Earmuffs, Cincinnati Bengals fans.
You know that contract Andy Dalton signed with Cincy on Monday? The one worth $115 million over six years? Yeah, not a good idea, says Adam Schein.
From Monday’s episode of Schein on Sports on Mad Dog Sports Radio:
Congratulations to the Cincinnati Bengals on making sure they don’t win a championship for the next six years. This is mind-numbing. This is asinine. This is wrong. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that I like about this deal. I think the money is crazy, I think the player can’t get it done when it matters most, I think that Andy Dalton will never develop into a clutch star, and I think that if you were going to pay Andy Dalton, if you were going to give him big-time money, why don’t you wait and see if maybe I’m wrong, and if at some point he can get over that hump and he can win in the postseason? You know; kind of like the savvy Bengals’ rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, did with Joe Flacco.
And that was Schein being nice.
Somebody tell me where there’s evidence why Andy Dalton is going to be worth this kind of cash. Somebody please tell me how and why Andy Dalton is going to take the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl. I’d love to hear that today. And I feel terrible for the amazing, passionate, incredible, die-hard Cincinnati Bengals fans who flood our phone lines all the time. Because you guys have no chance, and you know it. I have to imagine, deep in your hearts, you know it. And there’s an even bigger picture here, and let’s be honest; it’s the head coach and the quarterback. In the NFL and this league, what wins? The head coach-quarterback combination. Somebody tell me how Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton are going to keep up with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Going to keep up with Peyton Manning and John Fox. Going to keep up with Harbaugh and Flacco. Going to keep up with Tomlin and Roethlisberger. Going to keep up with Pagano and Andrew Luck. And that’s just in the AFC!