Bengals hire Frank Pollack as OL coach

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Word over the last couple of days was that Frank Pollack will not return as the Cowboys offensive line coach for the 2018 season and that former Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander is among the candidates to replace him in Dallas.

If Alexander gets the job, it will turn out to be a trade between the two teams. Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports that Pollack has been hired as the new offensive line coach in Cincinnati.

Pollack joined the Cowboys in 2013 as an assistant offensive line coach and replaced Bill Callahan in the top job for the 2015 season. The Cowboys line, led by first-round picks Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin, was one of the top units in the league over Pollack’s three years in the job.

The Bengals line was less effective in 2017 as they struggled to replace departed starters Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler with the same level of play.

UPDATE 4:13 p.m. ET: The Bengals have announced the move.

9 responses to “Bengals hire Frank Pollack as OL coach

  1. The Cowboys are releasing a boatload of assistants, when they need to get rid of Jason Garrett and Linehan….doing the same thing over & over & expecting a different result 😦

  2. skawh says:
    January 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm
    Compared to Seattle, the Bengals have an all-pro line!
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    The Bengals have allowed 81 sacks over the last 2 years and they finished 31st in rushing. Lets just say the Bengals line was “at least” as bad as Seattle’s. It’s hard to imagine a worse line than what the Bengals fielded last year. 4 starters were near dead last according to Pro Football Focus. All hand-selected by that guy Dallas is about to hire. Their loss is our gain.

  3. If the culture remains the same as it has been for the last 15 years it really doesn’t matter who they bring in. The Browns may be known as the factory of sadness, but Cincinnati is the house of mediocrity.

  4. L. S. says:
    January 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm
    If the culture remains the same as it has been for the last 15 years it really doesn’t matter who they bring in. The Browns may be known as the factory of sadness, but Cincinnati is the house of mediocrity.

    No you’re wrong here.. the Bengals are the definition of Insanity.

  5. Culture for the last 15 years? Where you been? Not many teams have won their division or gone to the playoffs as many times over the last 15 years as the Bengals. The haters had better work on some new material. This coach is a good hire and an upgrade from Alexander. If Mike Brown has a problem it’s that he is sometimes too loyal to his employees. He could be like Dan Snyder or Jerry Jones and have not an ounce of loyalty in his soul.

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