Cincinnati Bengals: 3 reasons loss to Rams should be extra disappointing for fans
By Steve Rivera
So far this season, Zac Taylor is showing he may not have been ready for the reigns of a team like the Cincinnati Bengals. Through seven games, he’s looked lost, been outcoached, and not terribly aggressive for a guy who has found itself on the losing end of now eight games.
However in Week 8 against his former boss, Taylor showed some things he hadn’t since Week 1 when the Bengals nearly beat the Seahawks on the road. Cincinnati stayed on the field a whopping six times on fourth down, converting four attempts. Maybe it was the venue, maybe it was a desire to show his former employer he was a game opponent. More simply put, he was trying to win a game few if any gave him a chance to.
Despite his unexpected aggressive nature, the Bengals still lost an eighth straight to remain winless in 2019. This brings up a question that is beginning to bubble to the top of conversations about this team, and that is if Taylor isn’t yet suited to be a head coach in Cincinnati or anywhere else for that matter. Or at least not yet.
The problem now for Taylor is the history he’s written through eight games. The Bengals have looked uninspired and underwhelming. They also have looked remarkably pedestrian which is something fans did not expect given his time in Los Angeles with McVay.
Simply stated, Bengals fans in Week 8 saw what a Sean McVay team and offense looks like. Unfortunately, those same fans also saw they are nowhere close to having one in Cincinnati.