Dolphins and Bengals have to wait two more weeks to fill openings

Getty Images

If you think waiting two weeks for a Rams-Patriots Super Bowl is hard for you, it’s much harder on the Dolphins and Bengals.

The two teams with head coaching vacancies are now in a holding pattern for the next two weeks, before they can hire Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores and Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor, respectively.

As noted by Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, league rules allow the teams to conduct a second interview with each of the assistants this week.

Since the hirings are known if not official, that gives them a chance to talk with their new guys about staffing and other pending issues.

Flores reportedly has a deal with former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell to run his offense.

The Bengals are reportedly interested in Washington assistant Bill Callahan and former Jaguars and Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator.

Those are the kind of details they can work on this week, before the new bosses report to Atlanta for a week of not talking about their next jobs.

7 responses to “Dolphins and Bengals have to wait two more weeks to fill openings

  1. Even they have to wait two more weeks, the Bengals have chosen well in getting experienced and high-achieving assistants in Bill Calahan and Jack Del Rio, who never should have been fired in Oakland as their HC. Jim Caldwell has also done well as an assistant. Hopefully, it will work out for everyone involved despite the wait. I would love to see Cincinnati be decent again to make the AFC North the best division in the NFL.

  2. While it may be hard to wait for the new coaches it will be great experience for them going to and preparing for a Super Bowl. I would imagine they already have most of their staffs already lined up and ready to go.

  3. browniesfansince1969 says:
    January 21, 2019 at 7:31 am
    Even they have to wait two more weeks, the Bengals have chosen well in getting experienced and high-achieving assistants in Bill Calahan and Jack Del Rio, who never should have been fired in Oakland as their HC. Jim Caldwell has also done well as an assistant. Hopefully, it will work out for everyone involved despite the wait. I would love to see Cincinnati be decent again to make the AFC North the best division in the NFL.

    I find it easier when the rest of the division sucks.

  4. “Have to wait…”

    You’re funny. I could not care less about the Super Bowl. The Patriots… Woop de friggin’ doo.

    I’ll find something else to do with a Sunday.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!