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How the Bengals are gameplanning for Brian Hoyer


Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals secondary coach Mark Carrier knows it will be tough task to prepare for Cleveland Browns quarterback Bryan Hoyer this week with so limited film of him

But he believes with the Minnesota Vikings tape to go with his knowledge of offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s scheme will help in game planning for Hoyer:

"“We’re going to scheme no matter what,” Carrier said. “From a technical standpoint you’re always looking at a quarterback to see what tendencies they have, how they respond under pressure, under duress. It’s easy when everything is clean, but what about adjustments on the fly? What little things can you pick out?”"

Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinski praised the ability of Hoyer — who went 30/54 for 321 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions last week — to get the ball out quickly, making his offensive line fare better vs. Minnesota, and that will be key this week vs a Bengals defensive line that many consider to be the best in the league.

And why not? They just held Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to one of the worst outputs of his career. How Hoyer fairs against Mike Zimmer’s schemes while Carrier coaches up a depleted Bengals secondary will determine how well Cincinnati does this week.

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