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"THIS OFFENSE IS scary good because Cincy's best players are its youngest players.
The Bengals are going to run the football first as they always have. Signing BenJarvus Green-Ellis made a great deal of sense for them. He understands the value of a four-yard run. I don't think he's going to have a 1,200-yard rushing season, but I know he's going to have a really good year. He'll lead them in rushing and rushing touchdowns.
Brian Leonard and Bernard Scott are not every-down backs. Leonard is more of a third-down guy, who's used more in the red zone than the other backs because of his ability to pass protect.
The Bengals may not have the ideal quarterback in Andy Dalton, but what they do have is a football player. He's a leader guys rally around. Dalton will improve in his second year. Shoot, he was a Pro Bowler last season.
A.J. Green is one of the most physically dominant receivers in the league. He's big and fast, has great ball skills and is an excellent blocker. His numbers will be better than last year, but not much better because they were already pretty good.
If Jordan Shipley is healthy, he will be the No. 2 receiver early in the year. But I know that the coaches are really excited about the rookie receivers, Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones. They'll get more reps as the season goes on.
Jermaine Gresham has great upside and continues to get better."
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