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Video: Joe Burrow put on skates after throwing brutal pick-six

Joe Burrow tries to make a tackle

Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals deep into enemy territory at the start of his team’s game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but the drive ended in disaster.

Burrow threw a brutal goal-line interception to Browns cornerback Denzel Ward, who took it 100 yards the other way for a score. The play got even uglier for Burrow when he had a chance to make a tackle on Ward. He ended up falling flat on his face.

Here’s the video:

That certainly isn’t the start Burrow was hoping for, but the Bengals are probably just happy he avoided an injury. After the recent injury scare he had, Burrow is better off getting out of the way on plays like that.

Rex Ryan has extremely flattering comparison for Joe Burrow

Rex Ryan

Joe Burrow has made great strides in his second NFL season, and the Cincinnati Bengals are a legitimate playoff contender because of it. There are some people who believe the Bengals being 5-2 and atop the AFC is a fluke, but Rex Ryan certainly is not one of them.

Ryan said on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Monday morning that he has been blown away by Burrow’s development. The former coach enthusiastically compared Burrow to Tom Brady.

“I would absolutely love him if he was on my team. He reminds me so dang much of Tom Brady it’s sick,” Ryan said. “In every single way — the way he looks, the way he can throw the football, the way he conducts himself. Everything about him reminds me of Tom Brady.”

The Brady comparison is one of the most overused in sports, namely because there will never be another Brady. Ryan, who coached against Brady several times, knows that. What he was trying to express was how poised and polished Burrow looks for a quarterback who is only 24 and has played in just 17 NFL games.

Burrow threw for more than 400 yards and had three touchdowns in Sunday’s blowout road win over the Baltimore Ravens. He now has 1,956 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season. Keep in mind he is doing all this after suffering a devastating knee injury less than a year ago.

Burrow is not the only young quarterback who has been compared to Brady this season. We highly doubt he’ll win seven Super Bowls and play until he’s 44, but there’s no question the Bengals are finally back on the map because of him.

Joe Burrow has great quote about crowd noise in Baltimore

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals went into a hostile environment at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, but the quarterback clearly was not rattled. It doesn’t sound like he was that impressed with the noise level from Baltimore Ravens fans, either.

Burrow and the Bengals dominated the Ravens en route to a 41-17 victory. The former LSU star threw for over 400 yards and had three touchdowns. He told Peter King of NBC Sports that being a former LSU star has helped prepare him for playing on the road.

“We knew that they were gonna be jacked up for us to come in, and expecting to beat our a–,” Burrow said of Ravens fans. “But we were ready for it. Playing in the SEC definitely, definitely helped. Gets way louder in the SEC than in any of these NFL stadiums.”

Some NFL fans might interpret that as a slight, but it’s merely a fact. Many of the SEC stadiums Burrow played in have far more raucous environments and are significantly larger than any NFL stadium. Crowd noise is nothing new for Burrow.

The Bengals sit at the top of the AFC with their 5-2 record. Most people picked them to finish last in the AFC North. Instead, they are a legitimate playoff contender. Burrow gave fans quite the injury scare last week, but he proved on Sunday that he is perfectly healthy.

Joe Burrow shades LSU over Ed Orgeron firing

Joe Burrow

Most LSU fans will likely accept that it was time for the school to move on from coach Ed Orgeron. Joe Burrow, however, is not one of them.

Burrow was clearly disappointed with the announcement that Orgeron and LSU will part ways at the end of the season. Burrow and Orgeron won a championship together two years ago. Orgeron had entrusted the team to Burrow, then a transfer from Ohio State, and Burrow went on to win the Heisman Trophy in 2019.

Burrow admitted that he and Orgeron have a special relationship, and that the quarterback feels indebted to his college coach. He also seemed to throw a bit of shade at LSU, pointing out how unprecedented it was to move on from a coach just two years after a national title.

“That’s disappointing to me because he’s really a man that gave me an opportunity when nobody else really was. I wouldn’t be here without Coach O. I’m forever indebted to him as a person and as a player,” Burrow said. “They haven’t been winning as many games as I know they would like, but we did just win a national championship two years ago, so that’s disappointing.

“I love Coach O and everyone over there, so I hope he’s able to find a place where he feels like he’s welcomed.”

There have been rumors that Orgeron didn’t have the players and coaches behind him, which contributed to his impending exit. Burrow hasn’t been at LSU since 2019, so the environment has likely changed from the one he remembers. That said, Burrow and Orgeron clearly have a very unique relationship. It’s tough to blame Burrow for being so disappointed that his college coach is out.

Joe Burrow cutting down on talking following throat injury

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow has been advised to cut down on talking as he recovers from a throat injury.

Burrow was taken to a hospital following Cincinnati’s Week 5 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers to be treated for a throat injury. The young Bengals quarterback was diagnosed with a contusion following a precautionary exam. He was not required to stay overnight.

Burrow did not speak with the media Wednesday because doctors recommended he rest his voice. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said all was good with Burrow, but “we’re just limiting what he has to say and how he’s gotta use his voice through today.”

