Good qbs can easily put up inflated numbers in the modern pass first NFL, but only great ones can take a team that isn't performing so well, put it on his back, and carry it through the fire. You saw it from Andrew Luck in the Chiefs game. Like Dalton, his picks didn't phase him, but unlike the Red Disaster, he overcame it and willed his team to win. The question I'd pose to people who still insist that Dalton is the qb we need is this - Do you trust him? I sure as hell don't. The man wilts in prime time and completely collapses in the postseason, which, by the way, we got to this year in spite of Dalton, not because of him. There have been games (see the last Baltimore match up) when Dalton did his damnedest to throw the game away for us, only to be bailed out by our fantastic D. He runs like a scared little rabbit and panics even when his pocket is holding up fairly well. He doesn't make the reads, doesn't check down his receivers, and every time he puts the ball in the air we the Bengals faithful must PRAY it doesn't end in a pick. The man has had three years to grow, but he hasn't. His mechanics still suck, he ability to read a defense remains tragically inadequate, and he, as my dad was so fond of saying, hears footsteps. With certain qbs, you can look past the mess and see the potential. With Andy Dalton, we have a VERY average qb who has reached his ceiling. Guys, he will not and cannot get any better than he is. It's time to cut our losses and try to find a qb who stands tall in the pocket, doesn't fold under pressure, and is a true FIELD GENERAL.