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  • TigerJ@w
    started a topic Will AJ McCarron be traded?

    Will AJ McCarron be traded?

    I say he will request to be traded. It just sounds like he wants out and I do not blame him. I want to see what he can do as a starter. Cleveland needs a QB, will Hue come a calling? What about Jets? Marv said nobody asked about him in the off-season, well, I read somewhere that Lap said we were offered a 2nd or 4th for him. So who is telling the truth? What is he worth?

  • SladeX
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    My cat goes outside the box. Clearly unpleasant for me. Thrtefore thinking outside the box scare s the bejesus out of me.

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  • ralphmtsu
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    Originally posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I think the Bengals should think about this but they don't think outside the box. They'd be the last team that'd move Dalton for McCarron. If it were me I'd bring in a new coach and seriously discuss this with him.
    The used to think outside the box. They had the 2 most innovative minds in football--Walsh and Wyche. Now, they have the clapping clown who is a very inside the box type thinker. His mantra-- keep it close and hope to win. I want a coach who's mantra is damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. I want a coach willing to take risks and be aggressive. I'm so sick of the close to the vest crap.

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  • ralphmtsu
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    Originally posted by Le Tigre View Post
    Kind of lost in this thread, but this is sort of an odd statement by Benny. He does get the living shit knocked out of him every season..maybe age, maturity, wife/family has sunk into his thick skull that perhaps he wants to walk or be able to eat without drooling when he's 50.

    Or he's just a drama queen? We already know that.
    I'll take the over that Ben is being a drama queen-- as normal. He will be back there when 2017 starts.

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  • Sea Ray
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    Originally posted by ralphmtsu View Post
    The Bengals will not trade McCarron unless they get a damn good offer. The better question would be this. Should the Bengals trade Dalton? I've looked at his stats. In my opinion, he has hit his plateau. If I know anything about the NFL it is this. You don't win the Super Bowl without an elite QB. As much as it pains me, Dalton is not elite. He's good, but everything has to be perfect for him to be elite. Right now, our OL is far from perfect and our run game is putrid (unless the opponent is Cleveland). Dalton just lacks the "it" factor. Personally, I think McCarron just might have the "it" factor. If not him and we are in a win now mode, go get Romo, dump Dalton and wait a year to resign McCarron as the heir apparent to Tony.
    I think the Bengals should think about this but they don't think outside the box. They'd be the last team that'd move Dalton for McCarron. If it were me I'd bring in a new coach and seriously discuss this with him.

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  • Le Tigre
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    Originally posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Roethlisberger is not committing to next season

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...to-2017-season

    Think we need to do something to see to it that AJ McCarron does not end up in Pittsburgh in the next couple of yrs
    Kind of lost in this thread, but this is sort of an odd statement by Benny. He does get the living shit knocked out of him every season..maybe age, maturity, wife/family has sunk into his thick skull that perhaps he wants to walk or be able to eat without drooling when he's 50.

    Or he's just a drama queen? We already know that.

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  • Stryker57
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    Originally posted by ralphmtsu View Post
    The Bengals will not trade McCarron unless they get a damn good offer. The better question would be this. Should the Bengals trade Dalton? I've looked at his stats. In my opinion, he has hit his plateau. If I know anything about the NFL it is this. You don't win the Super Bowl without an elite QB. As much as it pains me, Dalton is not elite. He's good, but everything has to be perfect for him to be elite. Right now, our OL is far from perfect and our run game is putrid (unless the opponent is Cleveland). Dalton just lacks the "it" factor. Personally, I think McCarron just might have the "it" factor. If not him and we are in a win now mode, go get Romo, dump Dalton and wait a year to resign McCarron as the heir apparent to Tony.
    as you say our OL is far from perfect but you want to get a Older QB that has major issues at staying healthy? great plan.... well if its to let your back up QBs play many snaps. better plan would be fix the damn OL so your proven good( but not elite) QB has alittle protection and a running game. or just get a kicker that can make FGs/extra points and you'll win 3-4 more games just with your good (but not elite) QB and Faaaaaaaar from perfect OL

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  • I_C_DeadPeople
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    Originally posted by TD Bengals View Post
    There is a Catch-22 with QBs. You play your starter until a better option is found, but you never know if the guy on the bench is better unless the starter gets injured or is sucking so bad that he gets benched. McCarron could be the next Tom Brady or he could be Nick Foles.
    Quite true. I have been an advocate of giving McCarron more playing time simply because I know Dalton is not the answer.

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  • I_C_DeadPeople
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    Originally posted by sandwedge View Post
    More utter nonsense..... The whole team collapses.. But I know we want to blame someone for Gio's fumble, AJ dropping a perfect pass at the goal line or a coach unable to draw up a play for our best receiver.. How about our vaunted D with the great Zim at the helm?? Completely shits the bed in big games, couldn't stop SD in the playoff game, who came in with a crappy running game and we made them look good....
    I never said others did not contribute to the collapse(s). But our starting QB did not elevate his game and the team as the great ones seem to do. The HC and the QB are probably the two key components to winning teams.

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  • Lewdog
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    Originally posted by TD Bengals View Post
    There is a Catch-22 with QBs. You play your starter until a better option is found, but you never know if the guy on the bench is better unless the starter gets injured or is sucking so bad that he gets benched. McCarron could be the next Tom Brady or he could be Nick Foles.
    Or Matt Cassell... or Bret Favre... or Jeff Hostetler... or Earl Morrell... or Steve Young... or Jay Schroeder... or Aaron Rodgers!

