Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer
Jim Turner is back in the NFL for the first time since he was fired from the Dolphins in 2014 due to his involvement with the bullying scandal on the team. The hiring was a controversial one that Bengals coach Zac Taylor had to defend. What did Turner learn from that experience? He said "Here's what I know. I'm an Irish Catholic from Boston. I was a lieutenant in the Marine Corps. A lot of what I grew up with in my home and a lot of what I experienced in my time through college and coaching and the military, I use humor a lot to make my point. When you're talking to a group of men, you really have to see what's the situation? Who are you speaking to? ... When I'm standing in a room filled with Marines, it can be harsh and it can be direct as to what you want them to do, you need to make your points. I don't see the NFL, speaking to an offensive line in the NFL, as much different. And so there are some things said sometimes that wouldn't come out right if the average citizen walking down the street were to listen to it. Unfortunately, some of the things that I said and some of the things I did with my players had to come out. And so, moving forward, I just have to be smarter about what I do when I try to use entertainment to motivate the players."