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Andy Dalton still hasn’t thrown since thumb injury

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If the Bengals had made it past the wild-card round, they would have needed quarterback A.J. McCarron to keep playing. And if they’d made it all the way to the Super Bowl, they apparently would have still needed McCarron.

Starter Andy Dalton, who broke a thumb in December against the Steelers, told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he still hasn’t thrown since suffering the injury.

Not throwing yet but will soon,” Dalton said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. “Just being conservative with my hand and waiting for it to be officially 100 percent before I start up.”

The injury happened nearly two months ago, as Dalton made a tackle after throwing an interception.

Dalton, by the way, finally has recovered a pair of suitcases that fell off his truck on a highway in Texas. Which is good because I’m not sure I would have been able to sleep if a guy who can afford to buy new stuff hadn’t found his old stuff.

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34 Responses to “Andy Dalton still hasn’t thrown since thumb injury”
  1. ibrandon360 says: Feb 10, 2016 9:17 PM

    He’ll never throw a pass in February so what’s the big deal?

  2. 13arod says: Feb 10, 2016 9:22 PM

    Is it weird that Palmer played through a thumb injury but dalton can’t

  3. itsthecameenewtonshowcom says: Feb 10, 2016 9:27 PM

    Red BB, it’s Cam. Dude, you were so foolish to try and tackle that guy! What were you thinking? I pay my boys to do that dirty work but not me, not never! Red BB, do you want to be on my new tv show?

  4. skoobyfl says: Feb 10, 2016 9:31 PM

    I can sleep tonight, now that his luggage is safe.

  5. PFT loves the Steelers says: Feb 10, 2016 9:32 PM

    106.2 passer rating in 2015. Was on pace for 4200 yards, 37 total TDs and only 8 INTs when he went down in the 13th game. Like it or not, Andy Dalton has become a top 8 QB.

  6. Packernet says: Feb 10, 2016 9:34 PM

    Bengals have to be concerned. Season starts in nine months.

  7. JSpicoli says: Feb 10, 2016 9:51 PM

    Heatmiser

  8. realtruthteller100 says: Feb 10, 2016 9:57 PM

    what a baby. jpp is playin out there with half a hand and this read haired wuss wont even pick up a football. sad that dalton gets a fat contract but no gm will sign tebow, a guy who wants to actually play in the national football league, just because hes a Christian

  9. 6superbowls says: Feb 10, 2016 10:08 PM

    Somehow that injuries Joey Porter’s fault as well… Right Bungles fans?

  10. finchy74 says: Feb 10, 2016 10:09 PM

    Do gingers heal more slowly due to not having a soul?

    Honest question.

  11. NYCTourGuy (Bucs fan) says: Feb 10, 2016 10:12 PM

    Just because Dalton hasn’t thrown since his injury doesn’t mean he couldn’t have thrown since his injury. As stated, he’s being conservative, obviously since there’s no need for him to throw.

  12. dtroxallday says: Feb 10, 2016 10:14 PM

    Really? It doesn’t matter if he can’t throw for 6 months. But I guess I could see the lifelong, die-hard Bengals fans waiting with bated breath for that news.

    Now, back to the “Cam Slam” ! (my personal “dab” done strictly in honor of the NFL MVPs Superbowl performance in its’ Golden Anniversary)

  13. mcdeez22 says: Feb 10, 2016 10:22 PM

    He’s not throwing yet because it’s February 10th and there’s nothing immediate to prepare for. I’d imagine he’d be leaning towards probable if there was a game this Sunday. Dumb story.

  14. armchairqb says: Feb 10, 2016 10:35 PM

    It’s not like he was throwing that great before the thumb injury, either. So calm down.

  15. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 10, 2016 10:40 PM

    I look forward to the return of a healthy Andy Dalton.

    – – – – – – – – – – – –

    A.J. McCarron NIGHT GAME in Denver (without Eifert):

    200 yards – 1 td – 0 int – 1 fumble
    88 QB rating
    63% completions

    – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Cam Newton vs. Denver (neutral field):

    265 yards – 0 td – 1 int – 2 fumbles
    55 QB rating
    43% completions

  16. huh6016 says: Feb 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    Great, now I won’t be able to sleep until I know he’s throwing again.