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  • sandwedge
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    Originally posted by I_C_DeadPeople View Post
    Dalton is ONE of the problems of the organization if the goal is to win a Super Bowl. If we want to just be a competitive team then you are correct he in not the problem. Carr played better this year than Dalton has in any year, what he do not know about him is - can he do it in big games? Won't know until he gets there. With Dalton we already know he is inclined to collapse like an old card table. he is a know commodity, much like Alex Smith. Alex perhaps a bit better but cannot get over the hump.

    Is it hard to find an elite QB? Of course, but if you want to consistently compete for the Super Bowl you need one and you have to keep looking for one. In our history we have had 4 very good QB's (although one can say CP fails in big games as well) so it is not like they are impossible to find. I have no issue with playing Dalton until a better option is found. That should be the goal, keep looking for someone better.
    More utter nonsense..... The whole team collapses.. But I know we want to blame someone for Gio's fumble, AJ dropping a perfect pass at the goal line or a coach unable to draw up a play for our best receiver.. How about our vaunted D with the great Zim at the helm?? Completely shits the bed in big games, couldn't stop SD in the playoff game, who came in with a crappy running game and we made them look good....

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  • TD Bengals
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    Originally posted by I_C_DeadPeople View Post
    Is it hard to find an elite QB? Of course, but if you want to consistently compete for the Super Bowl you need one and you have to keep looking for one. In our history we have had 4 very good QB's (although one can say CP fails in big games as well) so it is not like they are impossible to find. I have no issue with playing Dalton until a better option is found. That should be the goal, keep looking for someone better.
    There is a Catch-22 with QBs. You play your starter until a better option is found, but you never know if the guy on the bench is better unless the starter gets injured or is sucking so bad that he gets benched. McCarron could be the next Tom Brady or he could be Nick Foles.

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  • I_C_DeadPeople
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    Originally posted by sandwedge View Post
    That's complete bullshit! I can think of 2 QB that don't need "everything perfect". Rogers and Brady. They other 30 starting QBs are not going to carry their team on their backs. Maybe throw Ben in there but at times when Brown isn't in the line up he looks rather pedestrian. I'm LMAO at people that are starting to put Carr in that upper tier of QBs, please be real people. Dalton is the least of this franchises problem....
    Dalton is ONE of the problems of the organization if the goal is to win a Super Bowl. If we want to just be a competitive team then you are correct he in not the problem. Carr played better this year than Dalton has in any year, what he do not know about him is - can he do it in big games? Won't know until he gets there. With Dalton we already know he is inclined to collapse like an old card table. he is a know commodity, much like Alex Smith. Alex perhaps a bit better but cannot get over the hump.

    Is it hard to find an elite QB? Of course, but if you want to consistently compete for the Super Bowl you need one and you have to keep looking for one. In our history we have had 4 very good QB's (although one can say CP fails in big games as well) so it is not like they are impossible to find. I have no issue with playing Dalton until a better option is found. That should be the goal, keep looking for someone better.

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  • sandwedge
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    Originally posted by ralphmtsu View Post
    The Bengals will not trade McCarron unless they get a damn good offer. The better question would be this. Should the Bengals trade Dalton? I've looked at his stats. In my opinion, he has hit his plateau. If I know anything about the NFL it is this. You don't win the Super Bowl without an elite QB. As much as it pains me, Dalton is not elite. He's good, but everything has to be perfect for him to be elite. Right now, our OL is far from perfect and our run game is putrid (unless the opponent is Cleveland). Dalton just lacks the "it" factor. Personally, I think McCarron just might have the "it" factor. If not him and we are in a win now mode, go get Romo, dump Dalton and wait a year to resign McCarron as the heir apparent to Tony.
    That's complete bullshit! I can think of 2 QB that don't need "everything perfect". Rogers and Brady. They other 30 starting QBs are not going to carry their team on their backs. Maybe throw Ben in there but at times when Brown isn't in the line up he looks rather pedestrian. I'm LMAO at people that are starting to put Carr in that upper tier of QBs, please be real people. Dalton is the least of this franchises problem....

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  • ralphmtsu
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    Originally posted by Super Cat View Post
    Dalton isn't given enough credit. He doesn't have the best offensive line plus his receivers are either young or hurt. Fix the line and all falls into place. I think we need Whitworth inside at tackle pay. Move Boling to center and put Whitworth between Ogbuehi and Boling.A couple years ago I might of agreed to replace Dalton, but now I'm fully behind him. His one weak spot is trying to feed Green. When Eifert is in the lineup, he throws to Green less. Either trade McCarron or let him play out his contract.
    You just made my point about Dalton not being elite. He has to have everything go right for him to be effective. Real elite QBs overcome the problems around them. Tom Brady always seems to be working behind a patch-work OL comprised of low round draft picks. Also, how many times has Brady worked with no-name receivers who rotate through New England? Edleman goes down. Gronk goes down. Hernandez goes to prison. Welker leaves. The constant is Brady who always finds someone to throw to. Same can be said of Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers.

    Dalton just happens to be at the top end of average QBs like Tannehill, Bradford, Cutler, Stafford, Kaepernick, etc. Heck, he will soon be or has already been passed by QBs like Carr, Wilson, and Winston. To me, the question comes down to this. Do you really trust Dalton to make a play when it matters the most during a game? Far too often, the answer is that it is a crap-shoot at best. Whereas with a Brady, Brees, Rodgers or Ryan; you know the odds of making a must play are damn high. Now, part of this is also a coaching issue as well. ML plays way too conservative which in turn forces Dalton into situations where he has to make a crucial play. At times, this team seems to lack a killer instinct-- especially on offense. The only time I've really witnessed the team with a killer instinct is when the defense takes control of a game. We need more of that on offense. It might just be that the coaches don't trust Dalton. If that is the case, put someone back there that you do trust in. Give A.J. a shot. I think he has a lot of Brett Favre in him.

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