The Good, the bad and the ugly: Defense

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Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) and Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) defend a pass against Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

 

Ball Skills of the Secondary

Does no one on this coaching staff teach these guys to find the ball? It seems as though every week, every year, I watch Bengals DBs have good coverage yet give up a reception (and miss an INT) simply because they didn’t turn to find the ball. This week it was Jones who allowed Gordon to literally catch a ball off of Jones’ head.

If Jones just turns his head, he at a minimum knocks the pass down and he likely has an INT. It could have been a big play/non-play if Billy Cundiff wasn’t such a useless kicker.

 

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