Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones believes Andy Dalton has been playing differently this year because he has a lot more faith and trust in his receiving corps.
The Red Rifle has so far over the spell of four games, thrown for 1,187 yards, completing 78 of his 116 attempts, scoring nine touchdowns, averaging 10.2 yards per play, and only has one interception.
With so many members of the offense being alert and healthy, it's no wonder Dalton looks set for a record breaking year. But Jones believes the reason why his quarterback is playing differently is because he has a lot more faith and trust in the deeper throws.
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He said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer: "We're at a point right now where Andy really trusts us to be there, even if we haven't separated from the corner, he knows we're gonna get the separation.
"That's what it's all about -- just run and homie go get it. That's what it is. That's pretty much all everything is. And that comes with trust, the trust that we're gonna run and we know he's going to put it out there for us and he knows when he puts it out there we're gonna get it."
Dalton's tight end, Tyler Eifert, agrees, and he has also been shining this season with 16 receptions for 222 yards and three touchdowns over four games.
He said: "It's something that we practice quite a bit, as well as Andy throwing it either on the money or putting it up where we let our talented receivers go make a play on it."
This weekend might be a little bit tougher for the Red Rifle to connect with his receivers, as they go up against the Seattle Seahawks' famous Legion of Boom, one of the best defenses in the league. As long as the trust and faith stay strong, he should be able to perform well in front of the home crowd.