I know the second half of the season was quite disappointing from Dalton, but in his defense he didn't really have a true number two receiver until Sanu. When we did have have Sanu Dalton was playing lights out. Then right when we were just beginning to see Dalton's potential Sanu went down and that's when he started to decline.
I'm not going to lie, that game was ugly but it's not like he had that much help. The line looked pretty spotty in pass protection, Jermaine couldn't catch anything, Hawkins didn't come back for the ball o that one play, Green even said he didn't look fast enough on that one pass that got intercepted. Even on the deep ball at the end of the game he over threw Green by about two yards, BUT Green even said he slowed down then tried to catch up to it. So who knows what would of happened if Green didn't slow down.
Another reason is this guy is only in his second year!! He took them 10-6 with 27 touchdown passes to 16 interceptions, 3,670 yards, a 62% completion ratio and an 87 overall rating. Drew Brees's second season he only had 17 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, 3,280 yards, with a 60% completion ratio and a 77 rating. Even Palmer in his second year only had 18 touchdowns to 18 interceptions, 2,900 yards, a 61% completion ratio and a 77 rating.
Not to mention this kid had 5 different number 2 receivers throughout the year. You try to build chemistry with that! On average it takes a QB 3-4 years to really grow into the quarterback they're going to be. You guys are treating him like Sanchez! Give him one or two more years before you say what we have in him, he definitely has the potential. Give him a full off season to grow with Sanu and i can almost guarantee we will see a big growth. Don't give up on him so early, damn people. WHODEY!