Joe Burrow should use Wink Martindale’s comments as motivation

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare to face off against the Baltimore Ravens, the bad guys are obviously going to implement a different strategy this time around. Joe Burrow and the Bengals blew out the Ravens and Ja’Marr Chase had over 200 yards receiving.

The Ravens are hoping not to make that same mistake again when they head to the Queen City for this highly-anticipated AFC North rematch that will probably determine who wins the division.

When asked if he planned to double/triple team Chase as the Ravens defense did with Davante Adams in Week 15, he said no. Here’s the entire quote courtesy of Jamison Hensley.

Well, those are fighting words, aren’t they?

Of course, we all know that Burrow isn’t a Hall of Fame quarterback right now but these are definitely words that should motivate the guy to prove Martindale wrong. Burrow is only in year two but he proved in the first matchup against Baltimore that he has what it takes to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league.

Joe Burrow should be bothered by Wink Martindale’s comments

I’m not sure why Martindale felt the need to poke the bear ahead of such a pivotal matchup but this entire week has seen the two teams go back and forth with their trash talking. Eli Apple got the ball rolling in that department shortly after the win over Denver and now, naturally, it’s the Ravens’ turn to talk smack.

Going back to Burrow and Chase though, the rookie wide receiver hasn’t been as explosive since the Bengals demolished Baltimore back in October. He had over 200 yards and since then hasn’t sniffed 100 yards and has fallen out of the Offensive Rookie of the Year race.

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Be that as it may, both he and Burrow should take Martindale’s comments personally and torch the Ravens secondary. He might not be donning a gold jacket afterwards but he’d at least make Martindale look foolish.