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#1 vmax

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:30 PM

I definately think they got better and have no problem with most of the points in the article.
I still cringe when they call Dalton a Pro Bowl QB...he was the 20th rated QB in the NFL last year...but with QB's dropping out of the Pro Bowl and the Pats in the Super Bowl, he fell into this title by default.
He did not earn it.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:33 PM

That kind of thing happens all the time now the the PB is a joke.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

I find it strange this was an article from a former Baltimore Sun writter. Kind of on point though, and I agree Dalton backed into the Pro Bowl.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:26 AM

Hope they cancel the pro bowl, it makes absolutely no sence at all.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:29 AM

The biggest challenge for these young Bengals is beating the best. Cincinnati went 9-0 against non-playoff teams and 0-7 against teams that made the postseason.


Hence the reason they backed into the playoffs
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#6 papasmurfbell

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:28 AM

They will win against PO teams.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:04 AM

Not so sure Papa, teams now have footage on Dalton, they will expose his weakness..You dont think our coaching staff is game planning for them right now?
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:05 AM

Not so sure Papa, teams now have footage on Dalton, they will expose his weakness.

They have to find it first.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:34 AM

They are also better on D and on the OL now. Also by the 2nd half of the season Dalton was already pulled apart on tape. he was still doing well.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:54 AM

Look at the last 1/4 of the season, teams had tape on Dalton, and if Im not mistaken he didnt toss a TD to AJ Green the final 4 games.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:40 AM

Dalton's numbers dropped. In his last 5 games last year, he had 3 TD's against 4 INT's. The Bengals lost 4 of their last 6 games.
That is not "turning the corner" momentum.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

Sounds like you guys a bit worried about Andy.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

Sounds like you guys a bit worried about Andy.


Not worried but definatetly interested because he is a division rival QB.
I don't follow the Bengals like you do. I don't watch their games so I don't know a lot about him.
Now...this was his rookie year and a lot of very good QB's didn't shine their first season. There's a learning/adjustment curve. He will be better. Also he has a very solid O line to help him.
Given this, my first evaluation is the Bengals can certainly win with him but I don't think he's in the same class as a young and uninjured Carson Palmer.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:29 PM

There's a learning/adjustment curve. He will be better. Also he has a very solid O line to help him.
Given this, my first evaluation is the Bengals can certainly win with him but I don't think he's in the same class as a young and uninjured Carson Palmer.

He got no more or no less than what you guys gave Flacco who IMHO benefitted greatly from Ray Rice. This season promises to be interesting.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:00 AM

Yes it will be, which Dalton will we see? the one that snuck up on the league and won 9 games or the Dalton the last 5 games of the year.

But its great to have 3 way competition in the division.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

Sounds like you guys a bit worried about Andy.

I think your right.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

I think your right.

Well to be fair when Baltimore drafted Flacco I felt a bit worried myself. I think I even posted as much here at the time.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Hey how much of the offense were they running with Andy and AJ only having a few weeks to get it? How many more tricks will Andy, AJ, Gresham, Shipley, and Sanu have up their sleeves this season?
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