At this point in the offseason, it is time to examine the state of affairs for the Cincinnati Bengals. The team is fresh off three playoff seasons, which has resulted in exactly zero playoff wins.
This season, a playoff appearance is not going to be enough for fans in the Queen City. A lot of them are already calling for the head of Andy Dalton, forgetting about BenJarvus Green-Ellis and wondering if Vontaze Burfict is a Defensive Player of the Year talent.
Examining these situations, as well as others, is important for this coaching squad going forward. The team is moving forward without Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer, meaning the play could be very different—but that won't slide should the Bengals struggle this season.
We're only a month-and-a-half from the start of the preseason, so at this point, what do the Bengals need to be looking at?