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    Dalton Speaks Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Bengalbro View Post
    Dalton agent was looking for trades but not enough time. bengals front office messes up everything.

    Dalton spoke like he never has today. You can tell he’s ready to leave. Upset they didn’t try to trade him, obviously not happy with the benching. He was very honest with the media today. Can’t say I blame him.

    says he’ll still do whatever he can to support the team.

  2. Woof. He is gone, gone, gone this offseason. Total shame to end it this way.
    ORANGE n BLACK

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    Cincinnati Bengals: Emotional Andy Dalton speaks out after benching


    [CENTER]Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 12:12 PM

    By Laurel Pfahler


    Andy Dalton said when he found out he was getting benched Tuesday, his agent tried to see if there was the possibility for a trade so he could play elsewhere.
    The Cincinnati Bengals’ ninth-year veteran quarterback felt like he didn’t have enough time to pursue another opportunity, as coach Zac Taylor delivered the news just three hours before the trade deadline.

    https://www.journal-news.com/sports/...oKqIwxVuaympJ/


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    Hobson

    Andy: I want opportunity to play here or wherever. But not my focus now. Trying to get us through this stretch

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    Bengals QB Andy Dalton calls timing of benching 'unfortunate'

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    BEN BABYESPN Staff Writer12:21 PM ET3 Minute Read

    Bengals need to evaluate Finley

    Chris Mortensen contends that the Bengals are trying to figure out if Ryan Finley is their quarterback of the future.CINCINNATI -- Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said the timing of the team's decision to bench him hours before the trade deadline was an "unfortunate thing."

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    CINCINNATI -- Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said the timing of the team's decision to bench him hours before the trade deadline was an "unfortunate thing."
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  7. #7
    Man sites have really made it difficult these days to post an article from a phone

  8. #8
    I'm not sure this point about timing really matters. I doubt they would have traded him even if they decided this last week.

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    Cincinnati Bengals: Emotional Andy Dalton speaks out after benching

    Sports 3 hours ago
    By

    Laurel Pfahler, Contributing Writer

    CINCINNATI —

    Andy Dalton said when he found out he was getting benched Tuesday, his agent tried to see if there was the possibility for a trade so he could play elsewhere.

    The Cincinnati Bengals’ ninth-year veteran quarterback felt like he didn’t have enough time to pursue another opportunity, as coach Zac Taylor delivered the news just three hours before the trade deadline Tuesday.

    Taylor made the decision to move forward with rookie Ryan Finley as the team’s new starter after the bye, seeking to shake things up following an 0-8 start. The fourth-round draft pick will make his NFL debut Nov. 10 against Baltimore.

    »RELATED: Bengals coach Zac Taylor on Dalton benching

    “I think that’s an unfortunate thing,” Dalton said of the timing. “It happened three hours before the trade deadline. I wish if he was thinking about it, at least let me see if I could try to end up somewhere else or at least see if there was interest in possibly getting traded. At that point, the way it was all handled, there wasn’t enough time to even have that happen.”

    Finding out he was being benched on his 32nd birthday certainly wasn’t how Dalton expected to spend his special day. He leads the NFL in completions (204) and attempts (338) this season and was coming off a bounce-back performance – albeit in another loss – in which he threw for 329 yards and a touchdown without any turnovers Sunday against the L.A. Rams in London, after a three-interception outing the week prior. Dalton has passed for 2,252 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions this season and he is tied for the franchise lead all-time with 197 touchdowns.

    Dalton said Taylor told him he needs to think about the 2020 draft and see what he’s got in Finley. Taylor said in his press conference Tuesday that he was only trying to win games this season and the quarterback spot was the only one in which there was still a backup sitting on the bench.

    “He said he has to think about the future with the draft and see what they have in Ryan, so that’s what it came down to,” Dalton said. “It’s been voiced to me I wasn’t the reason for the way the season has gone but I played well. I had done some things to keep the team together in this stretch and he just feels like they’ve got to see what they have in Ryan.”

    »RELATED: Social media reacts to Dalton decision

    Dalton spoke candidly and appeared on the verge of tears at various points in the seven-minute interview at Paul Brown Stadium following the team’s final practice before getting a break during the bye. Dalton did not practice, but it also was raining and others also watched with him on the sidelines.

    The decision was especially hurtful, he said, because of how much time he’s spent in Taylor’s office trying to work through what he could do to help the team turn things around.

    “I’ve been in that office way more than I’ve ever been in there, just trying to figure out what we can do, what I can do,” Dalton said. “Obviously, he wants to head in a different direction.”

    There was no talking him out of the decision, Dalton said, but even though he doesn’t agree with it, the veteran quarterback has no ill-will toward Finley.

    Dalton’s contract expires following the 2020 season, but he isn’t sure if Tuesday’s news signifies the end of his time playing for the Bengals or not.

    When asked if he would ask to be traded during the offseason, Dalton said, “Right now I’m just focused on this year. Obviously there is a lot to come in the next eight weeks and beyond. I wanted to have an opportunity to play and have an opportunity to be somewhere I’m wanted. If that’s here, great. If not, we’ll see. Right now that’s not my focus. My focus is just playing my role on this team.”


    https://www.journal-news.com/sports/...oKqIwxVuaympJ/

  10. #10
    First time the Bengals have benched a quarterback in 17 years.

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