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ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"THIS IS GOING TO be a dangerous unit. With Jay Gruden as the new offensive coordinator, the Bengals now have a system—the West Coast—that fits the players. Gruden is going to be good for Cincinnati's young guys. Personally, it scares the piss out of me.
I like the signing of Bruce Gradkowski for Cincinnati. He'll put up some surprising numbers because he knows the offense from his days in Oakland. But the reality is that he's just keeping the seat warm until Andy Dalton is ready to take over. I don't think that'll happen until next year though.
I think by the end of the year, the Number 1 wideout will be A.J. Green, the rookie. He's big enough, strong enough, physical enough and fast enough to do all of the things receivers are asked to do.
I think the Number 2 guy will be Jerome Simpson, who's a very talented young player. I think he'd have played a lot more already if he was with someone other than Cincinnati.... Jordan Shipley caught 52 balls last year because he was where he was supposed to be when he was supposed to be there, every time. He's only going to get better too.
Jermaine Gresham is a dangerous receiving tight end. He's a big body who can run and catch the ball away from his frame. Because of his size, he's a threat in the red zone.
The Bengals made it a priority to bring Cedric Benson back, and I can't blame them. He's had three really productive years, and that'll continue.
The backup, Bernard Scott, is not an everyday back. He's too small.... Brian Leonard's role has been so small that he seems to be a role player and special teams guy."
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