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A.J. Green fine waiting for new deal, thinks Dalton will get one before season

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Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is on the record as a believer in quarterback Andy Dalton.

His most recent show of support for Dalton was telling NFL Network that he only wants to catch passes from the player who joined him as a member of the 2011 Bengals draft class. At his youth football camp on Thursday, Green said he felt that the Bengals see things the same way and that it wouldn’t be long before they make sure that Dalton remains the quarterback in Cincinnati well beyond 2014.

“We came in together. That’s my guy. He helped me where I am. I helped him and we took the Bengals to a different level,” Green said, via the team’s website. “The Bengals were losing a lot before we came. I feel like we turned it around. I know they know he’s the guy … I feel like they’re going to get something done before the season starts.”

As for his own extension, Green isn’t expecting anything to happen immediately and that suits him just fine. The Bengals exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie deal and Green said he’s happy to take his $10 million this year and wait to work out something longer down the road.

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44 Responses to “A.J. Green fine waiting for new deal, thinks Dalton will get one before season”
  1. youpeopleareallthesame says: Jul 17, 2014 2:15 PM

    I don’t understand why everyone hates on Dalton. He’s still really young. Not everyone has completely figured it out by their 3rd year. (see: Manning) Yet nobody seems to think that he is bad.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 17, 2014 2:16 PM

    AJ Green is a fine WR but he’s no Pierre Garcon or DeSean Jackson so Jay Gruden did the correct move coming to the preimer franchise in Sports and coaching tje Grearest QB in the sport, Mr. Griffin the 3rd! #HTTR

  3. baltimoremikeg says: Jul 17, 2014 2:16 PM

    Andy Dalton is the worst QB in the AFC north. Andy Dalton is wildly inconsistent.
    Andy Dalton is a ginger.

    Three things that come to mind when I think of Andy Dalton.

  4. ajgreenhof says: Jul 17, 2014 2:17 PM

    AJ has more class then talent and that says a lot. 14 and 18 will be tearing it up a long time in the jungle.

    Read the username.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 17, 2014 2:19 PM

    And what’s up with Marvin Lewis’ contract? He’s only 1 year away from being on another lame duck contract. Will they extend him to a lengthy term, or just add one more year then and then boast again about locking him down for more time? Sorry, adding the one year hasn’t distracted me from wanting to press them on the issue. Nice try though, I’m only going to up my scrutiny level now.

  6. staffordcalvinbush says: Jul 17, 2014 2:19 PM

    Maybe if Dalton had more weapons…. He’s in a similar situation as Stafford. Wildly inconsistent but shows flashes of a top 10 qb. He has a superstar go to guy just as Stafford does, but no other reliable weapons outside of that.

    The hate for Dalton is unfair.

  7. jaygatsbytheoneandonly says: Jul 17, 2014 2:21 PM

    What?? AJ Green is leaps and bounds better than Pierre Garcon, its not even close.

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 2:21 PM

    These two are the Odd Couple – the 2nd best receiver (A. Brown) in the AFCN and the 2nd worst QB (Manziel) in the AFCN.

    Poor AJ just doesn’t have any other reference point. If he did, he’d be singing a much different tune.

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 17, 2014 2:22 PM

    Both Dalton and Green deals will happen.
    Bengals owner mike brown is cheap… but… not stupid.

    If only the Bengals could upgrade tight end non-explosive, undependable Jermaine Gresham, disappearing Mohamed Sanu, and find a REAL #2 wide receiver (so… Marvin Jones can play against #3-4 dbs who can’t press him and redirect him).

    Oh… the team needs a center and a guard, too. Kyle Cook and Clint Boling are severe liabilities.

  10. gojags says: Jul 17, 2014 2:23 PM

    Bad news for the Bengals Fan and Good news for the rest of AFC North.

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 2:27 PM

    If Mike Brown would only get Dalton a true #2 receiver, then the whole world will see that Dalton is better than P. Manning.

    -Doctorrustbelt

  12. burgandy2260 says: Jul 17, 2014 2:30 PM

    The best team in football? Somehow saying Redskins & that just doesn’t match up. The only think RG3 has done in the league is throw a wobbly pass to Garçon through blown coverage and then fell on the ground. Yah, he was worth everything the skins gave up…NO!

