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Bengals dialed back playbook to prevent Joe Burrow re-injury


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Chris Roling
Tue, Sep 19, 2023, 9:34 AM CDT·1 min read
 
 
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Cincinnati Bengals coaches have come under fire after two weeks for apparent play-calling struggles, an idea only amplified by recent comments from star wideout Ja’Marr Chase.

 

But as some could have probably guessed, Zac Taylor and Co. had pulled back the playbook in an effort to make sure Joe Burrow didn’t put too much stress on the calf injury that cost him most of the summer.

 

Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic explained:

The staff felt great about the progress of Burrow up until that point. They coaches had limited the game plan to hedge against reinjury risk for two weeks. There were no snaps under center or designed rollouts. The majority of plays centered around quick, timing throws.

Dialing back the playbook and removing staples such as under-center looks and rollouts to move pockets and shift defenses is especially not ideal against AFC North foes like the Browns and Ravens.

 

And judging by those games, the Browns and Ravens 100 percent knew what was coming.

Yet losing Burrow to another injury is worse.

 

Burrow said he tweaked the calf late in the loss against the Ravens and Taylor didn’t want to provide an update yet. But with this injury, especially, it might just end up being something he deals with all season.

 

Now 0-2, the Bengals have to decide whether running Burrow back out there in a predictable, limited offense is worth the risk and it feels like a near-impossible decision to make, barring an unexpected healing development.

 

https://sports.yahoo.com/bengals-dialed-back-playbook-prevent-143450317.html?src=rss

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7 hours ago, PatternMaster said:

off-topic, but JaMarr should shut the fuck up...I know he's frustrated and he's not the only one but him holding court in his locker dishing out his hot takes isn't helping. 

Maybe so but he's only telling the truth.

Playcalling has been abysmal up to now.

But yeah..chill Ja'Marr..

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12 minutes ago, MichaelWeston said:

This is good news. 

 

The offense looked bad because they couldn't run the entire offense. 

 

This is bad news. 

 

They weren't smart enough or confident enough to let/force him (to) sit. 

How confident would you be with a backup against the Ratbirds?

 

Yeah me neither. .

 

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12 hours ago, Arkansas Bengal said:
Chris Roling
Tue, Sep 19, 2023, 9:34 AM CDT·1 min read
 
 
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Cincinnati Bengals coaches have come under fire after two weeks for apparent play-calling struggles, an idea only amplified by recent comments from star wideout Ja’Marr Chase.

 

But as some could have probably guessed, Zac Taylor and Co. had pulled back the playbook in an effort to make sure Joe Burrow didn’t put too much stress on the calf injury that cost him most of the summer.

 

Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic explained:

The staff felt great about the progress of Burrow up until that point. They coaches had limited the game plan to hedge against reinjury risk for two weeks. There were no snaps under center or designed rollouts. The majority of plays centered around quick, timing throws.

Dialing back the playbook and removing staples such as under-center looks and rollouts to move pockets and shift defenses is especially not ideal against AFC North foes like the Browns and Ravens.

 

And judging by those games, the Browns and Ravens 100 percent knew what was coming.

Yet losing Burrow to another injury is worse.

 

Burrow said he tweaked the calf late in the loss against the Ravens and Taylor didn’t want to provide an update yet. But with this injury, especially, it might just end up being something he deals with all season.

 

Now 0-2, the Bengals have to decide whether running Burrow back out there in a predictable, limited offense is worth the risk and it feels like a near-impossible decision to make, barring an unexpected healing development.

 

https://sports.yahoo.com/bengals-dialed-back-playbook-prevent-143450317.html?src=rss

Look...JB and Jonah can't even look at each other .

 

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JB gutting out injury.

Maybe not smart.

 

Needs to heal however long.

Backups are bad.

One QB may get them thru it until Joe returns.

 

Andy Dalton..

Quick learner..done this before.

lockerroom fit .

 

Im sure He'd like to help the  Bengals once more ..

 

And what a story that would be...

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On 9/19/2023 at 4:02 PM, PatternMaster said:

off-topic, but JaMarr should shut the fuck up...I know he's frustrated and he's not the only one but him holding court in his locker dishing out his hot takes isn't helping. 


You realize he has to make himself available to media right? He’s actually doing a damn good job of not falling into their trap questions by answering the way he did. The chick reporter  that kept asking about him being frustrated is the prime example of their attempts to create rifts when none currently exist. They do it selfishly so they can have drama to report on. They don’t give a damn about anything otherwise when it comes down to it. 

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On 9/20/2023 at 10:48 AM, PatternMaster said:

 

Jonah is trying hard but it's not enough...that's got to be hard to deal with when you put so much time, effort, energy, etc...into something and it's still not enough. 


 The 12 million he’s making this year will help him deal with it I’m sure. 

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29 minutes ago, IKOTA said:


You realize he has to make himself available to media right? He’s actually doing a damn good job of not falling into their trap questions by answering the way he did. The chick reporter  that kept asking about him being frustrated is the prime example of their attempts to create rifts when none currently exist. They do it selfishly so they can have drama to report on. They don’t give a damn about anything otherwise when it comes down to it. 

 

I realize that, but he doesn't have to say what he said. He doesn't need to give play-calling recommendations to the coaches, let the fans and media do that. If he is going to do that, do it privately not in the media. 

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2 minutes ago, PatternMaster said:

 

I realize that, but he doesn't have to say what he said. He doesn't need to give play-calling recommendations to the coaches, let the fans and media do that. If he is going to do that, do it privately not in the media. 


I’m glad he did. Validates what people have been saying about Zac Taylor. Hopefully ZT gets the message.  Give a real OC these weapons and you’d see what this offense is truly capable of. Unfortunately, it’s Zac designing and calling plays. 

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i thought this was extremely obvious, was this news to people?  just joe played in a bubble of options, throws and areas of the field even. 

 

i havent watched jamarr live answering this stuff, is the real live quotes with an attitude or are his quotes taken and skewed?

 

id be pissed in a contract year too(basically) a partially injured yea then this... hurts the pocket book

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