Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 11/10/11
Andy Dalton isn’t playing like a rookie, A.J. Green is making downfield plays that were missing from this offense for at least the last four seasons and the defense has returned and exceeded its 2009 form. All are cornerstones of a team that has gone from 2-6 last year to 6-2 this year. The foundation though is what you haven’t heard. In other words, it has been a drama-free year. For example: Last year at midseason: “I don’t understand. I don’t know what it is. We find ways to lose the game. You would think that, having a lead going into halftime, we could capitalize and build off that. We may go 2-14 at the rate we’re playing.” This year: Crickets chirping. The only memorable comment has been Marvin Lewis’ comment before Buffalo “And you know, at the end of this week when we’re 2-2.” There still are some frustrations, but they are kept in house instead of in print. “In some ways, I think we have lot of leaders in this room. I don’t think we have individuals,” offensive tackle And
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