ICYMI: Cincinnati Bengals: Changes going forward

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Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Bengals 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Deciding the Future with Andy Dalton

Dalton has been the main topic of discussion since the loss against the Chargers. This may be his final chance to prove that he can take this offense to the next level before he looks for a new job or at least a new depth chart position.

Dalton needs to improve on 3 area in particular to prove he is the real deal and not the playoff flop that the past 3 years have proven.

  1. Dalton must improve his accuracy. He missed his wide receivers on numerous occasions with over throws and interceptions due to throwing to the inside shoulder instead of outside.
  2. He must improve his field of vision. There was a few times that Dalton threw to his check down or got out of the pocket to early and took his eye off the field, missing wide open opportunities.
  3. The most important is that he must learn to get past early mistakes. Unfortunately when Dalton made a mistake this year, it was typically followed by another and then another. If he is going to get to the next level, he must stop turning the ball over in mass quantities.

Mike Brown said that he would have preferred Colin Kaepernick over Andy Dalton, but Jay Gruden pushed for Andy Dalton.