Bengals offensive coordinator praises Andy Dalton

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Hue Jackson before the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals wasted no time promoting Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator, after Jay Gruden left the position to join the Washington Redskins as head coach. In his first appearance with the new title, Jackson spoke with the media and had some flattering comments for his starting quarterback, Andy Dalton.

Many may wonder whether or not the Bengals will look to find a replacement for Dalton this season, but for now Jackson is standing by his top signal-caller.

“There’s no doubt in my mind about Andy. I think he has tremendous upside. Everyone has to play better and Andy has to continue to grow,” Jackson said, via Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

In order for the Bengals to get to the next level, they will need to see some improvement from Dalton under center.

Jackson said that he would like his offense to get more physical and run the ball with more success, but you still cannot win in this league without a quality quarterback and Dalton is going to need to do a much better job.

Topics: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

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