Zac Taylor was named the 10th head coach in Cincinnati Bengals history on Feb. 4, 2019. He now enters his third season looking to maintain the momentum of a late-season surge in 2020, and will be at the helm of one of the NFL's top young offenses, featuring QB Joe Burrow, HB Joe Mixon, and WRs Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'Win your division. That's what our mentality has to be'
As the Bengals and Steelers embark on another chapter of their long, rich rivalry, Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson sat down with head coach Zac Taylor to talk about how he expects Joe Burrow to bounce back and how his team is better built for AFC North games.
Taylor-Made Takes: 'We're not going to fear failure'
In the wake of Sunday's Opening Day 27-24 overtime win over the Vikings at Paul Brown Stadium, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor sat down with Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson and talked about the loneliness of fourth-down calls, the fruits of the majority of his players now familiar with the details of his third-year program and the philosophical tweaks on each side of the ball.
Zac Taylor: 'We're going to give the fans something to cheer about.'
The biggest Paul Brown Stadium crowd Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has performed in front of is barely more than the capacity of Joe Burrow Stadium in Athens, Ohio. That's going to change in Sunday's 1 p.m. NFL opener (Cincinnati's Channel 19) against the Vikings. And both Burrow and head coach Zac Taylor can't wait.
Quick Hits: Burrow, Hopkins, Vet Guards To Start Sunday's Preseason Finale At PBS
So the first show of the Joe Burrow Comeback Tour is on for Sunday's preseason finale (4 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Dolphins. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor gave the news to the media before Wednesday's practice, but apparently Burrow knew the plan all along as he preps for the Sept. 12 opener against the Vikings.
New Veterans on Bengals Defense Setting A High Bar After Two Preseason Games
The Bengals defense has run 124 snaps in the first two preseason games. The first team defense has taken 20 of them and given the opposition exactly no points while generating two sacks, a turnover and Friday night's fourth-and-one stop in the 17-13 loss at FedExField that is the signature play of the defensive overhaul that began in the spring of 2020.
Bengals Notebook: 'Same Old Joe (Burrow)'; Chase's YAC makes WRs more versatile; Waynes "Relieved," To Learn Hands On
The Joe Burrow Rehab took an encore bow Tuesday morning when he opened the Bengals' second set of voluntary practices the same way he opened the first last week with receivers shaking their hands after catching one of his blistering darts and coaches watching in approval.
Bengals Spend Draft Friday In Trenches And More Work Looms With Seven Saturday Picks
The Bengals did what they had to do in Friday's second and third rounds of the NFL Draft and stayed in the trenches with Clemson left tackle Jackson Carman and Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai, respectively.
The Cincinnati-bred Carman is poised to block for another overall No. 1 pick after watching teammate Trevor Lawrence go to Jacksonville and Ossai is looking to build on his collegiate sack of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Find Out What Zac Taylor, Frank Pollack and Jackson Carman Said After Round Two
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, offensive line coach Frank Pollack and Jackson Carman, the team's second round pick, spoke with the media after round two. Find out what they said as the Bengals added to their offensive line.
Taylor Looks To Add Premier Player As Another First-Round Offensive Starter Looms
Even before they draft a franchise mover and shaker in Thursday night's first round (pick one of LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell), Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and his staff have already re-shaped the roster in their image. Heading into the week of Taylor's third draft, more than 75 percent of the players have arrived since he got the job and barring a trade out of the fifth spot they'll add a top 11 pick to the offense's Opening Day starting lineup for the third straight year.
Bengals Head Into NFL's New Year
The big buzz sizzling around the Bengals as they head into the beginning of the NFL new year is if they have an encore up their sleeve after last year's record spending in free agency. The only answer is wait and see. That's what Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin said when he vowed his team would get involved in an effort to upgrade a variety of positions.
Tobin Lines Up Bengals For Most Mysterious Draft Since Merger
With pro days beginning in earnest this week, this year's version of campus workouts signal the Bengals are entering the next phase of the biggest unknown draft in the 50 years of the NFL merger and Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin is vowing to find the age-old answers despite the limits of a pandemic-laced process.
Hall of Fame Backup Troy Walters Knows What It Looks Like As Bengals New WRs Coach
One of the first things Bengals head coach Zac Taylor did in 2021 is move Troy Walters, one of those watch list young assistants in the league, to wide receivers coach and it is hard pressed to find an assistant more deserving for an NFL promotion than the man schooling his players on how to beat the hard press.