Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo raved about DB play in minicamp practices
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordintaor Lou Anarumo has been raving about the play of his defensive backs in mandatory minicamp.
According to The Athletic’s Jay Morrison, the Bengals’ defensive backs have been the most successful in new head coach Zac Taylor’s system. In fact, their performance has improved as the weeks go by. Lou Anarumo couldn’t be prouder.
It’s guys knowing their jobs and now focusing their attention more on what the offense can do to them. Because if you’re focused on what your job is and you’re not sure, you can’t anticipate what the offense is going to do to you.
Once you know your job cold and it’s not complicated, now you can focus on ‘hey, I might get this route’ and anticipate things, and now you start making plays.
We chart it, and they’ve really spiked up the last two weeks. That’s what we want. We want to create turnovers. Everybody in this league knows if you create turnovers, you’re going to win games. We keep getting our hands on footballs.
— The Athletic (@TheAthleticCIN) June 15, 2019
Lou Anarumo told Morrison that free-agent cornerback acquisition B.W. Webb has been impressive in OTAs. While his play has stood out, the secondary has been excellent heading into spring training next month.
This is good news for Cincinnati fans. The Bengals had the worst passing defense in the NFL last season. They allowed 4,414 passing yards.
If Anarumo’s update is any indication, the Bengals’ secondary has made significant progress. The bodes well for Cincinnati’s postseason aspirations in the 2019 NFL season.