Tales from the Bengals side

September 08, 2008 |

Here are some notes and quotes from the Bengals perspective:

On the Bengals offense: “We just suck on offense right now,” wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh said (Cincinnati Enquirer)

The offense was depressing: “It’s a tad bit, you know, depressing,” right guard Bobbie Williams (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Houshmandzadeh says he was part of the problem: “It just goes back to us offensively not playing well,” Houshmandzadeh said. “I’m on offense, so I’m part of the equation.” (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Ocho Cinco says it was all about the Ravens defense: “Based on what Baltimore did, they weren’t going to allow me to catch anything,” Ocho Cinco said. “If we were going to win or compete in this game it was going to be through the running game.”(Cincinnati Enquirer)

Carson Palmer not feeling well after game: “It’s a sick feeling; it will be a sicker feeling when we have to watch the film,” Palmer said. “The only positive is it’s Game 1.” (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Palmer gives credit to Jarrett Johnson on shovel pass stop: “Like he knew it was coming,” Palmer said of Johnson’s play. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Palmer calls it like it is: “We got beat. We got outplayed. It was just an ugly game offensively,” Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer (Dayton Daily News)

Houshmandzadeh blames the offense for the loss: “We just suck on offense right now. That’s terrible. We can’t move the ball. We can’t get a first down. We can’t run. We can’t throw. The defense played great, and we just didn’t play good on offense, bottom line.”

Houshmandzadeh liked the Bengals chances going into the game: “If you were allowed to bet,” Houshmandzadeh said, “I would have bet a lot we would have won.” (Bengals.com)

Palmer says Jarret Johnson made an unbelievable play: “That’s our bread and butter; that’s what we want to do,” he said. “We have big, physical offensive linemen, and [the Ravens] did a good job pinching the gaps and hitting us in the backfield. It feels like nine out of 10 times, it’s a play that goes our way … Jarret Johnson made an unbelievable play when I believe it was fourth-and-two, the quick shovel pass that we ran. He looked like he knew it was coming. He played it like he knew it was coming. He just went straight for the tailback. Normally, that guy is a lot farther outside, so he did a good job reading the play and making the play and getting us off the field.” (Bengals.com)