The Cincinnati Bengals want Andy Dalton to throw less to wide receiver A.J. Green in order to cut down on his interceptions, according to Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report.
The Bengals are emphasizing cutting down on Andy Dalton’s interceptions this season, and one way they may do that is throw less toA.J. Green. The Pro Bowler was targeted 180 times last year, 100 more than the next-closest wide receiver on the team. At times, Dalton tried to force the ball to Green when he had other options.
Green caught 55.1 percent of the passes thrown to him. According to Stats Inc., 163 players who had at least 30 balls thrown to them caught a higher percentage of their passes. Bengals coaches have discussed spreading the ball around more so others can help break down defenses. The thinking is this could eventually lead to more big plays for Green.