  13. titansbro says: Jul 17, 2014 2:32 PM

    jaygatsbytheoneandonly says:Jul 17, 2014 2:21 PM

    What?? AJ Green is leaps and bounds better than Pierre Garcon, its not even close.

    ——————————————————

    I’m guessing you haven’t caught on to this guy’s schtick yet?

  14. burgandy2260 says: Jul 17, 2014 2:32 PM

    Uhh…Tyler Eifert is the starting TE. Another genius heard from!

  15. titansbro says: Jul 17, 2014 2:34 PM

    If only the Bengals could upgrade tight end non-explosive, undependable Jermaine Gresham………..

    ——————————————————

    Didn’t they just draft Tyler Eifert in the first round with this very goal in mind?

  16. ravensrunthenfl says: Jul 17, 2014 2:35 PM

    Aj green is a beast but he doesn’t have the guts required to win a championship. He’s just too nice of a guy. He should say “I made dalton look good all these years, and he’s failed me three times in the post season. He has a noodle arm and is average at best, I want a new qb that can actually take us to where we want to go, not the weakest qb in the nfl. Not the choke artist andy dalton.”

  17. bengalguy says: Jul 17, 2014 2:43 PM

    @ baltimoremikeg
    Andy Dalton owns the Ravens.
    Andy Dalton is better than Jumpball Joe.
    Things I think of when I think iff Andy Dalton

  18. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 17, 2014 2:44 PM

    1) Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals knocked both pittsburgh (two years in a row 2012 and 2013) and baltimore out of playoff contention (2013). Enjoy the “good news”

    2) Peyton Manning has Andy Dalton’s rookie #3 wr Caldwell and he can’t even get on the field in Denver. Thomas/Welker/Decker/Thomas > Green/Jones/Sanu/Gresham

    3) Eifert may have been drafted… but… Gresham = 74 targets — Eifert = 61 targets

  19. jamaltimore says: Jul 17, 2014 2:45 PM

    Please sign the Red Rifle to 5 more years. Then at least some of the idiots will stop targeting flacco as the most overpaid guy out there.

    In the meantime ole # 5 is going to be lighting up the NFL this coming season. Can’t wait till he renegotiates after next year and gets an even bigger payday for his 2nd Super Bowl win.

  20. bridgeh20mvp says: Jul 17, 2014 2:47 PM

    Make no mistake. I am a Viking fan. I have loved the bengals as my AFC team for years. I was hoping the Vikes would draft Dalton. He gets so much unwarranted criticism! Really, who are we to listen to? JAWS? He is so full of it! He just throws guesses to a wall and hopes in the end , he doesn’t embarrass himself!!! Other than, the big 5, Manning, Bree’s, Rodgers, Brady, Rivers, you have 2nd tier Guys like Russel Wilson, Dalton, Stafford, Cutler…. Then, you have the rest….. Some ok, some Ponder(horrible)…. Bottom line, unless your charmed and get. Future HOF QB, you should be so lucky to get a guy like Dalton! I am feeling quite confident in Teddy Bridgewater, and feel he will be 2nd tier maybe 1st tier someday! Given the fact that one of the best (top2-4) WR in the game has full support of his QB, id say it’s a great sign

  21. westandwest3805 says: Jul 17, 2014 2:49 PM

    ravensrunthenfl says: Jul 17, 2014 2:35 PM

    Aj green is a beast but he doesn’t have the guts required to win a championship. He’s just too nice of a guy. He should say “I made dalton look good all these years, and he’s failed me three times in the post season. He has a noodle arm and is average at best, I want a new qb that can actually take us to where we want to go, not the weakest qb in the nfl. Not the choke artist andy dalton.”

    ———-
    lol what are you talking about?

  22. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 2:49 PM

    1) wrong, as usual. How could they possibly have knocked the Steelers out last year when the last game they played was in Wk 14 and the Steelers smoked them. You must be using that same math you use when compiling Dalton vs Flacco stats.

  23. steelerben says: Jul 17, 2014 2:54 PM

    You have to respect that AJ Green is that good and doesn’t have the Diva attitude to go with it. He knows he’s going to get paid and isn’t crying about it.

