The Cincinnati Bengals seemingly can’t quit quarterback Andy Dalton.
Plagued by inconsistent play, Dalton has moments where he looks to be the franchise quarterback so many in the organization hope he can be, but just as quickly the former TCU talent reverts to a sub-par signal caller that continually frustrates fans and ownership.
But there’s reason to be optimistic about the 2014 season, at least according to new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson who says he sees ‘spectacular‘ things from Dalton so far.
“Spectacular,” Jackson said of Dalton, via the team’s official website. “It’s the first time I’ve been able to work with him hands on. He has all the characteristics I like in a quarterback. He’s smart, he comes to work prepared and ready to go, and he comes to the practice field ready to compete. He can make all the necessary throws. I haven’t seen any throw he can’t make.”
Sounds great, right? Well, sort of.
Jackson, despite the praise, made sure to knock Dalton down a few levels and suggested there were still plenty of things he needed to ‘get better’ at including better consistency.
Entering the final year of his contract, Dalton appears to be in a make-or-break season but the early returns are positive, at least according to Jackson.