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Cincinnati Bengals: The Good, the Bad, and the Noticed

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The Bad

1st String Defense started 0-2 on 3rd downs before forcing a FG.

Protection of Dalton – Whit wasn’t in there, but Dalton was facing a lot of pressure. Not a good sign for a line that gave up the 3rd most sacks in 2012 (46).

Giovanni Bernard Blocking – I love his play-making ability. I don’t like his ability to pick up blockers yet. Hopefully he can work on this because the Bengals need him out there on 3rd downs.

Kyle Cook – Another penalty. He has likely played 2 full quarters and he now has 4 penalties for 30 yards (2 false starts, 1 hold, 1 illegal use of hands)!

July 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Orson Charles (80) and outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) run a drill during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Orson Charles Blocking – In theory, I like what Charles can provide as a FB. In reality, I see a guy that is uncomfortable and not very effective blocking from the FB position.

Aaron Maybin – I thought he had located (and worn) Harry Potter’s invisible cloak! Apparently the coaches must have thought the same as Maybin was cut yesterday.

Chris Lewis-Harris – He was burned bad on Preston’s 46 yard TD.

Josh Johnson Fumble – He could have iced the game by simply securing the football. He needs to be more aware of the game situation and just go down, kick the FG, and end the game.

The Cheerleader Outfits – Come on Bengals! These outfits are terrible! How about some jungle themed outfits? I can think of many things better than what this squad passes off as an outfit from year to year. The outfits look like a homemade 5th grade Halloween costume. Weak.

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