In The Trenches with Dave Lapham

In The Trenches with Dave Lapham

Dave Lapham brings his unique view from the worlds of football and broadcasting to his ”In The Trenches” podcast presented by First Star Logistics. Lapham, a 3rd Round selection of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1974 NFL Draft, spent ten seasons with the Bengals before playing two years for the USFL New Jersey Generals and owner Donald Trump. After his playing career, Lapham became the Bengals color commentator, a position he’s held for over 30-years. Dave uses connections made in sports and broadcasting to bring an exciting and energetic podcast to the masses with ”In The Trenches” presented by First Star Logistics.

Episodes

June 13, 2024 30 mins

Former Bengal & NFL Broadcaster Solomon Wilcots joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss the Bengals 2024 offseason and what the most important storylines will be during the Bengal's mandatory minicamp. 

Every player for the Bengals is in attendance for minicamp besides WR Tee Higgins. Joe Burrow in a recent interview said he still has constant communication with his star receiver and he can't wait for him ...

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NFL legend Peter King joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss his legendary career and how it all started in Cincinnati Ohio writing for the Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Dave and Peter have known each other for decades, both starting their professional careers in Cincinnati Ohio and both with the Cincinnati Bengals. Dave of course played for the Bengals and Peter covered the team for the Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Peter g...

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers coach Troy Walters returns to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham to give an update on how the Bengals wide receivers have performed during offseason workouts.

While Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are off doing their own things, Walters explains why he's not worried about the duo in the months leading up to the official start of training camp.

Walters also talks about the impressive performance of vete...

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Former Bengal & NFL Broadcaster Cris Collinsworth joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss the Bengals' 2024 schedule and give his record prediction for the upcoming season. 

The Bengals have a very fair schedule in 2024. Playing three rookie head coaches in their first four games and playing two of the weaker divisions in the NFL the NFC East and the AFC West. 

The Bengals also have a fourth-place schedule...

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NFL Broadcaster Cris Collinsworth joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss the Bengals offseason and to give his thoughts on the Bengals 2024 draft class. 

Lap and Cris discuss why they think the Bengal's 2024 offseason has been very impressive so far. With the additions of Mike Gesicki, Geno Stone, Vonn Bell, Sheldon Rankins, and Trent Brown both Lap and Cris think the Bengals have improved at multiple positio...

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Cincinnati Bengals defense line coach Marion Hobby joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss the Bengal's new defense line in 2024. 

The Bengals will have new additions to the defense line in 2024 bringing in three new defense tackles this offseason after losing DJ Reader in free agency. Sheldon Rankins, Kris Jenkins, and McKinley Jackson will have big shoes to fill this season but Coach Hobby has been very impr...

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Former NFL quarterback and current NBC NFL analyst Chris Simms joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss Joe Burrow's return, the Bengals 2024 draft class, and the Bengals 2024 schedule. 

Chris was one of the national media members to praise the Bengals draft, as he believes it was one of the strongest classes in the NFL this year. He thinks Jermaine Burton might be the biggest steal of the draft saying if Alaba...

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We always enjoy having Solomon Wilcots get back In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics.

In this episode, Wilcots and Lapham discuss the 2024 Cincinnati Bengals schedule and whether the NFL was kind or cruel to Joe Burrow and company as they look to rebound from missing the NFL playoffs during the 2023 season despite having a winning record.

While the Bengals won't have a game out of the country, Wilcots...

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We always welcome Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Dan Pitcher's time to give In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics.

During this visit, Coach Pitcher discusses all the newest offensive draft picks from the recent NFL Draft, offensive tackle Amarius Mims, wide receiver Jermaine Burton, tight ends Erick All and Tanner McLachlan, and center Matt Lee.

Coach Pitcher also discusses the draft surprise...

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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss Joe Burrow's return to practice and the 2024 Bengals draft class. 

Joe broke the Cincinnati internet when clips of him at practice went viral and he looks to be in really good shape after an injury-ridden 2023 season. Coach Taylor believes Joe's rehab is going great and can't wait to have a 100% healthy Joe Burrow for the 2024 sea...

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Cincinnati Bengals director of college scouting Mike Potts joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss the Bengals 2024 draft class. 

 

The Bengals had a very successful 2024 draft, filling their biggest needs with players they believe will have an immediate impact on the 2024 season. They keep their same successful formula, drafting players with elite athletic scores from big-time programs. 

On the offensive side...

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Cincinnati Bengals offense line coach Frank Pollack joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss the Bengals's new offensive linemen they selected in the NFL draft; OT Amarius Mims and C Matt Lee.

Amarius is a huge offensive lineman out of Georgia, and a lot of experts say he has the most upside out of all the offensive linemen drafted. Mims will be competing for the starting right tackle job with new Bengal Trent ...

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Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. returned to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, as the first guest from the "NEW" First Star Logistics studios.

In this episode, Brown and Lap discuss the first-round draft pick Amarius Mims, a physical powerhouse akin to Brown. When Mims joined the Bengals, Brown didn't just meet him, he made a point to visit with his new teammate and his parents, sh...

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We always enjoy having one of the all-time Cincinnati Bengals greats, Boomer Esiason, jump In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, to give his honest and raw thoughts on the world of the NFL and the Bengals.

The 2023 Bengals Ring Of Honor inductee looks back on his draft process and sees similarities between it and his 1984 Draft Class and what the Bengals could do with ten draft picks in the 2024 NFL D...

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Cincinnati Bengals director of college scouting Mike Potts joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss the 2024 NFL draft class and why he believes this is one of the best draft classes in recent memory. 

 

Potts and Lap talk about the important positions the Bengals will address in the 2024 draft. The Bengals did a great job filling their biggest needs in free agency, adding very talented players at key positions...

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Former Cincinnati Bengal and sports commenter Solomon Wilcots joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss who he thinks the Bengals will be targeting in the 2024 NFL draft. 

The Bengals did a great job addressing their needs in free agency where they don't have a glary hole they need to fill going into the draft. The biggest position the Bengals addressed was safety, signing two starting quality players in Geno St...

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While members of the Cincinnati Bengals have been doing some offseason work on their own, this week, the real work begins as players come together for some basic workouts as a team.

For Bengals right guard Alex Cappa, the thrill of returning to Cincinnati and the prospect of working with new right tackle Trent Brown is invigorating. His commitment to his role in propelling the Bengals towards another Super Bowl, and his aspiration ...

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Cincinnati Bengals safety Vonn Bell joins us today on In the Trenches with Dave Lapham to discuss his return to the Bengals after spending last season with the Carolina Panthers and how excited he is to be back playing under defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo.

Vonn and Lap talk about his favorite memories from his time with the Bengals, including the incredible interception against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game and his leg...

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We recently welcomed back for a thirteenth time one of our favorite guests on Dave Lapham In The Trenches, presented by First Star Logistics, Cincinnati Bengals center Ted Karras.

This visit covered a lot, as Karras talked about how the Bengals know they didn't get the job done in 2023 and will return in 2024 hungry and angry, ready to regain a top spot in the AFC.

Also discussed was the generosity of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow...

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What can Brown do for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2024?

Left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will now have a bookend right tackle in Trent Brown, along with second-year running back Chase Brown, to help push what is sure to become the next big catchphrase in NFL circles.

Brown returned to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, to discuss how he's attacked the offense, the signing of multiple free agents he feel...

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