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.
However, the offense lost another receiver as Kelley Washington was ruled out this Sunday from a hamstring injury suffered against Tampa Bay.
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.
- Will Whitworth pass his "test" with Jones out?