Zac Taylor: “Plenty of time” to get to know Joe Burrow after Senior Bowl

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Quarterback Joe Burrow is not taking part in the Senior Bowl this week, which means that he won’t have an extended chance to work with the coaching staff of the team that is expected to select him with the top pick in the draft.

The Bengals are coaching one of the teams this week and head coach Zac Taylor was asked about Burrow’s absence during a press conference on Tuesday.

Taylor said “any chance we get to be around him earlier is great,” but added that all involved “certainly understand” why Burrow made a different choice. Taylor said that Burrow and other LSU players played “an NFL season” on their way to a national title, so it’s not hard to see why they might need to take a breather at this point.

Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin shot down a report that the team has already ruled out trading the first overall pick. Taylor sent the same message and said the team has “everything on the table” right now.

9 responses to “Zac Taylor: “Plenty of time” to get to know Joe Burrow after Senior Bowl

  1. This won’t be popular but Burrow comes off a bit brash. You can be both brash and good. But it’ll be something I keep my eye on. When you are the face of the franchise and all…

  2. factschecker says:
    January 21, 2020 at 2:04 pm
    This won’t be popular but Burrow comes off a bit brash. You can be both brash and good. But it’ll be something I keep my eye on. When you are the face of the franchise and all…

    His Heisman speech was the complete opposite of brash. He was thankful and humble. You should check it out.

  3. Relax Zac the way your coaching Joe won’t have much time to get to know you anyway except maybe when he shakes your hand when your a position coach for another team in 2 years

  4. The guy should be great on his back after being constantly destroyed
    due to the Bengals offensive line being so consistently terrible.

  5. Getting to know your potential coaching staff isn’t enough of a reason to risk injury in what’s essentially an All-Star game.
    All those players have used up their eligibility. There’s no reason not to make it financially worth their while to play in that game. Yeah, I know that not all those players are projected to be drafted at all, and it may be to their advantage to show up and play well. It’s still a “free” game that they’re risking getting injured and not having any chance to go pro.
    I say they should get paid to play the Senior Bowl.

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