The Dalton Cool Aid

Before I go into this, don't get me wrong, I like Dalton. I think he has a great future ahead of him and I hope he can bring the championship to Cincy! Im only bringing this to light because he should be held to a high standard because he has the ability to be great.

BUT I feel like Dalton is not getting the fair share of criticism for his play in recent games. I think he has performed at ROY level, but not elite. He is definitely above an average QB, and the guy is a winner most importantly. To see where he fits permanently, only time will tell. Dalton has Kitna like qualities and very similar arm strength, but I truly think he will be a lot better then Kitna.

There have been inconsistencies on his part as well. Coming out of the draft, analyst question his arm strength and now I see why. Not to say he can't make it the NFL, he just cant make some of the NFL passes. I think Green with his unbelievable catches has masked these areas. For instance, why is the timing so off when it comes to throwing a deep ball to Simpson or Cadwell? His passes to them seemed to be off a little, either under thrown or just lobbed up for anyone to catch. I think I have only seen one deep pass caught on stride and that was to Cadwell at the end of the Baltimore game.

With all that said, I only have really two concerns with Dalton at this point.

Deep passes- Tend to be lobbed up or under thrown. I think once we develope a more consistant deep threat, excluding AJ, it will open the run and pass game more.

Intermediate throws (curls and comebacks) -  Durning game winning/ tying drives, theses passes seemed to be tipped off where the CB knows where the ball is rather than the WR. I think they should work out a better routes to throw during game winning/ tying drive that aren't high risk for Dalton.

Like I said before, Dalton has a chance to be great! I think we should hold at that standard and not baby him. We can't use the "rookie" excuse forever!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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