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Gruden on Dalton: 'He better get better'

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08:07 AM ET 02.22 | Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will be counted on to do a little more in 2012. [Jay Gruden] not only thinks the Bengals have to open it up some but he thinks his young players are capable of taking the next step in an effort to use more of the versatile West Coast playbook. "There are going to be times we have to branch off and open things up and we're going to have to do more. And we can. I really think we can." ... [Once young receivers and] Jermaine Gresham got more snaps in a new offense, the offense was able to get more sophisticated as the season went along and Gruden expects to be able to do more with the extra spring practice time. Particularly with Dalton. "He better get better or he won't be good enough," Gruden says.

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February 22, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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Yeah Dalton, get better or else!!

He's already a Bengal. What else can you threaten him with?

February 22, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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He's already a Bengal. What else can you threaten him with?

the Browns?

February 22, 2012  08:49 AM ET

How bad do you have to be to not be good enough for the Bengals?

February 22, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's already a Bengal. What else can you threaten him with?

Tapes of Carson Palmer's decline?

February 22, 2012  08:53 AM ET

So a QB is being told that he needs to improve over his rookie season. Riveting.

February 22, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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So a QB is being told that he needs to improve over his rookie season. Riveting.

Somewhere Mark Sanchez is saying..."why didn't anybody tell me this???!"

February 22, 2012  09:03 AM ET

I prefer coaches and players publicly saying just the vanilla stuff, such as we are always trying to improve, etc. - keep any potential critical comments in house.
Publicly saying critical things potentially opens up the floodgates - if not now, then later

February 22, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Talking about getting better Gruden could use a few Lessons of his own in the Booth, I listen to the Radio while watching the Game!!!

February 22, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Somewhere Mark Sanchez is saying..."why didn't anybody tell me this???!"

Ha... Jets suck!!

February 22, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Dalton should tell the press " Gruden better make me better or he better look for another place to get his mail."

February 22, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Dalton should tell the press " Gruden better make me better or he better look for another place to get his mail."

February 22, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Show him your resume Jay. That will get his attention.

"Gruden won four ArenaBowl titles as the starting quarterback of the Tampa Bay Storm."

February 22, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Bengals and Texans are the teams not to mess with in the next five years. They are loaded with young and talented players and the Bengals benefited some good draft picks thanks to the Raiders.

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February 22, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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How bad do you have to be to not be good enough for the Bengals?

T.O. might know the answer to that.

February 22, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Dalton should tell the press " Gruden better make me better or he better look for another place to get his mail."

+1

February 22, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Talking about getting better Gruden could use a few Lessons of his own in the Booth, I listen to the Radio while watching the Game!!!

Wrong Gruden.

February 22, 2012  09:34 AM ET

"He better get better, or he won't be good enough." Thank you Yogi Berra. And you get cash, which is just as good as money...

 
February 22, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Tapes of Carson Palmer's decline?

Or the Pacman Jones strip club fight surveillance video

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