Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes the ball in the second half of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 22-20. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

In The Enemy’s Camp: Bengals – Part 2


Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Ahtyba Rubin (71) pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

We continue our series with the Local Site for the Bengals, RiverFrontBall. You can read Part 1 here and go to their site for my answer to their first question. Now on to Part 2:

You noted the Bengals fans concerns related to Dalton, what has changed with him? Is it something physical, mental, the play calling or something else? What have you seen during games that concerns you the most?

With Dalton it is so hard to tell. He had 3 games in a row where he threw for over 300 yards. Everyone was happy with him. Now the last two weeks he has been atrocious.

He appears to be healthy so it has to be something mental. It could be play calling but then again Jay Gruden is regarded as a great offensive mind. Dalton has had his ups and downs but never to the extent that he has had recently. 24/51 with 3 ints last week falls completely on Dalton. Between the lack of confidence in him from the fans and the recent injuries to the Bengals he may be trying to over compensate.

What concerns us most is the lack of accuracy and production from Dalton and the offense. The defense can manage but you have to score points to win, and right now we’re not seeing that.

Their question to us:

How has the fan base reacted towards Jason Campbell, confident or not? His last stops as a starter at Washington and Oakland were lackluster. Is there hope for him as the future quarterback or is he just a bridge until the club drafts a franchise quarterback?

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