Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 05:01 PM
Glenn Steps Back Out
Bengals offensive line coach Jim Turner, a key component in head coach Zac Taylor’s new playbook, has seen plenty of tough times in his three decades of coaching. The loss of rookie left tackle Jonah Williams for what looks to be the rest of the season certainly qualifies, but he knows the blow is cushioned because not many of his colleagues can turn to an eight-year veteran with 90 NFL starts to fill a void a month from training camp.
Old Soul Pratt Eyes New Role
Germaine Pratt, the Bengals’ old-school rookie middle linebacker who listens to Marvin Gaye and Al Green while accomplishing the goals on a long-lost list that dates back to the seventh grade at Ferndale Middle School, has an old soul. So says his mother and Shemeka Bland really should know. The single mother raised Pratt and his two brothers in their home in the gritty part of High Point, N.C. while holding, at times, three jobs with help from his great grandmother and great great grandmother.