Andy Dalton And The NFC

November 29th, 2014


It is in season to bash Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. No, he will never remind folks of Andrew Luck. He won’t remind people of Trent Dilfer, either.

Dalton is an uneven quarterback, inconsistent. At times, he plays like one of the top signal-callers in the nation. At other times, he plays like a Bucs quarterback.

Mock Dalton if you will, but he would be a massive upgrade for the Bucs if for whatever reason, Mike Brown went Mike Brown and dispatched Dalton to the streets.

Also know this about Dalton: He owns NFC teams. After Dalton and the Bengals beat the Saints earlier this month, it gave Dalton an 11-3-1 mark against the NFC.

Dalton’s three NFC losses have come by a margin of 12 points total.

So heckle Dalton if you must, but remember: the NFC is his playground.

10 Responses to “Andy Dalton And The NFC”

  1. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Joe, who is making fun of other players and other teams? Were buc fans! And we are way below everyone else! We cant even make fun of the Raiders as we are equal to them.

  2. Phillip Says:

    Ya look at his stats in primetime games and the playoffs and he tell me why on earth you would want him?? You knock Peyton all the time because he chokes in January but Dalton does the same? He also limits that offense greatly because he has a Chad Pennington arm… AJ Green almost always has to come to a complete stop to make the catch(on deep balls) and then still manages to score. Shows how good of a player he is to get so wide open then for a player or players to catch up and he has to juke them to score still!

  3. Phillip Says:

    And actually if we had to take Dalton on that contract to be our QB.. NO THANKS

    I’d rather suffer for a year and draft someone who doesn’t have a noodle arm and who will most likely not be so Jekyll and Hyde after they have been in the league for 4 years(?)

  4. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Against the Brown Dalton made McCown and Glennon look like Rodgers and Manning. With Freeman out of the NFL Dalton could become the new “Six Flags”?

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m with Bucrealist. Who are we as Buc fans to make fun of any other teams players. LOL

    This goes to the ongoing debate about “franchise QB’s”. Do we try to draft one?
    Of course. But do we hold our breath and place our entire future in the success of drafting a “franchise QB” ala Washington.

    I can’t remember which Supreme Court Justice said “I can’t define pornography but I know it when I see it”. It’s kind of the same way with franchise QB’s.

    IMHO I see lots of QB’s who are capable of leading a team to a Super Bowl who I don’t consider “franchise QB’s”. Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Joe Flacco, to name a few. These are all very good NFL QB’s but not awesome or great and the most important distinction for me is they are not able to put a team on their back and carry it.

    Dalton is clearly not a “franchise QB” by those standards. He does have talent and he has enough wins to prove his worth. Although I certainly concede there will be TONS of pressure on him to win the Bengals first round game this year.

  6. Chef Paul for Brandon Scherff Says:

    I’ll never understand the fascination with judging one player off the record of the team. Hopscotch math?

    Way to go Dalton. You managed to win some games with what most people consider one of the most talented teams in the entire league. And some people consider them thee most talented team in the league. High five.

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with Jay Gruden or Hue Jackson either?

  7. deminion Says:

    All that he is still a middle of the road QB who gets trashed in the playoffs

  8. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    “I’ll never understand the fascination with judging one player off the record of the team. Hopscotch math?”

    I’m with you there Chef Paul. But it’s a time honored tradition. Most knowledgeable folks agree with you. Hence the saying the QB gets too much credit for winning and too much credit for losing.

    Having said that…I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the “great” coaches happened to have “great” QB’s play for them. Or that many of the coaches with tenure with their teams…Belichek…Peyton et al have had the same QB for their run.

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Soon we will get the Battle of the Bays here in Tampa, ouch that hurt’s just saying it. Let’s see MG8 in there against Cincy! The Battle of the Redheads at QB. Does anyone actually want to see McCown in this game? Lovie, you’re as stubborn as a damn mule! Put the QB of the future in the game. The future is now. Will the Bucs win a home game this year? When is the last time the Bucs went winless at home? Can’t count on a win vs the Saints because they’ll be in the battle until the end. Can’t count on the Bucs as a spoiler anywhere because the only spoil in them is their complete pro football display.

  10. Howard Cosell Says:

    Joe loves QB’s more than Gruden does.

    Speaking of which, Jameis will lose today and
    his meltdown will start before he even gets drafted.