Monday, September 2, 2013

Did the Bengals bungle the backup quarterback position?

The Cincinnati Bengals cut quarterback John Skelton who has a strong arm. That leaves them with just two quarterbacks. Andy Dalton and Josh Johnson. While I admire Johnson's ability to run the ball, during preseason he was carrying the ball like a loaf of bread. That led to a fumble. God forbid we see Johnson take snaps as a starter because that will mean Dalton is out with an injury. One thing in Johnson's favor is that he's familiar with offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's offense since both spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

There's a story floating around that New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy is headed to Cincinnati. There's a problem with this though. McElroy's injured. And while he might be close to coming back, I would prefer the Bengals sign a healthy quarterback to the practice squad. Here's one of those goofy Sports Science drills that McElroy aced.

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