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A Deeper look into the release of John Connor

I was shocked initially when I saw John Connor was cut and quite frankly, not because of Orson but rather because we kept Alex Smith. Then I got to thining, how much does Chris Pressley factor into the release of Connor. I think that Orson is still a project, a project that adds versatility as well as depth. I believe IMHO that Connor would have played 10-15 less snaps than Orson would because of the versatility that Gruden's WCO likes to incorporate. That being said, I think that the Bengals kept Orson over Connor because of Chris Pressley being readily available from the PUP list come week 6. This will give our coaches 6 more weeks to experiment with the Orson as an H-Back and see where our run games goes. If by week 6 or 7 Orson has not progressed and our running game needs an infusion, we have Pressley coming off PUP ready to go, and can then make decisions based on 6 more weeks of evaluations so to speak.

Now I am not saying that we experiment and lose games, I am saying that with Pressley being on the PUP we had options when it came to the H-Back and FB roles.

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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