For Jimmy Burrow, watching his son play at the game's highest level is a treat. The former college football defensive coordinator understands the game differently than most parents of pro football players but knows when a team has something special. The 2022 Cincinnati Bengals, with his son, Joe Burrow, at quarterback, is one such team as they've taken a poor start of the season and turned it into the hottest team in the NFL with three regular-season games remaining.
The coach in him also knows that while the Bengals offense gets a lot of the praise and credit for the team's success, defense is a significant component to winning championships, and with defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo at the helm, this Bengals squad is resilient in all phases of the game.
We welcome back to In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, Jimmy Burrow, as he and Lap breakdown the Bengals' field success despite critical injuries to D.J. Reader, Trey Hendrickson, Ja'Marr Chase, Mike Hilton, Josh Tupou, Hayden Hurst and season-ending injuries to Chidobe Awuzie, Clark Harris, and Drew Sample.
Watch until the end as Coach Burrow and Lap talk about the win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Saturday's match-up against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots as the Bengals go for their seventh consecutive win.
Also, learn more about the Joe Burrow Foundation (https://joeburrow.org/) led by Joe and his parents.