most spectacular dives and runs were displayed on the big screen before the..." February 02
Cincinnati Enquirer "The Giovani Bernard reverse-field touchdown run in Miami served as the latest – most glaring – example of the damage the rookie running back can do in space. His run swinging deep into the Bengals backfield was the first time he made such a dramatic, risky play bringing negative yards into the..." November 08
Cincinnati Enquirer "After his second two touchdown game of the season, including a 35-yard touchdown run that is still making the rounds on highlight reels, many have wondered if Giovani Bernard will get more touches starting Sunday at Baltimore. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said on Thursday that he was fine..." November 07
RB Giovani Bernard is practicing today and would seem to be good to go after suffering a rib injury in last Thursday's game. #CINvsBAL
ESPN.com "Giovani Bernard is really fast. He can catch the ball, he can run with the ball, he can score with the ball. He also has an apparent penchant for flipping his smaller-in-stature frame through the air. Those are a few of the things that after nine games, you now know about the Cincinnati..." November 06
Some non-brutal Bengals news: Gio Bernard has a rib issue, should be ok.
Cincinnati Enquirer "AFC North games are not supposed to be artistic masterpieces. Most times they have all the aesthetic appeal of having a root canal. When it is a Steelers-Bengals game it can be even uglier. In a Monday Night game that was more Survival of the Fittest the Bengals outlasted the Steelers 20-10 at..." September 17
Cincinnati Enquirer "Excuses were built in for Giovani Bernard. His first professional game first professional snaps all at the young age of 21. Days before the second-round pick admitted holding no idea what the first preseason game of his career would feel like. Bernard didn’t play as well as he envisioned. His..." August 14
Pro Football Talk "Few rookies seem to have their coaches as excited as Bengals running back Giovani Bernard. Bernard, whom the Bengals selected in the second round of this year’s NFL draft, has been the subject of talk from the Bengals’ coaching staff that he’s good enough catching passes that he could line up..." July 05