Zac Taylor: Our wideouts got bullied on Sunday

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The Patriots intercepted Andy Dalton four times en route to Sunday’s 34-13 win, but head coach Zac Taylor wasn’t laying all the blame on his quarterback.

Taylor was critical of how hard his wideouts fought to stop Patriots cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and J.C. Jackson from notching a pair of interceptions each.

“Yeah, Andy had four picks. Three of them were against man-to-man coverage, one-on-ones. We got bullied . . . we did. Guys could go compete, knock the ball down, go get a one-on-one. . . . They play man-on-man coverage, and Gilmore’s one of the best in the league. We saw what that looks like today. The quarterback’s going take all of the blame for it, when in reality he taking some one-on-one opportunities that we had to take to be in that game, and go make some plays. You’re counting on some guys to get some separation and go compete, and they got the better of us on a lot of those.”

At this point in a lost season, the Bengals are likely looking to see which players they might want to keep around for what they hope will be a better 2020 season. Taylor made it clear Sunday’s effort won’t help the receiving corps on that front.

 

18 responses to “Zac Taylor: Our wideouts got bullied on Sunday

  1. It bodes well for their future they have a HC who calls a spade a spade. He might want to keep some of that talk behind closed doors, though.

    But unlike Freddie in Cleveland, he ain’t lying.

  2. When you tape the other team’s signals, it’s a lot easier to cover its receivers.

  3. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    December 15, 2019 at 8:38 pm
    When you tape the other team’s signals, it’s a lot easier to cover its receivers.
    ————————–

    You’re embarrassing yourself

  4. Let’s not forget this Bengals team demolished Mark Sanchez 2.0 and the Jets just three weeks ago. It shows how dominating this win was for the Patriots.

  5. That’s what happens when you know opponents plays you cover the guys who you knitwear are getting the ball

  6. That’s then benefit of cheating you know where’ guys are going to be you know their play designs and calls patriots are such cheaters

  7. dcpatfan says:
    December 15, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    …..so proud to be A Patriot!

    #dontangerusagain

    18 25 Rate This

    Watch out for this guy, he is tough. Like super tough 🙂

  8. tyler boyd is TOTALLY OVERRATED.

    john ross is cold garbage.

    Blame it all on Andy Dalton and Marvin Lewis…

    … and…

    … give boyd and ross free passes.

  9. One question. How many games did Marvin win with this garbage roster? 6 Last year. 1 came post AJ Green. With AJ They would probably have 6 wins this year. Maybe 7. This coaching staff is doing the right things. We don’t see the ridiculous clock management in games any longer. There aren’t a bunch of stupid challenges. Are they mistake free? Hell no! Taylor is a rookie. He’s made some “What?” calls. And his play calling is getting better. All the position groups are improving. And best of all of this is he knows exactly what he has on this roster. Expect to see a lot of change this year. It’s different when you watch video of games. He’s living with them now. Let’s see what happens. I think it will be exciting. Go Bengals!!

  10. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    When you tape the other team’s signals, it’s a lot easier to cover its receivers.
    @TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma-

    Please, elaborate. How exactly does “taping” the other team’s sideline make it easier to cover it’s receivers?

  11. tj.52 says:
    December 16, 2019 at 7:50 am
    TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    When you tape the other team’s signals, it’s a lot easier to cover its receivers.
    @TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma-

    Please, elaborate. How exactly does “taping” the other team’s sideline make it easier to cover it’s receivers?

    ****
    when you know thre is a pass play or a specific receives are getting the ball it gives you the defender a jumpstart look at the intercpetion in superbowl vs seahwaks defender knew where ball was going before snap

  12. As usual most Bengals’ fans are going to blame Dalton for the loss but the truth is a team can’t depend on a quarterback to make up for a bad offensive line and receivers. It’s a good sign that Taylor recognizes this as a problem and hopefully they can do something to fix this before Joe Burrow arrives in town.

  13. Also, I hope that Joe Burrow’s pulls a Elli Manning or a John Elway. You complain about the Patriots, things don’t go well for you… How has Eric Mangeni done since he ratted out the Patriots in ’07? I think he is . waiting tables inJersey. The Colts have done great since they falsely accused the Patriots of an equipment violations…. Haha.

    Though this is hard to do, the Bangles will actually get worse. Remember Cinncy, you brought it upon yourselves.

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