Re: 2010, Week 1- Bengals @ Patriots, "Opening Day of NFL 2010"
I see two major problems with the Bengals this season.
1. Marvin Lewis. I am a Marvin fan but the Bengals are known to throw in a stinker in there more often than not. They come out at times lacking focus, lacking motivation, and playing an emotionless game of football. Marvin is the primary one to blame because this is his team, his players. You have to get them motivated to play.
2. Carson Palmer. All preseason long we heard about the weapons Carson would have this year. In game #1 he mustered 3 first half points playing with 2 future HOF WR's against a defense starting a rookie CB and a second year CB. Another pick 6 to put the game out of reach. He finally started to look good once the game was well out of hand. If the Bengals are going to do anything this season its going to rest on Carson's shoulders. He can't come out and play an awful first half while the other team is lighting it up.
All and all it wasn't all together bad. The team came out and played better in the second half. Thye showed some fight when they could have packed it in. But in reality all it counts for is one loss in a 16 game season.