Jim Haslett among the assistants out in Cincinnati

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The Bengals began cutting free some of their assistants yesterday, since presumed coach Zac Taylor didn’t want to keep them.

While the Rams quarterbacks coach hasn’t been announced as the next hire, it has been widely reported that he’s their guy.

And as he winnows through what’s left there after the firing of Marvin Lewis, he’s not keeping all the leftovers.

According to Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the expectation is that about half the staff will remain. The assistants all had a year left on their contracts, and the Bengals, by reputation, do not enjoy paying people to not work.

Among those known to be leaving are linebackers coach Jim Haslett, running backs coach Kyle Caskey, and tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes.

Haslett, the former head coach of the Saints and interim coach of the Rams, had been with the Bengals the last three seasons.

13 responses to “Jim Haslett among the assistants out in Cincinnati

  1. I have a red-eared turtle named Haslett after Jim Haslett (NOT Aaron Brooks) won the first playoff game in the history of ever for the Saints. My turtle is now 17 years old.

  2. The Bengals have obviously not research the cautionary tale of Jim Zorn with the Redskins, similarly promoted to head coach from QB coach…

  3. Been a fan of his since the days when he stepped on Bradshaw’s head when he was playing for the Bills. Back then he learned defense under Chuck Knox’s old Rams/Bills/Seahawks DC Tom Catlin.

  4. I love the ol’ school guys who I watched play and then coach in the NFL. He was a pretty decent HC with the Saints and then kinda faded back into obscurity as a position coach. Hope he gets another gid soon as a Defensive coordinator. Bengals organization can ruin anyones career.

  5. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    January 11, 2019 at 8:35 am
    No word yet on Hue.

    On the one hand, his success as an OC is well documented.

    On the other hand, would a new HC want an assistant who once met with the owner about becoming Marvin Lewis’s succesor as HC?
    I thought the same thing on the lack of news about Jackson’s exit, however, I looked into his hiring during the season, and I don’t believe he’s under contract any longer. He was signed through the season, but that was it.

    I’m hoping. Could be wrong.

  6. The LB position has been bad under Marvin, but especially bad with Haslett on staff.

    Marvin was the guy who came in after the Ravens Superbowl win as a guy who could find the Bengals the next Ray Lewis. Aside from a good year or so from Thurman and Burfict, he’s whiffed. That said, the group was never flat out terrible.

    Under Haslett, they’ve sunk to the weakest link on the roster (like the offensive line was last year when Alexander got fired). Not a shock that he’s gone

  7. geobh says:
    January 11, 2019 at 7:25 am
    that is a good start. Lazor and Simmons should stay.
    I’m with you on Simmons, but I’m not sold on Lazor. Besides, Taylor is an offensive minded guy, and unless he’s 100% in with Lazor I see him bringing in his own guy

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