CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow introduced recommendation for the ones panicking about the workforce’s winless get started heading into Week 3.
“Let’s all just take a deep breath and relax,” Burrow stated Wednesday all through his weekly information convention. “We’re gonna be fine. We’re not worried about it.”
Cincinnati’s reign as protecting AFC champion has no longer long past smartly up to now. The Bengals are the primary workforce within the Super Bowl technology to lose their first two video games in spite of being a minimum of a 7-point favourite in every contest, consistent with ESPN Stats & Information.
Staying calm in spite of the early losses was once a number one speaking level for Burrow and several other of the Bengals forward of this weekend’s recreation in opposition to the New York Jets, who will be beginning backup quarterback Joe Flacco.
Bengals trainer Zac Taylor stated Burrow has readability about the location. The fourth-year trainer added that it is simple to sense the panic whilst fielding questions all through his information convention. Taylor relishes the added power for this 12 months’s workforce to accomplish smartly following remaining 12 months’s Super Bowl look.
“We’ve been begging for expectations,” stated Taylor, who began his training tenure in Cincinnati with a 2-14 season in 2019. “We’ve been begging for high standards and now they’re here and this is part of it. When you start out slower than what you hoped and what people anticipated, then you’re gonna deal with that. And I love it.”
The Bengals are the lone workforce within the AFC North with out a win after two weeks. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens are all 1-1.
Cincinnati’s offense has come below fireplace after scoring simply 3 touchdowns within the first two video games, with all of the ones drives coming in the second one part. Burrow’s mantra of getting persistence prolonged to his convenience stage with the offensive line after taking 13 sacks within the first two video games.
“Those guys are working hard to get it right,” Burrow stated. “I can do a lot more to help them, too. And we can do more with play-calling to help them as well. We’re getting this thing right. Nobody’s panicking.”
Burrow stated whilst there is not any panic, there’s an urgency to steer clear of an 0-3 get started. Since the workforce’s loss to Dallas, Burrow has referenced the more than one two-game dropping skids the Bengals suffered remaining season, together with one who featured began with an disappointed loss to the Jets in Week 8.
The best general pick out within the 2020 draft stated one of the crucial similar problems which have been mentioned lately had been additionally talked about remaining 12 months earlier than the Bengals corrected route, secured their first playoff berth since 2015 and received their first AFC championship since 1989. Burrow stated how the workforce fared remaining 12 months provides him self assurance Cincinnati can do it once more.
And relating to respiring simple and feeling just right about issues in spite of early struggles, Burrow is not by myself.
“At the end of the day, we know that we have a good football team and that we’re gonna get back on track and we’ll be in good shape,” Taylor stated. “And everyone can relax.”