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Andy Dalton and 8 Second-Year Players Just Not Making Necessary Leaps
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Andy Dalton started out the 2012 season on fire, but he's gradually been trending in the wrong direction the past few weeks. He's far from the only second-year player in the NFL who isn't making the necessary leap, though. 

Rookies are expected to struggle, but players usually make huge strides in the right direction during their sophomore campaigns.

That's not the case for these would-be studs.

It's far too early to panic and call these players busts. That said, the level of consistent production has been lacking so far for these young athletes, and if they don't shape up in a hurry, the "B" word will become more and more popular.

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