Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:22 PM
You could conceivably argue that the league has figured Dalton out after the 1st half of 2011.
Only 3 games out of last 11 where he didn't throw an INT, and in one of those 3 games he had 2 fumbles lost.
He averages 223 yards a game for his career, not a 300 yard game since game 6 of last season.
His turnovers have gone up consistently since the last half of 2011.
His YPC is up this season, which is good, but he needs to play like he did, or better, against GB and NE, every week, if they want to fulfill potential. Too good of a team to be let-down again by a guy who cannot throw downfield (low YPC). If you can't do that consistently, then you can't come back from turnovers in the NFL.
Maybe he's pressing to get better and he'll figure it out still (i.e stop forcing it to one guy and take what the defense gives you, and let the running game/defense win games). I hope so.
Gruden has to call better games too, his offense has been fairly lackluster over-all, since he got here.