Joe Burrow is a Good Dude.

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Fatpants's picture

He’s a good dude that plays for LSU. 

Moved to College Sports 

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FriscoBuck's picture

Sorry about that - I've always posted in OSU FB and didn't even think about it. Force of habit.

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Fatpants's picture

No worries buddy 

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McBane's picture

Damn, you beat Hove to the punch!

Just keep winning!

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Buck It's picture

Nailed it! He stilled paid respect to THE rivalry by calling them TTUN.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

My only question is whether he becomes a Congressman from Louisiana then a Senator from Ohio, or a Congressman from Ohio who becomes a Senator from Louisiana?

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Dstacify's picture

He's not controversial enough for that kind of job.

Edit: I take this back. He apparently recently described Trump attending the Alabama/LSU game as "pretty cool." That's going to earn him all kinds of vitriol if Trump congratulating Bosa this year on being drafted is anything to go by.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

But that answer was savvy enough.

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Dstacify's picture

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

I've read a few things from Joe Burrow today that have made me respect him even more, seems he's got a really good head on his shoulders.

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Man he'd sure look good in Blue and Orange next year. 

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

He'd solve a lot of your problems, you don't have a first in 2020 though right?  

I have a feeling he'll still be wearing orange though.

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Dstacify's picture

Which orange? You'll have to be more specific seeing as some Browns fans have already given up on Mayfield believe it or not lol (I'm being sarcastic btw).

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Your orange, unless they go Tua.  I think Burrow is a better NFL prospect though.

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Dstacify's picture

I think if the Bengals finish with the number 1 overall pick they should go with Burrow (though Chase's upside alone should absolutely make them think about that choice, Chase has more of a guarantee to be a game changing player in the NFL than Burrow does). The only way the Bengals don't draft a QB is if Finley plays lights out in the back half of the season and gives them reason enough to think they might have something they can work with in him.

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typeOHpositive's picture

The only "lights out" will belong to any QB that has to play behind that sh*t show of a line.

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Sanitarian2's picture

Burrow is Dalton 2, a fine QB that has a high basement but not as high a ceiling as others in the draft.  Bengals should spend a couple drafts on the O-Line and LB core before drafting a QB and getting him killed. David Klingler and away we go. Hell, Dalton has another year on his contract unless they find a partner over the summer and if Finley lays a dozen eggs he might be back in the starting spot.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Bengals should spend a couple drafts on the O-Line

Weren't their last 2 1st Rounders OL?

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Dstacify's picture

Yep. The first round OT from this year (Jonah Williams) hasn't played this season due to a torn labrum (he was projected to be their starting LT initially) and they moved Price (first rounder from 2018) from center to LG (where he's been slightly more effective). Their biggest problem on the O-line this year has been the fact that they've had to play their 3rd and 4th string LTs all season because Jonah has been out (see above) and Cordy Glenn has also missed the entire season so far due to a concussion. Their biggest thing right now is they clearly need better depth at OT than what they've got currently but I'm not sure that means drafting an OT with the first or second overall pick (that's just terrible value IMO, most OTs don't go that high).

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Beaver's picture

They usually only keep players through their rookie contracts and then let them go rather than pay their worth to other teams. This maximizes the Brown family profits and provides Ohio with a perennial loser. Paul Brown was a football genius. The offspring are football idiots.

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Dstacify's picture

That actually hasn't been true as of late (in the 90s sure). Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap are both on their third deals with the team, Tyler Boyd is on his second, Tyler Eifert is on his third, A.J. Green is on his second, Dalton is on his second, Giovani Bernard is on his third, the list goes on. If there's one team in this league that has often not retained draft picks beyond their rookie deals that's the Miami Dolphins (they have the worst reputation for that dating back to 2012). If anything the Bengals have extended players beyond their rookie deals TOO often at times because some of those players are now overpaid and underperforming (Dre Kirkpatrick is the biggest example of this, he's been wildly inconsistent ever since he got his new contract back in 2017).

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Dstacify's picture

I'm not sure there are any OTs in next year's draft that are worth taking first overall (maybe Andrew Thomas out of Georgia but he would still be a massive reach at that spot). If their plan is to take an offensive lineman that high and not address QB at all they're better off trading back (which still leaves the unforgivable sin of passing on a player like Chase Young on the table). Realistically they could fix the O-line in a couple years and Dalton still might be ineffective due to the fact that he's not getting any younger (he's already 32 years old). Continuing to hope Dalton returns to 2015 form isn't a feasible solution anymore. He's never returning to that form at this point. Also Burrow is no Dalton. If there is any Dalton type of QB in this draft it's Jake Fromm.

