I am not mad at the Colts for gift wrapping a playoff spot for the Jets. We created this mess for ourselves. We should be able to beat the Chiefs, Browns and Raiders without depending on other teams..We know the Pats wont lay down next week..But, will the bengals?
Now to the game yesterday. Congrats to the Steelers for winning and a big Defensive effort late, but it is painful to watch this team this year..
1) The FO MUST make changes!! The O-line is very inconsistant with run blocking. Which means that real aren't that good! Maybe, Arians knows something we dont. Mendy just got over 1,000 yds yesterday averaging 2ypc..also, bad againt the Packers and Browns. The O-line is killing us in that regard that if BB didn't throw, we wouldn't score any points. Yes, the play calling sucks at times, but the O-line is not producing. I don't think the answer to the problem is on the roster right now..and, BB got sacked 17times in the last 3 games! UNACCEPTABLE! The FO must invest more in the running game..
2) the defense is only a shell of itself..Yes, i know that troy is out and Aaron is out. But, is that the reason, or is age creeping in in key areas? RR gashed us yesterday which is a disgrace! True, is is a special back, but dont we have a talented back too?
I got acid reflux watching that game yesterday of our once proud defense with the "bend" don't break attitude! FO, please take note of this!