Marvin Jones didn’t get to play in the super Bowl this year after the Cincinnati Bengals were eliminated from the playoffs, but he still made the trip to New York to experience the atmosphere.
That, and make the rounds on a radio row, and Pro Football Talk on NBC hosted Jones for a brief interview during their daily show on Thursday.
In the interview, Jones spoke on what he expects heading into Year 3 of his NFL career:
“I’m striving to be great,” Jones said. “I know what type of person I am. I know what type of player I am. I know I can be a great player in this league and just keep doing what I’ve always been doing.
Working hard, staying humble and making plays and I’ll be where I want to be.”
Of course, being the receiver that he is, the issue of Andy Dalton was sure to be brought up and whether he’s the man to lead the franchise to the promise land:
“You just tell him, ‘You’re in a good position,’ ” Jones says. “Barely any quarterback has ever been in (that position). We’re going to be all right. No panic button.
What we have in the locker room is what is going to take us to the Super Bowl. I truly believe that and he’s a part of it. Hey, you’re the quarterback. You’re going to get grilled.”
Jones said it best: This team has the talent to get to a Super Bowl, and Dalton has to be apart of it.
He won’t be the player who ultimately is the reason why they make it. He just has to play better and not be the reason they don’t make it.