Signs point to up-tempo offense

More signs the Bengals want quarterback Andy Dalton to be in an up-tempo offense like the one they used in the last two victories.

Their first staff addition in the biggest overhaul of head coach Marvin Lewis' 16 seasons could be veteran NFL wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell, a disciple of fast-paced guru Chip Kelly. Alex Marvez of Sirius NFL Radio and The Sporting News has tweeted the Bengals have interviewed Bicknell, the Eagles receivers coach when Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor coached the quarterbacks in Philadelphia for Kelly in 2013.

Bicknell, 48, who spent last season at Baylor, has coached three positions on offense during ten seasons in the NFL. He coached receivers under Kelly in Philadelphia and San Francisco for four seasons and coached the Bills receivers for a year while shepherding DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Stevie Johnson to 1,000-yard seasons. With the 2015 Eagles three players in his room had 50-catch seasons and Jordan Matthews finished three yards shy of 1,000.

Bicknell also coached the Bills tight ends for Chan Gailey and the offensive line for Herman Edwards in Kansas City. He comes from a football family as the son of former Boston College and World League head coach Jack Bicknell and the younger brother of Ole Miss offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr.

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