Terrell Owens tried to say the right things on Wednesday.
Robin is averaging only 10.9 yards-per-catch and 51 yards-per-game thus far, but Owens stressed that the Bengals’ 2-1 record was the most important stat. But old habits die hard, and Owens couldn’t help but pinpoint the biggest problem on the Bengals offense.
“I’ve been open on a number of routes, and for whatever reason, there’s
always been some kind of breakdown with protection, or Carson [Palmer] has to
come out of the pocket, or he’s rushed. It’s one of those things where
it’s frustrating for myself, but I’ve got to keep plugging away. I’m not
going to gripe,” Owens said via the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Palmer has misfired on a number of throws, even when he’s had time in the pocket. But we essentially agree with T.O.’s passive aggressive assessment. The Bengals offensive line has declined from last year.
As we said earlier this week, the Bengals don’t seem to be enjoying winning ugly.
“If we were losing, then I would definitely have a lot to say, but the most important thing is the W,” Owens said.
Translation: They better keep winning.