Sep 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) and Adam Jones (24) break up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) during the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Lowest rated offensive players
James Hurst (-11.2), Rick Wagner (-5.2), Jeremy Zuttah (-3.5), Kamar Aiken (-2.9), Justin Forsett (-2.4)
James Hurst has, by a country mile, been the worst player on this team through three games. Topping our list of lowest rated offensive players once again, he has been an unmitigated disaster in the absence of starter Eugene Monroe at left tackle. There has to be a better way, or a better player for the job.
This week, Hurst gave up one QB hit and 5 hurries, was terrible as a run blocker, and got whistled for a penalty.
The bad news is, the rest of the offensive line and their “stars” aren’t faring much better. Rick Wagner, the top rated right tackle in football last season, continues to struggle in pass pro and run blocking. Jeremy Zuttah was a penalty machine this week.
Kamar Aiken continues to be stretched as a starter opposite Steve Smith and couldn’t manage a single catch this week despite playing 64 snaps. He was simply swallowed up by the same Bengals secondary Smith was burning left and right.
It looks like Justin Forsett has turned back into a frog after his breakout 2015 under Gary Kubiak. While much of the blame belongs to the horrible offensive line play, Forsett can’t make anything happen by himself either. This week, his per carry average reached a new stunning low of 1.3.
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