New look Cincinnati Bengals to open playbook; scoring is key – Cincinnati Benegals News

New look Cincinnati Bengals to open playbook; scoring is key – Cincinnati Benegals News

The Bengals’ new look allows coaches to open up playbooks on both sides of the ball. Scoring is key and there should be more of it this year.

It’s no secret the Bengals have gotten younger and faster this offseason. But, the true story is the players who will take on roles we haven’t seen from the team. The first player–and one I’m very excited about this year–is Carl Lawson. He’s a strong but very athletic linebacker who can do it all. Lawson will take on a “Von Miller” type of roll, per Vontaze Burfict.

Through minicamp and OTAs , the Bengals have been using lots of different looks with Lawson and Nick Vigil in at linebacker. They’ve been sending blitzers–such as George Iloka–from the safety position. This is possible because the younger, more athletic linebackers (Vigil, Lawson) are able to drop in coverage.

Also, with Lawson’s pass rush ability, we will see more looks with a linebacker lined up outside of the defensive ends. Carl Lawson also allows Bengals coaches to put him at defensive end and move a quicker pass rusher inside on 3rd down to beat guards.

Also, with Lawson’s pass rush ability, we will see more looks with a linebacker lined up outside of the defensive ends. Carl Lawson also allows Bengals coaches to put him at defensive end and move a quicker pass rusher inside on 3rd down to beat guards.

What’s Happening With The Offense?

All offseason, we have been hearing about John Ross and Joe Mixon and what they will bring to the offense. It’s true. Joe Mixon will create a huge headache for opposing defenses. He can run between tackles and catch out of the backfield. He can line up…

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