Ja’Marr Chase wants Joe Burrow to slide more to avoid big hits
Cincinnati Bengals wideout Ja’Marr Chase — likely along with all of the team’s fans — would love to see some more sliding from star quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow needed to visit the blue medical tent during Sunday’s loss to Green Bay after a vicious hit and after the game went to a local hospital for precautionary reasons with a throat injury.
Count Chase among those who want to see No. 9 cool it with putting his body at some much risk, like the head-first dive after a rush that he suffered the injury on early in the game.
“He did it late in the game, right? Yeah, he knows how to slide. He’s just hard headed,” Chase said, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “I told him don’t scare me like that again. I told him, ‘Slide. You need to start sliding.'”
ESPN’s Ben Baby had more:
Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase on Joe Burrow when he's on the run: "He knows how to slide. He's just hard-headed."
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 10, 2021
The effort from Burrow is admirable, of course. We know he’s like this. But it’s also only Week 5 of a 17-game season and Burrow only made it into 10 games last year before getting hurt, so he might want to take some of Chase’s comments to heart.