Quick Hits: Taylor Likes Bengals Coverage

SLANTS AND SCREENS: Taylor couldn’t say enough about Friday’s pass coverage.

“I think the defense won practice yesterday. There were some good plays by the offense, some guys made some good plays, but I thought overall the defense was a little more on top of the details than the offense. We have a lot of training camp to go, but yesterday that’s how I felt,” Taylor said. “There was probably more incompletions than we want, but you also see the DBs and those linebackers really competing. Trae Waynes and Tee (Higgins) had that one in the corner of the end zone and it was great throw, great shot at a catch and Trae just got his hands between the ball and the receiver’s hands and knocked it out. There’s been some really good competition early on between the DBs and the receivers.”

Defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo is stressing how early it is, but he likes that first glimpse of his free agent and his young linebackers.

“The energy, the enthusiasm guys are bringing, the communication, you can tell the guys that we signed played a lot of football in this league and those guys are bringing not only great impact on the field, but in the locker room as well.

“(The backers) really made a concerted effort. Coach (Al) Golden does a great job with those guys, playing downhill, playing physical. We’re not even in pads yet. You can tell…

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