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  • Ramsí QB coach Zac Taylor expected to be named new Bengals coach

    Adam Schefter

    Bengals would like to hire Ramsí QB coach Zac Taylor after Los Angelesí season ends, league sources tell @mortreport and me. It looks like it is Taylorís job to lose. He is the preferred choice.

    6:40 PM - 10 Jan 2019
    If this turns out to be true, Goff will have his fourth QB coach in four years next season.

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    Doubling down on stupid

    Why the Bengals are the Bungles...

    Zac could prove me wrong and be another McVay but I don't think so and even if Z. Taylor is another McVay, that is not what the Bengals need. Its not the play calling or the play designs where they fell was execution of those plays; lack of toughness on defense; shortage of will to play that make the Bengals bottom feeders and a complete joke.

    Bengals demonstrated they can win games and get into the payoffs. They have a QB who can get it done--Talent at WR--some play makers on defense. But it all has to come together to make a team then go and fix holes and weakness. On paper there are not that many weakness on their team. So its a reach that someone like Taylor who has limited coordinator skills at a high level is the Bengals "fix". Jeff Fisher experienced at both levels of head coaching and as a coordinator did not make him a success--rather a disaster. The game left him by and Fisher couldn't grasp the evolved NFL.

    Now the Bengals want to put in a fresh face...who never had to manage a coaching staff; never really engineered either a defense or offense but is expected to do both; has to identify need and adjust weakness in the Bengals and talent evaluate to fill those spots; deal with the media pressure and pressure from a fan base; has limited exposure to other coaches around the league and must come up with a staff...

    What the Bengals need is a HC who can kick butts and motivate the team first then be able to sell the team his vision and strategy. As professionals my bet is the Bengals will respect Taylor and give him a fair chance to prove himself...but if Taylor stumbles or fails too many times (the grace period likely very short) will see the Bengals again looking too soon for another HC and Taylor looking for work in teams like the Browns or Red Skins


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      Another way to try to make a splash, while avoiding big ripples, is to sign players who are young and have upside, but do not yet demand elite money. Robert Woods and Kayvon Webster could prove to be examples of these types of signings.

      I think its clear that McVay and his staff wish to field a strong opening day lineup in 2017, while still retaining the ability to evaluate players and to hold off on most long-term decisions until they see who fits the new system and who does not.

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