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I have a vague memory of Turk leading the Bengals to victory after being down 21-0 at the half...can't remember the opponent.

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https://sports.yahoo.com/report-turk-schonert-dies-age-214922688.html

 

Former NFL quarterback Turk Schonert has died at the age of 62, Joe Danneman of Cincinnati’s FOX 19 News reports.

Schonert’s birthday was Tuesday.

Schonert played nine seasons in the NFL, spending eight seasons in Cincinnati and one season in Atlanta. He went 7-5 as a starter, passing for 3,788 yards, 11 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

Schonert’s final season was 1989.

He spent several years as an assistant coach in various leagues, including 13 in the NFL.

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16 minutes ago, Duluoz said:

I have a vague memory of Turk leading the Bengals to victory after being down 21-0 at the half...can't remember the opponent.

Seattle 

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2 hours ago, Duluoz said:

I have a vague memory of Turk leading the Bengals to victory after being down 21-0 at the half...can't remember the opponent.

I think it was the 81 opener. Kenny got benched! 

Sad news. 😟

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Backed up both Bengals Super Bowl starters. 

Funny cuz I always think of Wilhelm - the other blonde lefty during Boomer's stretch.

Turk was a good one though and it was nice to have a viable backup in those days. 

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22 hours ago, Hooky said:

Is the thread title a QB pun?

Gee-off Hobslobber would be proud.

Or pissed that he didn't use it first.

But he probably will,  anyway.

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I remember fondly the 1989 season.  We were off our Super Bowl high and were picked to not only return but to win it all.  We came up short, but damn if we didn't have the coolest-named QBs in the league:

 

Norman "Boomer" Esiason

Eric "The Kaiser" Wilhelm

Turk Schonert

 

It lasted only one season, as that was The Kaiser's first and Turk's last, but it was fun while it lasted.

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On 1/18/2019 at 11:46 AM, Hooky said:

Is the thread title a QB pun?

"....passed for the last time"?

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