  24. billsfanattick says: Jul 17, 2014 2:54 PM

    I hope Andy gets a new deal soon. He went to my high school so it will huge for the Katy Boy to get PAID!!! Andy, you make Katy very proud!!

  25. jerrydesaulniers says: Jul 17, 2014 2:57 PM

    Not everyone hates Dalton we just think he is a below average NFL starter on a good roster with really good weapons. He might get better.

  26. hakunamangata says: Jul 17, 2014 2:57 PM

    Oh Dr. Rustbelt why does every post you make have to drag some other team into it?

    Can’t you solely rest on the success of your team?

    Oh wait I forgot.

  27. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 17, 2014 2:57 PM

    FACT: By DESTROYING the baltimore ravens in WEEK 17… the Cincinnati Bengals KNOCKED the steelers out of playoff contention

    ENJOY (the return of the Bubby Brister Era).

  28. flaccodelic says: Jul 17, 2014 3:07 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 17, 2014 2:57 PM
    FACT: By DESTROYING the baltimore ravens in WEEK 17… the Cincinnati Bengals KNOCKED the steelers out of playoff contention

    ENJOY (the return of the Bubby Brister Era).

    —-

    FACT: The Bengals haven’t scared anyone in the playoffs since the days when Ken Anderson was a Coffee Achiever. (look it up, it’s a loooong time ago)

  29. bonniebengal says: Jul 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    AJ Green is a class act. And Andy Dalton will have a breakout year this year. Mark it down.

  30. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 3:20 PM

    FACT: the Steelers finished ahead of the Ravens last year, both at 8-8. Please explain how beating a team that finished with the same record but a worse ranking knocked the Steelers out. I’d say you would have been correct if the Bengals lost to the Ravens, allowing them to finish 9-7 and ahead of the Steelers.

    I honestly can’t tell if you’re being a troll, or really do not understand how the playoff seeding work.

  31. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jul 17, 2014 3:21 PM

    Keep your head up, HJ!

  32. roarfrom384 says: Jul 17, 2014 3:21 PM

    “Losing a lot”?

    Not a Bengal fan but in the last 9 years the Bengals have three AFC north championships. Dalton/Green were only a part of one of those. You guys still have a lot to prove.

    Of course I believe the last playoff game won for the Bengals was with some guy named Boomer playing QB…..

  33. bonniebengal says: Jul 17, 2014 3:23 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jul 17, 2014 2:49 PM

    1) wrong, as usual. How could they possibly have knocked the Steelers out last year when the last game they played was in Wk 14 and the Steelers smoked them. You must be using that same math you use when compiling Dalton vs Flacco stats.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    The first time we played in 2013, we beat you 20-10. The second time we played, you beat us 30-20, but you had to cheap shot our punter and take him out of the game in order to win. It’s hard to win without a punter. Wait til you face us again and we have all the personnel that were missing last time. Not just Huber, but Atkins, Hall, and a bunch of others. I predict we sweep you this year. You might not even finish ahead of the Browns in the AFC North.

  34. westandwest3805 says: Jul 17, 2014 3:34 PM

    roarfrom384 says: Jul 17, 2014 3:21 PM

    “Losing a lot”?

    Not a Bengal fan but in the last 9 years the Bengals have three AFC north championships. Dalton/Green were only a part of one of those. You guys still have a lot to prove.
    ——————

    Its hard to win division titles in the NFL before you enter the NFL… 9 years ago these guys were 12 years old. these comments are just unreal sometimes.

  35. uglydingo says: Jul 17, 2014 3:37 PM

    The Bengals have improved but owner Mike Brown is still cheap. He will offer the absolute minimum to Dalton but Green will get paid because he is really good.
    The market rate for good NFL players has gone up but Mike Brown is proud to still be the tightest owner. Some habits die hard.

  36. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 3:37 PM

    bonniebengal, go do a little research to refresh your memory. That second game wasn’t even close, it was 30-7 going into the 4th qrtr. And as far as Huber:
    1st punt he dropped the ball, leading to a 1-yd TD by the Steelers.
    2nd punt he kicked a whopping 37yd rope to A. Brown who promptly took it to the house.

    I’d say it was a good thing Huber went out, or it might have been 60-20 final score.

