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With free agency, the NFL Draft, offseason workouts, and a preseason game under the Bengals’ belts, we thought this would be a good time to gauge the confidence of Who Dey nation.
Here is a look at the first confidence poll of 2019 for Bengals fans:
It’s pretty clear that confidence in the team reached its peak following what was widely viewed as a successful draft.
Unfortunately, the Bengals’ first-round pick, Jonah Williams, suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. That, combined with Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green suffering an ankle injury that will likely cost him multiple games, has shaken fans’ confidence just a bit.
There may also be some fans who were unprimpssed with the Bengals’ preseason debut against the Chiefs. The first-team offense certainly looked promising, but pretty much every defensive lineup struggled to slow down the Chiefs en route to a 38-17 defeat.
Here’s to hoping for a great showing tonight in Washington that gives fans a nice shot of confidence heading into the new season.
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