And while the offensive line struggled to get consistent push and leverage on a stout Browns defensive line, you can’t blame them for his passing struggles:
Bengals pass pro not the problem. Pressure on just 7 of 46 dropbacks yesterday. Only P.Manning pressured on less plays than Dalton this year
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 30, 2013
The fact of the matter is that Dalton has to find a way to be more consistent and get the ball to his best playmaker in Green.
That, or A.J. will be seeing a lot of 5-7 reception for 40-80 receiving yard lines this year while the offense struggles to break the 20-point mark in close games.
No one wants that, but until Dalton improves or offensive coordinator Jay Gruden finds a way to free Green up in different ways, this is the painful result that will be often seen this year,