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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Bengals – Falcons Preseason Opener

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Negatives

July 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA;Cincinnati Bengals center Trevor Robinson (66) with the ball during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Offensively

Everyone playing the center position (especially Kyle Cook). How does a center false start? Cook had 2 and Robinson had 1. Cook added in a 10 yard hands to the face penalty for good measure (3 separate penalties in half is unacceptable)

First team offense lost to Atlanta’s first team 3-0.

Penalties as a whole – Penalties can kill a team. The Bengals piled up the yellow laundry last night – especially from the O-line (at least 5 penalties – 4 false starts- by the O-line)

Finding out that Andrew Hawkins may need surgery

Tanner Hawkinson being carted off. The rookie was performing well in camp, and looked poised to earn a roster spot as a backup guard and tackle. That kind of versatitltiy is very valuable in a 16-game NFL season.

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