Originally Posted by Stray
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.
Carson had an arm that Dalton can only dream of. That is the difference between the two for me. I am not sure Dalton can ever be a +20 TD/INT guy like Palmer was before he had his career altered by his knee injury (he never extended that front leg again on a throw, leaving the ball high on most throws and it also left him weary in the collapsing pocket).
Still, I just don't know that I like wasting AJ Green with a guy who has a big arm. Maybe that is just me.