CINCINNATI (AP) -- Coach Marvin Lewis saw Andy Dalton in the white cinderblock hallway as he made his way to the interview room. When they passed, he noticed that something about the quarterback has changed.
A little more comfort and confidence, maybe?
"He looked a little different walking by me just now in the hallway coming out of here than he used to," Lewis said. "You know what I mean?
"He used to have that deer-in-the-headlights look a little bit. I think he knows there are certain things that are asked of him. We've all collectively got to do better, and I think he's excited to lead us in that direction."
How the Bengals fare this season will have a lot to do with how Dalton develops in his third season. He helped the Bengals get to the postseason as a wild card team each of his first two years but had dismal performances in two playoff losses.
The second-round draft pick from Texas Christian knows it's one of those pivotal seasons for him. Will he grow enough to be considered...