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Round table: Most surprising and disappointing Bengals player

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“Biggest disappointment thus far?”

Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker James Harrison (92) on the sidelines in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports


James Harrison. I mean, where is this guy? I keep waiting, week after week, for him to burst out and start crushing quarterbacks, but he’s barely on the field! While this is purely conjecture on my part, I think that Zimmer doesn’t think Harrison knows the system yet; but remember – Harrison was cut four times as a player who couldn’t learn. Dick Lebeau may not have figured out how to coach him, but rather just let him prowl and build the rest of the scheme around him.

An interesting film study would be if he and Troy Polamalu ever were out ‘prowling’ at the same time, and if so, how often? On the other hand, he may just be old-hat at this point, but I just find that so hard to believe.


A.J. Green. I understand that he gets double covered, but he isn’t doubled on every play and he isn’t helping Andy Dalton out at all. Highly unproductive so far.