Who Dey Dish: Dalton’s Beef with J.J. Watt


Rummaging through the internet to bring you latest news about the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL so that you don’t have to do it – this is your Who Dey Dish for Tuesday, November 17.

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Texans Hand Bengals First Loss in MNF Upset (Stripe Hype)

"The Bengals couldn’t get the job done on Monday night and are no longer undefeated, so the media will likely be pushing the “prime time Dalton” narrative. Brace yourselves, Bengals fans. But keep calm; the Bengals are 8-1 heading into Arizona with some added motivation from a brutal loss against a beatable team."

Andy Dalton takes exception to J.J. Watt’s playful jab (NFL)

"“I am disappointed in him for the integrity of this game,” the Bengals quarterback said. “I have a lot of respect for him. He’s a really good player. And so there’s a lot of kids and a lot of people that look up to him. And for him to make comments like that, it just shows that it’s acceptable to do that kind of stuff and say that kind of stuff. So I mean, it’s disappointing for one of the best players in this league to come out and say something like that.“I think J.J. is a good player but for him to be one of the best in this league and just show that integrity and show that type of — you know it shows what he’s about, which is disappointing.”"

Bengals stunned by Texans in 10-6 loss on Monday night (Cincinnati Enquirer)

"Dalton stated during the lead up to Monday’s game that the team had started to silence the narrative of this team struggling in prime time. They did little to erase it against the Texans.He’s now 4-8 in prime-time games, though the Bengals had won the previous two prime-time games at home. The last came against Cleveland in the previous game, and at home against Denver to clinch the playoffs last year.He didn’t have much help from his cast of weapons. Eifert dropped three passes that would have earned first downs, and Green went without a catch from 5:33 left in the first quarter to three minutes remaining in the game.The Bengals led 6-3 at halftime, but were penalized five times for 40 yards. Dropped passes and struggles in the punting game hurt, and for the second time in three games, they failed to score a touchdown in the first half.Still, a key red zone stop and stingy defense held the halftime advantage. Houston only managed five first downs and 104 total yards of offense in the first half."

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert: ‘I played awful’ (Cincinnati Enquirer)

"“As much as you try to forget about it, it’s, for me, it’s tough,” Eifert said. “There’s no excuse for it, those were perfect balls. You drop one and I just start fighting it. You’ve got to forget about it, but it’s hard. It’s unacceptable.”Dalton said he hasn’t lost confidence in Eifert.The only one with a lack of confidence, it seems, is Eifert.“I played awful. It’s embarrassing,” he said. “This has never happened to me in a game. I’ve got to get on the Jugs (machine). That can’t happen. I let my teammates down. But, we move on and come back to work on Wednesday.”"

Bengals’ first loss is painful reminder of the past (FOX Sports)

"“That’s not the team we are,” said Dalton, who threw an interception and was sacked three times in a paltry 197-yard passing performance. “We know what we’ve done to this point.“This game doesn’t define our season. It doesn’t define anything. We’re still 8-1. We’re still leading the division. We know where we are so we’ve just got to get back to what we’ve been doing and we’ll be just fine.”"


Saints fire Rob Ryan following defensive meltdown (NFL)

"The Pro Football Hall of Fame will recognize Sunday as the day Peyton Manning surpassed Brett Favre to become the NFL’s all-time passing yardage leader.But ultimately, NFL history will remember this day differently, because this was the day Manning got benched."

What Brock Osweiler can bring to the Denver Broncos in his first start (Sports Illustrated)

"The Denver Broncos did the unthinkable on Sunday: bench Peyton Manning for Brock Osweiler on the same day that Manning broke the NFL’s all-time passing mark. Now, they’re going to do the unavoidable in Week 11: sit a hobbled Manning for Osweiler against the Bears.What does the change mean for the Broncos, and for their two QBs?"

Missed call cost Baltimore Ravens win over Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL admits (ESPN)

"The NFL acknowledged that an officiating mistake cost the Baltimore Ravens a victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.League spokesman Michael Signora said the Jacksonville Jaguars should’ve been penalized for a false start on their final play from scrimmage, which would’ve resulted in a 10-second runoff and a 20-19 victory for the Ravens.Instead, the Jaguars were allowed to snap the ball, and Elvis Dumervil was flagged for a facemask of quarterback Blake Bortles. Jason Myers then kicked a game-winning 53-yard field goal with no time remaining for a controversial 22-20 win for the Jaguars."