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The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t look good at all in their season opener, and they weren’t all that better in their second game of the season.
Granted that they still managed to keep it close and even had a chance to beat the Baltimore Ravens, and that divisional games are usually tougher, but still.
It’s become evident that Joe Burrow isn’t anywhere near full strength, and he’s reportedly re-aggravated that calf injury.
That’s why Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe claims to be quite concerned about the Bengals as a whole.
.@ShannonSharpe is worried about Joe Burrow and the Bengals’ 0-2 start
“How many guys in your career have you ever heard of getting healthier during the football season?” pic.twitter.com/3SrlSKDKcS
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 18, 2023
In the latest edition of “First Take,” the legendary tight end claimed that players who limp into the season usually limp out of it, stating that Burrow hasn’t had any time to heal, and this could be a nagging injury that limits him throughout the course of the campaign.
He stated that he wouldn’t be worried about the 0-2 record, even if those are divisional games, if Burrow were healthy, but with him limping with a lingering issue, they should be very concerned.
Sharpe also criticized the Bengals’ seemingly-revamped offensive line, stating that they have the same issues of old, and even talked about how Burrow’s physical limitations could hurt his chemistry with Ja’Marr Chase, who has barely been involved in the offense through two weeks.
Perhaps it’s time the Bengals take a bigger picture approach and think about the long game.
Burrow might not want to sit, but sometimes, teams need to protect players from themselves, and this could be one of those situations.
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