Defensive Coordinator: A
This had to be one of Zimmer’s best performances. Sure, it may have been his most talented group, but he only had that group for 6-7 games. Zimmer’s ability to keep the defense playing at a top 5 level despite losing the top DT in the NFL and their top corner back was impressive.
Every time they lost a player (even Atkins) it seemed like they didn’t even lose a step. That can be attributed to Zimmer and his hard-nosed attitude – and that is what the Bengals will be missing with Zimmer in Minnesota.
Hopefully Guenther can keep this attitude going.