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Bengals trying to go fast when they have the ball
Updated: Wednesday, June 11 2014, 11:18 AM EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Andy Dalton kept the offense in the huddle for more than a few seconds.
Coordinator Hue Jackson wasn't happy.
"C'mon guys, get 'em in and out!" Jackson yelled from the sideline, his arms crossed in a show of disapproval. "Let's go!"
The Bengals' offense has a few new features this season under Jackson, and the most noticeable involves speed. Cincinnati no longer has a low gear when it comes to getting lined up and snapping the ball.
There's only fast and faster.
The up-tempo approach was on display Tuesday during the first workout of minicamp. Jackson, who took over as offensive coordinator when Jay Gruden was hired as Washington's head coach, wants to see the Bengals develop a more consistent running game. He's added a few new touches, such as more shifting before plays.
And there's that constant attention to the play clock.
It's essentially the same offense run at a different speed.
"It's an adjustment," offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth said. "You start getting it where guys are playing harder and faster, and then you have to be able to do it over a long period of time, all of the time. All those things tie in.
"As this game gets faster and sped up, guys are going to have to prepare the right way. To play that style, you have to prepare yourself."
They started getting accustomed to it during voluntary offseason workouts. The entire offense was together on Tuesday for the first day of the mandatory minicamp, getting a better feel for how the new approach translates into running plays.
The huddles go quicker. The receivers run to their spots before the ball is snapped. The quarterbacks get rid of the ball quickly.
It takes more energy and concentration to go at that pace.
"You definitely feel it," receiver Marvin Jones said. "When you keep pushing it and make that second-nature, it gets easy. We're at the point now where we just have to keep pushing."
The Bengals lost both coordinators from a team that made the playoffs for the third season in a row, only to lose the opening game for the third straight time. Cincinnati hasn't won a playoff game since the 1990 season, tied for the sixth-longest streak of futility in NFL history.
The offense ranked 10th in the league last season — 18th in running, eighth in passing. Dalton had one of the best seasons by a Bengals quarterback, throwing for a club-record 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns. He had another bad game in the playoffs, a theme to his first three seasons.
The offense returns virtually intact, with Dalton negotiating a long-term extension heading into the final season of his contract. Dalton doesn't have to learn a new offense under Jackson, who was an assistant in Cincinnati each of the past two seasons.
"It is the same offense that we were running, but there's a lot of tweaks in there, a lot of tweaks with how Hue likes to do things," Dalton said.
Mainly, he wants to see things done faster. Jackson has given Dalton a lot of responsibility for making sure the offense is lined up correctly and gets the plays off smoothly.
"So it's making sure guys are lined up how you want them to be, how we're doing our motions, guys are going full-speed," Dalton said. "They want to do everything quick. We want to do everything quick, too. We want to get back and be ready to go."
Notes: The Bengals re-signed TE Alex Smith, who was a free agent. Smith joined the Bengals as a free agent from Cleveland last season and caught 13 passes for 47 yards. A wrist injury forced him to miss the playoff loss to San Diego. ... Coach Marvin Lewis said that if training camp opened this week, CB Leon Hall would be lined up as a starter. Hall is ahead of schedule in recovering from his second torn Achilles' tendon in the past three years. He didn't participate in full-team drills on Tuesday. ... Lewis was much more guarded about DT Geno Atkins, who is coming back from a torn ACL suffered on Oct. 31. It's unclear whether he'll be ready to start the season.
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