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Four potential candidates to be the Bengals’ new offensive line coach

Nov 29, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone on the bench during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 29, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone on the bench during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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OL coach replacements for the Bengals: Willie Anderson

The most fun option to contemplate as the Bengals’ next offensive line coach is one of the greatest offensive tackles in franchise history: Willie Anderson.

Drafted by the Bengals in 1996, Anderson spent 11 years with the team and is regarded as one of the best players in the team’s history. Considered by many a Hall of Famer, he would not bring any NFL coaching experience, but would instead bring his experience as an elite professional player.

To this day, he remains an outspoken fan of his former franchise. On Anderson’s Twitter, he can be found cheering for his old team and interacting with fans.

Many fans on Twitter have been clamoring for Anderson to be named the next offensive line coach, and it would make a lot of sense. As a former great tackle with a rooted interest in the success of the team, Anderson seems like a match made in heaven for the Bengals’ staff.

Additionally, while Anderson has never been an NFL coach, that doesn’t mean he has no experience coaching offensive lineman. As the founder of the Willie Anderson Lineman Academy, the potential Hall of Fame tackle has done his fair share of teaching.

The only question here is whether Anderson would want to take the job. If he does, the Bengals would have an easy choice that would both help the team and make fans overjoyed.

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