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Cam who?

Posted on: November 6, 2011 7:21 pm

NASHVILLE -- It's Cam Newton this, Cam Newton that.

Why doesn't anybody talk about Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton?

All he does is something Newton hasn't done much of: Win.

Dalton threw three touchdown passes Sunday against the Tennessee Titans to lead the Bengals to a 24-17 victory and up their record to 6-2 at the halfway point of the season.

Dalton was calm, poised and accurate against the Titans, showing why this team is a legitimate playoff contender. Dalton now has 12 touchdown passes on the season and seven interceptions.

The Bengals aren't asking him to win games, but when they fell behind by Sunday Dalton was able to rally them in the second half.

The defense did the rest. The Titans got the ball back twice in the final five minutes and the second time the Bengals forced a fumble by Jared Cook with 3:49 left to ice it.

Category: NFL

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:20 am

Cam who?

statistically, Tony Romo is one of the best quarterbacks ever...but people still debate whether or not he's worth the hype...same way with Cam Newton...statistics are only part of the picture

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:41 am

Cam who?

Like I've posted before, anybody can look playoff worthy against the NFC West and chumps

2nd half of Cincy's season = EPIC FAIL 

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 9:23 am

Andy who?

Has Cincy played either Pittsburgh or Baltimore? 'nuff said. #crashing-down-to-earth #maybe-next-season

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 2:12 am

Cam who?

Ever hear the quoute, "Stats are for losers"?  Cam may have all the stats.  Sure, he's an electrifying player with tremendous physical skills.  Cam's got the ability to be a good if not great NFL QB, but when it comes to NFL ROY honors, Dalton has Cam beat by a long shot.  Who knows how the rest of the season will play out, but the fact is Dalton is the more complete QB and player.  While Cam may have Dalton beat in the physical ability department, Dalton trounces Cam in the intangibles department.  Dalton has a maturity to him that Cam lacks.  Dalton has a self confidence that I've seen in QBs like Favre and Montana.  Don't underestimate the fact that Dalton was a red-shirt four year starter at TCU.  All I know is this.  With everything being equal, I'd rather have Dalton leading a must score drive late in a game.

Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 2:57 am

Cam who?

Andy will be second for OROY to AJ Green.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 1:34 am

Cam who?

cam newton has nine interceptions...andy dalton has seven...and has like five more wins...yards don't mean anything when you look at who's better

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:23 am

Cam who?

Finally an article that puts matters in perspective.  "You play to win the game.....".  The media's slobbering love affair (especially ESPN) with Newton seems not to care about winning.  Tebow is winning, Hoge, and Dalton is winning.  After week #9, seems Andy should be the frontrunner for Offensive Rookie of the year.  

Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:13 pm

Cam who?

Oh, worth noting that the Bengals were also down in the fourth quarter against the Browns when Gradkowski replaced Dalton due to injury.

Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:11 pm

Cam who?

This should read "The bengals aren't asking him to win games often."

Games in which Dalton had to lead a fourth quarter winning scoring drive:
That's half of the Bengals wins! Through most of the game, yes he has been merely a "manager," but he had to direct the offense when it counted in these games.

As for Newton, he has a lot more experience at reciever to work with than Dalton. The most dependable reciever on the Bengals (Shipley) is out for the year. AJ Green would certainly challenge him for that designation, but I'd still love to see them on the field at the same time.

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2011 10:15 pm

Cam who?

If Cam Newton had the Bengals defense behind him, he'ld be undefeated (going by the way he has played). He is going to be the better QB and right now he is more exciting to watch. But Andy Dalton does deserve credit for managing the game well, I give him props for that.

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