After a full recovery from a season-ending toe injury, the Bengals star receiver, A.J. Green, has high expectations for the Zac Taylor-led offense.
Per Bengals.com, Green explained why his expectations for the offense are almost unreasonably high.
“The sky’s the limit for this offense,” Green said. “I feel like this offense mirrors a lot when we had Jay. A lot of deep shots and a lot of stuff like that. It could be big. It could be a big year.”
Hearing “a lot of deep shots” is music to the ears of Cincinnati fans who haven’t seen many big-time plays since the exodus of Carson Palmer. The Bengals were in the bottom-ten of the NFL in yards per play last season at just 5.3.
That said, let’s hope the Taylor can revive Dalton’s career after he went down and missed the last few games of 2018, having one of the more inefficient seasons of his career.
Both Dalton and Green appear to be at full strength now after missing numerous games last season. However, it’s a new coaching staff and with the new staff comes a rejuvenated spirit in the locker room.
That energized spirit has apparently found its way to Green, and being one of the team’s main leaders on the field and in the locker room, his view towards the staff and teammates is of utmost importance.
Coming off the most unproductive season of his career, Green will be looking to breakout in 2019.
Green’s success will heavily depend on the success of the team’s rookie head coach. If Taylor brings anything that he learned from the dynamic LA Rams offense, the Bengals should be in for a phenomenal season on the offensive side of the ball.