Joe Burrow 'not a quitter,' and he'll need that resolve to revive Bengals

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CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow had a message he needed to deliver toward the end of a 36-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

On a day when he was hobbled and humbled, Burrow went down the sideline to tell his teammates he wasn’t going to quit on them, even when it was clear the 2020 first overall draft pick could no longer change the outcome.

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For the first time in his career, Burrow experienced what many in Cincinnati have known all too well — a stinging defeat to the Steelers that again underscored the disparity between the two franchises.

In a weird way, it was the type of pummeling that showed why Burrow could be the right guy for the Bengals, even on a day when he said he played “terrible.” Between his comments to teammates and remarks to reporters after the game, Burrow showed the ability to endure the type of

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