Bengals players were texting Lou Anarumo right after loss to Texans

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo says players were texting him with corrections within an hour of Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans.

Led by DJ Reader, Anarumo says his phone was blowing up not long after leaving Paycor Stadium.

Anarumo added this about practice on a short week, per CLNS Media’s Mike Petraglia: “I wish I had the answer to that one… Yesterday, it wasn’t up to what it needs to be… we don’t have time for tackling drills.. but we’re going to find time.”

Cincinnati’s defense, while down Sam Hubbard, let up a stunning 17 explosive plays to a Houston offense led by a rookie quarterback, totaling 28 first downs and 544 total yards.

While the desire for improvement was immediate and apparent, Reader, Anarumo and all involved don’t have long to get things back on track before Thursday night against the Ravens on primetime — and likely without Trey Hendrickson given the latest update on his injury.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire