foshman Rates the Cincinnati Bengals





Cincinnati Bengals

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
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Location:
Cincinnati, OH United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
C-
Dalton is probably entering his last season as a starter.
Running Backs
B-
I expect Joe Mixon to have a breakout season.
Protection & Blocking
C
Losing first round pick Jonah Williams hurts. This looks like a weak link for the offense.
Receiving
B
AJ Gthreen getting hurt isn't a huge deal, it seems to happen every year. Boyd is an emerging receiver coming off a break out season and John Ross could really benefit from Taylor's offense.
Skills
Speed
B+
Production
B-
Big Play Ability
A-
Consistency
C-
Red Zone Success
C+
Skills Analysis Notes
The Bengals have fatal flaws at quarterback and offensive line. They are far better than most teams across the skill positions.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B+
The strength of this team,though a bit thin at tackle. Ends are 4 deep though.
Linebackers
C-
I don't see a veteran that is more talented than a run of the mill journeyman. 2 rookie starters would not shock me.
Defensive Backs
B-
A lot of first round picks for a very average secondary.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
B-
Stopping the Run
B-
Controlling Field Position
C
Stopping The Big Play
C+
Causing Turnovers
C
Skills Analysis Notes
I'm bearish on this team defensively.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
B
Punting
B
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B-
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B
Coaching
Effectiveness
B
Preparedness
B
Decision Making
B
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
Incomplete until we see the new coaching staff.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
C
Analysis
The offense has major questions but an exciting new play caller and scheme. The defense sorely needs an infusion of talent at linebacker and depth up front.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Met My Expections
Expected Wins
7
Expectations/ Outlook
The Bengals should be fun to watch offensively. Eventually. I don't expect much from them defensively.