Turner have worked in the league since he was terminated by the Miami Dolphins in February 2014 in the aftermath of the Wells report, which detailed a collection of bullying incidents within the franchise. Turner was a figure called in the report.
“We talked about culture and bringing the appropriate people in this building and I’d never do anything which will tarnish the standing of the Brown family and the Bengals company basically didn’t rely on the person and understand the person inside and outside.”
Taylor, who’s worked with Turner at several stops, vouched afternoon, admitting that he anticipated some backlash for your choice after spending the majority of his opening news conference discussing character and culture. He said that Turner was No. 1 on the list of individuals he WIShed to hire to the offensive line coach standing.
“I understand the guy and I understand he is a great person, amazing human. “We talked about culture and bringing the appropriate people in this building and I’d never do anything which will tarnish the standing of the Brown family and the Bengals company basically didn’t rely on the person and understand the person inside and outside. … And that is why I am excited for Jim in here. Football coaching a side, I like the person and I understand the person.”
The Wells report was a comprehensive investigation. In accordance with the report, Turner was aware of the bullying of players along with former NFL lineman Jonathan Martin — including just but engaged inside.
“Around xmas 2012, Coach Turner gave the offensive linemen gift bags which included a variety of stocking stuffers. The gifts contained iNFLatable female dolls except Player A, who received that a male’ blow-up’ doll for all of the offensive linemen. Martin and another player reported they were surprised Coach Turner did this; Martin farther said he has been offended that Turner had supported the humiliating treatment of Player A by engaging in it.”
Taylor was employed during the right time of the episodes and when the Wells report came out as a helper. He explained he knows the situation and he more comfortable with the hire.
“Well, I think everybody else gets caught in certain situations some times they WISh they would do differently, but I understand those situations inside and outside and I feel very comfortable bringing Jim in here along with the rest of the guys we’re bringing in,” he explained.
He added:”at first glance some times things look a certain way. And therefore I’m very confident with the decision. I felt very cozy and anticipated some thing like this. When I didn’t know some body who’d previously been through those situations, but I understand this, and I understand him, and I understand what he is about and I am very cozy. I know this is the perfect decision.”
Taylor pointed out he tried to engage Turner when he’d been without work for a couple of decades and also his stance has not changed now he is in the NFL. Taylor said it didn’t matter to him when asked when it helped Turner had gotten a project elsewhere in the years as the Miami incident.
“I don’t require the buffer, as to be honest with you, ” I understand what I understand. And thus, I willn’t have hired him because he left me at UC after like a week and a half, so he should have already been dead to me personally,” Taylor joked.
“But he isn’t, because I know what he is about, and the people in the city will know that. You will understand that. I’m very cozy. I actually don’t need any buffering. He was outside for a couple of decades and I hired him UC. That has been my decision. So I felt very comfortable position up here infront of whom I need to stand in front of and clarify the rationale behind it.”