Cincinnati Bengals: 3 ways Joe Burrow can shine vs. Bears in Week 2
3. Get Rid of the Ball
Okay, so this is tough.
What my eyes told me Sunday was perhaps Burrow held the ball a bit too long and that might have contributed to a sack or two. I’m torn here, because frankly I’d rather Burrow hold the ball and take a sack than scramble around and risk injury.
However, at some point, Burrow will need to trust in his own health, and we as fans will need to put our own anxiety aside and be okay with him scrambling around.
Joe Burrow is a deceptively good athlete. We saw numerous times last year where Burrow escaped pressure and made plays with his legs. I’ll admit I’m not in the headspace yet where I want Burrow to be making plays with his legs. Likely he isn’t either.
At some point, the former No. 1 overall pick is going to have to tuck the ball and run, and all Who Dey faithful will understandably be holding their collective breath.
Should it be this week?
Part of Joe Burrow’s maturation into a star in the league will be when his recognition of when a play is over is fully developed, and he needs to throw it away. For the sake of our season and all our mental health, let’s hope Burrow chucks it out of bounds or into the ground before taking molar rattling shots against the Bears on Sunday.
These are just three of the ways Joe Burrow can shine on Sunday.
Are they subtle? Yes.
Are they small things? Absolutely, but doing all three could definitely result in another happy week for Bengals Nation!