Cincinatti Bengals quarterback, Andy Dalton, has led the Who Deys into the playoffs for three straight seasons and as Darin Gantt of NBCSports reports, despite continuous January letdowns, the Bengals have no plans to change their man under center.
Gantt reports that Dalton told reporters today that head
coach Marvin Lewis still has faith in him to lead the Bengals next season and
that Dalton will be there "for a long time."
Dalton enters the final year of his contract in 2014 and he
will need a statistically successful year and some playoff victories if he
wants "funny" money. However,
it is hard to put this year's playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers exclusively
The whole team did not seem prepared to play on Sunday. The Bengals as a team failed to make the necessary adjustments and
the Bengals' offense literally had no answer for what the Chargers were doing on defense.
I realize Dalton tossed a few interceptions. In addition, his ill-fated third and long
scramble and headfirst dive that resulted in a bumbling fumble recovered by the
Bolts ruined any football street cred he earned during the regular season, but
"Roadhouse" Andy was just trying to make a play.
For me, the loss on Sunday comes down to coaching and being
properly prepared. The Bengals are an overall better team than San Diego but
for one game on one Sunday, they were not the better-coached team.
Marvin Lewis claims Dalton will be a Bengal for a long time,
but will Lewis.
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