Andy Dalton Has to Win in Playoffs But…

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is infamous for his inability to perform in big games, but his comeback from  17 points down in the 4th quarter to pull out a 27-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks is worth something.  People will say that he still has to do it in the playoffs, but making it to the playoffs should count for something.

The irony is that people act like the Bengals are some storied franchise.  They were the laughing-stock of the league for years, who never even made the playoffs.  Now they finally have a quarterback that consistently gets them to the playoffs, it’s all about playoff wins.

The Bengals as a team struggle in big moments, not just Dalton.  The Bengals have capitalized on giving players second chances, but players with issue typically have demonstrated questionable judgement in life, so is it a surprise they would do the same thing on the field?

But Andy Dalton hasn’t been one to make excuses.  Judging by the way he is throwing, he spent a lot of time working on his game.  Dalton’s accuracy has improved, and he is not only dropping the ball into tight windows, but he is protecting his receivers from the big hits.  With that type of understanding between teammates, they are more likely to leave it all out on the field.  It is still early, and Dalton still has to show more, but it seems that he is putting his past behind him in route to a bright future.

Stephen A Smith Rant on Kevin Durant

Stephen A Smith Rant (First Take)

In response to Kevin Durant’s claims that he is a liar, an epic Stephen A Smith rant was delivered.  Smith addressed Durant’s claims that he never talked to him by pointing out that he interviewed him at his house in Seattle when he was a rookie.  Smith also pointed out that Durant’s own mother was a guest on the show.

But that was only the beginning as Stephen A was noticeably offended.  Smith had to mention how he broke the Lebron James to Miami story, so he would put his reputation against anyone.  He then ridiculed Durant for ridiculing the media for insinuating that his then coach Scott Brooks would get fired, when he eventually was.

Kevin Durant took the brunt of the Stephen A Smith rant, but it was for the entire league.  Smith mentioned how sensitive that today’s athletes are, and that it is getting out of hand.  He then went on to explain why none of them want no problems with him because he has a national show and he will always get the last word.  This is interesting because someone is going to get humbled, and judging by the rant it isn’t going to be Stephen A.