Dec 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) smiles during warm-ups before a game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
All-Pro receiver A.J. Green knows the Bengals have to find other receiving threats if he’s to continue to develop into one of the elite NFL receivers, but he believes the current guys will be what they need going forward:
"I feel like Mo was coming into his own the last couple of games. Just having Marvin come back, and he was battling a knee injury, so he probably wasn’t 100 percent. But Mo was a key loss. It hurt us a little bit. You put Mo anywhere and he can make plays. But that’s the game of football. He’ll be ready next year and with Marv coming into his own at the end of the season with (slot receiver Andrew Hawkins) and all us coming back next year, it’s going to be exciting."
After 29 years with the Bengals franchise, running backs coach Jim Anderson retired this week. Anderson has been with the club through the best of times, and the worst of tims, and will miss coaching in the NFL:
"It has been a great run with the Bengals, and I’m happy to have ended it with two straight playoff teams and three in the last four years. The memories will last forever, and I’m proud and grateful to have had the opportunity. It’s a new challenge for me to move on, because I love coaching, but it’s time."
Anderson passed former Bengals assistant Kim Wood in 2012 as the longest-tenured assistant coach in franchise history. Best wishes to Jim in his future endeavors.