Who Dey notes: Bengals’ Lewis on Adam Jones, breakout players

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Sep 29, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) against the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 22-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) against the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 22-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Adam Jones has to watch his public persona and Marvin Lewis has something to say. Three Bengals are set to have a breakout season.

Yes, the subject is getting old. But, to the dismay of Bengals fan, it just won’t go away. Adam Jones has been in the news recently for the same incident. When his Rolls-Royce was involved in an accident, Jones was seen in an Instagram post using profanity to describe what happened. Later, the young man that drove the other vehicle decided he wouldn’t accept Jones’ apology for his actions. Enough is enough. By this time, fans realize that the Bengals’ cornerback has a volatile temper. Time to let the natural flow of things take its course.

Actually, if my $250,000 ride just got dinged, I’d probably drop a few bombs too. But, that’s not the problem. Jones has to know that anything he does is going to be scrutinized harder than the average Joe. If he cracks a fingernail in Walmart and shakes his hand, he’ll be accused of inciting a riot with the workers.

At this point, Jones can do just about anything and come out on the losing end. He’s the equivalent of Andre the Giant or the Undertaker. Did I mention The Iron Sheik and Sgt. Slaughter? He is officially the NFL villain. 

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Before this gets redundant (look at the big word), Jones has been, um, warned by Marvin Lewis. Per ESPN, the bottom line is to chill out and control those outbreaks.

"“He’s got to continually work at that,” Lewis said. “He’s a passionate teammate for these guys, a diligent pro. He’s got to just continue to handle himself within the scope of day to day and be a great pro. He’s overcome his background, and it’s a day-to-day process. Most importantly, he’s at the point in his career where these things have to stay pointed towards football.”"

Just Chill Bro

Jones is a competitor at heart and is driven by his emotions. But, how long will the Bengals be able to put up with the reaction of the fans? Adam is still wearing the Orange and Black. Yet, there’s only so much people will ignore. True. There may be a hint of partiality in covering Jones. But the quicker Jones realizes he’s got a target on his back, he’ll…change.

Time To Recognize

Bengals fans already know about the sleeping giants in Cincinnati. But, it’s time the rest of the league got schooled. Roy Cummings of Fanrag has chosen three players that will have a breakout year. But, they aren’t the names you may be thinking.

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While the offense is all the talk at Queen City water coolers, the defense could be the unit that shines. First-year players rarely see playing time under Lewis. With these players being in the sophomore years, it could be just the right time for them to step up.

If the X’s and O’s get on the same page, it could indeed be a year to remember.

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