I feel as though I have been watching two different versions of Joe Flacco.
The AFC North is without question the toughest division in the NFL. Baltimore had a chance to gain a big lead heading into Week 9 but fell short against Cincinnati. Now it’s anyone’s division to win — and lose.
The Baltimore Ravens will have a big chance to take control of the AFC North over the next two weeks.
Brad Johansen, with WKRC in Cincinnati, joins The Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn and Jason La Canfora to talk about The Ravens upcoming game against The Bengals.
The Ravens are 5-2 and on a roll while the Bengals are coming off of a shut out loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams view this game as an opportunity to make an impact in the AFC North.
Building off of the belief that quarterbacks are at a surplus in most drafts, it may make sense to take a third running back and wait until the double-digit rounds to select a signal-caller. “I’m not taking a QB until the 10th or 11th round. You look at Andy Dalton, and he gets overlooked. He’s lest risk than a Griffin, Wilson, or even Kaepernick,” said Zalis.
On the AFC North side, Andy Dalton and the Bengals will probably fall behind with the Steelers or the Ravens being most likely to win the division. Both the Ravens and the Steelers finished 8-8 last year and are ready to hit the play offs again, and win. The Steelers have potentially filled the spot of Emmanuel Sanders and his name goes by Markus Wheaton. Wide Receiver Lance Moore scored ten touchdowns last year at the University of Toledo. Wilson says that Lance is “smart and crafty.” Moore is probably one a good pick up for the Steelers, something that they need.
It’s a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don’t mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that’s a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.
Because we think that extra million is just one too many.
The primary focal point of pretty much every football team is the quarterback. Some teams have an elite quarterback they want to keep around for as long as possible. They are set at the position, and they don’t worry about anything other than injury or retirement. Then, there are the teams that know they have a problem under center. Their quarterback won’t cut it, but they have to wait to get the opportunity to improve.
Is Andy Dalton worth it though? According to Lapham, “Andy Dalton can win games with them. He averaged 10 wins a season. Doesn’t have the arm strength but he has good numbers.” Dalton’s game is more running than passing. With Dalton looking good what is going on with the other positions? The Bengals are looking good on defense but Lapham says that if there is anything to be worried about, it would be the offensive line. All the other positions all have great starters besides the o-line.
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