CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 27: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball upfield during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on November 27, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 23-20. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
The Cincinnati Bengals may have shown a few tendencies against the Cleveland Browns, based on this week's snap chart. Whenever Chris Pressley came into the game, the offense ran the football 83.3% of the time. When Dennis Roland came in during six-man offensive line fronts (as another tight end), the likelihood the Bengals ran the football increased to 88.9%. Though I suppose Chris Pressley and Dennis Roland aren't your ideal players in the passing game, teams would likely notice this tendency and become more adamant about stopping the run.
But we all know the truth. Jay Gruden is just baiting defensive coordinators by putting together a season-long resume that will result with single-man coverages in obvious run packages late in the season to get the team into the playoffs.
|Running Backs||Total||Run||Routes||Run Block||Pass Block|
|Tight End||Total||Routes||Run Block||Pass Block|
|Wide Receivers||Total||Routes||Run Block|
|Offensive Line||Total||Run Block||Pass Block|
(snap count account to Pro Football Focus)