Bengals WR A.J. Green Talks Raiders


Q: When you look at the Raiders secondary, what do you see from their young secondary?

Green: "They're playing fast as a defense. They surround the ball. We just have to go out there and execute our game plan."

Q: With the new players and coordinators, is it hard to scout the Raiders defense?

Green: "It's pretty tough during the preseason with the new coaches. They don't show a lot of their looks. Week 1 is always fun. It's always what you think they're going to play and sometimes they don't. So you have to be prepared each way."

Q: How crucial is it to be able to adjust to what you see in Week 1? Is that how you win these early games?

Green: "Yeah, because we're going off of preseason, and a lot of people don't show their looks in preseason. It's all about adjusting at halftime and making adjustments on the fly.

Q: What do you guys need to do to make that next step in the postseason?

Green: "We just have to play better and play better in big games."

Q: Do you feel like you guys have the pieces to do that?

Green: "Of course. We've been to the playoffs the last four years. We just have to get over that hump."

Q: What are your impressions on Amari Cooper?

Green: "He's a special player. I've been watching him since he was in college. He's going to be a great one."


The Raiders lead the all-time series against the Bengals 18-9. The two teams will meet to open the regular season.

Q: What's it like working with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson?**

Green: "It's great. He brings that defensive mentality to the offense, and I think that's the biggest thing for us."

Q: What's the biggest strength that Andy Dalton brings as quarterback?

Green: "I think his poise under pressure. He's not a guy that usually gets rattled, so I think that's the biggest thing."

Q: Do you take it personally when your quarterback gets criticized?

Green: "No, it's just fans looking in. It comes with the territory, but we're all a family here. We believe in that guy, and he's the leader of this team."

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