“I thought my position was good. They said I pulled him. We’ll have to see,” said Hall of his battle with Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Williams. “I don’t know what to tell you.”
What you can say is that with Hall and cornerback
“He was able to run around a little bit and he got some first downs,” Hall said. “I really didn’t notice a big difference. He started to connect on some passes, but nothing drastically different from the first half to the second half.”
"He got out of the pocket and made plays with his feet in key situations,” Crocker said of Freeman. “That's just how today was. We were there a step too late. We were there a step behind. It's just all day long, the story of the game."
SLANTS AND SCREENS
» It didn’t get any better for the Bengals when they left the stadium. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, cornerback
Jones would have been another hero. He recovered a fumble on a Tampa Bay kickoff late in the third quarter at the Bucs 32, a play that Lewis challenged and won. And he had the longest punt return of the season for the Bengals and against the Bucs, a 27-yarder on which Jones made two Bucs miss to set up quarterback
» The Bengals used no-huddle more than they have lately, going to it right away to open the game.