Who said the LSU connection between guys like Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and Thaddeus Moss doesn’t count for much with the Cincinnati Bengals?
Let Chase tell it, he and Moss noticed Burrow wasn’t running things like he did back in college to start this year’s training camp. So what did Moss do? Address it with No. 9 himself.
Chase told the story to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:
“Joe had a powerful words when he was at LSU his last year just because he overcame so much confidence from the year before. I don’t know if it was from the hit or wanting to be better. I definitely noticed once when we got here, he wasn’t so vocal about the offense yet. And Thad told him. It’s just Joe being himself. He finally got his confidence back. He’s back out there screaming, yelling, playing (like) himself. So I believe Joe has his full confidence being himself now, that’s the leader we need.”
It’s no secret Burrow was uncomfortable at the start of training camp. That apparently extended to how he handled teammates and calling the offense itself.
Burrow quickly shook off concerns in the pocket by asking coaches to throw more at him. And it sounds like a talk with Moss shook him back into his old self in terms of leadership and approach, too.
The fan favorite Moss might have missed the final roster and currently sits on the practice squad, but it’s hard to undersell his impact on this front.