Previewing the Bengals 2016 defense is less about the new players and new depth chart and more about them conducting themselves in a professional manner.
All the talent in the world cannot overcome the character flaw on the Bengals Defense in 2016. Schematically, with Marvin Lewis as head coach, the Bengals defense will always be solid. Yet, with managements liberal policy toward players with questionable history (Adam Jones, Vontaze Burfict) the Bengals defense is also always unpredictable.
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Generally, it only takes one bad apple to spoil an entire bushel. Unfortunately for the 2016 Bengals, there are two rotten apples and they are both on Defense.
Previewing the Bengals defense this year is less about the new players and new depth chart and more about them conducting themselves in a professional manner. When this defense puts forth the effort to be professional they make a city proud. Yet, when they allow emotion to run unchecked by selfish men they look more like a sad representation of what’s wrong with America.
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