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Joe Burrow Discusses Frank Pollack Hire, Voices Optimism for 2021 Season

Burrow likes what he's heard about the Bengals' new offensive line coach

CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow spoke to the media last week for the first time since tearing his left ACL and MCL in November against Washington. 

He's expected to make a full recovery and believes he'll be ready to return to action for the start of the 2021 season. 

The Bengals' offensive line was a major issue during Burrow's rookie campaign. Criticism grew when he suffered the devastating left knee injury in Week 11. 

The organization already made one move that they think will benefit the entire offense. 

They didn't renew offensive line coach Jim Turner's contract. They replaced him with Frank Pollack, who will be their new offensive line coach and run game coordinator

Burrow is excited about the decision, but no one was happier than running back Joe Mixon.

"I think everyone was really excited when we hired coach Pollack," Burrow said. "I don't know him personally. But I know Joe (Mixon) was really excited. He called me fired up, hootin' and hollerin' and was very excited. I know Zac's (Taylor) excited about the hire. So I think he'll do a really good job with those guys and I have full faith in that."

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Burrow completed 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games. He flashed his potential, which gives the organization even more reason to build a competent offensive line around him this offseason. 

Unlocking Mixon is another way the Bengals' offense can take a step forward. Pollack's relationship with the star running back and his scheme should help Cincinnati's rushing attack in 2021 and beyond.


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