Andy Dalton: Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Poised for a Big Year

July 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We have heard the all-too-familiar comment, "Can Andy Dalton take the next step?" plenty of times over the offseason. Fans of the Cincinnati Bengals have been in a deadlock over the discussion of whether Dalton can actually become a franchise quarterback for the team.
Well, the answer to that question is beginning to emerge.
Yes, he can.
Over the first practices of the Bengals' 2013 training camp, head coach Marvin Lewis has stressed the importance of tempo for the offense. The goal is to get everyone on the same page so Dalton can get the ball in and out of his hands in a hurry.
Lewis had some very telling comments about the new up-tempo style during an interview with Bengals.com.
What jumps out is you come in and the guys know what to expect. The thing about it is that we’re pushing the tempo. I felt good about the tempo, in and out of the huddle, to the line of scrimmage and give the quarterback a chance to work. If we dilly-dally around and mess aroun...

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