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Apr
9

Bengals QB Andy Dalton is 'on the cusp of something really good'

Can you name the five highest-scoring quarterbacks in standard fantasy leagues from 2013? Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are obvious. Cam Newton and Andrew Luck totally understandable. Would you believe that No. 5 is Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. He is. Only Brees and Manning threw more touchdowns than Dalton's 33 last season. However, no quarterback in the top 15 in fantasy points tallied more interceptions than Dalton's 20. So, there's plenty of room for the TCU product to improve, and new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson thinks Dalton is ready to take a another step forward.
"He's on the cusp of something really good," Jackson said of Dalton during a Wednesday radio interview.
Jackson indicatted that for Dalton to reach greater heights this season, Jackson will need to break him down a little.
"The first thing I want to do with him is go back to the fundamentals that you used playing the game," Jackson said. "From how you get under center, how you take a snap to the sense of urgency and your drop [back] and where you're putting your eyes, how we're finishing our throws and our progressions. Andy's going to learn that there's a time in the National Football League when you just have to say 'Uncle' and just throw the ball away."
Yet, throwing the ball isn't Jackson's favorite type of offense. He believes in a run-first attack, something he said the Bengals will implement this year to take some pressure off of Dalton.
"You have to have the threat of running the ball and the threat of being a physical unit in order to last for the duration of the season," Jackson said.

Apr
6

Cleveland acquires former Lions WR Burleson

The Cleveland Browns have added a veteran wide receiver to line up opposite franchise superstar, Josh Gordon in 2014. Former Detroit Lions wideout Nate Burleson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Browns, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter.

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