Former Georgia star wide receiver A.J. Green is not happy, and there is a good reason why.
Green’s Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 to start the 2017 NFL season. Worse yet, the Bengals have yet to score a touchdown in the two games, becoming the first team since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to start the season with two home games and fail to find the end zone.
“We are playing like s**t right now,” Green said following Thursday’s 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans per The Cincinnati Enquirer. “We got to find a way to get our playmakers the ball. That’s it. It’s a superstar-driven league. You are not going to win without them.”
Green, who has made the Pro Bowl in all six seasons so far in the NFL, has 10 receptions for 141 yards so far this season, but when the Bengals reach the red zone, they seem to shy away from throwing the ball his way, including on the final possession of Thursday night’s game, when the Bengals were driving with a chance to take the lead.
“Being one of the leaders of the offense I feel like – no disrespect to nobody else – that ball should be mine somewhere somehow,” Green said. “That’s my mentality. In those situations, I want the ball. As the leader of the offense, you should be like that. I wanted that ball.”