The Cincinnati Bengals did good job in running game last season but they ranked 26th in the league in passing offense, averaging only 180.6 yards per contest. Thus their advantage on running game has been out of necessity and the focus has changed to be on the passing game.
"We have to make sure we continue to put good people around (quarterback Carson Palmer)," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We have a big-time player. He’s a great leader. I thought he did a great job managing our game."
Palmer passed for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Bengals’ playoff loss to the New York Jets. But in order to improve the passing team, the Bengals still have to prepare to figure out someone that could offer help in the NFL scouting combine.
Lewis also commented on signing wide receiver Matt Jones for the first time, saying that the team signed Jones to give him an opportunity. Considering Jones to be a good athlete, Lewis said Jones will soon put on Bengals jersey to work with new teammates.