1. Rookie QB on the road
The reviews from Joe Burrow’s debut are in, and they’re good. No, he didn’t throw for 500 yards and seven touchdowns, but he put his team in a position to win the game.
Granted, Burrow didn’t get the come-from-behind win over the Chargers, but I still think he completed that touchdown pass to A.J. Green, which was ruled incomplete. The game would’ve gone to overtime, had his kicker not shanked the chip-shot field goal, which would’ve tied the game (Bengals kicker Randy Bullock suffered a leg injury on the play).
As for Burrow, the LA Times came up with a headline for Burrow which stated “Burrow didn’t look like a rookie”. He went 23-for-36 and 193 yards. He added 46 yards on the ground, which included an outstanding 23-yard touchdown run.
Burrow, who was Ohio raised in in Athens, continue his career having yet to play a game outside the Buckeye State.
Unfortunately for him, this one’s in Cleveland, as he plays his first road game. Granted, it’s not going to be all that different, as FirstEnergy Stadium will only hold 6,000 fans.
That said, the Browns should be able to gameplan for a rookie quarterback who’s working on three days rest, in theory, anyway. Ugh. I know. There’s been lots of theories regarding the Browns achieving success the past 22 years, but our beloved orange helmets always find a way too screw things up when applying those concepts to the real world.