OC Jay Gruden certainly didn’t ease his picks into the flow of things. Starting with the first practice, he lined up tight end Tyler Eifert all over the field and also had a steady amount of screen passes for running back Giovani Bernard.
Bernard gives the Bengals a back that they haven’t had in Marvin Lewis’ 11 seasons here – one with speed who can also be dangerous catching the ball out of the backfield. There were a couple of times over the weekend where Bernard caught a screen pass and was gone up the sideline.
Bernard figures to put a dent in BenJarvus Green-Elllis' touches.