Re: Bengals vs. Houston (Rematch) Game Thread
Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
Obviously we don't "know" what his best is. But I think it's fair to project to the best of our abillities. And based on my completely uneducated projection, and the projection of various people who do know more than I do, I have concerns that he's going to suddenly become a great quarterback, and I have concerns about the Bengals ability to take the next leap if he is not a great quarterback.
Obviously, there are numerous examples of quarterbacks becoming great after a couple of pedestrian seasons, and many more examples of teams that achieved greatness with an average or slightly above average quarterback.
But while there are exceptions to every rule, I have concerns about Dalton's and the Bengal's ability to be that exception.
The point of the Flacco zone*(can I trademark that?) is that I'd have concerns about him being the centerpiece going forward after his first two seasons as well. And it's not like Dalton's been that much better than Flacco. On rate stats like completion % and yards per completion, Dalton's very similar to Flacco. Though of course it's fair to point out the TD/INT ratio and total yards were both fairly significantly higher.
I'd still say he's Ken Anderson more than Kitna, capable of some really strong numbers going forward.
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