Burrow was the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft but was limited to 10 games due to a serious knee injury. He has passed for 1,269 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions in five games this season. His Bengals are 3-2. They will visit the Lions in Week 6.

Joe Burrow gets positive news after hospital visit for throat injury

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow was taken to a local hospital following the Cincinnati Bengals’ overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but fortunately it sounds like the quarterback is going to be fine.

Burrow was examined by doctors after he suffered a throat contusion. The hospital visit was considered precautionary, and ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that the Bengals are not concerned about Burrow’s health.

It’s unclear when Burrow suffered the injury, but it may have been when he was hit hard on a scramble in the first half. Burrow’s head and neck area slammed off the turf on the play.

Burrow did not miss any time. The Bengals could have won the game if not for two missed field goals, which allowed Packers kicker Mason Crosby to redeem himself in overtime on an otherwise abysmal day for him.

The Bengals fell to 3-2 on the season with the 25-22 loss. They’ll look to bounce back against the Detroit Lions in Week 6.

Joe Burrow taken to hospital with throat injury

Joe Burrow

Joe Burrow suffered a potentially significant injury at some point during Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Burrow was taken to a local hospital shortly after Cincinnati’s 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers, according to a team spokesperson. The quarterback needed treatment for a throat contusion.

Bengals rookie Ja’Marr Chase said he spoke with Burrow after and did not notice any issue with Burrow’s speech.

It’s unclear when Burrow suffered the injury, but it may have been when he was hit hard on a scramble in the first half. Burrow’s head and neck area slammed off the turf.

Burrow did not miss any time. The Bengals could have won the game if not for two missed field goals, which allowed Packers kicker Mason Crosby to redeem himself on an otherwise abysmal day for him.

Hopefully the injury is nothing serious for Burrow, who worked his way back this offseason after suffering a torn ACL last year.

Joe Burrow’s impressive film studying paid off against Jags

Joe Burrow

The Cincinnati Bengals came back and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night thanks in large part to quarterback Joe Burrow.

Not only did the second-year Burrow impress with his athletic skill, throwing for nearly 350 yards and two touchdowns, he impressed with his mind as well.

For the second time this season, a late decision by Burrow helped spur the Bengals to victory. This time, the 24-year-old audibled into a screen to tight end C.J. Uzomah after recognizing a zero-blitz pre-snap. The play picked up 25 yards on a second-and-13 and set the Bengals up in field goal range.

Two plays later, an Evan McPherson field goal sailed through the uprights as time expired.

“You guys have heard me talking about having the playbook in the back of my head and seeing looks that I can take advantage of,” Burrow said after the game, via Pro Football Talk. “That just comes with experience. They gave me a ‘zero’ look, and so all week I knew the defensive coordinator [Joe Cullen] had a Baltimore background. They showed some ‘zero’ on film — I knew I’d have to be ready for it in a big spot. I had C.J. out there, that’s not exactly the personnel we usually throw those jailbreak screens to, but he really took advantage of the opportunity. I had those plays in the back of my head expecting ‘zero,’ and I just got to it and didn’t really think about it.”

The audible surprised Uzomah, but it all worked out in the end. And if it’s any indication of what the future holds for Burrow, the Bengals appear to be in very good — and very savvy — hands.

Twitter reacts to Joe Burrow throwing 3 interceptions in 3 pass attempts

Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had an incredibly brutal sequence in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Burrow came into Sunday’s game with the longest active streak without throwing an interception, which stretched to 199 pass attempts during the game itself. It ended in spectacular fashion — Burrow threw three straight interceptions on as many passes, the first of which was a pick-six to Roquan Smith.

Here’s the third straight interception, this one coming with Burrow facing heavy pressure:

Social media quickly took note of Burrow’s issues. Some likened his day to that of New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, who also had a rough day Sunday.

In general, though, the takes were mostly devoted to roasting the Bengals quarterback.

Believe it or not, Burrow came back and threw touchdown passes on his next two attempts. It wasn’t enough, as the Bears won 20-17.

Burrow had a rough training camp, which he downplayed. He looked right to after a Week 1 win, but this will raise a new set of concerns.

This incredible LSU video of Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase went viral

JaMarr Chase LSU Bengals

Last year, the Cincinnati Bengals made Joe Burrow the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. This year, the Bengals used the No. 5 overall pick to give Burrow a familiar weapon — his former LSU teammate, Ja’Marr Chase.

In LSU’s 2019 national championship season, Chase had 84 catches for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns. In his NFL debut on Sunday, Chase had five catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. The bomb he caught from Burrow against the Minnesota Vikings for his first career NFL touchdown looked awfully familiar to LSU fans.

The LSU Football Twitter account even made a great video out of it that went viral. Take a look:

That sure was awesome. It was like looking at the same play.

The Bengals no doubt incorporated some of the successful plays LSU ran and added them to their playbook.

If he can keep making plays like that, Chase will put the drops talk to rest.