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08:07 AM ET 06.04 | One of Cincinnati's OTA projects this spring has been cleaning up A.J. Green's routes. Green had a fantastic rookie season, but the team believes he can take his game to another level with more attention to detail in his routes. "He's always been such a good receiver that he could beat guys a lot of times just by running around them," Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden told me. "There were times last year when he wasn't as detailed as he should be in terms of getting off the line, his depths and his route running. I think some of those routes will be cleaned up. He's working on it. He's so receptive to it. Has a ways to go, but he wants to be great. With the talent he has, throw in the desire he has, the work ethic he has, and the sky is the limit."

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June 4, 2012  08:16 AM ET

A factor in improving the Bengals, may be Green....................

June 4, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Dude is definitely good. He'll make Cincy forget T.O., and that's not easy to do.

June 4, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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Dude is definitely good. He'll make Cincy forget T.O., and that's not easy to do.

If teams could only forget TO as easily as he forgets his babies' mamas.

June 4, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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If teams could only forget TO as easily as he forgets his babies' mamas.

bazinga.............

June 4, 2012  08:46 AM ET

He was GREAT in Madden 12. If that matters, lol.

June 4, 2012  08:48 AM ET

The Bengals are becoming a force to be reckoned with

June 4, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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The Bengals are becoming a force to be reckoned with

Yet still, third in their division. And until Pittsburgh and Baltimore aren't fighting it out for the AFC North, it will never be much different.

June 4, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Yet still, third in their division. And until Pittsburgh and Baltimore aren't fighting it out for the AFC North, it will never be much different.

Pittsburgh is aging at a rapid rate and Baltimore has holes to fill in their defense. It might be the Bengals year after all.......interesting.

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June 4, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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Pittsburgh is aging at a rapid rate and Baltimore has holes to fill in their defense. It might be the Bengals year after all.......interesting.

That's what they said last year. I know because I was one who was saying it. I was wrong, and I'm not going to repeat that mistake.

June 4, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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That's what they said last year. I know because I was one who was saying it. I was wrong, and I'm not going to repeat that mistake.

I'll stand behind, if I'm wrong, I'll be the first to say so.

June 4, 2012  09:10 AM ET

If they can get their defense squared away... Bengals will challenge. And with Zimmer in charge of the Defense, it all comes down to the players on that side.

June 4, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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The Bengals are becoming a force to be reckoned with

I think that Marvin Jones is going to win the other WR position. The Bengals have one of the better receiving corps in the NFL. They now need to work on their defense in order to accomplish anything in the AFC North.

June 4, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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I think that Marvin Jones is going to win the other WR position. The Bengals have one of the better receiving corps in the NFL. They now need to work on their defense in order to accomplish anything in the AFC North.

???????........The Defense has been pretty good last couple of years,Ranked 7th last year.

June 4, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Green is a monster and should only get better.

It has been a long time since the Bungles put together successive strong years. I'm not sure whether they'll accomplish that this year, but it's coming real soon.

June 4, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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Yet still, third in their division. And until Pittsburgh and Baltimore aren't fighting it out for the AFC North, it will never be much different.

UUUMMMMMM NO.........things are changing in the AFC North. And you will see that the first game of the year with Cincy at Baltimore.

June 4, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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???????........The Defense has been pretty good last couple of years,Ranked 7th last year.

I agree... pretty good. But you know as well as I do that pretty good in that division isn't good enough.

That said - they are trending up. Beats the hell out of the previous trends.

June 4, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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UUUMMMMMM NO.........things are changing in the AFC North. And you will see that the first game of the year with Cincy at Baltimore.

It wouldn't upset me much, as I see Pittsburgh and Baltimore both as serious rivals to my Pats every season. Still, I'll believe it when I see it.

I tell you one thing, though. I'm not going to start the season calling them the Bungles. They deserve some respect for their performance last year.

 
June 4, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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I'm not going to start the season calling them the Bungles. They deserve some respect for their performance last year.

+1

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