Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s media sessions are becoming must-watch events.
And it’s not because Burrow says anything crazy or has reporters chuckling under their breath. It’s because Burrow is just…real. He’s genuine. And he’s comfortable/confident.
When Burrow is talking to reporters, I feel like we’re getting the real Burrow and not some manufactured Russell Willson rah-rah type stuff that generates eye rolls from fans and media.
We got a great example of this on Wednesday during Burrow’s media session with reporters. One reporter asked Burrow about his struggles against the Cleveland Browns.
Burrow is 0-4 against the Browns in his career (he didn’t play in the regular season finale against Cleveland last season). And he has thrown four interceptions against the Browns.
When asked what’s different about playing against Cleveland, Burrow deadpanned “Myles Garrett, that’s different from everybody else”.
“They have Myles Garrett, that’s different from everybody else” — Joe Burrow’s point blank answers always make me laugh 😂 pic.twitter.com/6wJKYaJ7n8
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) December 7, 2022
Burrow didn’t give the Browns much credit beyond pointing out that they have Garrett.
When pressed on the struggles more, Burrow said simply “that’s just me not doing my job”.
How can you not love Burrow?
He doesn’t make excuses. He takes responsibility. And he remains confident through the good and the bad. Nothing fake, nothing manufactured. All real.
There isn’t a better player to lead the Bengals to the promised land.