Bengals High 5
Five questions with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu
Following a slow start to the season, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has caught nine passes for 153 yards in the last two games.
Those totals are the most Sanu has had in back-to-back games since Weeks 8 and 9 last year when he caught nine passes for 219 yards.
But Sanu, a fourth-year player from Rutgers, has yet to get into the end zone this season, which is something he’s eager to do after witnessing the birth of his first son in August and proclaiming he would gift his next touchdown ball to Mohamed Jr.
The Brunswick, N.J. native talked about his son, joked about his stats and revealed his plans for the upcoming bye for this week’s Bengals High 5:
Q: Do you still have that same feeling you had right after Mohamed Jr. was born where you said fatherhood makes you feel like an entirely new person?
A: Yeah. It’s a whole different outlook on life. Everything I do, I think about him first. It’s such an awesome feeling. You work harder than you ever have before because you have somebody to take care of and somebody who depends on you. I feel like I’m playing for him. When he’s at the game, he may not be watching, but I feel like he is. There are times when me and him will be watching football on TV, and it’s like he knows. He just starts smiling with his eyes locked in on the TV.
Q: You said back in August you planned to give your first touchdown ball to him. Are you getting impatient waiting to make that first trip to the end zone?
A: Of course you get a little antsy, but you just have to be patient. It’s a long season. It will come eventually.
Q: You’ve been a part of a lot of big wins in your time here, but where does last Sunday’s comeback win against Seattle rank on the thrill scale? ADD MEDIA
A: It was pretty thrilling. There have been a lot of thrilling ones I’ve been a part of, but this one special because we came back from being down and just stayed even keel. Nobody panicked, nobody batted an eye. We knew what we had to do and went out and did it.
Q: You guys are 8-1-1 in the last 10 games when you catch at least four passes. Do you think you’ll pass along that information to offensive coordinator Hue Jackson?
A: I didn’t know that. That’s a pretty cool stat. I might have to slide the info to him and say ‘Hey, coach, the proof is in the pudding.
Q: What are your plans for the upcoming bye week?
A: I’m going to take little man to Jersey to see some family and relax. I’m really looking forward to it because they don’t really get to come over here much. Flights are expensive and the drive would be a nine or 10 hours. So I’m going to go over there and spend time with them.