Outlook: The Bengals just can’t seem to get out of their own way. When their offense is clicking, their defense plays like a sieve, and when their defense is stopping opponents, their offense can’t ignite. Something needs to give for them or they will find themselves hovering around .500 for yet another season.
TE: I really want to like Tyler Eifert. He is a huge target with great hands who has a nose for the end zone. That said, he is ALWAYS injured and completely unreliable to play more than like six or seven games. I can live with someone taking Eifert in like Rounds 14-15 hoping to catch lightning in a bottle, but the days where he was an 8th or 9th round pick seem long gone. If Eifert is out once again, Tyler Kroft will get the bulk of the playing time. Kroft caught 7 TD passes last season (Dalton loves throwing to his TE) and played respectably well in Eifert’s absence.