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Joe Burrow's Recent Play Has Lou Anarumo's Attention: 'The Ball is Zinging Out of His Hand'

The second-year quarterback is "settling in" at Bengals training camp.

CINCINNATI — Joe Burrow got off to a slow start in training camp, but the second-year quarterback is looking more and more like himself. 

Burrow completed 11-of-15 passes in team drills on Monday, connecting with Ja'Marr Chase for three touchdowns

He also didn't hesitate to pull the ball down and scramble for first downs on two separate occasions. 

That is the Burrow everyone expects to see this season and it wasn't just Monday. He's been stacking one quality practice on top of another over the past 10 days. 

Burrow's stellar play has the attention of defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, who has his guys playing at a high level. 

"You can see Joe really settling in and the ball is zinging out of his hand," Anarumo said. "Tee (Higgins) went up yesterday to go get a ball in practice and Ja'Marr (Chase's) double move, you can see Joe's running with the ball. Our running game, I think we're an overall more physical team, in my opinion, across the board. So I can just see their level of confidence kicking up."

Burrow is coming off of a devastating knee injury, but he's looking more and more like the guy that the Bengals took with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The offense has caught up to the defense after a slow start and it's going to make the Bengals a better team when the regular season begins on Sept. 12 against the Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium.

"The best defense is sitting on the bench," Anarumo said. "The run game, being physical, that's huge. And I know, Zac is, we're all preaching the same thing. So it's great."

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