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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