Listen: Bengals, Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco discussed on WEEI Late Night
"We can spread the ball around and get a lotta guys involved and. Yeah. I think that's where it is offense as fortunate as we've got a lot of guys that are really good. And so, yeah, I mean, it's it's not just a. Had had the three touchdowns. Tires played played really well. That was the voice of Andy Dalton talking about his dynamic offense. Scored twenty eight points in the first half feel sorry. That under thirty four twenty three. The final is the Bengals improve to two and L beating the Baltimore Ravens eight five five three two three four NBC. It's eight five five three two three four six suits. You always on Twitter at Scott's on air SCOTT S O N A R tweet coming in from Taylor. Who says he doesn't agree with me saying the ravens were gasp because they didn't play a full game last week. He wants to know what's the excuse the Bengals destroying them in the first half. I'll tell you what the excuses Joe flacco throwing an interception on their second possession of the game lead to a Bengals touchdown on a short field. Then the inability to sustain a drive led to another Bengals touchdown drive with horrify tackling on the thirty two yard pass to Andy Dalton what should have been a nine yard pass horrific tackling there, then another three and out then they could not stop the Bengals not about being gassed, they're just about an inability to stop them. There was the panel Dionne, Terrell. Suggs that extended the drive instead of instead of it being fourth down. And maybe they kick a field goal there. Now becomes a first down the score a touchdown. Was that the the hands to the face penalty there? Game could have played out differently. But it didn't. And I give all the credit in the world to the Cincinnati Bengals who took advantage of every opportunity and dominated this game from start to finish. More from Andy Dalton about his team's offensive performance. Joe so good may. Asia. Joe cutting back across the field. And in doing his thing in finding the Rx that aren't usually there in we've seen it as well. So I think it's just everybody getting in sync with what we're doing. Yeah. Did a good job on through these areas that we'd like to get better. But for the most part we really good about what we did. That was a big run. When member Andy Dalton was out in front. Running ahead of Joe mixon when Joe makes him with stuff to the right? And then turned it back to the left and had a nice big game. That was fun because it looked like Andy Dalton didn't know where he was going to go on that play could have ran ahead and blocked for mixing, but he stayed off to the side almost in like an option type style where mixing could have pitched the ball. Tim wouldn't have been in a ridiculous play. Mixon's running down the side, and then pitches it and runs with Dutch. Touchdown that would have been unbelievable. Eight five five three two three or four NBC. It's eight five five three two three four six two two. It's here from John Harbaugh. The head coach of the Baltimore Ravens about his team's shortcomings. I thought we did a good job. When we did make mistakes when we didn't go back we overcame that a few times even once or twice the first half record. So what we clean some of that stuff up in the second. Half are Bonnie, Jay green. Any adjustments from traveling AJ green? You're doubling psalms rotate the coverage to him psalm. We did all that. Double coverage on the touchdown pass. Right there. Fifty five dropped right underneath them. And twenty-five is right on his. Yep. I think it was. And he's still made a great play. So you know, he's a great player about that Bengals offense. It's tough to sector Bengals now. I mean the ball comes out so fast. So that's their offense to do a great job in the ball fast for precise. It's quick three steps RPO. You know, when you held of all of it longer. I thought we were a little late with some of our backer blitzes. We would create a timeless up a little bit better. But then have big lead outlet UT off on the on the past game. So you gotta stop the run too. So all that factors into it. Joe flacco after loss said his team just played poorly. We weren't sharp. Wasn't sharp on couple early things. Hurt ourselves with some penalties. Also. So it was a combination of just being not super sharp early on in those first two three drives. And then hurting ourselves with penalties. How about that Bengals defense? Guys. They have a front. They're they're really good guys. I mean, Gino Atkins is you can argue he's he's the best in the league at his position. I don't know some of the other guys, but I know Carlos Dunlap, he's a monster out there. He deflects balls. He gets after the quarterback when he can pin his ears back. I mean, they don't rely on putting pressure by blitzing a lot you know, that maybe have some run stopping blitzes. But now they're relying on those guys get tickets to the passer and. They're talented guys. And that's another thing too. When you are down twenty one nothing, you almost have to become one dimensional. And so the Bengals know that you're just passing the ball. They're gonna pin their ears back and try to get after Joe flacco, which is what they did there at the end to when they forced that fumble. And also what they did when they had the interception in which dunlap's max flack goes hands. I was very curious though late in this game. Why the ravens didn't try and kick a field goal down eleven. Again, they probably lose this game. Anyway, it's such a hard thing to do to score recover an onside kick and then score again. But understanding that you have to do that. Anyway. You have to get eleven points. And at that point when they were able to get the by the way, knowing you have Justin Tucker who is just as automatic as they as they come. He hit that fifty five yard field goal earlier in the game. Like it was nothing that fuel goal was as automatic as you're gonna find. So understanding that Joe that Justin Tucker's range is like the thirty six yard line thirty seven yard line. And so they get the first down. At the thirty eight yard line. Why not kick the field goal, right? Then in there. There's a minute six left in the game. It would be a fifty six yard field goal. Tucker just made it from fifty five and he was automatic from fifty five. Then you kick an onside kick, and you have a chance with one minute left in the game to get in the end zone. Okay. You want to move closer. That's fine. Run a play a gain four yards and then kicked the then run the field goal unit out there. Then you're kicking an onside kick with like fifty seconds left. And even still you give yourself an you give yourself a chance, very curious. Why they didn't do that understanding that they needed eleven points there? And. You gotta get. I mean, normally I'm the guy who always says don't do that. I prefer to go for the touchdown because that's the harder. Play the touchdowns the harder thing to do. Because once you recover the onside kick your one short pass away from being in fuel range. So getting into the end zone is the primary objective on that drive. And so some people would suggest that hey, you don't try and kick that field goal unless you get it to fourth down. But if that's your strategy. The why not throw the ball into the end zone.."