Cincinnati Bengals: Stripe Hype Sunday Round Table

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Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Hue Jackson before the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

From Jamie: @ashfordj07
What can we expect to see outta this offense this year that we didn’t see last year that was just stagnant at times?

Ty: Multiple differences. You can expect better play calling. Hue Jackson has been around long enough not to throw from the 1-yard line, not to throw bombs on 3-medium, and not to run up the middle with smaller backs.

Another difference is going to be the routes of the wide receivers. As a former Receivers Coach, Jackson understand what receivers can do what. He has a tendency to throw the ball down the seam to tight ends and launch a vertical attack on defenses. You may not see as many passing attempts, but you will see better designs, and more efficient passing.

The one rumor that has been tossed around is the one with Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill in the back field at the same time; hoever, we heard the same rumor about, Ki-Jana and Dillon, Rudi and Chris Perry, Benson and Scott, and BenJarvus and Bernard. Who really knows.

David: An effective running game most certainly.  Hue Jackson has a history of producing effective running offenses from his time coaching in Oakland.  His offenses finished 2nd and 7th in the league in 2010 and 2011 respectively, and the 7th place finish probably would’ve been better had the team not lost Darren McFadden, who had a breakout year in 2010.

After adding a bruiser in Jeremy Hill, who has more explosive ability than fellow bruiser BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and potentially adding a quality FB/HB in Ryan Hewitt, I expect the Bengals to far surpass 2013’s 27th place finish (in yards/carry) as the Bengals display a much more balanced offense.

Norwood: Two things, a full back (without long hair) and Tyler Eifert.  Next question.

Matt: The Cincinnati Bengals have a new coordinator that will run the offense his way. It will be a more balanced offense than last year.