"Mo's a good football player," Urban said. "I asked too much of him last year. I spread him thin. It's sort of the old thing where too much of a good thing is just as good as not enough. That's a shame on me."
Sanu finished 2013 with 47 catches for 455 yards and two touchdowns. He will open this season as the No. 3 receiver behind A.J. Green and Marvin Jones.
Sanu could be ticketed for a jack-of-all-trades role in the Bengals offense, the team website suggests. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has done good things with versatile players before and could lean on Sanu to be more than a traditional receiver.
"He's got me doing some stuff," a grinning Sanu said. "I love it. I'm embracing it and I'm going to do everything that I can to make sure that I'm the best at it. ... I'm uncommon because I can do a lot of different things and play a lot of different positions. I have a lot of different talents, but it's up to me to show it."
After catching 10 touchdown passes last season,
Jones caught 51 passes for 712 yards and 10 scores, while Sanu had 47 grabs for 455 yards and two touchdowns last year.
Fellow wide receiver
The Bengals finished the regular season 11-5 overall.
Though he entered the game with only one touchdown grab all season,
It was the best performance in weeks for Sanu, who like the rest of the Bengals offense, took advantage of a Vikings defense that entered the game ranked 30th against the pass. The four catches and 35 yards were the most he had in a game since Week 9 at Miami, when he caught six passes for 62 yards.
He was only sixth on the team in receiving yards, though, ranking behind A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Jermaine Gresham, Giovani Bernard and Andrew Hawkins, and will likely go back to playing a minimal role in the passing game Week 17 against the Ravens.
|P1||8/7/14||@ KC||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/24/14||@ ARI||8:00 pm|
|1||9/7/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/5/14||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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