CINCINNATI —The current phase of offseason training was started with the same knowledge that they had last spring.
A year ago, AFC North's last place team was trying to make its way into playoff contention. The Bengals were just a few possessions away from their first Super Bowl victory.
His first news conference since Cincinnati's defeat to thein Super Bowl LVI, Bengals quarterback They believe that the postseason run will boost their confidence for another run.
Burrow explained Tuesday, “We knew we were good going into last season, but I think we knew we could win the playoffs but weren't sure what it would take.” It worked out because we just played hard together and went out there.
“Now, we are experts in what it takes to succeed and have the experience we need to help us get there.”
This week marked Phase 2 in voluntary workouts. It's a three-week-long period where coaches can work with the players during on-field drills. The team is working together for the first time since the Bengals' most successful season in over 30 years, which ended in a 23-20 defeat to the Rams.
Cincinnati was the NFL's longest unbeaten streak without a playoff win since 2015.
Burrow stated that he watched the Super Bowl again and dealt with the loss as any other in his playing career. Cincinnati wide receiverDespite not revisiting the dramatic finale last season, he agreed that the team gained confidence from the postseason.
Chase said Tuesday, “Now we just need to have the expectation that our team is one of the best league teams.” “We need to maintain that expectation and just let it go.
The Bengals won their third conference championship last season, matching its feats in 1988 and 1981. Cincinnati has never been able to maintain postseason success in the past. In back-to-back seasons, the Bengals have not won the playoffs.
The Bengals will be looking to make another breakthrough after a season that saw Cincinnati overcome so many negative trends.
Bengals wide receiver: “We've seen and done it,”said. “And we know how to get to that point. This is our standard. This is our standard for the team. Ain't no looking back.”