Bengals, Dalton to talk extension

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during first quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said that quarterback and wide receiver are the two positions that will not receive any consideration for the team’s first round draft pick.

That is a nice vote of confidence for Andy Dalton, who is still seeking his first playoff victory for the Bengals. But actions speak louder than words, so it appears the team will also look to lock up their starting QB for the foreseeable future.

“As a football team we would like to keep to continue to keep our good, young players,” Lewis said. “The representatives from his side and our team will get together and try to discuss something. We feel good about what Andy has done the past three seasons and we have to continue to help him to continue to play better.”

Lewis also said there is plenty of blame to go around for the recent playoff losses.

We have to play better on offense, defense and special teams. We didn’t play very good and we got our butts whipped because of it. There’s no excuses about it. We didn’t play good from the QB spot, the defense spot or protection and you get beat when you do that.

Topics: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

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