Bengals again keep John Ross inactive

AP

The most disappointing draft pick of 2017 is inactive again.

Bengals receiver John Ross, the ninth overall pick in this year’s draft, has once again been declared a healthy scratch by the Bengals for today’s game against the Browns.

It continues a hugely disappointing rookie year for Ross, who set an NFL Combine record with the fastest 40-yard dash ever but who has shown none of that speed on the field. Ross still hasn’t caught a pass last year.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis singled Ross out for criticism after Ross quit on a route when Andy Dalton threw him a pass two weeks ago. Ross has been inactive for the two games since then.

Whether Ross will play at all the rest of his rookie season remains to be seen. But it’s clear that he isn’t giving the Bengals anything close to what they were expecting of him when they took him with a Top 10 pick.

18 responses to “Bengals again keep John Ross inactive

  1. I’m guessing Tom Brady or Drew Brees would make him a superstar and supportive coach like Pete Carroll would do wonders for his mentality.

    He has neither.

  2. Take a look at careers of Ted Gin & Tavon Austin. Perhaps Ross will be a late bloomer as well – but may never live up to the hype of being the 9th overall selection.

  3. Maybe Ross ends up being a player.

    Maybe he doesn’t either.

    Either way, I have the feeling that Marvin Lewis – at least to the public eye – is doing everything to sabotage Ross’s development. Lewis seems so out of touch with his personnel both on and off the field, and this is the most obvious example of that.

    The Bengals have some good pieces and can be salvaged by the right coaching staff in 2018, but their days of being a competitive football team under Lewis/Dalton seem all but over. Change is needed in the worst way for that franchise.

  4. Hey Marvin, maybe you should have singled out Dalton, who has only regressed under your coaching or how about calling our Burfict instead always supporting that kind of play. Maybe then you guys might finally turn the corner. Palmer was smart to get out of Cincinnatti.

  5. Marv Lewis is crazy like a fox! Outsmarting his opponents by refusing to play first round draft picks, nobody will ever see that coming! If he keeps this up, the Browns may try to steal him away.

  6. Yeah… it’s all Dalton’s fault that the team only has no rushing game, one quality wide receiver, no tight end, and a crappy offensive line.

  7. Ross signed a fully guaranteed four-year contract for $17.1M including a $10.6M signing bonus. That probably has more to do with it than anything. He has all his money so he doesn’t seem to care if he’s inactive or not. I’m sure he’ll be motivating in the fourth year of his contract. I doubt if any team will be motivated enough to sign him to another contract for anything other than the minimum.

  8. Almost sounds like Marvin never wanted the guy in the first place, but got outraged by the front office.

  9. Hey Marvin, maybe you should have singled out Dalton, who has only regressed under your coaching or how about calling our Burfict instead always supporting that kind of play. Maybe then you guys might finally turn the corner. Palmer was smart to get out of Cincinnatti.

    ——————————

    And how many playoffs has Palmer been to since in comparison to the Bengals since? Idiot.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!