Originally Posted by Redhook
I'm pretty optimistic about the Bengals even after yesterday's loss. I thought they got beaten down pretty bad in the 1st half and were lucky to only be down 7, but they came out and played another solid 2nd half. I'm not used to halftime adjustments.
There were a few key plays that went the Steelers way that dictated the outcome. That stuff happens. I could see the Bengals winning their next game against them.
A couple of concerns are obviously Hall and Green. I think and hope Green will be ok soon. But, losing Hall, even though he stunk something fierce yesterday, will be a big blow. Hopefully, Adam "Don't call me Pacman" Jones can fill in without getting injured again.
Next week, I look forward to the Bengals bouncing back and beating the Ravens. That'd be great.
Green would be a huge loss, gigantic. He has already shown to be a difference maker and without Shippley in the slot the Bengals would be forced to go with Caldwell and Simpson and a bunch of question marks.
Hall's loss will hurt but he has been pretty poor over the past few weeks. Hopefully Jones can step in and I wonder if that means Ghee gets a chance (if he still is on the practice squad).