Commentary

Bengals coping with change along O-line

The Bengals' once-stable O-line has become a cause for concern, writes Len Pasquarelli. Plus, the latest on Gerard Warren and much more.

Originally Published: August 17, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
With starting tackles Levi Jones and Willie Anderson still not practicing, and given the ever-increasing possibility that Cincinnati might not have either standout blocker available for the start of the regular season, things are beginning to get a little worrisome on the Bengals' once-stable offensive line.

And all because one guy is knock-kneed and the other has flat feet.

OK, that's probably an oversimplification of the nagging physical problems that have precluded Jones and Anderson from playing even a snap in training camp. But the rather innocuous conditions, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis hinted last week, certainly have hindered Jones from returning to his left tackle spot and Anderson from assuming his job at right tackle, where he has been a Cincinnati fixture since his 1996 rookie season.