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Will the Bengals carry a tradition FB this year?


Last year the Bengals used a full back on only 17 percent of the teams snaps, including Orson Charles and Gresham in the back field. Recently Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden and Head Coach Marvin Lewis have made comments about using Tight ends more and other players playing FB.

Gruden when asked about Eifert pick and him being able to move around and split wide in two TE sets side:
"We’ve split Jermaine out before, and to have another guy who can do that is very important. We were a little nervous last year (with) Jermaine, (if)something happened to Jermaine, and we were a little nervous. Orson (Charles) was coming along, but we need another tight end. You’ve got to have two very good tight ends and three at some point — we’ve got Alex Smith also — and we feel great about our tight end situation now."

Marvin Lewis in the post draft interview said: "Rex is such a productive player. He overcame a little bit of an injury in his last year, so he missed a little bit of time, was a little gimpy at times but really came on and played well. He’s a great receiver of the football, has the ability to make people miss in line and down the field. The thing that he probably has and will continue to get back is his long speed. But really, he’s a complement to our football team. He may be lined up at fullback here, which will be a great opportunity to compete and play for special teams time."

So I ask you, with Charles most likely seeing more time at Fb, potentially Rex Burkhead as well, and more multiple TE sets, is a spot for John "The Terminator" Connor or Chris Pressley still guaranteed?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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