  17. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 10, 2016 11:11 PM

    “It’s not like he was throwing that great before the thumb injury, either. So calm down” – pottychairqb
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Yeah… Andy Dalton was terrible.

    In the five games BEFORE his injury… Dalton had 10 td – 2 int and a 113.7 QB rating.

    LOL… not that great!!!

  18. i10east says: Feb 10, 2016 11:47 PM

    #RedRyder

  19. 34defense2014 says: Feb 11, 2016 12:01 AM

    The “Red Rifle” has been a “Daisy Bebe Gun” the last 2 years, who cares!

  20. PFT loves the Steelers says: Feb 11, 2016 12:44 AM

    armchairqb says:
    Feb 10, 2016 10:35 PM
    It’s not like he was throwing that great before the thumb injury, either. So calm down.
    ____________

    Yeah, ok. He just ranked 2nd im the entire NFL in passer rating and was considered an MVP candidate by every major publication when he went down.

  21. packmanfan says: Feb 11, 2016 4:09 AM

    Reminds me of this limerick:
    A doctor fell into a well
    And broke his collarbone.
    The doctor should attend to the sick.
    And leave the well alone.

    Next time take a cue from Cam and let others do the job and you won’t get hurt.

  22. dynastyposeiden says: Feb 11, 2016 5:31 AM

    his luggage fell harmlessly to the ground like many of his errant tosses. #zeroplayoffwins.

  23. nhpats says: Feb 11, 2016 7:58 AM

    If Cinci fans are lucky Dalton will never throw another pass…..ever

  24. rutchaser says: Feb 11, 2016 8:09 AM

    Also in Denver game with McCarron…missed easy field goal by Nugent to put them up 3 scores in 1st half and late hit by idiot Burfict to give them 15 yards on OT. With one of the best rosters in the league the last few years and no playoff wins, Marvin is somehow still the coach and we are all suffering.

  25. mviglianco says: Feb 11, 2016 8:56 AM

    Why would he?

  26. steelerben says: Feb 11, 2016 9:47 AM

    I’m pretty sure that over the entire course of his football playing life, Andy Dalton has had enough reps throwing a football that he can wait for his thumb to heal properly before going back to training and conditioning.

  27. joetoronto says: Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

    On the positive side, Andy has a face made for Halloween.

  28. whodey83 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:40 AM

    joetoronto | Feb 11, 2016, 8:00 AM MST
    On the positive side, Andy has a face made for Halloween

    ——–———-

    Lol. For once, I agree w you.

  29. nhpats says: Feb 11, 2016 11:58 AM

    The Bengals should trade up to draft a real QB this season.

  30. nopepper123 says: Feb 11, 2016 12:20 PM

    Bengals could and should of beaten the SB champs with their Backup QB in Denver. Lets be real, Dalton don’t get hurt, all the Bengal bashing is gone cause they be the SB champions right now.

  31. tindeaux says: Feb 11, 2016 12:27 PM

    i thought dalton just threw a pair of luggages down the freeway somewhere. no?!!!

  32. nhpats says: Feb 11, 2016 12:39 PM

    nopepper123 says:
    Feb 11, 2016 12:20 PM
    Bengals could and should of beaten the SB champs with their Backup QB in Denver. Lets be real, Dalton don’t get hurt, all the Bengal bashing is gone cause they be the SB champions right now.

    —————-

    Let’s be real….Dalton couldn’t even beat the Texans…

  33. PFT loves the Steelers says: Feb 11, 2016 2:19 PM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 11, 2016 12:39 PM

    Let’s be real….Dalton couldn’t even beat the Texans…
    ______________

    Lets be real, Dalton did beat the Seahawks, Steelers and Chiefs. Who did the Pats beat? They had the softest schedule in the league.

  34. daveshingle says: Feb 11, 2016 2:50 PM

    13Arod- Palmer did not have a broken thumb in his throwing hand. Plus with the way he played in playoffs maybe they would have been better off if he sat out with his injury.

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