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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:28:11 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals are open to discussing a contract extension for QB Andy Dalton.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:36:55 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he has confidence in QB Andy Dalton but indicated he will need to push Dalton to improve. "He's won a lot of games. You go look at some of the guys who are considered some of the best, they didn't win as many games in a three-year period. Some of them didn't even see the playoffs. This young man has it. What we have to do is make sure that we're helping him to get it done at the level that we all want."
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:55:45 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is standing by QB Andy Dalton after he turned the ball over three times in the team's Wild Card loss to the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Jan. 5. Dalton is 0-3 with six interceptions and one touchdown in his playoff career, good for a QBR of 17.9. "I believe in his abilities, I believe in his makeup, I believe in his maturity. And I believe in his ability to let the last play go and move on to the next play. That's probably one of his best attributes of all," Lewis said.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:26:07 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton's postseason struggles continued with one touchdown and three interceptions Sunday, Jan. 5, against the San Diego Chargers. That dropped his record in playoffs to 0-3 with one touchdown and five interceptions. Head coach Marvin Lewis, still looking for that first postseason win himself with an 0-5 record, backed Dalton in the tough moments after his toughest loss in 11 seasons when the inevitable question about the future of the quarterback was broached. "I don't have any questions about Andy's role in this thing. We just have to keep working it," Lewis said. "We've got to make sure we're doing everything to help Andy all the time. He's going to be very disappointed in himself today, obviously. He is the football team, and I'm sure he's very disappointed."
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:52:27 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown wanted to draft QB Colin Kaepernick, but was overruled by new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who wanted to draft QB Andy Dalton.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:18:44 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is confident in the midst of a rough three-game stretch. "I'm confident as ever," Dalton said. "You have to have confidence. For us, as a team, we feel like we're in control of everything and that's where we want to be at this point." He had three touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11 but compiled just 93 yards passing for a 48.1 percent completion rating, a 62.7 passer rating and a career-low 3.7 QBR rating. Dalton has tossed at least one interception in his last four games, including eight in his last three.
Fantasy Tip: Dalton has shown signs of taking the next step this year, only to take two steps back. With the right matchup, he's a midrange QB1, but he's better left as a capable backup in your fantasy leagues.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:22:05 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green finished the Week 10 game against the Baltimore Ravens with eight receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown. With no time remaining in regulation, Bengals QB Andy Dalton heaved up a desperation prayer that was answered by Green. Ravens SS James Ihedigbo inexplicably batted the ball up into the air and right to Green, who was standing alone in the back of the end zone for the 51-yard touchdown. It marked Green's fifth consecutive 100-yard game, a franchise record.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners everywhere need to send a thank you note to Ihedigbo, as if he did not touch the ball or simply bats it down, the game ends and fantasy owners get far fewer points.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:55:03 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw a career-high five touchdown passes in Week 8 against the New York Jets. He completed 19 of his 30 passes for 325 yards, and four of his TD passes went to WR Marvin Jones. Dalton now has three straight 300-yard passing games with at least three TD passes for the first time in his career.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:14:37 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton was given the day off by head coach Marvin Lewis Monday, Aug. 19.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:55:53 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton had a great rhythm in the first two days of training camp but forced throws into coverage over the next few practices. "The way he's commanded the offense, he knows it's his team now," WR A.J. Green said.
Fantasy Tip: Dalton is looking to make strides in his third season in the league, and he has plenty of offensive weapons around him to take the next leap forward, including perhaps the most gifted receiver in the league in Green. He won't be an elite QB1 by any means, but most weeks he should approach low-end No. 1 stats.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:43:14 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has thrown for 47 touchdown passes in 32 career games, with only Hall of Famer QB Dan Marino (68) and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (52) throwing for more in their first two NFL seasons. Still, he is 0-2 in the playoffs, and there are doubts whether Dalton can take the team to the next level.
Fantasy Tip: Dalton was impressive for fantasy owners last season, posting seven games with two or more touchdown strikes in the first 11 regular season games. He did tail off a bit down the stretch, disappointing in the fantasy playoffs. Still, he has proven to be a situational fantasy QB1. However, in four games against the division rival Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, for example, he disappeared, totaling two touchdowns with four interceptions. Have depth at the position for when the schedule turns difficult.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:22:39 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green praised QB Andy Dalton, and said that 2013 is not a make-or-break year for him. "I don't feel like it's a make-or-break year for him," Green said. "He's still the quarterback of the future because he has every intangible to be a great one. He works hard, he has great leadership. I think he'll be fine."
"You look at Tom Brady and all the best quarterbacks in the league, it takes four or five years for them to really get in a groove," Green said. "Aaron Rodgers sat behind (Brett) Favre for years. (The criticism) comes with the territory."
