Cris Collinsworth detailed Joe Burrow’s legendary response to receiving a no-call after taking a vicious hit against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Plenty of events have come to pass since the Cincinnati Bengals tied 23-23 with the Philadelphia Eagles in week three. However, a new detail from that contest has recently surfaced, thanks to Cris Collinsworth giving fans an inside look at Joe Burrow’s confidence.
Burrow had an outstanding game against the Eagles, throwing for 312 yards and tossing two touchdowns, despite facing constant pressure throughout the duration of the matchup. While the stat line was certainly impressive, it may not even end up being the biggest takeaway of the game.
In an appearance on The Lefkoe Show, Collinsworth revealed what Burrow had to say after taking a brutal hit from an Eagles defender,
"“Basically, Joe Burrow got up, saw there was no flag, didn’t complain… he turned back to Graham or Malik Jackson [Eagles defenders] or one of them, and he said, ‘You know, when I’m the GOAT, I’m gonna get that call.'”"
That kind of confidence is almost chilling. Burrow was sacked eight times on the day and took numerous other hits, yet he had the belief in himself to make a statement like that as a winless (at the time) rookie? That kind of swagger is what has Cincinnati’s locker room vets so bought into this young gunslinger.
Joe Burrow can get closer to the status he wants to achieve this week
If Joe Burrow has aspirations of being the GOAT, he has an outstanding opportunity to take a step in that direction during a week ten matchup against the undefeated Pittsburg Steelers.
Mike Tomlin’s squad boasts a ferocious pass rush, perhaps the best in the league. With outstanding players like T.J. Watt and Bud Depree flying all over the field, it’s likely that Burrow is in line to take brutal hits similar to the one detailed above, despite recently improved offensive line play from the Bengals.
It didn’t bother him seven weeks ago and it certainly won’t bother him now. As kickoff rolls around at 4:25 ET, fans can rest assured that Burrow will be locked in and ready to flip a one-sided rivalry on its head. If the star signal-caller is successful in doing so, he may find the referees throwing the flags in his favor more often.