Bengals reportedly want to interview Todd Monken

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Josh McDaniels is no longer on the Bengals’ list of candidates for their head coaching job, but it appears another offensive coordinator could find his way into the mix.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports the Bengals would like to speak to Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Monken doesn’t have a contract in Tampa for next season and the impending arrival of a new coach likely means that Monken will be moving on one way or another.

The Jets have also been linked to Monken, who was the head coach at Southern Miss before joining Dirk Koetter’s staff in Tampa. Former Jets and current Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick endorsed Monken this week.

“I’m telling you: He’s got it,” Fitzpatrick said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “He’s got the ‘It factor’ as a head coach.”

There’s no reported date for a Monken interview with the Bengals at this point.

7 responses to “Bengals reportedly want to interview Todd Monken

  1. The 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense is ranked 5th due to RECEIVING DEPTH.

    Mike Evans
    Chris Goodwin
    Adam Humphries
    DeSean Jackson
    O.J. Howard

    HISTORICALLY…. RECEIVING DEPTH is one thing
    that Bengals owner mike brown refuses to spend on.

    Wide receivers are the fourth highest paid position in the nfl.

    Bengals owner mike brown know that if he drafts 1st, 2nd, or 3rd
    and the receiver becomes a starter… he cost more than “fingers crossed” low round tight end.

    So… I wouldn’t expect Todd Monken to do much.
    Especially… since a lot of those yards were created
    from playing behind in games with Tampa’s 27th ranked defense.

  2. Whatever it takes to turn the page on the Marvin-era and let Hue Jackson seek his football destiny elsewhere. I’d clean house of everyone except for O-line coach, Frank Pollack. The team needs to make a bold move (i.e., blockbuster trade) at QB.

  3. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says:
    January 3, 2019 at 11:37 am
    It would do be so a Bucs thing to NOT hire Monken and then he becomes a super star head coach elsewhere.
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    After the 49ers considered Dirk Koetter to be their head coach, Lovie Smith got fired and now Koetter is gone. Likewise, Jon Gruden got fired after Raheem Morris interviewed with the Broncos, and Morris also was fired after three seasons.

  4. After the 49ers considered Dirk Koetter to be their head coach, Lovie Smith got fired and now Koetter is gone. Likewise, Jon Gruden got fired after Raheem Morris interviewed with the Broncos, and Morris also was fired after three seasons.

    Exactly my point. If they promoted Monken, he’d fail. If they let him go, he becomes the next Mike Tomlin or Herm Edwards or heck if you go way back, Joe Gibbs.

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