Bengals’ Joe Mixon Frustrated By Lack Of 2nd-Half Carries
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon may be only a rookie, but he is demanding that the team lean on him more during all 4 quarters of the game.
Mixon is frustrated after having a productive first half only to not see a carry the entire second half of the Bengals 29-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
“It’s frustrating. I feel like I’m seeing [Le’Veon Bell] got the ball 35 times, and I got it seven in the first half and then don’t touch the ball again,” Mixon said (h/t ESPN).
“[Jeremy] Hill only got one touch in the second half. It’s frustrating to us running backs. We feel like we’re in the room and we feel like we’re part of the offense. If it worked in the first half, why not do it in the second?”
Mixon also believes he can do a lot more that what Bell did.
“Me personally, I feel like I can do way more than [Bell] did. Like I said, I only had seven carries. I can’t showcase nothing if I don’t get the ball. There’s nothing else I can say,” Mixon said.
When asked about Mixon’s lack of presence in the Bengals’ 2nd-half offense, coach Marvin Lewis kept it simple.
“He was there in the third quarter,” Lewis said. “Whatever plays are called are called.”
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