Bengals’ Offensive Question Marks Could Hold Team Back from Success Yet Again

July 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals could quickly be roundhouse kicked by a crippling problem when the 2016 season begins.
No, not the crushing weight of an 0-7 postseason record during the Marvin Lewis era, though the ghost of playoffs past is always hovering.
And no, I’m not talking about the semiannual purge of key coaches. But the loss of offensive coordinator Hue Jackson stings, as a wound can always be left when a coaching mind of that caliber departs.
The gut punch in question is directly tied to the on-field product, and those responsible for keeping the octane flowing steadily throughout the Bengals’ offensive depth chart. The same offense that scored 49 touchdowns in 2015, which is quality scoring production during any year, and especially a season when quarterback Andy Dalton missed three games.
The issue lies within that depth chart. As training camp nears, it’s fair to wonder if the 2016 Bengals will be eaten whole by the swirling vortex across fro...

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