Joe Burrow feeling confident, comfortable in Bengals offense

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The pads went on at Bengals camp on Tuesday and that meant a new experience for quarterback Joe Burrow.

Burrow said he felt he’d “like to play better” than he did in the session, but that it felt good to be in pads for the first time since he left LSU. He also made it clear that any misgivings he had about his performance in Tuesday’s practice had nothing to do with his overall feel about how things are coming together for his rookie season.

“Very confident. I feel very comfortable with the offense right now. I feel very comfortable with my guys,” Burrow said. “I think we’re going to be pretty good on offense. I’m excited more so than nervous.”

Burrow was asked if he was surprised that he felt that way at this point in his career.

“Absolutely not,” Burrow said. “Have you ever heard anything else about me about being nervous?”

The Bengals likely wouldn’t have taken Burrow first overall if they thought he’d fade in the face of the pressure he’ll face in the early part of his career. With less than a month to go before the Bengals face the Chargers, it won’t be long before we see if Burrow’s actions match his words.

25 responses to “Joe Burrow feeling confident, comfortable in Bengals offense

  1. I don’t pretend to know anything about anything, but I think this guy is going to be good. Even despite being on the Bengals.

  2. To paraphrase Mike Tyson, everyone feels comfortable until they get punched in the face.

  3. I remember people kept talking Joe up last year. And I kept saying na he sucks. And then the guy ended up having the best season ever by a QB. The guy deserves all the praise man. I’m no Bengals fan but barring injury there’s no way in hell he doesn’t end up being an elite QB. The guy just seems to be made for big time.

  4. Big Ben is testing out new “played through injury” excuses for losing to Joe.

  5. To paraphrase Mike Tyson, everyone feels comfortable until they get punched in the face.

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    Those who watched Burrow at LSU know that he plays BETTER after getting punched in the face. He has a LB mentality. Now, obviously you have to limit that in the NFL more than college but Burrow is a different cat than most QBs in terms of his physical mentality and toughness.

  6. He hasn’t had the opportunity to do very much so far but what he has done has been excellent. There is no “sure thing” prospect, but this guy is as close as you can get.

  7. This guy is a great quarterback. He gave Dwayne Haskins a run for his money for the starting spot at OSU, which is really saying something given Haskins lively hall of fame trajectory. Joe has a bright future.

  8. jurgyisgod. Can you imagine the choice that had to be made at Ohio State? Not sure, but Fields was there too. Urban made his decision. How many college coaches can make a decision on personnel and know you cant be wrong! Deep talent where you cant go wrong! Burrows decision was the right one too! A win win for all buckeyes! And Tigers.

  9. A great game I cant wait for is when Burrows and Haskins meet up on the field. Its what makes football great!

  10. I haven’t been excited for a QB since palmer. If only he didnt get purposely injured against the dirtiest team in the nfl. Hopefully this one goes better, knock on wood.

  11. Going from college to pro usually takes a couple years for a QB to grasp things. Burrow was doing a lot of pro things in college, and he played against NFL corners. His learning curve will be unusually short. Burrow wasn’t just a decent QB on a great college team. He was a great college QB on a very good team. I’m not expecting any miracles this year, but the Bengals should be in contention shortly. The Bengals are not as far away as a lot of people think. Andy Dalton is a good guy and was very well liked, but he’s an average pro QB at best. We see what happened to Andy Reid when he went from average QB to elite QB. It’s a new dawn in Cincinnati.

  12. Did someone just say Haskins is on a ‘likely hall of fame trajectory’?? Are we watching the same games lol

  13. No dog in the fight, I wish him well,but that rookie Qb year has been tough on many hall of famers.

  14. “Absolutely not,” Burrow said. “Have you ever heard anything else about me about being nervous?”

    That is a cringe worthy quote. I have absolutely nothing against Cincinnati, I just do not see a wonderful, future Hall of Fame quarterback when I watch Joe Burrow play. Joe honestly looks like a college system QB that had a phenomenal year because of that system.

  15. Easy to be comfortable when wearing the red jersey. Will be a little different under actual game conditions. I question Burrow’s arm strength. Time will tell if I am right or wrong.

  16. “A great game I cant wait for is when Burrows and Haskins meet up on the field. Its what makes football great!”

    More like Burrows and Tua. Haskins isn’t even at the same level as these 2.

  17. No he’s not. Don’t get me wrong – I think he will be good. But he won’t take a single full-speed snap against an NFL defense other than his own before his first game. This is the NFL and it will be especially hard on rookies this year. I foresee a lot of picks from him this year. But Manning and Aikman weren’t very good as rookies either. He’s going to need a few months of games to get used to the speed of the game and find his marbles.

  18. acemagee45 says:
    August 19, 2020 at 1:01 am
    That is a cringe worthy quote. I have absolutely nothing against Cincinnati, I just do not see a wonderful, future Hall of Fame quarterback when I watch Joe Burrow play. Joe honestly looks like a college system QB that had a phenomenal year because of that system.

    Do you have some lotto numbers I can play as well?

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