The often fiery Bengals OC Hue Jackson has gotten on his running backs regularly this season about running through more tackles and making sure they pick up blocks in the passing game.
But it's always been in private. Until Monday.
Near the end of a 20-minute chat with reporters that spanned multiple topics, the offensive coordinator went out of his way to address Jeremy Hill, saying the rookie ought to focus explicitly on his job: "to run through somebody."
Jackson's comments stemmed from a question about remarks Hill made in the locker room after Sunday's 14-13 win at Tampa Bay. Hill felt the Bucs made it difficult to run, putting eight in the box. Hill had just 40 yards on 13 carries. It remains to be seen if this affects Hill's playing time. Giovani Bernard had 10 carries for 49 yards. Hill actually had four catches to Bernard's one so Hill is getting more touches. The Bengals host the Steelers in Week 14.