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Marvin Lewis impressed by Andy Dalton; Concerned about lack of depth

Marvin Lewis knows how important depth is, and that the Bengals' lack of depth has him concerned.

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The biggest disappointment for the Bengals in their loss against the Jets was how ineffective the backups were. Once the starters left the game, Cincinnati was out-scored 22-0.

Marvin Lewis knows how important depth is, and that the Bengals' lack of depth has him concerned.

"I realize it is a lot of young guys, but the development of this team has been because of developing depth. We have to realize we are going to have players getting injured during the season and guys have to respond and be able to step up, and the standard of play cannot get lowered."

As for what impressed him, Andy Dalton continues to look like an improved quarterback after having a solid first three years to start his career.

"He’s on top of his game. He’s throwing the football and understands what we want. Guys are doing a good job with him. He continues to play the way we think he should play all the time. It doesn’t surprise me, because that’s the way he practices all the time. He doesn’t have to be flashy; he just needs to be accurate and handle the offense. He does his thing very well."

You can listen to Marvin Lewis' full post game press conference here.