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Week In Review: Burrow's Next Steps

Cincinnati Bengals
16 Jan 2021, 20:58 GMT+10

Michael LaPlaca

Week In Review: Burrow's Next Steps

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow returned to Cincinnati for the first time since he tore his ACL Nov. 22 and on his second day back at Paul Brown Stadium he offered some looming milestones in his rehab following the Dec. 2 reconstructive surgery.


Burrow's Rehab Road A Familiar One

Burrow's knee rehab is a familiar story and few have seen more of those than Bengals head certified athletic trainer Paul Sparling. Sparling predicts that Burrow "is going to make everyone look good."


Palmer Knows The Grind & Burrow Is The Right Guy

Carson Palmer, who fought through it twice to win on Opening Day, won't be surprised to see Burrow take that first snap of the season like he did when he quarterbacked the Bengals to a 23-10 victory in the 2006 opener at Kansas City. "Joe's in great hands. If you combine that with the desire and the work ethic and the want-to, which Joe will, it's a great recipe."


Burrow Takes Deep Thoughts Into Rehab

Burrow made it clear he is in it for the long haul as he endorsed head coach Zac Taylor and his offense that he hopes to enhance by also rehabbing his deep ball.


Bengals Take Another Run At Pollack As O-Line Coach

A year ago Bengals running back Joe Mixon gave his touchdown ball against the Jets to New York offensive line coach Frank Pollack to thank him for his help during the biggest season of his career. Now Pollack is going to be giving him the ball as the Bengals new offensive line coach.


Hobson's Choice: Wish Lists Senior Writer Geoff Hobson answers questions from fans in the latest Hobson's Choice about the 2021 NFL Draft, adding pieces on defense and players returning from injury.


Other Noteworthy Items

Old School Scribe Podcast as Dave Lapham looks back on the 1981 Bengals and their championship run. Bengals greats Carson Palmer and David Fulcher were named to 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class. Pollack's hire gains wide support with the Bengals players. The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America named S Jessie Bates III as the Bengals' 2020 Most Valuable Player and HB Giovani Bernard as the recipient of the organization's annual "Good Guy" award. Bates earned earned a Second Team, NFL All-Pro selection after a breakout season in 2020.

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