Finally, and perhaps more than any other factor, this year will rest on the shoulders of Andy Dalton.
He has been surrounded by talent at nearly every position on offense. Now, he simply needs to use it. There has been a lot of skepticism about Dalton as to what consistency he can have in the NFL. He needs to forget about everything that is being said, and relax in the pocket. Being able to handle the pressure will be key as the third-year quarterback looks to lead his team to the franchise’s first playoff game in over twenty years.
There’s no reason he shouldn’t be able to.