Quote of the Game

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on August 25, 2011 – 11:22 pm

Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on running back Bernard Scott’s 12-yard TD run:

“He ran a power play on his touchdown and there’s an unblocked guy standing right in front of him. He just cut it. The guy wouldn’t have even pulled his flag in flag football; that’s how quick it was.”

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4 Responses to “Quote of the Game”

  1. By 2ndboot on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    It’s great to have the running game moving even if it was against the powerhouse Panthers, but 13 points given up to Newton? Oh my!
    This might be Bernards break out season as well.. That would be pleasant.. That one two punch might prove more effective than ever before..

  2. By mwindle1973 on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    I see what Gruden WCO is now. It is a WCO with the modifications of run first instead of pass first, and power running added in. It’s arguable whether we run first for Dalton’s sake or not. Probably does somewhat, but Jay said in his first press conference we were going to run the ball successfully, and have a running mentality. This was long before Dalton. So let’s hope it stays this way long after Dalton looks like Kenny Anderson out on the field. This WCO is actually a hybrid WCO, like a lot are these days. This one takes the WCO priciples and adds in some old fashinoned principles, and some modern post-WCO priciples. It’s definitely Jay Gruden’s offense, it’s not like other WCOs out there. This makes me believe it’s cutting edge. I see some concepts that I’ve not seen other teams do. I think Lewis may have found one of the new great offensive minds in the game.

  3. By mwindle1973 on Aug 26, 2011 | Reply

    As far as the first team players, it looks like they are “getting” the offense now. Props to the Oline, they didn’t look dazed and confused. In fact they dominated. Livings and Cook again posted the best games I’ve seen them play. Williams and Whit looked good as ever, and Smith is really becoming the player we wanted when we drafted him. Boling could very well be the first man of the bench at LG, RG & C. The backp Gs continue to disappoint. Stephens played well at 2nd C. Roland had a good game, but Collins began to show some of the old problems with false starts, holding, and lossing blocks. But his pass protection is good enough to backup LOT. It appears we have to keep Roland & Collins to have backups at RT & LT. And Boling’s a lock making that 8 olineman already. The last spot will go to Stephens or one of the other Gs. With Williams and Boling able to play C, it makes a legitimate battle between Giles, Stephens & the injured Hudson (who probably goes to the practice squad) for the final spot.

  4. By bengalpirate on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    Windy, with all due respect, before we anoint Jay Gruden as “one of the new great offensive minds in the game” I think we should remember that this game was against the Panthers, not the Packers or Jets. I do agree with you, however, that the offense is starting to get it, as far as executing Gruden’s version of the WCO. I think the key to any successful offense is a strong running game and we definitely have the potential for a strong, running game to take the pressure off Andy Dalton and the young receivers as they grow into the offense together. This is pre-season and building confidence is important for this team, but we all know that when the real season opens at Cleveland, the speed of the game gets ratcheted up and the Browns will throw everything in the book at Dalton in an effort to win that all important first game. If we are to win at Cleveland, we will need the strong running game to show up, play penalty and mistake free and most importantly, play shutdown defense to give Andy Dalton and gang a chance to win. The only way we have a chance of winning the first 2 road games, is for the defense to step up and dominate, as the offense grows up together under Jay Gruden’s tutelage. DEFENSE!!! WHO DEY!!!

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