This team’s hunger is just amazing. They want a Super Bowl, they know they can do it, and I don’t think they’ll be satisfied until they get one. Unlike a certain former Bengal who just cared about how many touchdowns they scored or if they played good. They just have that fire in them. That’s why I love having Andy Dalton as our quarterback, his intangibles. It’s no surprise to hear that Dalton isn’t the most talented quarterback in the world but he knows how to win. All he wants to do is win games and you can see that when he gets just as or more excited when Green-Ellis runs for a touchdown than when he throws one.
If you want to Dalton to hand the ball off every play, he would be perfectly fine with it. He does whatever the team wants him to do. My favorite play from all of last season was when Dalton dived from the line of scrimmage to get a first down when it was 3rd and 3 in the 4th quarter. You could just tell there was no way in hell he was going to let the Bengals lose that game. The other thing I love about Dalton is he gets angry when he makes a mistake. Last game when the Bengals were up by 28, he missed a deep pass to AJ Green that would have easily been a touchdown and he knew it.
You could see the anger in his face as he clapped his hands and was just mad at himself. That play didn’t matter at all. The game was pretty much in hand yet he got just as mad as himself as he would have if he missed the same pass in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. He doesn’t just dwell on that play though, he takes that anger and he uses it to his advantage and that’s why I have all the faith in the world in Dalton.
This Bengal’s team is different. You can just see it. Their intensity is just way more than I have ever seen from any other Bengal’s team. That’s why I am confident in saying that Dalton and Green will lead us to a Super Bowl. They’re young but you couldn’t tell by the way they lead the team and how they play. The Bengals have a great young core and this is the happiest I’ve been as a Bengals fan.
I know this team can win and to all the Bengals’ fans out there that are insanely pessimistic; Relax. Enjoy the games. Yes they make mistakes and yes they could do some things better but every other NFL team does the same thing. All that matters is you win on Sunday and that’s exactly what the Bengals are doing. The intensity they have been bringing the past couple games just makes them look unstoppable. They are just rolling over everyone in their path and that’s why I feel confident in saying this is the year, that the Bengals finally win a playoff game.