Week In Review: Presented by TriHealth
It was an exciting week for the Bengals after the franchise announced Zac Taylor as the team's new head coach. Taylor became the 10th head coach in franchise history. Find out more about coach Taylor and his background.
Inside The Hiring Process
When Marvin Lewis’ 16-year-run ended on the last day of 2018, elements of the 21st century were in place to yield Monday’s announcement of Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor that kicks off the most sweeping off-season changes in franchise history. Bengals.com Senior Writer Geoff Hobson details a behind-the-scenes look at the coaching search.
The Bengals are banking on Taylor’s new age approach and ideas to get them back to a perennial playoff team and Super Bowl contender. Find out how Taylor and his staff plan to get the Bengals to the top of the league.
Four Assistants Named To Taylor's Staff
When Taylor announced his first four staff hires Thursday, they came from NFL offenses his new team has had trouble deciphering in the past decade, particularly in a lethal running game version of Paul Brown's scheme that morphed into the West Coast Offense.
Taylor Keeps Grinding
One of the main themes from Taylor's introductory press conference was establishing a winning culture by building trusting relationships. A look back at Taylor's past shows how he values those relationships and highlights some of the major influences in his coaching career.
Boot-less Green Gets Kick Out Of Taylor Scheme
Taylor had yet to meet his best player Tuesday morning, but wide receiver A.J. Green is well acquainted with the offense the Rams used the past two seasons and he can’t wait to use it. Green says it reminds him of the scheme under Jay Gruden, the offensive coordinator during his first three seasons in the league.
In The Booth With Taylor
If anyone knows how Taylor formulates a weekly game plan, it’s Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Famer Vince Suriano. Taylor said this week what everybody knew. He’s going to call the plays and Suriano saw him do it two years ago when he sat behind him in the coaches’ booth during Taylor’s season as the University of Cincinnati offensive coordinator.
Five Fun Facts About Taylor
There is no denying Taylor’s energy and enthusiasm as he prepares to take on his first head-coaching job. For those still getting to know coach Taylor, here are five fun facts about the new Bengals head coach.
Twitter Reaction To Hiring Of Coach Taylor
Check out some of the best reactions on Twitter after the Bengals hired Zac Taylor as the franchise's new head coach.
Other Noteworthy Items
- Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham share their insight on the hiring of Zac Taylor.
- The latest Bengals Booth Podcast profiles coach Taylor with a unique look at his journey.
- A photo gallery at coach Taylor's previous coaching stops.
- Defensive end Carl Lawson shares his reaction on the hiring of coach Taylor.
- Check out some of the best plays from defensive end Carlos Dunlap this past season.
- Coach Taylor's quick takes on his newest staff members.