Fantasy Tip: While it may not be a make-or-break year for Dalton, there are high expectations for the Bengals, and that offense as a whole. A strong year from Dalton will go a long way in solidifying him as a top fantasy quarterback.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:13:49 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden thinks the offense is due to make big improvements in the right direction this year after the team drafted TE Tyler Eifert and RB Giovani Bernard. Gruden has been pleased with the way the players have adjusted and adapted to his installation of a new offense during organized team activities. He's also happy with increased repetitions for QB Andy Dalton and the improvements of the skill players. "The thing about our offense is they came back and are willing to work hard, they are all unselfish and have a great understanding of what it is going to take for us to get to the next level," Gruden said. The offense has run some no-huddle plays this week and Dalton likes the look it gives the team.
Fantasy Tip: We have high hopes, as do most people, for the Bengals offense this season in Dalton's third year. A.J. Green has plenty of help in the receiving game, and the running game has some nice depth. Dalton could be a very capable fantasy backup QB with the potential to perform as a No. 1 many weeks.
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:47:06 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has, during organized team activities, been focusing on improving the trajectory and accuracy of his throws while working with quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese. Dalton also is practicing a quicker dropback in the pocket. The club is hoping first-round TE Tyler Eifert will help stretch the offense so defensive attention doesn't squarely target WR A.J. Green.
Fantasy Tip: Along with rookie RB Giovani Bernard, Dalton has been awarded some underrated offensive depth that could raise his already solid ceiling as a high-end fantasy QB2. Getting more yardage out of his attempts would produce a breakthrough campaign, and your competitors may not notice or care leading up to draft day.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:02:24 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he knows that he needs to be more accurate with his deep passes and expects to show improvement in that area. "I think there are times where I didn't get those throws. That's one thing people have said about me since I was coming out of college. I'm going to get better. I know I need to get better. I'm going to make the improvement. I expect myself to make throws like that. I have to hit more throws down field. I also have to get better in other areas," Dalton said.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:46:01 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he wants to be more of a leader on and off the field next season. "The biggest thing I can do is take more control. Whether it be on the practice field or during a game, whatever it is, I need to step up and really show my leadership. That will be big. The more you play, especially being a quarterback, the more you're going to become a leader on the team," Dalton said.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:48:13 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said Tuesday, March 5, in a radio interview that QB Andy Dalton needs to improve in every phase, specifically his deep accuracy and touch. "He's got a long way to go," Gruden said. "He's done some great things for a second-year quarterback, won a lot of games and thrown some good touchdown passes, but we feel like he has not come close to his potential. That's our job to get it out of him."
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:01:13 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals appear to be searching for a backup quarterback to QB Andy Dalton with QB Bruce Gradkowski headed for free agency this offseason. However, they don't want to push Dalton out of the starting role, so they are unlikely to use early draft picks on a QB. Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese will take a look at North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon, Florida State QB EJ Manuel, Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson, Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib and University of Miami QB Zac Dysert this week. Glennon has been receiving the most praise from evaluators, and they believe he might be in the best position to succeed immediately in the NFL.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:01:40 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton was sacked 46 times this season, the most sacks of a Bengals QB since QBs Akili Smith and Scott Mitchell were dropped 52 times in 2000. However, offensive coordinator Jay Gruden feels the offensive line improved as the season went on. "This is going to sound asinine, probably, but I think from a protection standpoint, as far as protection and blitzes, we're as good as anybody," Gruden said. "A lot of the sacks were Andy stepping up and there were sometimes the pocket seemed collapsed. We need to work on that."
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:01:16 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden plans to work with QB Andy Dalton to get him more consistent from start to finish. "It's easy to look at the negatives. You can see his start and then he kind of went down here at the end of the year," Gruden said Tuesday, Jan. 8. "It's our job to get him better and to focus on the positives and we can work on the things he needs to work on in the offseason." The team plans to work more on the deep ball with Dalton, and the need for him to make more plays out of the pocket.
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 06:56:59 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals are 10-5 on the road and just 7-8 at home since QB Andy Dalton has taken over at quarterback.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 07:04:23 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is just 3-7 against the AFC North division, with all three of his victories coming against the Cleveland Browns.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 20:59:01 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 25 of his 39 pass attempts for 211 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the Week 13 game against the San Diego Chargers. He also ran four times for five yards and a touchdown.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:17:15 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 16-for-30 for 210 yards and three touchdowns in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:24:56 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 18-for-29 for 230 yards and two touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:50:23 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 10.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:56:19 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 21-for-30 for 199 yards and a career-high four touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 10.
