Jonah Williams ‘has no doubts’ the Bengals will improve this year

Cincinnati Bengals, Jonah Williams (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals, Jonah Williams (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Jonah Williams has seen a lot of improvement from the Cincinnati Bengals this year and is convinced the team will show massive improvement.

Jonah Williams enters his second year in the NFL as a wildcard after an injury that cost him his entire rookie season. In substitution for physical reps, he focused on learning the Bengals’ system and mental parts of the game while he was recovering from an injured shoulder. With everything that has changed in the offseason, Williams is able to see the growth and progression of the team from last year to this year and is excited about what he sees.

In his first press conference, Williams expressed that he “really has no doubts the O-line is going to step up to the challenge and be part of a better team all around.” This is encouraging language around a unit that didn’t perform well last year and remains one of the biggest question marks for the 2020 season.

Jonah Williams believes the Bengals found their identity

One of the biggest reasons for optimism surrounding the offensive trenches is the fact that a better identity has now been established, something that couldn’t be said at this time last year. Williams had this to say about the offensive schemes heading into the upcoming campaign,

"“Feels like we are playing into our strengths really well. Last year we didn’t really know our strengths until we started playing.”"

There were plenty of times last year where the Bengals’ offense looked lost and not sure of what they should be doing. Williams believes that is fixed now because there is a much better identity. Adding in Joe Burrow and the strengths he brings should continue to define what this team looks like moving forward.

If Williams is correct, and the offensive line is a vastly improved unit this year, Cincinnati is capable of fielding a dangerous offense. Being able to provide holes for Joe Mixon and provide Burrow with plenty of time will open up a lot of concepts and schemes for the Bengals to utilize. Williams feels confident that this will be a break out year for the Bengals led in large part by a focused offense.

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