Tee Higgins has had a rough start to his contract season thus far. He played well in the team’s Week 2 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens, but he’s been almost non-existent since.
Of course, his rib injury didn’t help, nor did the offense’s general troubles, which were primarily caused by Joe Burrow’s calf injury, which hindered the offense from practicing together this offseason.
Despite the poor start, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor appreciates what he contributed to the offense in the final few weeks, even if he wasn’t able to produce as much as he typically does. He also stated that he believes Higgins is feeling better today.
“I think it’s unfair to look at his body of work the last couple weeks,” Taylor told reporters this week. “He’s been way less than full speed, and I appreciate him going out there and, even though he’s not full speed, it still takes the attention from the defense away and allows other guys to be productive as well.
“Just having him out there these last couple weeks, the last game in particular, was very helpful, and he looks like he’s feeling better. He’d have to answer on exactly how he feels, but it seems like things are in a good place there.”
I asked Tee Higgins how his mom (@adizlady) is doing since the car accident & about the love/support shown to his mom in recent weeks.
“A little bruised up, but she’s still got that smile on her face & that’s all I could ask for.”
— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) October 26, 2023