AJ Green vows to be better leader going forward


Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green (18) looks toward the fans during the pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

With the season ending for the Cincinnati Bengals, the players are at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday for the final time as they clean out their lockers and depart for the offseason until offseason workouts begin.

AJ Green finished among the top receivers in the NFL once again, culminating with his third-straight Pro Bowl appearance and a spot on the AP All-Pro team.

But even he admits there’s room for him to grow, and it starts with being a more vocal leader on this team, which still has a very bright future:

Having arguably your best player continue to publicly admit the areas he stills needs to improve is another positive sign that the future of this team is still bright given the amount of great leaders and good character players on this team that will ultimately keep it from having the drop-off 4-win years that happened under the “leadership” of Chad Johnson and Carson Palmer.

With the return of injured players like Geno Atkins, Leon Hall and Emmanuel Lamur combined with what hopes to be another solid draft class will hopefully be enough to finally get this team over the playoff hump and allow them to make a run to the Super Bowl.

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