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Cincy Jungle Feb 20, 2015

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis expresses excitement for quarterback AJ McCarron

Lewis: "We think he has the ability to be a good NFL quarterback and passer. Obviously he has the competition nature, the makeup of guys that have been very productive in the NFL. So I am excited about AJ and his future." Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson typically field a ridiculous amount of questions concerning quarterback Andy Dalton. It's not like the same questions that were asked at the Senior Bowl will undergo a significant oil change one month later in Indianapolis. Then again... those on both sides of the argument are sustained by...
Cincy Jungle Feb 19, 2015

Hue Jackson: "I Didn't Do A Good Enough Job To Get Andy Dalton Where He Needs To Be"

In speaking with the media at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was hard on himself in reference to Andy Dalton's development. When the Cincinnati Bengals promoted Hue Jackson as their offensive coordinator for the departed Jay Gruden, many foresaw a potential career renaissance for quarterback Andy Dalton. Jackson would re-emphasize the running game and put Dalton in favorable situations to minimize the limitations of his quarterback. Certain aspects to Jackson's plan were achieved and others were not. For instance, the running game improved...
Cincy Jungle Feb 14, 2015

AJ McCarron working with Tom House, who worked with Andy Dalton

The Bengals hope McCarron can develop into at least a capable backup behind Andy Dalton. Obviously, McCarron hopes he can do more. As another offseason begins for most of the Cincinnati Bengals, AJ McCarron is entering his first as an NFL player. Though his rookie year was nothing more than a redshirt experience, McCarron is eager to build off what little he did do in his first year as a pro. Andy Dalton is the starting QB and will be for the foreseeable future, so McCarron is enlisting the help of the man who trained Dalton last offseason. Tom House has worked with the likes of Drew...
Cincy Jungle Feb 9, 2015

POLL: Biggest Bengals Offseason Need

The Bengals don't have a ton of holes to fill this offseason. That should be the case for a team coming of four straight playoff appearances, but that doesn't mean Cincinnati is not without weaknesses. Whether it's Andy Dalton's inconsistency, the lack of a pass rush, or the Bengals' inability to keep their best players healthy, their issues once again prevented Cincinnati from ending its playoff drought this past season. The interior of the defensive line also has to be addressed after Cincinnati was repeatedly gutted right up the middle, but that in theory could be fixed with Vontaze...
Cincy Jungle Feb 7, 2015

Week in Review: Hue Jackson expects Marvin Jones where he left off

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is rehabilitating and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson expects him to return where he left off. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is preparing for a significant return in 2015. Jones, who staged a massive breakout season in 2013 with 10 receiving touchdowns, missed the entire season last year due to foot and ankle injuries. Along with losing Tyler Eifert after the regular season opener, their absence became a talking point that led to Andy Dalton's worst season as a pro. As Anthony Cosezna pointed out earlier this week, Jones...
Cincy Jungle Feb 1, 2015

Comparing Super Bowl-winning QBs to Andy Dalton

Here's a look at how Andy Dalton matches up to every Super Bowl-winning QB. As one would expect, the problem isn't so much Dalton's regular-season performance as it is his playoff performance. As the Andy Dalton debate carries on among Bengals fans, it's become clear there are two fundamentally different sides: Those who believe the Bengals can realistically win a Super Bowl with Dalton, and also believe that those chances are greater than the chances of the Bengals drafting a QB better than Dalton. Those who believe that the chances of the Bengals winning a Super Bowl with Dalton are...
Cincy Jungle Jan 30, 2015

Dalton talks playoffs, Super Bowl and more with Boomer and Carton

This morning, Andy Dalton joined Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton to talk about the Bengals' season, their playoff appearance, and the popular topic of the week: What happens if Richard Sherman's girlfriend goes into labor during the big game. "It's not bad, but it could be better." That's what Andy Dalton thinks about leading the Bengals to four straight postseason appearances. And, if you're looking for an explanation on why the Bengals have been bounced from the playoffs in the first round for each of those four consecutive years, according to Boomer Esiason it's because "the Bengals...
Cincy Jungle Jan 30, 2015

AJ McCarron not ready to backup Andy Dalton

Whether it's been Jon Kitna, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bruce Gradkowski, or Jason Campbell this past year, the Bengals tend to have a veteran backing up the starter. Fans might want to slow down with the AJ McCarron talk. While many have clamored for the former Alabama star quarterback to challenge Andy Dalton for the starting gig, the reality is McCarron may not even be ready to be his backup. After Cincinnati drafted him in the fifth round of the 2014 draft, McCarron spent his rookie season behind Jason Campbell and Dalton while not being active for even a preseason game. While Butch Hobson...
Cincy Jungle Jan 29, 2015

A.J. Green defends Andy Dalton; Talks concussion, playoff woes and Super Bowl

A.J. Green doesn't think Andy Dalton is why the Bengals aren't the ones in the Super Bowl. The Bengals were once again bounced from the first round of the NFL playoffs this past season. Though anyone who watched the game could see there was no singular culprit for Cincinnati's 26-10 loss at Indianapolis, Andy Dalton has taken much of the blame. A.J. Green isn't having it, and he defended his quarterback during multiple interviews during Thursday's Super Bowl festivities. In an interview with Michael Irvin and the NFL Network, Green said "it's tough" when he hears that Dalton isn't he man...
Cincy Jungle Jan 29, 2015

Top-Five Bengals Offseason Priorities: Figure Out The Slot, No.4

With so many injuries to the offensive weapons of the Bengals this year, there was limited production from players lined up in the slot. The Bengals need to figure this position out for 2015. We continue our list of priorities for the Bengals to potentially reach that championship level in 2015 and this one is a bit more specific than No.5 on the list. In an effort to aid Andy Dalton as much as possible, solidifying the slot will be a key to this offense's productivity. A few things have become en vogue for the NFL in recent years. During this "era of the quarterback" in what is now known...
Cincy Jungle Jan 28, 2015

Hue Jackson cites Andy Dalton's September in support of his quarterback

"I see in the first three games of the season a guy that played with moxie and tenacity and aggressiveness, and who played extremely well down that 3-0 stretch," Jackson said. Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson still believes in quarterback Andy Dalton. Call it the standard public defense of a player, or the "what else is he going to say" defense... but Jackson's is genuine. Who else argues his points with such specific reasoning? Here's the issue. Andy Dalton had a down-year with a roster that was more liability with injuries than benefit. His performance in the pro bowl...
KFFL Jan 27, 2015

Bengals | Andy Dalton still supported by OC

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