The Bengals' offense is a run-first, west coast offense that has been incorporated by new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. While the offensive is most certainly the weak link so far into this season, there is plenty of reason to be excited for this team.
To start, the Bengals have shown that they are remarkably deep at the WR position. A.J. Green, Andre Caldwell, and Jerome Simpson are all very capable, though young, receivers.
Injured receiver Jordan Shipley has also shown to have great potential in the slot position, constantly gaining comparisons to Wes Welker. The Bengals also have a rising star in Andrew Hawkins, who caught two big passes in the Bengals's victory over the Bills. Let's not forget Jermaine Gresham, who is Andy's security blanket early in the season.
Andy Dalton is experiencing some growing pains throughout his young career, but has shown a tremendous amount of poise, leadership and most importantly energy that this team has lacked in seasons past.
The Red Rifle has shown glimpse of what could be the next great QB-WR tandem in Dalton to Green.
Lastly, Cedric Benson has provided an powerful running-back in the backfield. The Bengals are 2-0 when he rushes for 100 yards this season. Not to mention that the speedy Scott and huge playmaker Brian Leonard give the Bengals multiple dimensions to their run game.
Throw in more aggressive play-calling, and this offense is a year or so away from potentially becoming a perennial force in the NFL.