After being benched to start the season, Billy Price was able to keep his starting spot for at least another week.
It’s not necessarily desired that Price be starting at left guard, but he got the nod vs. the Steelers as Alex Redmond injured his left elbow in warm-ups. R
#Bengals report that guard Alex Redmond suffered a left elbow injury in warm-up and been declared out .. hence the reason Price started in his place— Richard Skinner (@Local12Skinny) November 24, 2019
That said, so far in the game, the offensive line has done a capable job yet has already allowed Ryan Finley to be sacked. They also nearly allowed a safety, having Finley ruled down at the 1.
As for Price, it’s key to note he was drafted as a center coming out of Ohio State.
After poor performances and injuries, he’s slowly found his way to the bench. The offensive line has, in no way, done a good job this season, and it’ll be interesting if they turn in another dismal performance Sunday.
As for Redmond, he was briefly the starting right guard this season when John Miller was hurt. If this injury isn’t serious, we could end up seeing Redmond at left guard before the regular season concludes.
The Bengals haven’t been able to get rhythm due to their line, but they’ve also been test driving Finley. Overall, this offense is looking towards the future, and it’s tough for fans to see such stagnation.
The league’s only winless team, the Bengals, still knotted at zero at home against their northern rivals, will have a pristine change to change that. For now, they’ve done a solid job on defense, intercepting Mason Rudolph in the red zone.
We’ll see if they can manage any momentum on offense now.