One down, one to go! The Cincinnati Bengals fired defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan last off season after trying numerous seasons to turn the Bengals defense around, the question now becomes how long until Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski is looking for a new job?
After Sunday's overtime loss to the New York Giants, the first time all season the Bengals offense showed a glimpse of what it can do, Bratkowski's offense stumbled in overtime after the defense did it's part in stopping Eli Manning's Giants in the first series.
Bratkowski started the Bengals only overtime drive handing the ball off twice to Chris Perry, for a gain of only two yards. The next play, Carson Palmer attempted to hook up with T.J. Houshmandzadeh on an out patten but the pass was broken up by Sam Madison, forcing the Bengals to punt.
I am extremely disappointed with Brakowski's conservative play calling with the game on the line. For the first time all season the Bengals passing attack played like it has in the past, moving the ball extremely well. Why didn't Bratkowski give Carson Palmer and his two Pro Bowl wide receivers the ball and the opportunity to do what they do best? I am sure if you ask Carson Palmer, he would WANT the opportunity to win the game for the Bengals.
Bob, this is the NFL, take a chance! Can people even consider passing the ball a chance when you have Carson Plamer throwing to Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh? They are the best players on this team, give them the opportunity to earn their paycheck and win the game!
I hope Marvin Lewis is paying close attention because if he doesn't correct this problem he will be headed out of Cincinnati right behind Bratkowski!