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Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Chris Owens (21) and Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) break up a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Jones

Rule #1 as a receiver: catch the ball with your hands, not your body. Apparently Jones is unaware of this rule. It may not have mattered, but it just goes to show the lack of discipline by this team and shows why Jones doesn’t play more. One of Dalton’s better passes of the day would have left the Bengals with a little hope if Jones catches it with his hands.

Instead, he used his body and had it knocked loose. Sanzenbacher may not have the pure skills as some of the other WRs, but I trust him to make smart plays and would like to see him play more.

Alex Smith Playing Time

With Jermaine Gresham and Tyler Eifert on this team, I do not understand how Alex Smith played 10 snaps (or 15% of the snaps). In what is looking like a terrible roster mistake, the Bengals kept 3 TEs plus a converted TE as a FB (Charles), yet Charles is so bad at blocking, he is inactive on game days and they filled an actual TE (Smith) in as a FB on the train wreck 4th and 1.