CE: What made you want to get involved in sports broadcasting?
PB: I got involved with broadcasting, because I missed the game of football. Being so close to the field as a sideline reporter was a blessing and a curse. To be right next to my Alma Mater (Louisville) and not be able to help them in any way was heart breaking. I still feel like I can play the beautiful game of football at a high level. To see mistakes happening in the moment, and not be able to act on it really soured the experience.
CE: Expectations for the Bengal’s defense next year?
PB: I’m expecting big things from this defense. They will have some questions to answer in the back end with both quality safeties departing during free agency. Luckily for them they still have majority of the front seven coming back ready to improve on last years success. I think if the new safeties integrate successfully we could be looking at a top 10 defense. If Hendrickson, Hubbard, and Reader don’t get pressure, then we might end up in the bottom 10 for total defense. This defense will go as the front seven goes.
CE: How likely is it Joe Burrow could win M.V.P next season?
PB: I’m not a betting man, but I’m sure he is one of the favorites. He was a great shot if he can crack the 40 TD passes mark, and have single digit interceptions. The 1 seed will be the determining factor. Whoever gets that I think will take home the MVP.