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Adam Zimmer goes to work for his father as Bengals assistant


After being let go as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff with the firing of head coach Romeo Crennel, Adam Zimmer is heading to Cincinnati to work alongside his father.

The Bengals announced Tuesday that Adam has been hired to serve as an assistant secondary coach under secondary coach Mark Carrier. Adam’s father, Mike, has served as the Bengals defensive coordinator for the last five seasons.

“Adam is a good young coach with two great experiences already in the NFL,” head coach Marvin Lewis said in a news release. “I’m very confident he will do a fine job.”

Adam spent the last three seasons working for the Chiefs as a defensive assistant and assistant linebackers coach. He was initially hired to serve under head coach Todd Haley. Adam remained a member of the coaching staff following Haley’s firing when Crennel was promoted to head coach.

Prior to his time in Kansas City, Adam worked for four years in the same role for the New Orleans Saints under head coach Sean Payton.

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10 Responses to “Adam Zimmer goes to work for his father as Bengals assistant”
  1. mattysold says: Feb 6, 2013 3:49 AM

    Outstanding addition. He is no stranger to the Bengals, as he would have met Mike Brown, and many of the coaches & players at the Funeral when his Mom died.

  2. frankiebooboo says: Feb 6, 2013 3:55 AM

    I’m assuming he didn’t mention his recent DUI at the job interview.

  3. ghostfacenoah says: Feb 6, 2013 4:15 AM

    This hiring is totally merit based, no nepotism at work here folks lol

  4. joetoronto says: Feb 6, 2013 4:32 AM

    How could a father do that to his son?

  5. timmons94 says: Feb 6, 2013 8:03 AM

    Hopefully Adam learned to next time call a cab

  6. Gordon says: Feb 6, 2013 8:08 AM

    I love the smell of nepotism in the morning.

  7. bengalsstillsuck says: Feb 6, 2013 8:18 AM

    It dont matter what this team does they will always be a stepping stone in the playoffs for some other team to advance

  8. tbred2328 says: Feb 6, 2013 8:33 AM

    ^Ah, nothing like a little ignorance to get you going, eh? Take a nap little one.

  9. bonniebengal says: Feb 6, 2013 4:49 PM

    Adam’s got a lot of experience actually. He was an coach on the Super Bowl winning Saints team before going to the Chiefs. I’m glad the Bengals picked him up.

  10. TheNaturalMevs says: Aug 15, 2013 1:12 AM


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