  37. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jul 17, 2014 3:39 PM

    doctorrustbelt says: Jul 17, 2014 2:22 PM

    Both Dalton and Green deals will happen.
    Bengals owner mike brown is cheap… but… not stupid.

    If only the Bengals could upgrade tight end non-explosive, undependable Jermaine Gresham, disappearing Mohamed Sanu, and find a REAL #2 wide receiver (so… Marvin Jones can play against #3-4 dbs who can’t press him and redirect him).

    Oh… the team needs a center and a guard, too. Kyle Cook and Clint Boling are severe liabilities.
    ———————————————————- Cut the crap. Flacco/Roethlisberger could win a Super Bowl or at least a playoff game with Andy Daltons’ supporting cast. The Bengals offense was 12th in the league if I recall correctly, the Ravens offense in 2012 was ranked 16th, the 2008 Steelers offense was 20th and it won a Super Bowl. Mind you those teams did not have any Pro Bowlers at the skill position, just QBs that didn’t choke in the clutch.

  38. hakunamangata says: Jul 17, 2014 4:01 PM

    Andy Dalton’s like a toy with small parts;

    Choking hazard.

  39. roarfrom384 says: Jul 17, 2014 4:20 PM

    @weatandwest-

    I’m just saying that these two are not some sort of Bengal Saviors. They have been average for the last 10 years. Winning a little. Making the playoffs a few times. No wins in the playoffs, but there.

    It’s not like Dalton/Green have orchestrated some sort of amazing franchise turn around.

  40. largent80100 says: Jul 17, 2014 5:35 PM

    Bengals obviosly decided for the 5th option on AJ Green but they will probably settle after the end of this season.

    Dalton situation is more complicated, it’s his contract year, should they renew or should they let him hit free agency? Dalton is inconsistent, ends being average because he can pull a 4 TD game then throw 4 INTs the week after,

    If he resignsBengals have no reference for a middle-of-the-pack QB contract, since even the ones like who signed contracts, namely Stafford, Flacco and Cutler, got huge deals.

    Meanwhile, he may not be a 1st rounder, but he is a top 40 pick and go looking for a QB just 4 years after drafting and after all that Palmer controversy?

    They will look like fools if they make Dalton the next 100 million dollar man but they might create tension with him if they decide to set for lower values on the table.

  41. bonniebengal says: Jul 18, 2014 6:15 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jul 17, 2014 3:37 PM

    bonniebengal, go do a little research to refresh your memory. That second game wasn’t even close, it was 30-7 going into the 4th qrtr. And as far as Huber:
    1st punt he dropped the ball, leading to a 1-yd TD by the Steelers.
    2nd punt he kicked a whopping 37yd rope to A. Brown who promptly took it to the house.

    I’d say it was a good thing Huber went out, or it might have been 60-20 final score

    _____________________________

    Why don’t you do some research? Kevin Huber was ranked 8th in net punting average before having to go on injured reserve last year. He’s a solid punter. He did have a couple of bad plays in that game, but would have rebounded. Meanwhile we had to use our kicker, Nugent, who had little punting experience. But whatever you think of Huber, he and the other Bengal players are going to sweep your team this year. And this time, Atkins, Hall, Huber, and a bunch of others will be in the game.

  42. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Jul 18, 2014 10:50 AM

    the 2nd best receiver (A. Brown) in the AFCN

    AB (in 4 yrs): 3,561 yds, 15 TDs, 13.6 yds/rec
    AJ (in 3 yrs): 3,833 yds, 29 TDs, 14.7 yds/rec

    Nice try. Thanks for playing. And for the chuckle!

  43. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 18, 2014 10:53 AM

    I had thought I heard everything, until this morning. While I can understand you putting so much value in punting, being a bengals fan and all, I’ve never heard anyone use an injured punter as the reason. I’ll stop now, I see that we have way to different perspectives on football.

  44. bonniebengal says: Jul 18, 2014 4:17 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jul 18, 2014 10:53 AM

    I had thought I heard everything, until this morning. While I can understand you putting so much value in punting, being a bengals fan and all, I’ve never heard anyone use an injured punter as the reason. I’ll stop now, I see that we have way to different perspectives on football.

    _____________________________

    I guess you don’t realize how important field position is.

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