Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
It's really strange given how creative they looked during the 3 game winning streak.
Maybe it comes down to execution, I don't know, but it's still amazing to me how little AJ Green was involved this week. If I'm a Bengals coach I throw it downfield to him at least 2-3 times a game, even if he's double covered he still comes down with it half the time.
Well, Gruden keeps talking about how Andy Dalton is getting the ball out too quickly and not allowing the play to develop. Maybe they plays are suppose to be more agressive, but Andy is playing conservatively. I don't know, but if he is I honestly don't blame Andy with the O-line and running game he has to deal with.
In the end, this is a young offensive unit who appears rattled right now. The coaches have to do a better job of putting them in a position to succeed.
The more I thought about it last night, the more I think it is time to move on from Marvin and give either Jay Gruden or Mike Zimmer the reigns. I've been kind of meh on Marvin as a coach for a while now, and these last three games have shown me that his coaching may be getting stale in Cincinnati. At this point, I'd be more inclined to give Gruden a shot over Zimmer simply for a change of pace, but I would be happy with either. I think you would have to do this after the season. I'd be alright with giving Marvin a role as GM, but you know Mike Brown will not do that, and I'm not sure Marvin would take the position anyway.