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Breaking Down Jay Gruden’s Thursday Night Breakdown

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Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Passing the blame after the fact is easy and fun. Lord knows there is plenty of blame to pass around for Thursday night’s debacle. But I want to focus on Jay Gruden. The Bengals may have had 465 yards of offense, but this very well might have been Gruden’s worst game as an OC. Five sequences on Thursday really bugged me about Gruden – 4 of the 5 could have won the game if Gruden didn’t have a brain fart, and the fifth lost the Bengals the game. Let’s take a look: