“That was enjoyable. Man is difficult get away from. He is huge, sturdy and quick,” Burrow stated.
However there was additionally excellent news. Tight finish Hayden Hurst (calf) and cornerback Tre Flowers (hamstring) went full and nobody with a lingering damage is questionable.
It was time for Taylor to shout out head power and conditioning coach Joey Boese and first-year director of sports activities drugs/head athletic coach Matt Summers. The one group that has performed as many video games because the Bengals have within the first two seasons of the 17-game schedule are the 49ers, again within the NFC title.
Whereas they suffered extra severe accidents this yr than final yr, the successful streak and the two-year file of 27-12 is affirmation that the extraordinary monitoring of GPS numbers by Boese and assistants Garrett Swanson and Todd Hunt are paying off.
“We work our tails off to ensure we’re on prime of all that and that begins with Joey, Matt Summers, Garrett Swanson and Todd Hunt they do a terrific job with the sports activities science issues,” Taylor stated. “We pulled Ja’Marr (Chase) and Tee (Higgins) out of the Tremendous Bowl apply final yr on Thursday as a result of that they had hit their max and we wished them to be contemporary on Sunday.
“We have tried our greatest to orchestrate our coaching camp practices across the smooth tissue stuff to attempt to keep away from all these accidents to ensure we get by means of coaching camp, put within the bodily work we want and ensure our guys are wholesome and that they don’t seem to be nagging accidents going into the season. I simply assume that that a part of the employees … (has) completed a terrific job coordinating collectively, formulating a plan, being diligent each single week and never simply, ‘All proper its January what occurs what occurs.’ They keep on prime of it. Even yesterday Joey is placing numbers on my desk.”
What will not be within the GPS is Burrow’s pulse as a result of it would not look like he has one. He has, although, observed how the Chiefs have amped up their tempo on protection with rookies like edge George Karlaftis. The secondary has caught his eye, particularly rookie cornerbacks Trent McDuffie and Jaylen Watson.
“I am impressed with how their rookies have been taking part in. You possibly can inform they’ve improved rather a lot all through the season, and they’re extra sound of their scheme and approach, and they’re good gamers,” Burrow stated. “And, their D-line is disruptive, and you may inform they’re well-coached and they’re sound in every little thing they do.”
“Their rookie corners, each of them are getting higher every week. You possibly can inform they put in loads of work for what they do. They’re two of the higher corners we have performed thus far.”
The ping-pong ball pinged and ponged. The music pounded by means of the partitions. Rookie cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt obtained again to his locker, the one the place he is obtained a $20 invoice taped to remind “there’s cash on the bottom,” available.
4 quarters from the large one and it was 9-to-5. Somebody requested Joey Frost what he had deliberate for Saturday’s flight.
“I am just about completed with my movie examine,” Burrow stated. “Enjoying some Tremendous Smash Brothers from time to time on the flight. That is at all times enjoyable.”