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Bengals: Here’s what we learned after the 1st day of training camp

CINCINNATI, OHIO - JUNE 15: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals stretches during Mandatory Minicamp on June 15, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - JUNE 15: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals stretches during Mandatory Minicamp on June 15, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Joe Burrow #9, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow #9, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp

Joe Burrow was the man of the hour

This isn’t a shock, as the quarterback typically is the most popular guy on the field. Joe Burrow is coming off a promising rookie season that was derailed by an injury and it only makes sense that his media session would be the one Bengals fans were tuning in for.

Burrow had a lot to say during his press conference.

I included this tweet from Jake Liscow because it had a lot of the highlights from Burrow’s presser. Earlier this week, it was announced that Burrow wouldn’t be playing in the preseason and this is absolutely the right decision for the organization. Burrow mentioned on Wednesday that he’d like to take some snaps during the preseason though and get hit prior to the start of the season.

This is the exact reason why the Bengals shouldn’t start him. One big hit could end Burrow’s season before it ever truly began so while I understand Burrow is competitive and wants to get onto the field in the preseason, Cincinnati needs to stand their ground here.

Burrow also mentioned that he deleted social media during the offseason because it was distracting him. Athletes do this pretty frequently and it’s a great way to drown out the noise and stay focused on the task at hand.

Lastly, Burrow feels good about his knee and this is the big one for Bengals fans. We haven’t seen the guy in action since November and have no idea what he’ll look like when the football is in his hands again. Hopefully, he truly is feeling good and ready to sling the pigskin.

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