October 24, 2014

Andy Dalton wins Offensive Rookie of the month.

Andy Dalton wins Offensive Rookie of the month.  All he had to do to win the award was to go 4 and 0 with two fourth quarter comebacks.  I am sure many in the national media still wanted to give the award to Cam Newton who has been chosen as the focus of the idiots in broadcasting.  You know why fans care about stats other than the wins and losses? Fantasy football, that is the only place they really matter.  I will take a 5 and 2 Bengals team all day over the mess in Carolina.  Below are some expert opinions about which rookie QB is having the better season. (taken from here)

 

  • Charles DavisNFL Network
  • Newton’s record is misleading

    Both have been awfully impressive, overcoming the lack of organized offseason work and starting from day one. Equally impressive has been the coaching staffs installing offenses that play to their young QBs strengths. But while Andy Dalton deserves full marks for playing well, showing toughness, and leading his team to its 3-2 record, what Cam Newton is doing could not be forseen. And his 1-4 record is misleading, since two of those losses came to arguably the two best teams, Green Bay and New Orleans.

  • Steve WycheNFL.com
  • Dalton plays for better team

    Not to take anything from Dalton, but he is playing with one of the best defenses in the NFL, which is a young quarterback’s best friend. The Bengals also have played against Cleveland, Denver (a game they should have won), San Francisco, Buffalo (they handed the Bills their only loss) and Jacksonville.

    Newton has thrown for seven TDs and rushed for more against Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Chicago and New Orleans. That’s a rough schedule. Newton also has had much more of the onus on him, whereas Dalton has had help. Both players look like they’re going to be good and I really like the Dalton-A.J. Green tandem, which could be special for years.

  • Pat KirwanNFL.com
  • Rookies like Newton are rare

    What’s not to like about both rookie quarterbacks? Dalton is a winner and has a terrific presence on the field. He’s good enough right now that the Bengals should trade Carson Palmer before next Tuesday’s deadline. As for Cam Newton, he is so impressive and eventually can reach elite quarterback status. He is on pace for rookie numbers that don’t come along very often. Barring injury, he should throw for over 4,500 yards and 20 touchdowns, and he’ll probably rush for close to 500 yards and 15 more scores. If I had to pick one rookie QB, it would be Cam Newton.

  • Dave DameshekNFL.com
  • Cam is younger, faster Big Ben

    Cincy fans are no doubt over the moon about the prospect of watching Dalton throw to the spectacular A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham for the next half-dozen or so years, but if I’m forced to choose, I’ll take Newton. He’s a younger, faster Ben Roethlisberger, not only able to run away from pressure, but also big enough to let pass rushers bounce off him and still make a throw downfield. Kudos to the Panthers personnel department for ignoring the negative noise around Newton before the draft. That puts ‘em at break-even in my ledger after their woeful decision to bring back DeAngelo Williams for a loony amount of loot.

  • Bucky BrooksNFL.com
  • Win-loss record doesn’t apply here

    Cam Newton’s performance out-ranks all other rookies despite his record. As the No. 1 overall pick, the expectations are through the roof and he is one of the few players in history to exceed those high standards. His efficiency and production has been remarkable for a first-year player not given the benefit of a full offseason. He has overcome the endless criticism about his character, intelligence and ability to transition from a spread offense to a conventional pro system. With his play already placing him among the game’s elite passers in terms of production, he should be viewed as the top choice among his peers regardless of his win-loss record.

Comments

  1. Adam Waters says:

    4 Quarterbacks were selected before Andy Dalton in the draft. All of them were selected at least 20 picks before him..

    The only one his stats aren’t better than is the one that was chosen 1st overall in the draft.

    I wonder what other attributes Andy might have that his earned him the reward, like leadership, teamwork, poise, and charisma. Things that aren’t recorded in my fantasy league, but prove to be huge deciding factors in whether a player is good or not. With quotes like this from his team mates, I think I’m just happy with Dalton over Newton…

    “Awesome, well deserved. He’s leading the troops. Nothing has changed. The world is just catching up,” Bobby Williams said before practice. “It’s something we already know in Cincinnati.”