Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass in the rain during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Bengals 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Hue Jackson: Bengals’ Andy Dalton must play better in big games

The Cincinnati Bengals have a new offensive coordinator in Hue Jackson after Jay Gruden took the head coaches job with the Washington Redskins. Jackson thinks Dalton can have success if he can play better in big games.

“Obviously that’s the hump that we’re trying to get over,” Jackson told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “And I think the guy has the makeup to do it.”

That is an obvious for most NFL players, and Jackson has a game plan for how to help Dalton.

“Just go back to the fundamentals that you use playing the game,” Jackson explained, “from how you get under center, how you take a snap, the sense of urgency in your drop, where we’re putting our eyes, how we’re finishing our throws, our progress.

“And I think Andy’s gonna learn that there’s a time in the National Football League when you gotta say ‘uncle’ and just throw the ball away.”


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