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Bengal relying on Andrew Whitworth to overcome loss of Clint Boling

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Dec 24, 2011; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth (77) runs after Arizona Cardinals cornerback Michael Adams (27) during the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated the Cardinals 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Pulling Whitworth

– During the game sunday, the Bengals pulled Whitworth from the LG position to the right side on runs at a minimum of 10 times. I think having Andre Smith Kevin Zietler and Andrew Whitworth on the same side running the ball give the Bengals an advantage. Plus with him over at LG, Anthony Collins moved over to LT. Anthony Collins has been nothing less of solid when he comes into the games this season.

If I had the call for the rest of the season, I would make Whitworth the permanent LG and Collins the LT. I do think you are going to see this more due to the fact that the Bengals signed Dennis Roland back. Giving them more depth at Tackle would not make sense unless you lost a tackle. Considering the Bengals lost a guard, I would assume Whitworth is making a move over to guard filling the void for Boiling, but leaving a void that Roland needed to fill.

P.S. I don’t think it was any coincidence that Dalton had a better second half with less pressure up the middle. Just an observation.

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