Just a few weeks ago, A.J. Green sat out a practice because of an illness before the home game against the Dallas Cowboys, a critical game that had the Bengals won, they could already have a playoff spot locked up, but it ended up being one of the worst of his career as he had several critical drops, including a touchdown catch that would have likely prevented the Cowboys’ rally.
The team had an agreement with the University of Cincinnati to use their practice bubble, but have opted not to use it very often. It’s time for Mike Brown to pay for a bubble to be built adjacent to the stadium. Yes, these are NFL players who have to get used to playing in the cold, but repeatedly exposing them to these conditions runs the risk of players getting sick, which is exactly what has repeatedly happened to the Bengals at the end of seasons. Maybe that’s contributed to their struggles in December games.