Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow doing everything he can possibly do to get ready

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A couple of weeks ago, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said he still feels like Week 1 is a realistic target for his return from a torn ACL and MCL.

Head coach Zac Taylor would certainly welcome that. While Taylor said at the Senior Bowl he hasn’t had too much face-to-face interaction with Burrow, the head coach knows the quarterback is being diligent in his rehab.

“He’s been around quite a bit. He does everything he can possibly do right now. He’s adamant about that,” Taylor said, via Jay Morrison of TheAthletic.com. “The last I saw him was probably two weeks ago, and everything’s positive. He’s obviously very positive about it. Everything seems to be on pace. I’m very careful to make predictions, but everything has been positive so far.

“We haven’t necessarily been sitting down and talking. We’ve been busy interviewing coaches and our routine has not been normal at all, where we’re in the building from 8 to 5. It hasn’t been like that since the season ended. So there’s not some routine where we’ve been in on certain days when he comes in. It’s been more just phone conversations.”

Burrow played well in his first 10 games before suffering the knee injury against Washington in November. He completed 65.3 percent of his passes for 2,688 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also had three rushing touchdowns.

5 responses to “Zac Taylor: Joe Burrow doing everything he can possibly do to get ready

  1. Hopefully this kid survives long enough to make it through his rookie deal, and can then sign with a good team. Hate to see talent like that get wasted.

  2. the real question is, are the Bangles doing everything they can to build an offensive line that can protect the poor kid.

  3. First, PLEASE Cincy, don’t rush him back onto the field. You don’t want to ruin his career.

    Second, focus on your O-line this offseason. Was anyone surprised that Burrow got hurt? He was taking a beating. He’s a young guy so he feels invincible, but clearly he isn’t, and if Cincy wants to have him around for 10-15 years they need to help protect him and stress getting rid of the ball quickly.

    He can’t help you if he’s in a body cast or can’t remember his own name.

    And I’m a Browns fan – I just hate to see young talent get wasted.

  4. Dude should follow the TB12 method to a T this offseason. It’s rather obvious that Brady’s diet habits and training have allowed him to maintain his skills into his 40s and his overall health.

  5. Because they hired someone with no experience on how to coach a team this kid took a beating. As long as Taylor is there anyone behind center will take that beating.

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