For Bengals, its More Questions than Answers Right Now

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Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate (19) attempts to catch a pass over the Green Bay Packers defensive back Tramon Williams (38) during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE


The preseason is always exciting. Not just because football is finally back, but because there is a chance to catch a glimpse of the future. The starters are not guaranteed, but there is always a solid sense of who will be starting and where. The preseason lends the opportunity to see new faces, either from the draft or free agency, or to see how players have progressed from the previous season.

This year, the Bengals had position battles that fans already knew about. Who was going to be the #2 WR? Who would be the starting SS? Would The Law Firm be the every down back or would it be back by committee like OC Jay Gruden had mentioned?

Those were valid questions and as the preseason finale is a couple of days away, these questions are finding their answers. Armon Binns and Brandon Tate have played well and shown promise to be able to line up opposite AJ Green. Taylor Mays is showing that he has the ability to become a game changer. Jeromy Miles is showing that he deserves some playing time there as well. Back by committee appears to be the direction the team has to go in because BenJarvus Green-Ellis has barely touched the field and Bernard Scott hasn’t touched it at all.

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