From the Vault: Stripehype Interview: Kevin Zeitler

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VM: Jay Gruden and Mike Zimmer both got attention from other teams for head coaching positions this year. Did you hold your breath like fans were?

"Both guys are great coaches and having them on our team instantly helps us. Coaching changes are a part of the game though, and it’s almost expected."

VM: Does it provide any extra motivation seeing the Ravens, a divisional rival, in the Super Bowl?

"I think it’s pretty cool that a team we’ve played twice last season made it to the Super Bowl. If we can get to a level similar to theirs, maybe we can enjoy a trip to the Super Bowl in the future."

VM: OK. Put on your prognosticator’s hat. Who wins the Super Bowl and what’s the score?

"I’ve been asked that a lot. It’s a tough call. The 49ers are a solid team all around and the Ravens are the hot team right now. I’d say the 49ers will take this one 31-17."

VM: What kind of goals, if any, have you set for yourself for next season?

"My goal for next season is to be the best I can be. I want to make an impact on the line and help the offense be better than last season."

Once again, I want to thank Kevin Zeitler for his time and for being so gracious with his answers. Stripehype wishes him and the Cincinnati Bengals a good offseason and more success in the future.

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