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Sporting News: Eli Manning, Matt Schaub & Andy Dalton have been cut enough slack

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Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) congratulates Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) after the Texans defeated the Bengals 19-13 in the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Year 3 was the year everyone thought Andy Dalton would either make the ascension into the upper-echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

That, or show he’s what he’s been the first two years of his NFL career: a game-manager capable of leading his team to a win if they do the brunt of the work in putting him in position to do so. (Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16 of 2012)

Dalton is finally drawing the ire of not only the Bengals fanbase, but the national media is now publicly wondering if he’s been cut too much slack thus far.