With the preseason beginning last night in Canton, the Bengals performance left a lot to be desired.
Although we only saw the big names for a few plays, they gave the impression that there is still work to do, and one cannot help but have a little bit of apprehension in believing in all the grand claims Ochocinco has been making these past few weeks.
This slideshow will look at Cincy's preseason schedule and what it means for the Bengals, how it will test them and how it will improve them heading into week one at the Patriots.
Where will the performances come and what can these games do for team morale?
With a lot of new faces it's important that Cincinnati band together fully before the preseason is over. They need to be a cohesive unit, both to prove the sceptics wrong, and more importantly to benefit their game.