Offensive Line Depth
Anyone who has read my writing knows of my deep fandom for Andrew Whitworth, perhaps the league’s best technician. But, Anthony Collins has proven why he is so great to have around. He’s not Big Whit, but Collins is the best back-up left tackle in the league, and one that Cincinnati is learning to love while Whitworth traverses the road to recovery.
In the interior, Kyle Cook has responded very well to naysayers who though that Trevor Robinson would handily take the starting center position this preseason. But, at the same time, Robinson could be as valuable as Collins. If Clint Boling struggles or, knock on wood, Kevin Zeitler goes down, Robinson would be a great plug-and-play, although maybe more so on the right side of the offensive line. And, with the return of Dennis Roland, that means that every position can be adequately covered in case of an injury.
While the Bengals’ defense will likely still be the dominant unit, and good on the Bengals for extending Geno Atkins, it’s the improved Bengals’ offense that has many experts thinking that Cincinnati just might have a Super Bowl run in them.