The Cincinnati Bengals may be in the playoffs, but they can’t escape other teams who are eager to sign away some of their top coaches.
It happened in 2013, and it seems to be happening again this season. The Cincinnati Bengals could undergo massive changes in their coaching staff, mainly due to the fact that other teams are trying to hire away their top coordinators.
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Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is the “
” for the San Francisco 49ers job and will likely interview with at least two or three other teams. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will interview with the
once the Bengals’ playoff run ends. He could potentially gain more interviews if the Bengals can keep winning. To make matters worse, defensive backs coach Vance Joseph
This entire predicament feels all too familiar. In 2013, the Bengals lost offensive coordinator Jay Gruden to the Washington Redskins. Two years later, the Redskins are NFC East champions and gearing up for a potential Super Bowl run. Similarly, the Vikings hired former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer after the 2013 season. Two years later, his Vikings are NFC North champs and will play their first playoff game tomorrow.
All in all, this is terrible news for the Cincinnati Bengals. Not only will the coaching interviews distract the Bengals’ coaching staff (and possibly players), but Cincinnati will have to look for new coordinators in the offseason. Andy Dalton will have to learn an entirely new scheme (this will be his third offensive coordinator in six seasons) and the Bengals will have to find the right guys for new hires, whether internally or externally.
Hopefully the Bengals will be able to stay focused during the playoffs and make the right hires, or this franchise could take a turn in the wrong direction.