Yesterday I went with positive approach to get us out of the deep canyon of emotions that ran through Bengals fans like Gio Bernard through a dolphin secondary. Today it’s a look at the players who laid an egg in Miami and need to step up their game in a big way. The folks at Pro Football Focus had some low grades for several of the players, some which you will see below. The team now has nine days to regroup, coach up, and retool for a Ravens team that knows this is their time to capitalize on a limping Bengal tiger. Here are my three duds of the Miami game.
Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) breaks up a pass to Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) in the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
TE Jermaine Gresham –
Where do I start, I went over to the bookcase and grabbed a Webster’s dictionary, yes they still exist, I looked up the word madding and there was a picture of Jermaine Gresham. Not really, but I can’t see how they can trust this guy on the field much longer. Whether it should have been called or not, you can’t have a hold of a guy’s jersey in the middle of the field, can’t do it. That play in turn was a 14 point swing in the game. Gresham is still leading the team in penalties with 7 for 70yards, negating over 60 yards of offense and a touchdown. According to Pro Football Focus, Gresham had a grade of -3.1, for penalties, poor blocking, and drops, he really needs to pick up his game