Andy Dalton’s struggles painfully evident after Browns loss

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Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant (92) tries to break through the block of Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling (65) to get to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant (92) tries to break through the block of Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling (65) to get to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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,

 

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