Takeaway from Exercise Tuesday at Bengals OTAs

We’re far from training camp in July, but Cincinnati Bengals They come back to practice together as a team.

Tuesday was the full team’s second training session in their off-season program. Like the rest, it was not mandatory, but almost every player was present on the training grounds. The exceptions were Jesse Bates III and Trey Hendrickson. Bates is planning on Hold on to secure the long-term deal he’s asking forwhile Hendrickson spends time with the family and is training alone for the time being.

Not only did we get glimpses of the latest Bengals work starting on the field, we heard from a handful of players for the first time since then. Energy 56. Let’s start with the midfielder.

boro talking

Joe Burrow has watched the Super Bowl since it ended. He did it the next day. He knows what went wrong, but also how his team got this far in the first place. Every loss is a lesson, and according to Borough, this was a loss no different from the others.

“We put that behind us,” Burrow said of the last game he played. “We lost. We had a great year going forward.”

I’ve probably thought about the Bengals’ last offensive game a few times since February 13th. Burrow said he checked Ja’Marr Chase’s road opposite Jalen Ramsey and expected to throw it.

Starting the off-season as the Asian champion is a little different from a season in which he won four wins in which you only played 10 and a half games. Burrow understands that every team starts from scratch in the spring and summer, but there are things to carry over from the progress made last fall.

“I mean, going into the season everyone starts from scratch,” said Burrow. “But we also worked really hard to build that culture that we built in the last couple of years that has enabled us to achieve the success we had last year. So technically, yes. But in terms of the grind and the work that we put in to building the culture, we’re looking to carry that momentum from last year into this year “.

The difference between 2021 and 2022 for Borough will not be the rehabilitation of the left knee. Burrow isn’t wearing a knee brace for training now and “don’t expect” to wear one for games, but he’s not ruling it out yet.

new pieces together

Nothing has been more important to the Bengals this season than improving their offensive line. Three new rookies have been secured from the center down to the right tackle, and you can include the left guard as well although that spot isn’t solidified yet.

Sophomore lineman Jackson Carman takes over the cast as a left-back at the start. He played 103 of 501 shots in this position during the junior season.

It’s amazing how the offensive line has been reformed in different ways in each of the past several years, including the two years Burrow has been here. This new iteration is expected to be the best Bengal blocker set in quite some time. This bodes well for Burrow and Crime to expand the rules of the game a bit more, but time will tell.

“I’m going to [the season] I expect we’ll kind of open it up and know that maybe we’ll throw in a few things that we weren’t able to do last year the year before,” Borough said. So we won’t give up on that.”

Chase on target

Remember Ja’Marr Chase’s last off-season titles? We probably won’t keep track of how many points he’s earned before he plays an actual game this time around.

Chase said he let one ball hit the ground because he was excited to get back there. This was followed by an apology to Borough.

Uno’s junior season mirrored the Super Bowl career of the Bengals in many ways. The scale of his success in relation to external expectations surprised many. Entering this year, no one will be surprised anymore. They’ll fish instead, but that’s not something Chase and the team are concerned about.

He hasn’t revealed his goals for this season, but we can assume they will be as big as the ones he set last year.

understand Bates

The number of players who want Jesse Bates to be third on the team now matches the number who understand why he isn’t. His teammate might not have been more supportive than Mike Hilton. Hilton has his bag, and Bates wants to have it. That doesn’t mean there is any confusion about whether or not Bates wants to be off the court. Hilton knows where Bates’ heart lies at the end of the day.

“Oh sure,” Hilton said of Bates who wants to play. “It’s just his love for the game, period. Not many people have. You can tell how much he gets into his body, and you get the playing guide, you can just tell how much he enjoys the game.”

It was Bates’ passion and drive that drove the Bengals to extend it over the long term – and this should never be called into question. What’s happening with him now is simply the result of the two sides diverging so that any leverage you might have in your back pocket is wasted.

Team Bengal drafted two tanks, one in the first round, in April NFL Project. Bates’ last resort is to simply not show up and not sign his franchise tender. Don’t confuse that with being a completely different person than the one who showed up in the playoffs.

Injury update

The primary goal is always to get to boot camp as healthy as possible. The Bengal team has a few players still rehabilitating injuries from last season, but they all seem to be on the right track to participate in the camp, Including Joseph Usai.

Tee Higgins was neither in the field of rehab nor in the field of practice. He’s seen him roped off because he’s also on his way to training at camp.

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