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Jeremy Hill says Bengals need to cut the crap

The Bengals running back is speaking bluntly about the state of the team.

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Jeremy Hill has never shied away from the media. After good performances and bad, he always stands up and shares his thoughts when called upon to do so. During the Bengals’ only player media availability this week, Hill shared some honest remarks on where the Bengals and what lies ahead.

“We’ve been doing a lot of talking over these last few weeks, and not a lot of results,” Hill said via Dayton Daily News. “We can talk about it all we want, but until we go out there do it, it doesn’t mean a thing. We’ve got to go out there and cut the crap and play football and win.”

It’s rare a player says something so true, while being uncomplimentary of his team. The Bengals can keep talking, saying they’re better than their record, and make excuses for what has gone wrong. But, talk doesn’t get you a win, or make you a playoff team. The only things that matters in football are the final score and your record. And right now, the Bengals have a 3-4-1 record.

“We’ve still got everything in front of us that we want to accomplish, and we know what we have to do, so we’ve just got to go out there and do it.”

The Bengals have the talent to make a playoff push, as unlikely as it seems with a losing record. Hopefully, like Hill says, the Bengals will “cut the crap and play football and win” when they return to the field in Week 10 from their bye week.