Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during fourth quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Time For The Cincinnati Bengals To Move On From Andy Dalton?


The Cincinnati Bengals have made the playoffs three times with Andy Dalton leading the team and all three times he has failed to produce in the big moment. Bad Andy Dalton shows up during playoff time. The turnovers are flying all over the place in the moment.

The Bengals have a talented group of players on their roster, but Dalton doesn’t seem to be a quarterback that can take them to the promised land. He is too inconsistent to trust in the big game. The defense is one of the best in the league and he has one of the best receivers in A.J. Green. The other role players on the offense are good at what they do.

With Dalton’s contract ending after next season, it seems to be a good time to look for a quarterback that can bring this team a playoff win. Someone that is more consistent or someone that can make the big play when it counts.

Dalton has one more season to prove that he can be the Bengals franchise quarterback. Next year will be his last season on his rookie contract. If he does prove that he can get that first win, would you really be willing to pay him franchise quarterback type of money?

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  • Ron Fulton

    You may be right about Dalton, but there is also the possibility that coaching is more the blame. If the coaching staff (Lewis with leadership and Gruden with proper play calling) would put in games plans to maximize his assets more they would be better off. I hope Gruden leaves because with all that talent on offense and they still can’t score, you must wonder if Gruden is the man we need. As far as Lewis is concerned, he should have been fired years ago. What owner would keep a coach with a .500 record for 22 years? No other.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I had wondered about Marvin Lewis sticking around so long, but the team has built a solid defense with him running the show and the team is in the playoffs. They might need something fresh on offense though. It could help out a bit, but still don’t know if Dalton would be the answer.

      • Ron Fulton

        Lewis has nothing to do with the defanse, that is Mike Zimmer wgo should be the Head coach. Bengals need an offensive coach who can maximize his strengths and minimize his weaknesses and hope he overcomes those weaknesses in time. It takes two or three years for a QB to learn the systems and the Bengal fans will not wait that long.

  • Ron Fulton

    That should have been 11 years. A typo.