Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 9/30/11
With the Bengals struggling on third downs, offensive coordinator Jay Gruden thinks that there might be times when quarterback Andy Dalton needs to make plays with his feet more than his arm. “The quarterback has to hang in there a little longer and make things open with his legs,” Gruden said. “He might have to take it down and run for a first down or he can also buy time and let someone work to get open.” Dalton has only one third-down scramble this season, a 5-yard run against Denver which was a yard short of the marker. Last week, Dalton was flushed out of the pocket a couple times and struggled throwing on the run. “He can move around, he’s not Michael Vick but he can roll around,” Gruden said. While Buffalo’s defense leads the league in interceptions with eight, they have only two sacks. The secondary though is reeling a little. Cornerbacks Terrence McGee (hamstring) and Aaron Williams (chest) are out for Sunday’s game, leaving Reggie Corner to step in to play in nickel situat...
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