Week 1 of the preseason is over. Players are beginning to shake off the rust, injured players from last year are back playing with their teams, rookies have been given a taste of the speed of the game, and camp battles are beginning to get a lot more intense. The Cincinnati Bengals had an overall good game against the Falcons, showing depth. Tonight, the Bengals host the Titans and here are a few Bengals players you should keep your eye on tonight.
Aug 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) runs for extra yards after a catch in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
1. Tyler Eifert
Eifert??? Again on the list? Okay okay, just hear me out. Last week, Eifert played a few snaps with the first team. Although it wasn’t anything spectacular, he played decently well in the blocking game. However, after the game, Jay Gruden stated he now had a reason to yell at Eifert because he wasn’t as effective in the passing game. Those comments make it seem like Gruden is going to have targets toward Eifert during this game. Expect to see Andy Dalton look his way quite a bit. Not only that, but watch and see how Eifert can help free up other receivers by drawing attention to himself.