Bengals appear to be hiring from outside

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The Bengals may not be an inside job, after all.

As PFT mentioned this morning, Mike Silver of NFL Network said multiple existing Bengals assistants are being let go today, being told the next coach has replacements for them in mind.

That’s a solid indication that the next coach is not already on staff.

Among the many interviewed by the Bengals were three of their own, as Hue Jackson, Bill Lazor, and Darrin Simmons each got to interview for the job.

Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has worked there in the past, as he spent two years working on Marvin Lewis’ staff (2014-15).

Their other candidates were Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor and passing game coordinator Shane Waldron, and Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

10 responses to “Bengals appear to be hiring from outside

  1. Kitchens was internal and he fired like 60% of the entire staff…

    Not really an indicator it has to be external hire. Plus, teams would be wary of an external saying yes, firing coaches and then backing out like McDaniel’s.

    Keep your guys till the coach signs…

  2. It’s being reported that Eric Bieniemy got the job. Try and catch up PFT. I remember when he was a running back at Colorado. Me and Pepperidge Farms remembers.

  3. Not really an indicator it has to be external hire. Plus, teams would be wary of an external saying yes, firing coaches and then backing out like McDaniel’s.

    Keep your guys till the coach signs…
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    Keep kicking McDaniels for doing what Klingsbury did and what Belichick did to the Jets

  4. Many of them had a year left on their deals (other wise there’d be no reason to let them go as they’d have been done after the season). My guess is that most of them will follow Marvin Lewis to his next rebuilding project next year(Buffalo?).

  5. therealraider says:
    January 10, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    It’s being reported that Eric Bieniemy got the job. Try and catch up PFT. I remember when he was a running back at Colorado. Me and Pepperidge Farms remembers.

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    I’ve seen that hypothesized but not reported. Although, I hope it’s true!

  6. After many years of dysfunction and incompetence, the Bengals need to hire coaches and front office people from the outside. They need to also find a way to get that idiot owner Brown off to where he can do no more damage.

  7. Wasn’t kicking McDaniels simply stated what happened.

    And McD’s events were quite a bit different than BB and Kingsbury. They hadn’t hired assistants and then backed out. Only affected them.

  8. Andrew Teal says:
    Kitchens was internal and he fired like 60% of the entire staff…
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    Is that true? Thats pretty cold to fire the people he worked with.

  9. If it is Bienemy it will be for two reasons. One, he’s a former Bengal. Two, he’s cheap. I feel bad for Bienemy. His first head coaching job will be for an owner who only cares about money, not winning. Just ask all the coaches before Marvin, and David Shula in particular.

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