364 days ago:
“As we start another regular season of the NFL, I want you all to know a harsh truth that not everyone associated with this game realizes: players don’t really change.”
Here we are again.
Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals front five on offense were the primary culprits of the team’s 20-0 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Some may place the blame solely on one or the other, but it truly was a conjoined effort by the two entities.
For every problem, there is a catalyst that sparks it. After watching the first drive of the game, it was clear what caused the wheels to inevitably fall off.
The second and third plays of the game, the tone was set.
It truly is remarkable how Russell Bodine consistently never wins at first contact or gets any leverage in his set, ever.