The Cincinnati Bengals are working hard as they prepare for the upcoming season that is just right around the corner.
Earlier in the week, we saw the Bengals take the field for their first padded practice, and on Friday, they had their first scrimmage, which was a very productive one for the offense.
After No. 1 overall draft pick Joe Burrow didn’t have his best showing for that practice, he came back Friday and put on a show in the scrimmage, despite not having A.J. Green as he continues to rehab his hamstring injury. Tee Higgins and John Ross were also out today, but Burrow still did great with the receivers he did have, namely Auden Tate and Tyler Boyd.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Friday’s scrimmage:
Bengals scrimmage today!!!— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) August 21, 2020
Joe Burrow’s first possession in #Bengals scrimmage: 11 play touchdown drive. Burrow goes 6-for-6, hitting Auden Tate with a back shoulder fade at the front left pylon for the TD. Burrow also kept the drive alive with a third down scramble for a first down— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) August 21, 2020
Wow. Hell of a first scrimmage drive for Joe Burrow. Goes 6 of 6 for 69 yards, including a third-and-14 conversion to Auden Tate, then a perfect goal-to-go fade to Tate for a TD. That’ll do.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 21, 2020
Burrow has established great chemistry with both Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate this week before getting any real work in with two of this other top targets: AJ Green and John Ross. Tee Higgins is also getting eased back in as he returns from a tight hammy. Encouraging. https://t.co/fmum3rOLJl— Paxton Boyd (@paxton) August 21, 2020
Good grief ... Joe Burrow dropping dimes And ....wait for it ... Bobby Heart looking ... NOT BAD. #bengals— Bengal Jim’s BTR (@bengaljims_BTR) August 21, 2020
Hubbard, in coverage, just blew up Uzomah in the end zone #Bengals— Mark Slaughter (@MarkVSlaughter) August 21, 2020
Joe Burrow just found Auden Tate again for another score. 9 and 19 seem to have a great rapport. Burrow led the first-team down the field for the TD without Mixon or Boyd— James Rapien (@JamesRapien) August 21, 2020
Burrow: 2 Drives. 2 TDS. Both TD passes red zone fades to Tate.— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 21, 2020
Bengals move to drives starting at the defense’s 30 and Burrow sputters, settling for two FGs.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 21, 2020
Meanwhile, Ryan Finley with two quick-strike TD passes. A 31-yarder to Alex Erickson and 30-yarder to Mason Schreck on a beautiful play call throwing back off a play action.
This should come as no surprise to anyone, but I’ve seen Auden Tate make a handful of difficult and contested catches today - and he’s come down with each one. Two of them so far for TDs in the scrimmage— Marisa Contipelli (@BengalsMarisa) August 21, 2020
Offense back out there ... Burrow underthrows deep ball BUT hits TE for a 40 yarder on next play. #bengals— Bengal Jim’s BTR (@bengaljims_BTR) August 21, 2020
Burrow leads offense on another long TD drive (vs second team defense) highlighted by a huge gain on a pass up the seam to Drew Sample. Drive ends with TD run by Samaje Perine. Did it without Tate or Boyd on field during drive (not hurt, just taking the series off)— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) August 21, 2020
I am enjoying the Bengals scrimmage tweets.— Mo Egger (@MoEgger1530) August 21, 2020
Joe Burrow giving the #Bengals accuracy down the field is going to give defenses absolute fits.— Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling) August 21, 2020
Quick eye opening moment on the third-string live tackling drive. RB Jacques Patrick goes bonkers with a 41-yard run off the right side, then a barreling 14-yard TD run off the left. Nice showing by the UDFA.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 21, 2020
Burrow: 13 of 18 with TDS on all theee drives. Last one against back-up defenders capped off on long TD run by Perine— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 21, 2020
Just got done watching #bengals scrimmage. I'm not a pro scout by any means but Burrow looked so comfortable like he has been facing NFL defenses for more than 2 weeks. I've never been more excited about the #bengals than I am now.— Dan Young (@djyoung619) August 21, 2020
My unofficial scrimmage numbers for Joe Burrow: 3 TD and 2 FG on 5 drives (both FG on drives that started at the opponent’s 30, so wins for the defense). 13-for-19 with 2 TD to Auden Tate. One risky throw rolling left and throwing deep over middle. Highly impressive overall— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) August 21, 2020
Here are my Bengals offensive stats through the first four offensive drives of today's scrimage. Please note these are not the full scrimmage stats. pic.twitter.com/uhITEAJ5cA— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 21, 2020
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