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Sanitarian2's picture

Follow Browns and trade down to accumulate picks and rebuild. Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap contracts were a mistake, too old for too much money for a team that needs to start over.

Sani

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Dstacify's picture

Most teams don't trade out of the number 1 overall pick. Now tbf there's no guarantee the Bengals will land the number 1 overall pick (the back half of their schedule includes the Jets at home so I don't think they'll go 0-16). But if they do land it and choose not to address QB with it they'd better be getting a king's ransom in return because they're also choosing to pass on a generational talent like Chase Young by doing that (I'm not sure reaching for linemen out of sheer desperation is worth passing on a player like Chase who would instantly make their defense better). The Browns examples include them passing on a franchise QB in 2017 to take Myles Garrett instead (which was the right call at the time though the Peppers and Njoku picks were not smart decisions IMO). Chase is better than Garrett IMO (he's a Khalil Mack type of player who will instantly benefit any defense).

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Sanitarian2's picture

I could see Chase as the pick if they stay pat but they will probably pick whomever they believe is the best QB in the draft and ruin his confidence and health for the next two years.

Sani

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stxbuck's picture

The Bengals will be able to find another QB quicker than they will have a DE talent like Chase Young drop in their laps. I really hope they get him.

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Netbuck's picture

Joe Burrow will be a Denver Bronco. So, still Orange.

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Dstacify's picture

I highly doubt that. A) The Broncos likely won't be picking high enough to draft him and B) if they do draft him Elway is a bigger dumbass than we thought considering they just drafted Drew Lock in this past draft. Considering Lock has yet to even see the field in Denver this season giving up on him after only one year would not be smart on Elway's part (in fact it would be nothing short of wasteful).

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BrewstersMillions's picture

Ya, Joe didn't just play himself into the first round, he played himself into the top 10. Bears have no chance. I'm holding out hope for Fields next season. 

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Dstacify's picture

Has Elway already given up on Drew Lock? It's only been one season lol.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Believe he was referring to the Bears, and he's right - Chicago is in dire need of an offense.

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Dstacify's picture

My bad. I thought he was talking about Denver since they also have issues at QB (though giving up on Lock this early would be incredibly retarded on Elway's part and unfortunately for Broncos fans not out of character for him).

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Vabuck213's picture

I think he's a bears fan and giving up on Trubisky which would definitely make sense. Was confused on that one too though.  

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Netbuck's picture

The Broncos haven't been willing to play him so far, even with Flacco out for the season.  Doesn't seem like they are locked in on him as the future. 

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Dstacify's picture

You know, as much as I loved watching Haskins play in 2018 I can't help but think of what could've been here. Playing in Day's offense Joe absolutely would've done well at OSU, maybe just as well as Haskins did a year ago. Now I'm thinking it's very possible that Burrow might turn out to be a better pro QB than Haskins (though tbf Haskins is being set up to fail by the dysfunctional organization that drafted him). Burrow just seems more mentally adept and ready for the pro game than Haskins was coming out (Haskins taking the Giants drafting Daniel Jones over him personally and basically voicing that after the Skins picked him looking back was kind of a red flag). Haskins could've benefited greatly returning to OSU for another year considering how unpolished and rattled he looks atm.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

The biggest difference is that Burrow will have had two years as a starter in college, while Haskins only had one.  Coming into the league older than 22.5 years old is one of the 4-5 big differentiators between QBs that succeed in the league and those who don't.

http://duelingdata.blogspot.com/2017/04/predicting-qb-success-in-nfl.html

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Dstacify's picture

You know another former 1-year starter in college that is struggling in the NFL right now? Trubisky (as the Bears are finding out the hard way). In Haskins' case the Redskins handing him to a coaching staff that didn't want him to begin with was step 1 to setting him up to fail. He deserves better than that and I know Jay Gruden's offense well enough to know that Haskins is not the type of QB that would've fit his system in any way (and Gruden is stubborn enough that he will absolutely sacrifice upside at QB for familiarity of his West Coast system, hence why he loves mediocre QBs like Colt McCoy and Josh Johnson so much).

In Burrow's case I think any team that does draft him would do well to try and poach his current OC at LSU, Joe Brady, to come with him. Joe Brady has played a huge part in Burrow's success this year at LSU.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Funny you should mention Trubisky.  That algorithm predicted he would be a bust.  He started less than 11.9 games per season, and his BMI is below the threshold.  Same with Deshone Kizer.

