I personally have had it with many people on this board saying the Bills missed out on Andy Dalton.
At the same time, I do not think it is fair to label Dalton as a bust either.
The Bengals are an improving team, but not an elite team.
Despite their defensive play and the presence of Dalton & Green, the Bengals have made the playoffs only as a wild card. The # 2 wild card at that.
One glaring statistic for the Bengals is that in the past two seasons their record against their division rivals, the Ravens & Steelers is 2-6.
I also find it amazing that Marvin Lewis remains as the head coach. In his 10 years with the Bengals they have made it to the playoffs four times, two of those as division champions. Yet all four playoff appearances resulted in losses. And Lewis' record as head coach is 79-80-1. Most interesting.
To get back to Dalton, I see know reason why he could not turn out to be a very good QB in this league. He has only been in the league for two seasons, so it is a bit unfair for all the haters to condemn him or label him as a bust.
This same logic applies to those who say the Bills blew it when they did not draft him. Again, Dalton has only been in the league for two seasons, and at times has not looked that impressive.
So let's hold off on all this nonsense of how great or terrible Dalton is. Wait another year or two and see how the guy is doing then.
Edited by Mark Vader, 06 January 2013 - 01:59 AM.