Years ago yes, sit back and learn. Today, you can't afford to sign the number one draft pick and keep Dalton. If you do not want to play Burrow next year, dont draft him. Trade down and fix other issues.The thing people need to understand is many times these players come from really good college teams, and the transition to an substandard NFL team is difficult. I just hope Burrow expectations are not too high. We've seen great college QB's fall flat, sometimes their fault, sometimes not. Vince Young and Matt Leinert were "can't miss" guys and never made it. The Bengals will have to get better at a lot of positions, not just QB. I'd actually consider keeping Andy Daulton for a season and let Burrow sit back and learn.
As a Bama fan.... and I know this sounds like an excuse.... Tua had ankle surgery after the Tennessee game, 2 weeks before the LSU game. He was determined "healthy" for the LSU game but had not had a single "full" practice leading up to that game.Not to mention, they beat Bama with a healthy Tua.
Since you are trying to spin it. LSU beat 5 of the top 8 teams. Toughest national champion road in a long time. Maybe 80’s Canes had a similar roadTexas finished the year 8-5 ranked #25. Auburn finished 9-4 ranked #13. Why do morons keep touting them as a top 10 wins? LSU just won the title, it's not like the need the ammo lol
That's not spinning it, it's stating a fact. Texas and Auburn aren't top 10 teams. LSU just smashed their way through a title, they don't need fake claims to help prop them up.Since you are trying to spin it. LSU beat 5 of the top 8 teams. Toughest national champion road in a long time. Maybe 80’s Canes had a similar road
Everyone knows Meyer prefers a dual threat QB. It was a pretty dumb decision going to OSU to begin with. Anyone remember Troy Aikman started at Oklahoma with Barry Switzer? Burrow wasn’t quite that stupid, but not too far off. People should be happy he found a program he could excel in and highlight his skills.It's not like Ohio State has had bad quarterbacking, Barrett and Haskins were B10 POY, Heisman candidates. Just have to pick one and go. And yes, Urban does like running QB's.
As others have said, Meyer didn't treat Burrow poorly. If Burrow had felt that he was poorly treated at Ohio State he probably would not have been as gracious as he was in what he had to say about Ohio State during his Heisman acceptance speech.