Familiar face awaits Bengals in Baltimore
September 8, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
By Jay Morrison
Anytime you play a division rival, there are going to be plenty of familiar faces. But one Baltimore player in particular will do more than just a ring a bell with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bobbie Williams is listed as the starting left guard for the Ravens after spending the last the last eight seasons of his 13-year NFL career in Cincinnati, which means he and Bengals Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins may get to go against each other for real after years of only doing it in practice.
“There’s a good chance of that,” Atkins said. “It helps to know some of his tendencies and I know what I’m going to go up against and how physical he is and how he’s been around the game, so he knows every trick of the trade.
“He showed me the ropes my rookie year,” Atkins continued. “He encouraged me to keep going, what to do, look for offensive line stances, stuff like that.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was vague on whether Williams would indeed be the starter as is mentioned on the team’s depth chart.
“As far as what capacity he’ll be playing Monday night, we’ll have to wait and see on that,” he said. “We’re not going to divulge any of that. He’ll be out there, he’ll be playing, he’ll be doing his thing.