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Before Joe Burrow would go on to win the Heisman trophy or the national championship, he was butting heads with quarterbacks on his own roster at Ohio State. Washington Football quarterback Dwyane Haskins spoke on Monday’s Ring Chronicles on Fox about the relationship he had with Burrow:
“Every day, whether it was morning workouts or when we had to do mat drills and it’d be me and him on the mat drill, it was gritty. Or it was practice and me and him are trying to get in front of each other to get a rep to throw to one of the starting receivers. It was always this heated competition but we knew we got the best out of each other. He made it hard for me and I made it hard for him and I didn’t let him take it away.”
Sounds like the same concept at Apple where Steve Jobs would treat his employees like maggots to build the latest and greatest iPhone. Haskins would go on to share how they smoothed things over:
“When he did leave we had conversations about where he wanted to go and he said he wanted to go to LSU. I said do your thing. I believe in you. We still talk to this day and I was very proud of him for what he did last year.”
Never rule out men making miraculous transformations from enemies to best of friends. Nothing will bring you closer to another dude than an argument or a fist fight, so it shouldn’t surprise us that they worked things out.
The Burrow-Haskins pairing at Ohio State was about as toxic as Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, but LSU and the Cincinnati Bengals were taken to new heights because of Burrow’s developed edge. Sitting at Ohio State put a chip on Burrow’s shoulder only rivaled by 6th round pick Tom Brady and the Bengals are hoping his drive pushes them back into contention.
As much as the media loves to see sports turmoil, we’re happy to say these two finally put bros before x’s and o’s.