State Of The Cincinnati Bengals: An Off-Season Of Decisions To Be Made

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Remember this off-season when Chad Ochocinco declared it would be “a damn shame” if the Cincinnati Bengals failed to make it to the Super Bowl? Probably not.
Following a 4-12 mark and arguably the most disappointing Bengals season ever, that proclamation seems like years ago. 
Carson Palmer forced too many balls in the direction of newly-acquired, boisterous wide receiver Terrell Owens in a relentless effort to appease him. Ochocinco’s production tapered and his self-esteem suffered.
Running back Cedric Benson showed frustration with the offensive play-calling all season. Senseless penalties and undisciplined play plagued the Bengals’ offense each week. 
Even Mike Zimmer’s unit, a defense that finished in the top five in the league last season, had trouble finding its way until late in the year.
So what happens now? The Bengals are left with more questions than answers after a season with high expectations left the front ...

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