If a receiver runs the wrong route, Andy Dalton isn't shy about taking him aside and correcting the problem.
The quarterback is more comfortable with his role as a leader entering his second season with the Cincinnati Bengals, taking more responsibility on his inexperienced shoulders. He was so concerned about learning the play book as a rookie last season that he left a lot of things up to his coaches and teammates.
There was a clear difference during the Bengals' three-day minicamp that ended Thursday.
''I think he's just more comfortable or confident,'' offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said. ''He's not walking into a situation where who knows if the other starter's coming back, if he's going to have to play and all these other things he had to have in the back of his mind.
''Now he knows it's his team and we're rallying behind him and we'll go as far as he takes us. He has that feeling.''