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ESPN College Football analysts Kirk Herbstreit appeared on the NFL Network’s Move the Sticks Joe Burrow 360 special recently and compared the former LSU quarterback to legendary NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Per 247Sports:
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"I started to run out of things to say," Herbstreit said on NFL Network's Move the Sticks Joe Burrow 360 special. "It's like when Tiger Woods was in his prime, really good. I've covered some great players doing this for a long time, but it was a perfect storm. The combination of Joe Brady bringing that Saints system to Baton Rouge. You have that element. You have a veteran fifth-year quarterback who is a gym rat when it comes to preparation.

"This kid is a — I'm not putting a Tom Brady label on him, but a Peyton Manning, Tom Brady type. He's at the facility preparing on Sunday. He just won by 40 yesterday and, on Sunday, he's there for eight hours looking at the next game. … He's like a coach. He was a coach that played quarterback in his fifth year. He knew the answers to every question. Throw in his ability to work through field progression

"… I've never seen a guy with this killer instinct. Not just to beat you but steal your soul. He wants to ruin everything about you and the defensive coordinator. He takes it so personally, that week's battle against whomever it is. All guys are competitive. All guys want to win. But this guy is borderline arrogant, borderline, 'Were you OK as a kid?' A mean dude, in a good way. If he's your quarterback, it's great."
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Hate to dissect too much but don’t agree with some of the descriptions like “steal your soul...wants to ruin everything about you and the defensive coordinator” etc. I think for the most part JB just wanted to perform his absolute best every down of every game and expected the same from his team. Although maybe against TAM and Bama that description may be true.
Reply22 days
I've watched, followed college football since about 1958. I can honestly say that I haven't seen any other qb have the single season performance as Burrow did with the results he produced. Consider yourselves very fortunate that you got to witness what he did.
Reply22 days
He is legendary. Everyone wants to give Joe Brady the credit but those receivers were so open at all times and caught all of the passes. Having said that, Joe burrow was absolutely out of his mind good
Reply22 days
Is this from before the draft?
Reply23 days
Well said, Herbie.
Reply23 days
Love it manye!
Reply23 days
I like it “He wants to steal your Soul”
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:boing:
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