Paul Daugherty, on Monday, wrote that the offense, not a personal foul, cost the Bengals Sunday. But I argue, the Bengals offense isn't going to score 30-40 points each game -- would be nice, but that's unrealistic. There will be games the defense will have to battle to cover the struggling offense. The defense played well enough to win. But I still think our offense is fine; we're just waiting for our big weapons (Henry and Perry) to return. Then we can benefit from single coverage and mismatches.
So that leaves for this weekend:
- Chad Johnson
- T.J Houshmandzadeh
- Antonio Chatman
- Reggie McNeal
- Chris Henry
- Tab Perry
If Chris Perry plays Sunday, should he become the slot receiver against Carolina? Putting him against a linebacker may be a nice mis-match -- something we're struggling to find.