Bengals Banter: Back to the drawing board

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Sep 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) and Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) talk after the game at Soldier Field. Chicago defeats Cincinnati 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports


It was a frustrating day for the Cincinnati Bengals, and there might not have been a player more disappointed with his performance than that of A.J. Green. While he did have the best opening day game ever by a Bengals receiver (9 catches for 162 yards and 2 TDs), all he could think about after the game were all the missed opportunities, including his first-quarter drop that turned into an INT in Bears territory:

“I took my eyes off it. I demand greatness of myself. That can’t happen.”

After the game, he knew the Bengals had let one get away, but he’s ready to get back to work and rebound next week vs. the Steelers:

“It’s tough man. What is going to stand out are those three turnovers we had. We can’t have that to beat a good team like the Bears. We can’t give them any leeway. We got to go back to the drawing board and look at ourselves. (We need to) put our head down and keep grinding.”


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  • Abiss

    I like the Bengals personnel. I think they’ve got the makings of a team that can go deep into the playoffs. I don’t think much of the coaching staff though. It reminds me too much of the Bears w/ Lovie. Too loosey goosey. Too player friendly, meaning – not enough discipline or accountability. (Though, I would say it seems from a distance like Marv does a better job of making adjustments than Lovie ever did.) Hang with ‘em Bengals fans, that’s a good team. I’d take a large chunk of their roster over the Bears roster any day, and would chalk that loss up to ‘any given Sunday’ more than anything the Bears did. Good things ahead for you all.