The Bengals are celebrating their 50th season.
The Bengals are celebrating their 50th season.in Wissenwertes 16.10.2019 03:17
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None has been worse when it comes to their running game. Cincinnati ranks last in the NFL in running the ball and is on pace to shatter franchise records for ineptitude on the ground. There’s no relief in sight for the fading Bengals (3-6) D.K. Metcalf Jersey , who play in Denver (3-6) on Sunday. Jeremy Hill is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury that requires surgery, leaving it to rookie Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard to try to get yards behind a line that’s not giving them much of a chance. There’s only so much they can change so late in the season. ”You can’t go to the triple option, right?” offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said. ”You can’t change everything in midseason. But there are things you can do, and these are NFL players so they also can adjust as you go, and that’s part coaching.” Hill managed only 116 yards and a 3.1-yard average as Mixon grew into the role of lead runner. The second-round pick has 321 yards Cody Barton Jersey , a 3-yard average and all three of the Bengals’ touchdowns rushing. Giovani Bernard has 113 yards. The line was so overwhelmed during a 23-7 loss at Jacksonville that the Bengals had only seven plays that gained yards in the second half; they lost yards on seven plays. Hill went on injured reserve before a 24-20 loss at Tennessee last Sunday. The Bengals have converted only 2 of 18 third down plays in the past two games. They ran the ball 18 times on first down in those games and lost yards six times while being limited to 3 yards or fewer eight other times. ”What’s really been the problem is losing on first down, getting negative plays on first down,” receiver Brandon LaFell said Wednesday. ”We’ve been making it third-and-long and all that dudes are doing is dropping eight guys in coverage and that’s not good for any offense.” The Bengals are on pace to rush for 1,122 yards, easily their worst for a non-strike season. The club low for a non-strike season is 1 http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-zach-allen-jersey ,439 yards in 1995. Their 3.1-yard average per carry also would shatter the previous club mark of 3.6 yards. To put their projected total of 1,122 yards rushing in perspective: Corey Dillon ran for more than that by himself in six consecutive seasons from 1997-2002 when they had a losing record each season leading up to Marvin Lewis’ arrival as head coach. Mixon is on pace to run for 571 yards, which would be the fourth-lowest total for a lead Bengals running back in franchise history. Charlie Davis ran for 375 yards in 1974, Derrick Fenner ran for 468 yards in 1994, and Larry Kinnebrew ran for 570 yards in 1987. The biggest problem is the offensive line Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey , which hasn’t been able to open holes for the running backs or protect Andy Dalton, who is on pace to get sacked 44 times. McCARRON SITS: Lewis said he’s not inclined to play backup quarterback AJ McCarron even as the Bengals fade from contention. The Bengals agreed to deal McCarron to the Browns on Oct. 31, but Cleveland didn’t get its paperwork finished before the trade deadline, scuttling the deal. Dalton has taken all the snaps this season. INJURY UPDATE: The Bengals practiced outdoors on a rainy, 45-degree afternoon – they’re the only northern NFL team without a covered practice field. Cornerbacks William Jackson III (toe) and Adam ”Pacman” Jones (concussion) were held out Phil Haynes Jersey , along with LaFell (knee). Defensive lineman Michael Johnson (back) and safety Shawn Williams (hamstring) were among those limited. — The transition in Green Bay is going well. Unless it isn’t.Quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t seem to be thrilled with the fact that new coach Matt LaFleur’s system entails little freedom at the line of scrimmage for the guy who gets the snap.“I don’t think you want me to turn off 11 years,” Rodgers tells Mike Silver of NFL Media in a story that Silver says is coming early this week. “There’s stuff that not many people in the league can do at the line. That’s not a humble brag. That’s just a fact.”For starters, it’s not a humble brag. It’s just a brag. And it also may be a fact. But it’s not a fact that has caused LaFleur to changed his planned approach, apparently.Rodgers’ comment would be an attention-grabber even without his history of passive-aggressive interactions with former coach Mike McCarthy. It also represents the first indication of something other than unconditional and unequivocal submission to the new offense that LeFleur has brought to town. And the decision to make the remark to a reporter could create the kind of friction that may eventually be reported and then loudly denied by Rodgers and the Packers.But this is how it goes with Rodgers, who often rattles off with a wry smile and a periodic Southern-sort-of accent the kind of dirty-laundry-airing comments that few other quarterbacks would ever make. All of this stuff should be kept behind closed doors Ugo Amadi Jersey , and most quarterbacks approach things that way.As the proprietor of an establishment that publicizes and analyzes remarks like this, however, I’m not complaining about Rodgers letting us know what he doesn’t like about the new offense. Even if he may not like the fact that people are noticing and interpreting the words he has chosen to utter.