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Doc Drills It

I could trot out my usual Postgame Pros and Cons, but I doubt I’d do much better than the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty. Daugherty was spot on in his assessment of the Bengals Sunday. The team had a major edge in talent but lost on the scoreboard. Penalties and execution were to blame once again (aren’t they always?).

Personally, I think Cincinnati needs to utilize more no-huddle in the early stages to get the offense going then lean on the running style it clearly prefers late in games. And I’m still maddened that Bernard Scott got just two offensive touches in yesterday’s game. I’ll keep campaigning for Scott until someone other than me realizes his potential. Until then, let’s all regroup for a Tampa Bay game that no longer looks like a gimme.

On the brighter side, the Steelers lost yesterday. Which means it can’t be all bad.

Who Dey.

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  • beeker

    Wow, Doc split the uprights with that one!

    This team can’t get out of its own way. Good teams don’t set themselves up for failure by looking past mediocre-but-motivated opponents. Good teams don’t have multiple mental lapses that turn touchdowns into field goals or field goals into punts. Good teams know their opponent’s weaknesses and step on their throats.

    The Bengals are not a good team this year. Talent-laden, yes. Good, no.

    Bratkowski seems determined to play to their weaknesses by ignoring their strengths. The hurry-up goes largely unused. Bernard Scott is a forgotten man. Keep running on first down even though the line can’t generate any push. And he might as well have FedEx’ed a copy of his playbook to Cleveland because Rob Ryan had him all figured out for the first 20 minutes of the game.

    They finally addressed some of our gripes about the offense, only to develop new problems. Carson rediscovered his passing game only to get the dropsies. The line rediscovered the snap count but couldn’t run block at all. And then the D seemed to be phoning it in again at times.

    Good grief.

  • Stanley Stone

    I love B. Scott I think he is a hell of a player with big play potential. I apperciate Leonard’s hustle and I know he did big things last year when we needed him but I think its time we think about moving him to FB since we cant get one that doesnt stay off the I.R. or away from the all you can eat buffets. B. Scott has big play potential everytime he touches the ball i.e Baltimore this year and Pitt last year just to name a couple. When he filled in for Ced last year he still had his 100 yard games and im my opinion looked way more explosive doing it. This is just another example of the Bengals not letting young talent develop and take over instead sticking with the vets.