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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Battlegrounds

John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza try to make sense of the collapse by the Bengals and the viability of this still-inexperienced coaching staff. They also preview 2020’s second installment of “The Battle of Ohio” and give a “Stat of the Week”.

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It’s tough to get a gauge on the Cincinnati Bengals right now. Everything about a 1-4-1 record points to them being one of the worst teams in the league, yet they’ve had three golden opportunities for victories.

Unfortunately, with losing comes strife and a lot of longtime Bengals players are unhappy about their current roles? Is it because their old coach who brought them in is no longer placating them, or is the current one losing the locker room?

John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza talked about this amid the Bengals’ loss to the Colts and their upcoming contest against the Browns on this week’s Orange and Black Insider. On tap this week:

  • What message is the coaching staff sending when Pro Bowl defensive linemen Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap get less snaps than practice squad call-up Amani Bledsoe and street free agent Xavier Williams?
  • Zac Taylor is 1-11-1 in one-score games as the Bengals’ head coach. Is this a sign of a staff still finding their way and being close to turning the tide, or is this just who this staff is at this point?
  • What do we make of the recent “complaints”, so to speak, from Bengals players about their roles?
  • Tee Higgins’ performance against the Colts gives us some talking points on this week’s “Stat of the Week”.
  • Should Cincinnati’s game plan for Cleveland actually be to have a former No. 1 pick in Baker Mayfield be forced to beat them?
  • How much does this game against the Browns mean for Taylor’s coaching career?

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