Bengals OC Jay Gruden plans to ease Andy Dalton’s transition into the NFL — as well as that of wide receiver A.J. Green, the club’s first-round pick — by paring the playbook once the lockout is lifted. “(My brother) would throw about 600 more plays than I am on Day 1,” Jay Gruden joked.
“I’m going to keep it kind of basic. The whole point of this offense is to look a lot more diversified but be simple and basic in what we do with the concepts and that stuff. Once they learn the core concepts, we’ll be able to dress up our intent... We’re going to have to take baby steps, but I don’t want to assume it’s hard for them. I want to challenge them also. I want them to really have to study, learn and push themselves mentally."