Re: Bengals vs. Houston (Rematch) Game Thread
Originally Posted by dougdirt
That is kind of the point though.... two of those teams had GREAT defenses and Hasselbeck was pretty good his year and the Seahawks had a rusher go for 1900 yards on the ground with 27 touchdowns.
I think the Bengals have a pretty good defense, but they don't have a great defense. So now we get to the Seahawks.... I don't think it is ideal to think you can get a 1900 yard running back who can drop 27 touchdowns on the ground for you.
To win today, you need a quarterback, a legit Top 10 quarterback. We don't have one and if I had to bet today, I would bet against Dalton ever being one.
The last 5 starts of the year he had 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He has arguably the second best receiver in the league. I will give you that he doesn't have much else right now. Still, he doesn't look the part of the guy who can take his team to a Super Bowl without a ton of help from both sides of the ball around him.
This all goes to my greater point in that the kid needs some help. He's not elite, never will be but given his numbers from his first 2 yrs I think he can be pretty good. When you combine a good defense, pretty good QB, and a great wide out that leads to playoffs. If you can add a good #2 (Sanu) and a good running game you got a shot at something special. Bengals need to be looking RB in the first three rounds of this draft and hope they hit on something special.
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