Originally Posted by Blitzberg06
If Andy Dalton figures out his deep ball game then the Bengals have a chance to contend for a superbowl. Their defense has certainly been creeping up on the status of "elite." Best D-Line in football..One of the best corners in Leon.. LB is still lacking but with Burfict it looks better. They have all the offensive tools to be a great 12-4 team hell possibly 13-3, but it all starts with Dalton.
Dalton's deep ball is fine. Its not having a receiver not named AJ Green helping take the top off defenses that's the problem. His rookie year he was in the top half of the league in deep passes with Simpson lining up opposite of Green. This year...well, we seen what his deep ball looked like this year.
The key is keeping the core guys intact and fixing the interior of the O-Line. Ziegler is good; the other side makes me nervous. Also need a better running back.