Joe Burrow’s injury ought to require the Bengals to alter
In the sea of ineptitude that swallows up the Cincinnati Bengals, it’s somewhat difficult to fish out the most significant problems.
With the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Expenses winning playoff games, the Bengals’ postseason struggles are becoming much more noticable. And there’s been failure almost all over.
Nevertheless, the front office’s disregard of the offensive line should have special attention.
Mike Brown, the CEO of the team (by that I mean, the Scrooge Executive Officer), tried to get Paul Alexander to do the searching and evaluation for decades. That worked for a while, however it certainly didn’t end well. Brown let Andrew Whitworth go due to the fact that he believed his play was going to decrease (although Whitworth showed no signs of that whatsoever) and he believed he could simply replace him with less expensive and more youthful alternatives in the NFL draft. Even worse was the case of Kevin Zeitler, who wasn’t even old. He just played the wrong position to earn money in Brown’s eyes.
And honestly, I personally believe Jim Turner would’ve gotten another year if not for the disaster that befell the team in the kind of a gruesome injury to already Cincinnati legend Joe Burrow. The rookie franchise QB might have just been the sacrifice that fans required.
Yes, Frank Pollack has personal ties to Zac Taylor through Brian Callahan and his father, Bill. And yes, he had relative success in his 1 year stint in 2018. But it was Taylor who let him walk for Turner. And now it was Taylor who swallowed his pride and accepted bring Pollack back after being left with no choice due to pressure from gamers and management.
However here’s the thing– we do not believe they’re done. As Sheeran composed, the Bengals definitely must spend in totally free agency to complete the revival of the line. Once again, had Burrow stayed upright and healthy, I envision the group would’ve fed us the very same nonsense about what we were missing on tape and after that drafted a couple of lower potential customers and hoped younger guys would just amazingly turn into Pro Bowlers. However Brown and Co. know they can’t range from spending this time around.
Like we mention in the video below, the Bengals have a pattern of spending only when forced to do so. In 2015, the defense was so atrocious that the Brown family decided to splurge on gamers like D.J. Reader and Trae Waynes. This year, it’s finally the o-line’s turn.
In more assistance of this is the fact that, as a variety of experts have actually pointed out, teams that utilize large zone concepts, like Pollack’s, usually invest greatly on linemen in complimentary firm. So bringing him back is likely a sign of another offseason of drawing from the old money bin.
You can enjoy our handles the addition of Pollack in the video listed below: