Originally Posted by WMR
Please don't try to compare Carson's peak years with what Dalton has shown so far. That's a huge chasm of difference in ability, innate talent, and peak performance.
Carson had one incredible year in 2005. That year he had a 1400+ yard receiver, 1400 yard rusher, Housh was almost at 1000 yards, and one of the best offensive lines I've ever seen.
2006 was also a good but not great year.
Every other season in Carson's career was pretty average to be honest. So when the weapons were surrounding Carson he had his career year. Oddly enough when healthy weapons surrounded Dalton he was playing as well as any QB we've had here in Cincy for quite some time.