Guard Mike Goff made five starts as a rookie in 1998, but the Bengals signed free-agent veterans Matt O'Dwyer and Brian DeMarco the next off-season. Those two became the starters, and Goff pouted over what he perceived to be a slap in the face. Now, after a season in which he played in 12 games and made only one start, Goff knows what he has to do to nail down a starting job. He worked hard on his technique and conditioning in the off-season, and is pushing for a starting position. "I'm not here just to be another face in the team picture," he says. "Last year I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself. This year I'm going to rise to the challenge."