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When in Doubt, Blame Dan Henning

I do wish you folks could get an overhead view of how the Bengals are covering Brandon Marshall. They want everyone else to beat them.

I think that tweet from Omar Kelly says it all. Say what you want about the playcalling (and sometimes rightfully so) but Henning can only do so much with this personnel. I would like to hear someone blame that flea flicker play on Henning too. People want to see a lot of points on the board, but If Marshall is getting double/ triple teamed and no one else is making plays, then you can't expect much. The worst part about it is that 2 of their 3 best corners Jonathan Joseph and Pacman Jones were out today. Outside of Marshall there are no big play players on this offense.

If you want to see some explosive offense in Miami, then watch a Heat game cause you damn sure won't see it out of the Dolphins.

Playmaker...or maybe not

Chris Clemons is like the Channing Crowder of the secondary (without the mouth). He's a solid player but nothing more, nothing less. I understand it's his 1st year starting, but you're either a playmaker or your not. You don't just all of a sudden wake up and decide to make plays, it's just a natural instinct you gotta have. That dropped pick had to be one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. It was like a mix of hot potato and volleyball. To his credit though he made a big play last week, but I'm not going to go there again.

 

Promotion

Sean Smith took his job back late in the game and didn't look back. It's going to be interesting to see who opposing QB's plan to target now that Allen seems to be out of the mix.

 

Demotion

Brian Hartline was benched in favor of Davone Bess and rightfully so. Hartline's play this year has been inconsistent, but I still prefer to see Bess in the slot. Roberto Wallace has been getting some PT lately and if he can continue to progress then I wouldn't mind seeing him take over as the #2 next to Marshall.

Jason Allen arrived in Cincinnati as a starter and (1 T.O. celebration later) he's back to where he started...a backup

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