Veteran cornerback Adam Jones has found a home with the Bengals. And now he’d like to find his way to the Super Bowl.
In this age of franchise quarterbacks, the Bengals like any team will go only as far as theirs will take them. Asked by Erik Kuselias of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk whether Jones is 100 percent convinced that Dalton can get it done, Jones was candid.
“I’d say I’m about 99 percent convinced that Andy can take us to the Super Bowl,” Jones said.
“What would he need to do to get you to 100 percent?” Kuselias asked.
“I think he just needs to step up vocally and lead the team but I think he has the tools and all the weapons to lead us there.”
It’s not the first time a member of the organization has suggested that Dalton needs to speak up. Last season, coach Marvin Lewis openly challenged Dalton and linebacker Rey Maualuga to become vocal leaders. And they led the team to the first ever consecutive playoff berth in a non-strike season.
To lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl, Dalton also needs to work on his accuracy. Last year, he missed a wide open A.J. Green on a play against the Texans that could have given Cincy its first playoff win since the week before they destroyed Bo Jackson’s hip.