Roundtable: Impressive & Dissapointing Bengals

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“What player(s) have impressed you the most, and who needs to step-up their game in the coming weeks?”


Joe Johnson

There are a few players who have stood out to me, most notably, Gio Bernard, Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert. Gio needs to be the starting RB. He is loads better than Green-Ellis and can do a lot more for this offense. He is a threat in both the running and passing game, as we have seen these past couple of weeks.

Eifert has impressed me with his hands, which I swear seem to be made of Gorilla Glue. Does he even know what a drop is? He has already made big plays, like that 61 yarder against the Steelers, and I expect him to break out sometime within the next couple of games.


Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports


As for Dalton, he has vastly improved from last year. He can connect on deep passes now. He has a fairly high completion percentage. He is well on his way to a 4,000 yard season at the rate he is going. This will be a career year for him.

Now, for the guys who need to step it up: Geno Atkins still has 0 sacks this year. He has been getting pressure, but needs to start hitting the QB.

BJGE needs to step it up as well. He has been under 30 rushing yards 2/3 times this year and has a fumble. He has 2 TD, but he gets tackled behind the line of scrimmage a lot more than Bernard does.

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