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Bengals bring back Jim McNally as consultant

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From 1980 through 1994, a period that covered both of the team’s Super Bowl berths (including the franchise’s most recent playoff win), Jim McNally coached the offensive line in Cincinnati.

And he’s back.

The team announced today that McNally has returned as a consultant, more than four years after his career as an assistant coach ended.  He’ll work with offensive line coach Paul Alexander.

“Jim began his National Football League career with us and we’ve always thought highly of his abilities,” Bengals president Mike Brown said in a team-issued release.  “He has a very good relationship with Paul Alexander that goes back a long way.”

McNally has coached with the Panthers, Giants, and Bills.  He also served as a consultant with the Jets.

With the Bills, McNally helped convert an undrafted tight end named Jason Peters into a left tackle.  The Bills eventually shipped him to Philly for a first-round pick.

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6 Responses to “Bengals bring back Jim McNally as consultant”
  1. acerockefellar says: Feb 22, 2012 7:08 PM

    good hire!

  2. mac3333 says: Feb 22, 2012 7:09 PM

    Bengals have added Mark Carrier, Jim McNally & Hue Jackson to the staff this offseason. Marvin Lewis has a deep bench of coaches when Hue Jackson is your backup Special Teams & Secondary coach …

  3. eddiemeredith says: Feb 22, 2012 7:25 PM

    Its commonly agreed that Anthony Munoz is the best offensive linemen to play the game. For his work with Munoz and Jason Peters(undrafted TE to probowl LT), among others, “Mouse” Mcnally earned his reputation as one of the best offensive line coaches of all times. When he left the bills he consulted for the Jets, helping them turn long time starter Brandon Moore into the probowler he was laster year and hastening the development of D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold as well as given a late spark to Alan Faneca and Damien Woody’s Career.

    He has produced the best wherever he has gone and is partially credited with the invention of many zone schemes used today by all teams.

    The one and only.

  4. theroc5156 says: Feb 22, 2012 8:52 PM

    Great hire. I was sad when he originally left the Bengals. Hopefully he can improve this line and bring in talent. The interior line sucked.

  5. mikeyfresh25 says: Feb 22, 2012 9:55 PM

    Excellent hire hopefully he can help further develop Andre Smith after showing promise this year. And its great for Dalton every QB loves a great O-Line.

  6. rickybobbie says: Feb 22, 2012 11:04 PM

    Excellent hire, be will bring his vast experience and should result in better O line play. The Bengals need some help on the O Line. In a good position both thru Free Agency and the Draft to solidify the unit.

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