News

Print
RSS

Day after notes: Gruden takes 2-minute blame in a second

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden took the blame for Sunday's now infamous second-down pass in Chicago that fell incomplete as the clock ticked below a minute in the first half.


Jay Gruden

Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden took the blame for Sunday's now infamous second-down pass in Chicago that fell incomplete as the clock ticked below a minute in the first half. That stopped the clock and led to Robbie Gould's 58-yard field goal, the final margin of Cincinnati's 24-21 loss.

"In hindsight I should have run it three times and punted it with about 20 seconds left," Gruden said Monday. "It wasn’t A.J. (Green)'s greatest route or Andy (Dalton)'s greatest throw or my greatest call but we can’t go into shells and hide. We want to be in position to let these guys make plays because they’re very good at what they do."

» Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed an ESPN report that former Giants outside linebacker Michel Boley is working out for the club Tuesday. This after Lewis said safety Taylor Mays didn't play linebacker during his 13 nickel snaps Sunday.

"I don't know what the position is called," Mays said of the directions of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. "I just did what Zim told me to do."

» The Bengals had four backers play Sunday from scrimmage while rookie Jayson DiManche took all 16 of his plays on special teams.

Boley, 31, has been looking for a job since the Giants let him go back in February after he played both outside spots last year in a season he made 11 starts, according to Pro Football Reference. He's started 102 games in Atlanta and New York. According to Pro Football Talk, TMZ reported Boley pled guilty to a child abuse charge in February with the charge to be dropped if he successfully completed a diversion program.

» Lewis said Monday left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) has a chance to play Monday (8:40 p.m.-ESPN) against the Steelers.

» Gruden is encouraged by the debut of the Bengals' heavy two tight-end set with Jermaine Gresham playing every snap and rookie Tyler Eifert playing 71 percent of them.

 

 

Recent Articles

  • Next backer up

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 6 hours ago

    Views: 1,224
  • Bengals-Jags on TV; Gio iced again as Hill looms on deck; Green limited again

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 13 hours ago

    While Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green began his second straight practice Thursday, running back Giovani Bernard was nowhere to be seen for the second straight day. That would indicate Bernard is going to miss the first game of his two-year NFL career 1 p.m. Sunday against the Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium.

    Views: 11,855
  • Fantasy Forecast: Week 9

    By James Morris - Posted 19 hours ago

    With A.J. Green is eyeing a return this week, fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.

    Views: 1,538
  • Matchup of the Game: Bengals not kidding around with rookie QB

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Oct 29, 2014

    Just the mere mention of a rookie quarterback coming into Paul Brown Stadium for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against Jacksonville can send a shiver through Bengaldom. It hasn't been easy. But QBs - rookie or veteran - have had tough sledding at PBS in the last 13 games.

    Views: 11,101
  • Not just another day of work for Still and Whit

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Oct 29, 2014

    Two dedicated fathers came to work at Paul Brown Stadium Wednesday morning and it just wasn’t another day.

    Views: 3,501

Recent Videos

Photos