Joe Burrow: We should have put them away before kick

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The Bengals lost a 16-13 heartbreaker to the Chargers on Sunday and the final blow came when kicker Randy Bullock missed a 31-yard field goal that would have sent the game to overtime.

Bullock’s kick came at the end of a 14-play, 84-yard drive that saw first overall pick Joe Burrow complete a string of passes to put the Bengals in position to extend the game. After Bullock’s miss, Burrow said that a game the Bengals once led 13-6 should never have come down to a kick.

“It doesn’t matter what happened on the kick. We should have put them away a lot of times before that. . . . A lot of different plays affected the game,” Burrow said, via Ben Baby of ESPN.com.

Burrow almost won the game with a pass to A.J. Green in the end zone a play before Bullock’s kick, but Green was flagged for offensive pass interference. Burrow called it “a bang-bang play” before saying he made too many mistakes. The rookie gave himself a D for a game that saw him run for a 23-yard touchdown and complete 23-of-36 passes for 196 yards and an interception.

Others might go higher on their report cards, but the end result is still a loss with a quick turnaround before facing the Browns in Week Two.

12 responses to “Joe Burrow: We should have put them away before kick

  1. Burrow will be a fine NFL QB.The Bengals need to make protecting him job 1 in the organization. Either by scheme, pickups and in the offseason by free agency and the draft. He took way too many hits today and that can’t continue to happen.

  2. Its hard to watch rookie QB s in their first NFL game. Burrow made mistakes , hopefully he wont make them again. A work in progress. I like what ive seen today. I think he has a huuuge upside.

  3. Burrow did NOT look like a rookie in is first NFL game with zero preseason and almost no face-to-face practice. I am pleasantly surprised, and optimistic for CIN’s future. Go Joe!

  4. Kid showed why he was picked #1….that run up the middle for a TD was great..didnt hesitate. Also showed alot of class by not throwing that kicker under the bus.

  5. Comment was meant as a compliment to Burrow and an observation on how a leader takes responsibility. Andy Dalton rarely if ever took it on his shoulders. He parroted Marv in laying blame on the “team”.

  6. We’ll get a better idea of how he’ll be in next game when we see how he bounces back.

    That said, he’s a rookie QB with no preseason to get ready on a team that’s a year away from being competitive. This was basically week 1 of 2021’s 16 week preseason. In other words, it was a loss, but all I’m looking for here is progress, and I definitely saw it on that last drive.

  7. johnstofa says:
    September 14, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Comment was meant as a compliment to Burrow and an observation on how a leader takes responsibility. Andy Dalton rarely if ever took it on his shoulders. He parroted Marv in laying blame on the “team”.

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    Andy was just never good on the mic.

  8. Andy Dalton was a 2nd round pick who quite honestly over achieved. Strong regular season QB, not so great playoff.

    I don’t understand why everything fans comment on has to be Either/Or. Andy served his purpose, couldn’t get the team over the hump and so they moved on. No point in belittling him OR proclaiming Burrow as the next big thing yet.

    He looked like a rookie in quarters 1-3. In the 4th quarter he turned it on strong. He has potential

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