Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider had serious thoughts about picking Andy Dalton in the first round of the 2011 draft, yet they decided to go in another direction.
The way Dalton has performed, and with Seattle's quarterback situation in limbo, the Seahawks might be regretting that decision.
Coming off a bye week, Dalton and the Bengals will try to win four straight for the first time in two seasons Sunday when they host the Seahawks, who look to bounce back from a woeful offensive performance with either starter Tarvaris Jackson or Charlie Whitehurst under center.
Selecting 25th in the draft after winning their first NFC West title in three years, the Seahawks took Alabama offensive tackle James Carpenter with their first pick in April.
Dalton, though, was also on the team's radar after a spectacular career at TCU where he won a school-record 42 games.
"We thought he was a great player. I really liked him," Carroll said during Wednesday's t...