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Bengals rookie Joe Burrow is ‘dialed in’

Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow hasn’t been able to work out on the practice field with the rest of his teammates, but he is still locked in.

Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan knows the first couple of weeks of virtual training has been a bit boring because it’s a lot of review of the playbook and making sure everyone is on the same page. Even though it might have been a little dry, Burrow is still always engaged and 100 percent locked in.

“He has a really, really good feel for understanding protection schemes and how to get himself protected and where his issues are in the protection scheme, so that part has been really impressive,” Callahan said via Ben Baby of ESPN. “He’s dialed in. He comes into the meeting and competes.”

Even though it hasn’t been ideal, the Bengals have used the extra time to work on their own footwork, and see how others around the league do it. This is going to be a unique year for rookies because, even though they are doing everything they can, it still hasn’t been on the same as being on the field.

Even though it might put the rookies a little behind the eight-ball, Burrow’s parents have enjoyed the extra time with their son before he really starts on his NFL journey.

“We’ve got to spend more time together certainly during this time than we spent at one time in the last five years,” Jimmy Burrow said. “It’s just something that we’ll always look back on.”