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4 Cincinnati Bengals Who Could Take a Step Back in 2012

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4 Cincinnati Bengals Who Could Take a Step Back in 2012
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Bengals LB Rey Maualuga isn't so great in pass coverage, which could result in a down year for him this season.

There are a number of reasons why a player could take a step back in his production from one season to the next. A simple slump is often to blame, but so are shifts in personnel and coaching staffs that result in last year's stud being this year's disappointment.

For the Cincinnati Bengals, all of these reasons could contribute to four players having a less-successful 2012 season than they did last year. In the following slides, I detail who these players are and why this fate could potentially befall them.

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