Brian Callahan: Our offensive linemen aren’t perfect, but they fight as long as it takes to win

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The matchup between the Bengals offensive line and the Rams defensive front is going to be one of the key ones in Sunday’s Super Bowl and Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan was asked about his confidence in the team’s blockers during a Tuesday press conference.

Callahan acknowledged the quality of the Rams defensive front and said it might be the team “might have the best ones we’ve seen as a collective group,” but he also noted that the Bengals have handled players like T.J. Watt, Cam Heyward, and Chris Jones in wins this season and that gives him confidence that they can do it again this week.

“I have a ton of confidence in our guys up front,” Callahan said. “They’re battle tested, they’ve played in tough games, they’ve managed, they’ve made mistakes, they’ve given up sacks, and they just keep coming back and fighting. That’s all you can ask for at this point in the year is for those guys to keep playing as hard as they can for as long as it takes to win.”

Callahan’s answer echoed one quarterback Joe Burrow gave on the same topic, so it’s clear that the Bengals believe in their group even though it’s an imperfect one.

2 responses to “Brian Callahan: Our offensive linemen aren’t perfect, but they fight as long as it takes to win

  1. What are they supposed to say to those questions? It’s the last game of the year. You have the players you have. They’ve done it all season and aside from Tennessee, no one else did that kind of damage. So, are the Rams Defensive Linemen really that much better than the rest of the league? I don’t think so. They’re far from perfect and the Bengals Defensive Line gets pressure as well. Difference is Burrow doesn’t throw picks like Stafford. He corrected his interception issues at the bye week. The game should be good. There won’t be a demolition of the Cincinnati Offensive Line. Get past the game with he Titans and enjoy the Super Bowl. Clearly both teams are good or they wouldn’t be here.

  2. 9 sacks is about as high a number as you can give up in 1 game. There are about 45-55 offensive snaps in a game. If I know I’m not getting sacked in 85% of the plays… plenty of chances to make plays.

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