The worst part of this move is that it was clearly due to nepotism, Taylor’s father-in-law Mike Sherman just so happens to be Turner’s cousin. Not only did ignorance lead to Burrow’s injury, but so did nepotism on Taylor’s part. For that sin alone, Taylor and Turner should be on the streets looking for new jobs at the end of the season.
Taylor and Turner are not the only ones responsible for this disaster, Tobin should take a lot of the blame as well.
While the coaching staff surely has some part in personnel decisions, that ultimately falls on the Director of Player Personnel.
Blame for the previously-mentioned offseason that brought in only Su’a-Filo and Adeniji should fall onto Tobin’s shoulders.
Taylor’s refusal to hold Turner and his offensive line accountable paired with Tobin’s failure to address the position in free agency are why Joe Burrow will not return to a football game for nine to 12 months.
This was a preventable disaster that everyone saw coming. Burrow was brought in to be the face of the franchise and the decision-makers completely failed to take care of him. This has been a complete failure all around for the Bengals franchise.
If Taylor, Turner and Tobin are not held accountable and still have their jobs in 2021, Burrow may never reach his full potential. It’s time for Mike Brown and Katie Blackburn to do the right thing and fire the people who are actively sabotaging the career of the most important player the Bengals have had in decades.