Bengals’ offense is really awful right now


By Steve Stout - sstout@urbanacitizen.com



Let’s face it, the Cincinnati Bengals’ offense has been bad this season, and even worse now that receiver A.J. Green is out of the lineup with a strained hamstring.

In last Sunday’s 16-12 home loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Bengals’ offense had several opportunities in the second half to win the game, but couldn’t even get a first down.

The offensive line, which was excellent the past five years, is awful this season.

You can see the frustration written all over quarterback Andy Dalton’s face after he’s had to throw a pass out of bounds in order to avoid the rush.

And the receiving corps without Green has one common trait … they can’t get open.

Bengals’ receivers were getting no separation from their defensive backs on Sunday, which allowed the Bills to stack the line of scrimmage so they could stop the run.

Allowing former receivers Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones to leave via free agency after last season has proven to be a real mistake for a franchise that is very familiar with making mistakes.

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It’s not sports related, but I would encourage everyone to come out to Urbana University’s Student Center on Tuesday night to see Urbana native/author Beth Macy.

Beth and I were in the same class at Urbana High School, and she has gone on to have a tremendous career in journalism which has now led her to become a New York Times best-selling author.

She will be appearing in the Sara Landess Room in the student center on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to sign copies of her new book, “Truevine.”

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Trivia Time – Ohio University head football coach Frank Solich posted a record of 58-19 as head coach at Nebraska from 1998-2003.

This week’s question – Who was the head football coach at Urbana High School in 1981 during Beth Macy’s senior year?

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By Steve Stout

sstout@urbanacitizen.com

Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout

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