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Part of an article from "Cincy Jungle" with some good stuff.

Whole article not bad

 

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2022/9/20/23362157/tuesday-trenches-dreadful-in-dallas

 

To wrap things up, some random thoughts.....

  • It’s not time to panic. Yet. However, if the Bengals lose on Sunday and start 0-3, you can feel free to hit that button and exclaim the sky is falling.
  • Play calling has been an issue. Hopefully as the line and Burrow settle in and play better that will be better too.
  • The last offensive drive of regulation was 19 plays and 8:53 long, which was incredible. Then they got the ball back with 2:13 left in the game and they went three-and-out from the shadow of their own goalposts, which set up the Cowboys with good field position for their game-winning drive.
  • While the Bengals defense hasn’t been able to generate much pressure, they have been overall pretty good. They kept the Bengals in both of these games, giving the plodding offense multiple chances to win the game. However they faced Mitch Trubisky and Rush. What happens when they face an established solid quarterback without being able to pressure him?
  • Drew Sample should never be allowed to block a defensive end one-on-one. In fact, I can’t think of a single tight end who will consistently win that battle. I don’t ever want to see the Bengals try that again.
  • New long snapper Cal Adomitis did his job well, and when a long snapper does his job well, you’ll never know they did anything at all.
  • Eli Apple had the best year of his career last season and even though he struggled at times, he was a fairly average to slightly better than average cornerback in 2021. He played fairly well in Week 1, but he was awful against the Cowboys, and Dallas’ offense picked on him all day long. He gave up four receptions on four targets for 59 yards, which is 14.8 yards per target. 
  • Burrow is tucking and running too much, and sometimes he’s doing it too early when he should look to dump the ball down to a running back or a different safety valve. The more he runs, the more likely he is to get hurt. 
  • The Bengals can still turn things around. The season isn’t lost yet, but turning it around has to start with a Week 3 win on the road against the Jets. Cincinnati is the better team. Hopefully they show it.
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If the oline cant runblock effectively (which they haven't so far) his only choice is nit pickin the defense up the field.

Too who though?

Hurst? Boyd? .

 

I think opposing DCs are seeing that discrepancy in our pass game.

 

Will the oline show cohesive aggresiveness or another fiasco this week?

 

 

 

 

 

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Bengals' Halfbacks have run 97 pass routes in two games.  They were targeted on only 17 of them.

 

If you aren't going to throw them the ball, then keep them in the backfield to pass-block.  More play-action can come from that.  Burrow needs more time.  Sending everyone out on a pass route isn't going to get it done.  Our TE Hurst already is being used as a Receiver more than a blocker, all the more reason to keep the Halfback in the backfield if they aren't a primary target.  We're getting no time whatsoever to throw the ball deep.

 

"Scotty!  We need more blockers!"

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8 hours ago, SF2 said:

Once the brain trust let Whit and Zeitler go with nothing remotely close to serviceable replacements, Dalton literally led the league in having the quickest release. 
 

It didn’t translate to wins but he didn’t die. 

Dalton was Top-3 in release from his Rookie season forward.  It was always Dalton, Peyton and Brady in some order going 1-2-3.   All three got rid of the ball in 2.6 seconds consistently.  The other two just got the ball quicker to their Receiver and disguised where the read was a whole lot better.

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42 minutes ago, Jungletiger said:

Everyone and their grandma has a solution, but it's just spitting in the wind because none of these people have Taylor's ear.  What happens will all depend on what Taylor does, everything else is speculation and theory.

 

True, but this is a forum. Carry on.

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4 hours ago, MichaelWeston said:

 

This is a very long winded article that says Zach Taylor is extremely predictable.  Week one when Burrow was under the center:  17/19 runs.  It's kind of like this:

 

The Waterboy

 

Everyone knows what Taylor is going to do.  He has been unequipped to adjust.  So far.

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The Bengals need to start running out of shotgun and passing from under center ... 

 

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Or just stay in shotgun 100% of the time (what I would prefer). Nothing good comes from Burrow being under center, other than stuffed runs, quick sacks, and less reaction time to free blitzers. 

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16 hours ago, BlackJesus said:

The Bengals need to start running out of shotgun and passing from under center ... 

 

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Or just stay in shotgun 100% of the time (what I would prefer). Nothing good comes from Burrow being under center, other than stuffed runs, quick sacks, and less reaction time to free blitzers. 

 

 

So ZT should clearly not be calling plays, they did the math.

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