Why Andy Dalton Will Avoid The Sophomore Slump

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Jan 7, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the AFC Wildcard Playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Bengals 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The ‘Sophomore Slump’ is that dreaded phrase used when evaluating second year players after having a very solid rookie season. Generally, this phrase is targeted at quarterbacks, but any given position is capable of this second-year slump. It just so happens that the subject of this article happens to be a quarterback. Andy Dalton came in to the league after being drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2011 draft. He ran mostly a spread offense during his years at TCU and was extremely proficient, both as a passer, and as a winning quarterback.

 

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Topics: AFC North, AJ Green, Andre Smith, Andrew Whitworth, Andy Dalton, Armon Binns, Bengals, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, Jay Gruden, Jermaine Gresham, Jerome Simpson, Jordan Shipley, Kevin Zeitler, Kyle Cook, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Travelle Wharton

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