Bengals: Aaron Rodgers told Joe Burrow “just slide”
This past weekend saw Joe Burrow match up against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came to town for a date with the Cincinnati Bengals.
While Rodgers’ Packers came out victorious, Burrow’s Bengals made a game of it, taking one of the best teams in the NFL to overtime. Had Evan McPherson been in his Weeks 1-4 form, Cincy probably wins that game but it wasn’t meant to be.
Rodgers appeared on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday and the reigning MVP spoke highly of Burrow.
Aaron Rodgers’ advice to Joe Burrow is SLIDE
Rodgers is referring to a play in the first half where Burrow was dashing for the first down marker and came up short. Rather than sliding, Burrow dove awkwardly and his head hit the turf in the process. It looked a lot worse than it ended up being evidently, as Burrow was back out for the next offensive series not long after.
Sliding is definitely something Burrow needs to get better at and hopefully, this is a wake up call for the young signal-caller. As Rodgers said, Burrow is too talented to have his career wasted by injuries that can be prevented by something as simple as sliding.
Hearing it from Rodgers should motivate Burrow even more, as Rodgers is one of the best signal-callers in the league right now. He has three MVP titles and won a Super Bowl earlier in his career. He knows what he’s talking about, that’s for sure.
Moving forward, it’s okay if Burrow wants to go the extra mile to get the first down but it shouldn’t come at the risk of him hurting himself. Not sliding isn’t a bright decision so let’s hope Burrow can start sliding and not awkwardly diving.