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

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Defensively

Terence Newman’s poor tackling attempt on the bubble screen

Adam Jones – He did not have a good game, especially on the deep ball PI he had

Rey Maualuga not wrapping up – he put a nice lick on Chase Coffman, but he is lucky he went out of bounds because Maualuga went with the shoulder shot instead of wrapping up

Aug 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs against Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Taylor Mays (26) during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor Mays – I saw him do nothing except over run plays. He seems to just be lost out there. He’s fighting for his life just to stay on the roster, and given that he’s the oldest of the three safeties contending for a starting job, one has to think he’s reached his ceiling, while the other two (Shawn Williams and George Iloka) still have room to grow.

Brandon Ghee with a head injury – Death, taxes, and Ghee getting injured before the season ever starts

Roster Implications Coming Out of Preseason Game 1

Rex Burkhead is likely on the team. Bernard Scott is likely selling his Cincinnati residence.

Dane Sanzenbacher is going to be hard to cut and may be kept to fill the void left by Andrew Hawkins

Taylor Mays is likely not going to have a nameplate at PBS come early September

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