If there was a buzzword that could be used to describe the Bengals offense entering training camp, it was "optimism." Maybe potential. Or breakout.

The Bengals had taken strides to upgrade the offensive line in both free agency and the 2021 draft. The team used its first draft pick on the top wideout prospect in the class in LSU's JaMarr Chase. Add in the return of a healthy Joe Burrow under center, and the Bengals were going to be a dangerous team to defend.

However, as Jay Morrison and Paul Dehner Jr. reported for The Athletic, the Cincinnati offense has looked abysmal in the first few days of practice, with Burrow struggling badly to deliver accurate passes.