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Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter

Posted on: July 16, 2011 5:44 pm
Edited on: July 16, 2011 5:53 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Incumbent Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is currently playing in celebrity golf tournaments, "laying low" and not talking to the media. In other words, he's not backing down from his threat to retire if he's not traded.

And as such, it looks like the Bengals really are moving on without him. Jay Gruden, the new Bengals offensive coordinator, became the second major staff member to all but proclaim Andy Dalton the starter.

"That's a good question," Gruden said when asked if they'd bring in other quarterbacks to compete, per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson. "We're not going to force-feed anybody. We're assuming Dalton but if Dalton is not quite ready—he's only (23)—then we'll get somebody else ready."

Gruden pointed out that it's "not an easy position" to have to start a rookie (although, hey -- it's still better than rolling with Carson's brother, right Dhani Jones?), but remained confident in Dalton's ability to step in and succeed.

"Guys have [gone with a rookie] and been successful and guys have failed miserably," Gruden said. "It's not an easy position ... it's a unique position for a unique individual and I know we drafted the guy with the right frame of mind and hopefully his ability will prove his worth."

The new OC pointed out that "the way to get better is playing" instead of "sitting on the sidelines making notes on a clipboard."

This is a touch interesting, of course, because Palmer was the prototype for drafting a quarterback early, plopping him on the bench with a clipboard and letting him learn.

If Dalton can't manage to succeed along the complete opposite path, it'll be a painful and obvious comparison for the Bengals to swallow.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:20 pm
 

Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter



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Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 10:25 am
 

Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter

Jay Gruden had some interesting comments that i agree with.  He said he is not going to California to beg Carson to come back.  He said he wants someone who WANTS to be a NFL quarterback.  He said there are many willing guys.  I say lets go with Dalton and the Gang and see what happens.



Since: Jul 25, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2011 11:57 am
 

Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter

I'm rooting for the red head! The Bengals have a decent  running game and some good intermediate recievers. He'll be better than the dead beat, quitter Carson Palmer. Yeah, Yeah, I've heard all the ownership sucks comments. But your turning down one of only 32 jobs in the world and I just don't respect that! Especially when you haven't even played that well recently. It's about time these owners and teams start taking back control over their teams. Stop locking out players or making cba demands, just replace most of these guys with someone younger, hungrier and cheaper! I don't blame the players for how much money they make, I blame the owners and terrible running of franchises. The Bengals can get zilch for Palmer anyway, because every team knows they have to ger rid of him, so if he doesn't play, he doesn't get paid. Let his lazy ass file for retirement and sit for a year!



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2011 11:43 am
 

Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter

you know...Andy Dalton LOOKS like a bengal :)
his hair matches his jersey pretty well lol 



Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2011 9:33 am
 

Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter

Looks like very Sunday is going to be kick a ginger day in Cincinatti.



Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: July 17, 2011 8:31 am
 

Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter

Andy, run now!!!!! You will thank me later. Stay away from the cesspool that is Paul Brown Stadium.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2011 8:21 am
 

Cincy OC Gruden 'assuming Dalton' is the starter

He will be Beatin' like the red-headed stepchild he is!  They wont give this ginger number 14, they game him double zero because thats what he is!  Watch and learn losers, if this guy has to start he is going to get killed!



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