CINCINNATI — Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green stated he’s frustrated with his period but wishes to stay in Cincinnati.
Green satisfied with colleagues Thursday for the first time following TV cameras during Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens appeared to capture Green telling a staffer he must be traded when the group could not use him effectively. Green denied that characterization but voiced his frustration with the period through his news conference before the weekend’s match against the Indianapolis Colts.
Also, he said he would like to be together with the Bengals during the upcoming trade deadline on Nov. 3.
“I believe we are building something special, and I only wish to be part of the group and help us win,” Green stated.
He explained the hamstring feels better after therapy before this week, and he’s supposed to play against Indianapolis.
The seven-time Pro Bowler missed the whole 2019 year with a foot injury. He and the group failed to achieve a deal on a long-term deal this offseason, and Green has been provided a one-year franchise label worth $18.2 million. His creation is down considerably in five matches this year.
In his first year playing coach Zac Taylor’s system and also rookie quarterback Joe Burrow supporting center, Green has captured just 14 of 34 goals for 119 yards and no touchdowns.
Based on NFL Next Gen Stats info, Green and Burrow possess the lowest absolute anticipated points included of any quarterback-receiver tandem in the NFL.
Green stated he knows the understanding of a possible rift between him and Taylor but stated that is not the situation. Green stated he and Taylor had a”great conversation” and the trainer knows the frustration and exactly what occurred on Sunday.
“I believe we are all frustrated about how we are playing since we are far better than what we are placing on tape,” Green stated. “I just need to channel that frustration and continue playing like that I have for the past few years.”
Green also received public criticism after he didn’t make a bid to undertake Baltimore’s Marcus Peters following the cornerback intercepted a throw meant for Green. Between that perform and that which has been recorded on the sideline,” Green said he must do a better job of tackling his frustration.
I feel like I let down my teammates. That is the greatest thing. I felt disappointed in myself because that is not that I am as an individual and as a participant.”
After not playing because of 2018,” Green said he’s still attempting to find his way about the field and also in Taylor’s crime but remains convinced he is going to have the ability to regain his previous form.
“I am just pleased to be out there,” Green stated. “I know that it’s going to come over time”