Andy Dalton routinely lights up the Jets anyway.
But the next time they see each other, the Bengals have another reason to play their best.
Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander took exception to Rex Ryan’s blitz calls late in Saturday’s game.
“Notice he didn’t bring that stuff when our starters were out there,” Alexander said, according to Cincinnati.com. “We’d have scored quicker. If he wants to put his starting defense out there and blitz all that garbage against our third-stringers, if he feels good about it, then all the power to him.”
Ryan wasn’t fazed by the criticism at all.
“I don’t know why they’d be shocked,” Ryan said, via the New York Daily News. “I don’t worry about their team.”
The Jets eventually came back to win the game, but not until Andy Dalton strafed them, going 8-of-8 for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Sadly, the two don’t play in the regular season, but it feels like this one has the legs to last until the postseason, or into future seasons.