Found June 14, 2012 on
With all the talk about picking up a top-end quarterback in the first couple rounds, a player I’ve noticed that has been left out of the discussion is Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton.
Dalton surprised everyone last year by putting up 3,398 passing yards and 20 touchdowns in the 15 games that he started as a rookie. he is only the third rookie quarterback to ever surpass the 3,000-yard mark.
Putting up numbers such as these while being a rookie quarterback is uncommon but, to do it while playing against three of the top four passing defenses in the league (Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore) for a third of his games is even more incredible.
Looking at the stats I believe Dalton can not only match his fantasy total of last year, but improve on it in his sophomore year.
During the 2011 regular season, the combined average of the three defenses would allow for 184.9 passing yards to opposing quarterbacks. Dalton was, on average, able to put up 236 passing yards against these tea...
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We’re talking Fantasy Football this week! Where do our beloved Bengals stack up this year in fantasy?
In this week’s show:
We discuss the injuries of Jordan Shipley and Leon Hall and how it affects the team
Marvin Lewis had an interesting quote today about the team’s “lack of experience”
Timm was really upset that Brandon Johnson signed with the Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Brandon Johnson.
The 29-year-old Johnson spent the last four seasons in Cincinnati, where he played 58 games -- including 12 starts -- recording a career-high 79 tackles in 2008. Johnson was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2006 draft. Johnson gives the Steelers needed veteran...
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The Steelers have signed former Bengals linebacker Brandon Johnson to the 90 man roster. Johnson is a good special teams player. He has never been much of a contributor on defense but has played in every game since he entered the NFL. He is tough guy though who goes all out. Something the Steelers love in their players.
Johnson will likely be battling for a roster spot with...