Joe Burrow shines in Bengals scrimmage

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Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green didn’t take part in Friday’s scrimmage, but that didn’t throw quarterback Joe Burrow off stride.

Reporters watching the scrimmage lit up Twitter with reports of Burrow’s strong play against the Cincinnati defense. He opened by going 6-of-6 for 69 yards on a drive that was capped by a six-yard touchdown pass to Auden Tate. He and Tate hooked up for another score as Burrow went 3-for-4 for 32 yards on the next drive.

Per those reporters, the first overall pick finished 13-of-19 with scores on all five possessions. Head coach Zac Taylor said after the workout, via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer, that Burrow had good control of the offense.

One shouldn’t make too much of a scrimmage performance, but every sign that the Bengals got their franchise quarterback is going to be savored in Cincinnati this summer.

13 responses to “Joe Burrow shines in Bengals scrimmage

  1. A glass-half-empty guy would say the Bengals defense is going to be terrible this year.

  2. Just put him in the Hall of Fame right now, skip his whole career because he looked good in a scrimmage

  3. Minnesota Muggs says:
    August 21, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    5 scores with 13 completions? Yeah, I wouldn’t put much stock into that.

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    Against the Bengals’ defense….

  4. Minnesota Muggs says:
    August 21, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    5 scores with 13 completions? Yeah, I wouldn’t put much stock into that.
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    They scored on each of the 5 drives. 3 TD passes, 2 field goals.

  5. These people saying the Bengals defense is terrible clearly paid zero attention to what they did in free agency and the draft on that side of the ball. Their D-line is one of the best in the league with Atkins, Dunlap, Reader, and Hubbard, their LB corps is much faster and more athletic, and they have upgraded the back end.

  6. uzuck says:
    August 21, 2020 at 2:41 pm
    These people saying the Bengals defense is terrible clearly paid zero attention to what they did in free agency and the draft on that side of the ball. Their D-line is one of the best in the league with Atkins, Dunlap, Reader, and Hubbard, their LB corps is much faster and more athletic, and they have upgraded the back end.
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    Ya and NONE of those pass rushers can so much as touch Joe Burrow in practice and Burrow knows that, easy to stand in the pocket and deal when you know that 275pd pass rusher running at you cant touch you. And did you really just say the Bengals have one of the best D-Lines in the NFL? You’re out of your mind.

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