Joe Burrow: I’m not going to play like that very often

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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow turned his ankle on a hit by Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree late in the first half on Sunday and it seemed to be a turning point in his game.

Burrow was 15-of-24 for 170 yards before that play and 6-of-16 for 33 yards the rest of the way. Burrow said after the 36-10 loss that he never considered leaving the game because he’s “not a quitter,” but admitted that he was “terrible” in the second half of the game.

It’s the kind of outing that could shake the confidence of some players, but Burrow didn’t sound like he was doubting himself after a rough afternoon.

“You hear me talk and I’m not too down in the dumps because I know I’m not going to play like that very often. . . . I was talking on the sideline, and I think we’re in that game if I don’t suck in the second half and I’m not going to suck a lot,” Burrow said, via the team’s website. “We’re going to come back to work every day, and I’m excited to go back to practice on Wednesday and start getting these kinks worked out and move on to Washington.”

Rookie seasons feature growing pains and Sunday’s game was a reminder that Burrow will have to navigate them to continue developing into the quarterback the Bengals believe he can be.

16 responses to “Joe Burrow: I’m not going to play like that very often

  1. Burrow will be fine. He’s going to be one of the best QB’s in the NFL. He just got taken to the woodshed yesterday.

  2. The whole team sucked. Special teams were not so special. Our Defensive Coordinator once again playing zone with our secondary 15 yards out on a 3rd and 2.. It’s time to hire a real coach when these season is over. Zac Taylor hasn’t won a road game yet in 25 games. What in the world..

  3. Couldn’t have started the game any worse. Force a three and out, fumble the punt. Get a drive going, Tee fumbles the ball. Conversely, Pittsburgh had a batted ball that fluttered harmlessly to the ground in the middle of the field, and Hubbard drops a pick that would have stuck in his facemask if his hands hadn’t gotten in the way. And that was all in the first 17 minutes of the game. Steelers are a well balanced and disciplined team. Cincy defense held up well for a long time. Bengals need upgrades at o-line (obviously) and to get healthy at corner – Ben picked on #27 all game – as he should have. Hopefully we give them a better game in a few weeks.

  4. The push was minimal, but in the bench area when it’s rainy makes it drastically different. The well known cheap shot artist knew what he was doing. Kinda disappointed that not one single Bengal went after him. Says a lot about the team unity and the environment Taylor is building. That would never fly in Baltimore or Pittsburgh, and that’s why they’re successful.

  5. “I’m not going to suck a lot” seems like one of those quotes destined to follow him for good or bad.

  6. He had it handed to him take your medicine and move on. You came to Pittsburgh with a lot of hype and the Steelers did as they usually do to the Bungals put them in their place

  7. Chuckling at all the Cincy fans who claimed their unproven rookie QB is better than the great Ben Roethlisberger.

  8. It doesn’t help that the team STILL doesn’t have a tight end above mediocre quality and Tyler Boyd disappears like Marvin Jones did/does.

    How is Marvin Jones doing as Calvin Johnson’s replacement?!?
    Sure… he’s had a great nfl career for a 5th rounder
    (better than 3rd round Mohamed Sanu… but… not #1 wr material.
    2nd round Tyler Boyd is less than 2nd year 2nd round Tee Higgins.

    The ownership of the Cincinnati Bengals (mike brown and family)
    will continue to refuse to re-sign higher quality players
    when their contracts are up and replace them with younger, cheaper,
    less proven players and/or lower quality free agent leftovers
    as they have done since mike brown took over for Hall of Famer Paul Brown
    in the early 1990’s.

    Don’t expect a loaded team of offensive weapons because the brown family won’t pay for it.
    So… buckle your seatbeat, Joe.
    You are going to suffer the same indignity that Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton suffered.

    REMEMBER: It’s ALL Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton’s fault

  9. It doesn’t help that the team STILL doesn’t have a tight end above mediocre quality and Tyler Boyd disappears like Marvin Jones did/does.

    Ohh… how is Marvin Jones doing as Calvin Johnson’s replacement?!?
    Sure… he’s had a great nfl career for a 5th rounder
    (better than 3rd round Mohamed Sanu… but… not #1 wr material.
    2nd round Tyler Boyd is less than 2nd year 2nd round Tee Higgins.

    The ownership of the Cincinnati Bengals (mike brown and family) will continue to refuse to re-sign higher quality players when their contracts are up and replace them with younger, cheaper, less proven players and/or lower quality free agent leftovers as they have done since mike brown took over for Hall of Famer Paul Brown in the early 1990’s.

    Don’t expect a loaded team of offensive weapons
    because the brown family won’t pay for it.

    So… buckle your seatbeat, Joe.
    You are going to suffer the same indignity that Carson Palmer
    and Andy Dalton suffered.

    REMEMBER: It’s ALL Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton’s fault

  10. Let be honest. TJ and Bud were all around Burrow all game. He had to get rid of the ball or get hammered. It’s not on him his O line sucked, the O play calling sucked, they should fo screened and fast pitched outside more and Bengals D wore down then Ben picked them apart. Steelers are very good. Other then we can’t run the ball we are loaded everywhere else.

  11. I love the excuses Joe Burrow gets.
    Dalton got run out of town for getting hammered with less o-line and less weapons.

    Yet… Dalton with the same terrible o-line (maybe.. worse), NO A.J. Green,
    NO Tee Higgins, and no tight end accomplished only 7.3 yards per game less than Burrow.

    2018 Andy Dalton = 268.8 yards per game
    2020 Joe Burrow = 276.1 yards per game

    As for the steelers defense being “great”… the have played 3-7 NY Giants,
    3-6 Denver, 2-7 Houston, 3-5-1 Philly, Cleveland, Dallas, and Cincinnati.

    So… get over it.
    The steelers schedule is soft.

  12. Did Dupree push, yes. I think what is being viewed as a second push is Dupree actually attempting to grab his jersey to hold him up. I haven’t seen any good video of it. But lawrence goes down right about then,his whole body twisted right there. Probably turning his ankle right in that moment. It wasn’t dirty just unlucky.

  13. I am amazed by all the excuses Joe Burrow gets.
    Dalton got run out of town for getting hammered with less o-line and less weapons.

    Yet… Dalton with the same terrible o-line (maybe.. worse), NO A.J. Green, NO Tee Higgins, and no tight end accomplished only 7.3 yards per game less than Burrow.

    2018 Andy Dalton = 268.8 yards per game
    2020 Joe Burrow = 276.1 yards per game

    As for the steelers “great” defense: they have played 3-7 NY Giants, 3-6 Denver, 2-7 Houston, 3-5-1 Philly, Cleveland, Dallas, and Cincinnati.

    So… get over it.
    The steelers schedule is soft.

  14. Love Burrow, he’s a leader, he makes no excuses, TEAM player and gets IT and has IT. He will be elite for a long time

  15. Burrow is a very good rookie. Why can’t it just be left at that and quit calling him elite and crowning him the “going to be one of the best qb’s in the NFL. Wins and taking over games can only do that and he is not on that level. That’s not a slam it’s just real. He is a good rookie that cincy fans hope becomes a good franchise qb. If they did the draft again knowing what they know I’m pretty certain they would pick him. Now let’s see if Cincy can do their part and develop him and also give him good protection, receivers and a run game that will keep him from being 1 dimensional.

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