Bengals studied a lot of offenses to find what’s comfortable for Joe Burrow

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Word from the Bengals has been uniformly positive about quarterback Joe Burrow‘s participation in the offseason program, but that work was done remotely and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan identified one issue the team will have to deal with once they are on the field.

Callahan said that the offense has been almost entirely installed, but Burrow may run plays on the field for the first time and say “I’m not high on this play” once he sees it like that. Callahan said the Bengals would take that information and use it to continue tailoring the offense to what the first overall pick does like to do.

That process has included taking things Burrow did at LSU and Callahan said they’ve also pulled things from teams around the NFL in order to put together the best possible package for the coming season.

“We kind of studied trends and numerous teams that are doing good things on offense,” Callahan said, via the team’s website. “Third down and red zone. See what teams are doing. See what they’re doing well and why and if you can incorporate them, you do that. I think we’ve done a good job studying around the league that can help us. We studied a lot of things from LSU. Obviously if the quarterback is comfortable, everyone is comfortable.”

Callahan shares the positive early impressions about Burrow, but acknowledges that it is “going to be a challenge” for the team to get him ready during camp given the circumstances of the offseason.

11 responses to “Bengals studied a lot of offenses to find what’s comfortable for Joe Burrow

  1. This should actually be applauded and learned from. Especially by the Matt Nagy’s of the world who live by “It’s MY way or the highway.” Trubisky has talent…but Nagy doesn’t wanna use it properly.

  2. No need to rush Burrow into starting. He’ll have w whole year before the NFL starts playing.

  3. Yeah it’s still the Bengals, the team that was favorites to make the SB until Kimo dirty rolled up on his knee. The same team that was on a five year playoff streak until Mike Brown blew it all up by letting all his best free agents walk. Luckily these Bengals are being run by his daughter and coach Taylor now. Notice they actually signed quality FA and had an A+ draft. Dont sleep on this team they have tons of talent

  4. So the Bengals dont have the resources to devise their own plays for Burrows? They must copy from other teams in the NFL? Not a good look.

  5. So the Bengals dont have the resources to devise their own plays for Burrows? They must copy from other teams in the NFL? Not a good look.
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    Let’s face it, the NFL is a copy cat league. Look at the current RPO. The youngsters should research the fuss Marv Levy tried to make when Sam Wyche introduced the no huddle offense. Guess what Buffalo ran the next year. It was outrageous to have face masks once upon a time. The Bengals are doing what all teams do, find good ideas and use them.they just aren’t trying to hide the fact.
    Think General Motors copies any of Ford’s good ideas, and vice versa?

  6. Tua will definitely be a good back up in the league in a few years. A couple of injuries and his weight will blow up and he will be be a shorter version of the hefty QB in Pittsburgh. Classier than Ben by all means however.

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