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Bengals: 8 potential coaching replacements if Zac Taylor is fired

Eric Bruns
CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 13: Zac Taylor the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals disagrees with a game official's ruling during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 13: Zac Taylor the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals disagrees with a game official's ruling during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich – Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Cincinnati Bengals Options to Replace Zac Taylor

Byron Leftwich – Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator

I am now old enough to have seen coaches played. I don’t like this.

Byron Leftwich has been under the offensive guru Bruce Arians for a season in Arizona and now Tampa Bay. Yes, he did have Tom Brady last year, but Brady’s light looked to be fading at the end of the 2019 season then he was back in regular form in 2020. It’s hard not to give Leftwich credit for that.

Arain’s offensive system has been notoriously hard to get down, leading to players struggling in the beginning or even for the entire season (See Winston’s year with the Bucs and Arians). Leftwich has been learning this system with a clear understanding and ability to communicate it to the players.

Leftwich will be a coach to watch in the 2021 offseason and pairing him with Burrow and the rest of these Bengals weapons would be a lot of fun. Hopefully, if the Bengals do indeed fire Taylor, they give Leftwich a call and see if he’s interested in coming to Cincinnati.

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