SEATTLE - OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks on October 30, 2011 at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
One of the many differences between former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer and rookie quarterback Andy Dalton is that Palmer rarely took time out to visit with the local media, answering questions from fans and really connecting with the base. On the other hand, eight weeks into the 2011 regular season, Dalton joined Lance McAlister and Dave Lapham on Monday on 700 WLW to talk many things ranging from his definition of a winner, mindset of the team, the talent on offense and even saving a dog in college. But one aspect that caught my eye was his silent (but deadly) motivation that recalls the NFL draft and the teams that passed on him.
When asked if he had "extra motivation" against the Seattle Seahawks, one of the teams that passed up on him, he said:
“I don’t think about that. Regardless of who we’re playing I just want to do my best. I do know the teams that passed on me. I guess there is a little extra motivation there. (Host: A little edge? A little extra motivation there?) Yeah I’d say so.”
Tennessee, you're next.