Zac Taylor to Bengals fans: Hang with us

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The Bengals showed some life in the fourth quarter on Sunday by rallying to tie the Cardinals after falling behind by 14 points, but the end result of the game turned out to be the same as the first four weeks fo the season.

Arizona drove down the field easily and kicked a field goal as time expired to send the Bengals to an 0-5 start for the first time since 2008. It’s also the fifth straight loss to start Zac Taylor’s head coaching career and much of that futile comeback took place after fans had left Paul Brown Stadium assuming another loss was guaranteed.

Taylor sent a message to the entire Bengals fan base after the game.

“I want so badly to succeed,” Taylor said, via Cincinnati.com. “The [fans] who came out, we love the support. We’ve got to put some wins in the win column. I get it. This is every fan base I’ve been around. They want to see wins. They want to see production. We haven’t given it to them yet. They think they’re frustrated. Check our locker room. We’re frustrated. We work so hard for this stuff. It hasn’t come yet. The day that it comes, it’s going to be good times. Hang with us.”

Injuries along the offensive line and at wide receiver have made life much more difficult for Taylor and the Bengals, but they’re gonna need some positive results in order to really sell the idea that they’re on the right track.

15 responses to “Zac Taylor to Bengals fans: Hang with us

  1. Wait one season. They will have a new QB for 2020. Some new players on D too. Potentially a new HC. They will be better, since they cannot be worse.

  2. Opie is way over his head and it shows. He was a bad hire from the start and the ownership group continues to fumble. How do you get beat by the Cardinals?

  3. What did you think was going to happen when you agreed to be coach of the Bungles? Your owner doesn’t care about winning. He’s happy to just field a terrible team and save as much money as he can by not having any decent players on the team. Then in a few years he’ll fire the coach and start the cycle all over again. It was like that before Marvin Lewis and it’s going to be like that again for the next decade or two. It will never change until Mike Brown is no longer the owner but that’ll never happen. The Bengals are little more than a cash cow for Brown and his family. For all his problems, the fact that Marvin Lewis was able to even take the Bengals to the playoffs several times is testimony to his abilities as a coach. Bungles fans can look forward to four or fewer wins for the next twenty years now.

  4. ZT, We’ll hang in there with you, but for Pete’s sake stay with the tempo offense. Your play calling when not in tempo is waaaaaay to predictable

  5. This has clearly gotten better without Marvin Lewis. The Bengals can get back to their high standard of .250 football now that he’s out of the way from holding them back, lol. Although Taylor would probably take that.

  6. At least you can kind of make an excuse for the offense with all of the key injuries.

    That defense is just awful and showing absolutely no improvement as the season goes on.

  7. 12/1 (Jets) and 12/22 (Miami) are the Bungles only chance to avoid 0-16. If the Dolphins and Bungles are both winless on the 22nd that game should be moved to the Sunday night game. It would be a riot to watch as both teams would finally have something to play for.

  8. The Bengals at 0-4 against the Cards at 0-3-1, there was a 99% chance that one of those teams was going to get there 1st win so I don’t put much into the Cards finally getting a W especially against the Bengals, call me when the Cards actually beat somebody!

  9. Need a new OL, new QB, and to infuse youth into this defense. Everyone on this team is so old and in decline. They should try to get picks for Geno Atkins, AJ Green, and Carlos Dunlap. Go all in on the youth movement.

  10. All of these fans have been ready to jump ship since the day Taylor was hired. But did you really think they were going to just magically be good this year? Due to poor talent evaluation by the previous scheme, he inherited a porous offensive line and an awful Linebacker corp. Yes, he is young and inexperienced, but these things are not Taylor’s fault and he’s trying to overcome them. But it takes time. He drafted an O-Lineman in the first round but he got hurt. He went with a 2-linebacker scheme to try to cover up that deficiency. The bottom line is that you can’t fix everything with one off season and draft. They are bad this year. And here’s a Newsflash: they’ll probably be bad next year. But anyone that thinks we’re worse off under Taylor than we were under Lewis is delusional. Give this staff time to mold the team the way they want and then blast them if they fail. But to just blanket blame Taylor for everything is myopic.

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