Bengals D-Line Shows Improvement

Posted: 15th September 2009 by Jimmy Dinsmore in NFL
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Going into the season, the Bengals defensive line looked to be much improved. But the question remained whether they would be able to overcome some of the deficiencies of last year's squad. Let's break down the three vital areas as I see them.   Pressuring the QB The Bengals hardly ever got to the quarterback last year, and when they did, it usually came from the linebacker position. During the game against Denver on Sunday, the Bengals recorded three sacks, all of which came from the defensive front. DE Antwan Odom recorded two sacks, including one big one late in the game, which knocked Denver out of field goal position. The other came from Jonathan Fanene. While some improvement was made along the defensive line, not enough was done to pressure Kyle Orton. In fact, during the seco ...

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