Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
The Bengals may have had 465 yards of offense, but this may have been Gruden’s worst game. In crucial, short conversion situations, Gruden kept dialing up long pass plays…which kept ending with the ball laying on the turf and the Bengals offense going to the sideline. Sometimes I think Jay Gruden is Jay Gruden’s own worst enemy.
He out thinks himself and the defensive coordinators thank him for it. Given the matchup problems that the Bengals present, Gruden should be able to convert 3rd downs without sending a WR streaking up the sideline and hoping Dalton can hit him.