Cincinnati Bengals Offseason Needs: Quick Overview

January 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals ended the 2009 campaign respectably and now are a team that needs to hold the line and improve upon an emerging team in 2010.
Here are some of the immediate key areas (assuming the Bengals are able to stay at the current "status quo"):
1. Tight End
The Bengals lost their top two options in Reggie Kelly and Ben Utecht early in the season.
The Bengals will need to see where Kelly is at when he returns for 2010 as well as develop a solid backup—likely to be J.P. Foschi and Chase Coffman. Ben Coats' status remains to be seen.
2. Offensive Coordination and Offensive Line
The Bengals' one-dimensional offense showed in that the o-line had much success in opening up opportunities for the re- emergent Cedric Benson however did not protect Carson Palmer enough to allow the passing game to develop.
Top pick Andre Smith should start contributing solidly in his second year (without a contract hold-out and early injury) as ...

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