Quick Hits: Taylor Likes Bengals Coverage
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, who also calls the plays, called Friday's practice a draw after the first offense couldn't get a touchdown in the red zone. "As the head coach, it's really encouraging. As the play caller on offense, I want more success on offense," said Taylor before Saturday's Back Together practice at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals Offensive Line Embraces Pollack's Player Approach
Frank Pollack's musical mix matches what he's got going on in the Bengals offensive line room, where the players swear by him and, maybe just as importantly, where his wall adjoins the office of head coach Zac Taylor. Pollack, 53, an old school plug-and-play NFL guard sifted out of the 1990 sixth round and Northern Arizona, is making music with new age analytical offensive linemen like Jonah Williams, the Bengals' cerebral left tackle.
Camp Notebook: Bengals Secondary Gets Out The Blanket With Some Swag; Backup WRs Shine; Boyd "Shows" Leadership
Mike Hilton not only brought over from the Steelers a rep as one of the best slot cornerbacks in the NFL, but a chart that keeps track of the secondary's good plays and misdeeds that are administered by the defensive backs themselves. Free safety Jessie Bates III has run with that idea and is looking for a revolving board of evaluators. Whoever is evaluating Friday's practice won't see much bad, that's for sure. The defense carried the red zone day, fueled by a secondary that blanketed Joe Burrow's No. 1 receivers.