It fails to predict some noted exceptions: Mahommes, Brady, Wilson.  But it nailed some "guaranteed" winners as busts: Vince Young, Sam Bradford, Jamarcus Russel.

Their algorithm has been 88% accurate.

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Dstacify's picture

Vince Young was just a huge missed opportunity on the Titans' part. He had the talent to be a good player in the NFL but he wasn't the most emotionally stable individual and on top of that Jeff Fisher hated him (from what I've heard Bud Adams forced that pick at the time and Fisher wasn't on board with it). Right now the Redskins are doing the exact same thing to Haskins and it's extremely sad to watch. The only upside is that they fired Gruden before he could do any long lasting damage.

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bafiesta's picture

It sounds crazy to say this, but Burrow could go #1 overall and I am glad he transferred. 

Last year Haskins was clearly the better QB than Burrow. Certainly Burrow would have been better in OSU's offense than LSU's but not enough to close the gap to Haskins. 

This year Fields is a great fit for our offense with his ability to throw and pass. Plus Fields will be here next year. If Burrow was the heir apparent, Fields would have never transferred here. 

College football is better with Haskins, Burrow, and Fields all in starting line-ups. I'm happy seeing all of them succeed and will be rooting for them all in the NFL as well. 

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Dstacify's picture

Well odds are if Burrow had won the job last year Haskins would've transferred. So we likely would've seen both of them starting regardless.

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Netbuck's picture

I think we would have had a much more effective run game last year with Burrow at QB. Much like we're seeing this year with a mobile QB. Burrow may not have put up the same passing numbers as Haskins but the offense may have been more effective.

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ClevelandCheeto's picture

Looks like he's going to be a stud in the pre-draft interviews as well!

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OSUnWV's picture

He answered that question the right way , without a doubt . He also said the President going to the game was pretty cool , which it is , regardless . Hes one athlete that has his head on right. 

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Dstacify's picture

I agree. The President comment will mostly invite ridicule though given the anti-Trump hive mind (I mean, we saw how ridiculed Bosa was just for Trump congratulating him for being drafted).

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soldierdad's picture

He’ll be just fine in LA mentioning our US President.  I’m not sure he gives a f#ck what you think, or anyone else on Twitter.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

I wouldn’t say Bosa was ridiculed.  Hail, Trump does his own share of ridiculing people.  But since this post is about Burrow, wish him the best, and always have since he left.  I’d be genuinely happy for him if he wins the Heisman.

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NHBuckeye's picture

I actually like Baker Mayfield, but I'd love to see Joe Cool quarterbacking the Browns.  

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NoVAsmitty's picture

Went over to Tiger Droppings and they also posted this.  Universally, LSU fans say tOSU v ttun is without a doubt the bigger rivalry.

According to one of the LSU posters, "Yeah...we are allowed to say Bama. I think that answers it."

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Seems like he wanted to say OSU vs. TTUN but knew it was better not to answer since he is currently at LSU. Smart kid and I wish him all the best...except when he faces the Bucks in the Natty

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Still represents TOSU very well.  Go Joe!

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smith288's picture

He could have said "The tradition of the Game is better but the competition is better between LSU and AL... "

I would have been fine by that.

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AGAB's picture

Geaux Jeaux ! I am a believer !  Actually, he should probably thank UFM, and RD, for selecting Haskins as the starter last year. Since he is now in the SEC, he has a much better chance to win the Heisman, and the Natty. Some may recoil at that statement, but given the media bias in favor of the SEC, it is not implausible. Many sports talking heads have already speculated that LSU could lose on Saturday, and still be selected for the CFP. 

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OSUBucks1024's picture

Does Alabama even consider LSU their biggest rival? They do have this thing called the Iron Bowl..

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cajunbuckeye's picture

If you say " Auburn is #1" three times, an Alabama fan will show up at your house and poison the trees in your front yard...

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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stxbuck's picture

This-no way any Bama fan thinks LSU is the #1 rival. LSU and Bama is sort of like PSU and tOSU-the game very well might be tougher/more important to winning the league than the Auburn or scUM game, but the actual rivalry and hatred can’t be topped by talent.

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OSUBucks1024's picture

I laughed way too hard at this. We just need Phyllis and we are all set.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

He should be careful, he'll ignite that Michigan/LSU rivalry! /s

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