A.J. Green, who the Bengals paid $18 million to return for 2020, had one target on Sunday against the Ravens. That target resulted in an interception.
A video circulated that showed Green talking on the sidelines. Some said it looked like he said “trade me.”
“No. A.J. has been nothing but positive,” said Zac Taylor.
Taylor addressed the play that was the most concerning, which was the interception. Green failed to contest the interception, then missed an opportunity to make the tackle on Marcus Peters.
“That was going to be tough,” said Taylor. “It was a zero blitz, we put a ball up there, and sometimes you just have to avoid disaster. That is one to learn from, and I was standing right there, on the line outside of A.J., and I did not think he could make that play. He probably didn’t even know where the ball was, to be quite honest with you, when it went over his head.”
Tyler Boyd came to the defense of Green when asked if he showed more frustration than normal.
“No, not really. I think we were all frustrated at a point, so it’s kind of hard to pick out individual guys. We were all upset, not about our targets or things like that, [but] because we all want to win. That’s what it all comes down to. We felt that we left a lot out there, and that was the worst performance of the offense that we ever displayed. And I can tell you, that will never happen again.”