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Open Game Day Thread: Bengals v. Texans, 3Q

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6-yard cushions are why we can't have nice things.

Pictured: Not Alfred Blue.
Pictured: Not Alfred Blue.
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You might as well call it the Bob Dylan Offense, with how it's tangled up in Blue.*

It would be awesome if our corners would play close enough that the pass rush actually has time to do something, what with how the overwhelming bulk of the talent on the defensive side of the ball is in the front.  I mean...I'm just spitballing here, but telling Andy Dalton, "no, really, just keep throwing 6- and 7-yard passes to A.J. Green" is probably not the best way to get the Bengals' offense off the field.

Also a bad idea?  An outside zone run from your own 1-yard line with a running back not named Arian Foster.  Ryan Mallett is roughly 18 feet tall; maybe have him just lunge forward on first down to create some space.  No?  Ok.  Clearly the alternative plan was better.

C.J. Fiedorowicz is terrible, both as a pass catcher and as a blocker.  Other than that, he's a very good TE.

Oh, and as long as I'm complaining, what happened to moving J.J. Watt around a lot and confusing the other team's blocking?  Are we no longer doing that?

*Yes, I made a similar joke on Battle Red Radio earlier in the week, but I assume most of you didn't listen, so I'm recycling.