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 07:31:18 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has thrown an interception in every game this season and in eight straight overall, including a playoff loss last season.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 07:52:45 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he feels no extra pressure to become more of a vocal leader. Head coach Marvin Lewis said he wanted Dalton and LB Rey Maualuga to become more fiery. "I don't feel any pressure," Dalton said. "What it comes down to is me being me, and hopefully doing enough that it's gonna satisfy him ... (Lewis) believes in us. Nothing that he's doubting us or anything like that. It's a challenge. We're where we are. Nothing we can do about it right now. We'll just improve and get better."
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:00:48 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he is looking for QB Andy Dalton and LB Rey Maualuga to step up as leaders on the team. Lewis said he is looking for both players to shed their nice guy personalities.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:43:40 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is having a difficult time living up to his rookie season performance, but his sophomore slump isn't all his fault. It is an organizational second-year swoon. The addition of RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has not upgraded the ground game, and the team failed to pick up a No. 2 receiver in free agency or the first couple of rounds of the draft. "Andy has continued to progress," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "We need to continue to play well around Andy. We have to make sure we get to right spots for him so he can deliver the football."
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 05:12:39 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is now 0-3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after a Week 7 loss. He finished 14-for-28 passing for 105 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the game.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:13:28 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 14 of his 28 pass attempts for just 105 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In three career starts against the Steelers, all losses, Dalton has failed to throw for more than 170 yards.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 14:19:46 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals OB Andy Dalton went 31-for-46 for 381 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:30:14 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 20 of his 31 pass attempts for 244 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dalton also ran six times for five yards and a score. Of Dalton's eight TD passes this season, four have come in the fourth quarter.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:31:12 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 19 of his 27 passes for 328 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins. Dalton also ran twice for 16 yards. Cincinnati's offense posted 30 or more points in back-to-back weeks for the first time since November 2006.
Fantasy Tip: After starting out with no TDs in a Week 1 loss against the Baltimore Ravens, Dalton has three TD strikes in each of the past two games (both wins). He faces a favorable matchup in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who allowed 300-plus yards to Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck Sunday.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:30:26 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 24 of his 31 pass attempts for 318 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. In three career games against the Browns, Dalton is 55 of 77 (71 percent) for 669 yards, five TDs and one interception with a 114 passer rating. It was the third 300-yard game of Dalton's career.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:07:26 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton started off his NFL career by winning six of his first eight games. However, he is 3-7 since, including a loss in the AFC Wild Card game. During the past 10 starts, Dalton has completed just 56.5 percent of his passes for 2,180 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His passer rating during that 10-game span is a rather marginal 71.6.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:11:15 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 22-of-37 passes for 221 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. He left the game midway through the fourth quarter, but that was due to the lopsided score and not any type of injury. Backup QB Bruce Gradkowski relieved him.
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 12:09:40 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (biceps), TEs Jermaine Gresham (knee) and Donald Lee (thigh), DE Robert Geathers (knee) and LB Dan Skuta (head) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 8, and are listed as probable for Week 1.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:24:08 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (bicep), DE Robert Geathers (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), and LB Dan Skuta (head) all were full participants in practice Friday, Sept. 7.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:20:01 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (biceps), DE Robert Geathers (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee) and LB Dan Skuta (head) were all full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:13:25 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said QB Andy Dalton (arm) is fine and will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:27:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (arm) suffered a bruised arm in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30, and will not return.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:15:38 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (arm) injured his arm in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30. He was able to walk to the sidelines by himself.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:34:53 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton and the starting offense struggled in a preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 23. Dalton and the team's starters played into the third quarter but couldn't get into the end zone. He finished 5 of 17 for 40 yards and was sacked twice. Dalton led the team in rushing, scrambling three times for 36 yards.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:27:40 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 46.2 percent of his throws last season that traveled more than 20 yards in the air, which ranked fourth in the NFL. He also was one of six quarterbacks last season with at least 15 completions of at least 30 yards.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:57:55 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton helped quiet the critics surrounding questions about his arm strength during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16, against the Atlanta Falcons. Dalton hooked up with WR A.J. Green on a 50-yard touchdown bomb in the second quarter. "My arm feels great, and you can tell everybody that it's not even close to what I've got if I need it," Dalton said of his arm strength. He finished 8 of 14 for 125 yards and the touchdown. Dalton was under duress during most of the game as the offensive line's pass protection struggled to protect him.
Thu, 24 May 2012 08:50:30 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has displayed more vocal leadership this offseason as he has become more comfortable with his role. "Early on last year you do kind of feel things out," Dalton said, "but I feel like I've gotten to the point where I can be more vocal out there."
Mon, 21 May 2012 07:11:19 -0700
There are people within the Cincinnati Bengals organization that have doubts as to what QB Andy Dalton's true upside is. Dalton has arm strength limitations, and there are certain things the coaching staff is not comfortable doing with him.