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Bengals’ LaFell Compares Andy Dalton to Tom Brady: “Both of Those Guys Are Winners”
Brandon LaFell seems extremely excited about his new quarterback, Andy Dalton.
Throughout the Bengals offseason schedule, LaFell has been working with his new QB since coming over from the New England Patriots, where he spent two years.
It didn’t take long for LaFell to be blown away by Dalton, because he quickly reminded the veteran wide receiver of his former QB, Tom Brady. No, seriously.
According to Coley Harvey of ESPN:
“If we continue to take the steps we’re making, Andy could be a similar player like that,” LaFell said Wednesday.
“Everybody respects him just like everybody respects Brady,” LaFell said of Dalton’s influence in the Bengals’ locker room. “How Brady demanded the best out of everybody, Andy’s doing the same thing here.
“Both of those guys are smart guys. They always have the offense in the right play. They’re always getting the ball to the right person at the right time. They’re two different offenses, but both of those guys are winners.”
“Being around a good quarterback makes everybody else on the field job that much easier,” LaFell said. “With them having so much knowledge of the game, knowledge of the offense and playing with a high level of confidence, it kind of slows the game down for everybody else. And for me coming in learning the playbook, he’s helping me out in the huddle, helping me out off the field. It’s making me go out there and know the offense now and just going out there and playing fast and not worrying about anything else because he’s so good.”
“..both of those guys are winners”..While Dalton has a 50-27 record in the regular season, he has yet to even sniff a playoff victory in his young career. Big difference there. Huge when you bring up Super Bowls.