ICYMI: New Bengals in New Roles Part 1: What it Means for Gruden’s Offense

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Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) makes a reception during the fourth quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

How Does this Affect Cincinnati?

When we look at other old West Coast dogs learning new tricks, we’ll take a look at how Orson Charles, Andrew Hawkins, Mohammed Sanu, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis can fit into a dose of misdirection.

As Jon Gruden would say about himself, this guy here, this is a guy who ran an offense that dated back to the early eighties, but is fascinated with new offensive concepts. He is genuinely intrigued when talking about college offense with RGIII, Brandon Weeden, Cam Newton and others on his Gruden’s Quarterback Camp show.

His brother, Jay, has the gumption to dial up a touchdown pass from Mohammed Sanu out of the Wildcat formation on the first play of the Redskins game, and has shown willingness to creatively adapt his offense to his personnel’s strengths.

That  could lead to a surprising Bengals offense in 2013.