Bengals don’t anticipate “a lot of mental failing” for Joe Burrow

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Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said recently that the team found quarterback Joe Burrow to be “as advertised” during the offseason program and that he’s done everything he can to take ownership of the offense.

All of that work has taken place remotely and quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher acknowledges that there’s a “big void” when it comes to the lack of on-field work this offseason. Once the Bengals do get on the field, Burrow will have to show that he can execute the plays at full speed as well as he breaks them down on video.

The Bengals expect Burrow to have rough patches during that process because he has to learn which throws he’s able to make, but they don’t think Burrow will struggle with the mental aspects of the position.

“It’s a unique case study,” Pitcher said, via Paul Dehner of TheAthletic.com. “Something to this extent hasn’t happened before. The failing — there’s value in that. There’s value in testing the physical limits. Seeing, OK, I’m going to fit this throw in there, not the best idea. Or maybe I can fit this throw in there. We are very fortunate working with Joe and his skill set, I don’t anticipate there being a lot of mental failing when it comes to Joe.”

The Bengals have to wait a little longer before they’ll be able to actually see Burrow take command of their offense, but there doesn’t seem to be much doubt that he’ll be comfortable doing that this summer.

13 responses to “Bengals don’t anticipate “a lot of mental failing” for Joe Burrow

  1. Finally… spending a draft pick on a higher ranked receiver
    (2nd round Tee Higgins) is gonna help Burrow.

    Expect Tee Higgins to out-perform overrated non-game changing #2wr Tyler Boyd.
    Boyd will be the quality #3wr the team has needed for years.

    Unfortunately… the offensive line is an embarrassment and
    the teams has only had 1.5 seasons worth of QUALITY tight end
    production since 1989 (Rodney Holman).
    Eifert only managed 1.5 seasons worth of QUALITY performance.

  2. doctorrustbelt says:
    June 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Finally… spending a draft pick on a higher ranked receiver
    (2nd round Tee Higgins) is gonna help Burrow.

    Expect Tee Higgins to out-perform overrated non-game changing #2wr Tyler Boyd.
    Boyd will be the quality #3wr the team has needed for years.

    Unfortunately… the offensive line is an embarrassment and
    the teams has only had 1.5 seasons worth of QUALITY tight end
    production since 1989 (Rodney Holman).
    Eifert only managed 1.5 seasons worth of QUALITY performance.

    Hating on T.B.? pick a new team – we don’t want you.

  3. doctorrustbelt says:
    June 25, 2020 at 8:00 am
    Finally… spending a draft pick on a higher ranked receiver
    (2nd round Tee Higgins) is gonna help Burrow.

    Expect Tee Higgins to out-perform overrated non-game changing #2wr Tyler Boyd.
    Boyd will be the quality #3wr the team has needed for years.

    -————-——————-——-——————

    How can you possibly say that Tyler Boyd is overrated? He had 1100 yards last season and that was including 3 games with Ryan Finley at QB.

    If anything he is way underrated, he gets no recognition for his work.

  4. I think he can handle the mental aspect but the physical pounding could become a serious issue

  5. If anything Boyd is underrated. He will be the number one wr with Higgins at 2. I doubt AJ comes back in pro bowl form but I hope I’m wrong. They will be fine. The line is much improved and give them all a year to mesh and gel and 2021 they will be challenging for the division again

  6. The key advantage is everyone else on the offense already knows the offense. It’s a lot harder when you have a new QB and a new system the same year. The Bengals will be contenders by next year. They’re not as far away as some think.

  7. The OLine is talented but young. They re not bad as everyone thinks. Look at the last 9 games. The WR core is solid and deep. And it doesn’t hurt to have RBs named Mixon and Bernard. Just wish they would game plan Bernard better and split him out more often

  8. Borrow and the Bengals will be fine. Despite playing in the best division in the NFL they will impress.

  9. browns64 says:
    June 25, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I think he can handle the mental aspect but the physical pounding could become a serious issue

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    Joe is a football player first, quarterback second. He’s got this.

  10. Anyone who thinks the Bengals offensive line is a joke didn’t watch the last half of the 2019 season. They just got better in the off season with the addition of their 2019 1st round pick, a quality free agent pickup, and a monstrous 2020 draft pick. They will have a better than average, maybe a top 10, line this year. Quit blindly parroting what the low information viewers “say” and do a little research, you won’t look so uninformed.

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