The daily rigors of life in the NFL can lead those who live it to yearn for an escape, a way to find balance amid the relentless pace and pressures of pro football. For Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander, balance is found in an unlikely place: in front of a grand piano.
Over the last four of 18 seasons in Cincy, Alexander has learned how to play the piano, and also how to apply lessons from music to the practice field. In a choreographed game of inches, his playbook is a symphony. Like the five fingers anchoring a clef on a sheet of music, he strives to get his linemen anchoring each Bengals play to do so with fluidity and grace.
The NFL Season: A Biography presented by SAP explores the power of music, and a true Renaissance man, whose unit runs better with him at the helm.