Zac Taylor regrets saying wide receivers were bullied by Patriots

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When Bengals head coach Zac Taylor met the media after his team’s 34-13 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, he said that he felt the team’s wide receivers had been bullied by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and other defensive backs.

A day after the game, Taylor revisited those comments and backtracked from that view of how things played out on the field. He said he was “emotional after a game like that” and that he wants the conversation to be about improving technique as the team moves forward.

“It’s a room of good character,” Taylor said, via Cincinnati.com. “It’s important to them. They want to do it the way you want it done. Certainly, I have regret on how phrased it. It will be a candid conversation in a sense. Accountable for what we can do better.”

There’s little that the Bengals can’t do better than they’ve done it in 2019 and Taylor’s charge will be getting the team to improve on those fronts regardless of the language he uses to make it happen.

19 responses to “Zac Taylor regrets saying wide receivers were bullied by Patriots

  1. I don’t like this guy. He helped lead Framegate III with his “no comment” over and over and angry tone at his press conferences.

    I am still laughing that there is literally nothing on the tape except for a substitution package that would be available on the coaches tape.

    Utterly ridiculous how NE lives rent free in people’s heads, including this dork.

  2. No one is afraid of the Patriots this year. No one. Congrats on beating up the Bengals though.

  3. At least Boyd “won the majority of the matchups” with Gilmore. Lol.

    How can a team be that delusional. The Bengals are the worst franchise in the league and a disgrace to the legacy of Paul Brown. I hope Dalton and Green can get out of there and go help another team.

  4. Just like the Brown family regrets hiring Opie as well. Yet, it’s the Bungles, they keep losing coaches for many years.

  5. fivechampionships says:
    December 17, 2019 at 9:00 am
    No one is afraid of the Patriots this year. No one. Congrats on beating up the Bengals though.
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    Pats won the game, but Joe Mixon ran through that defense all game. Pats offense couldn’t do much either (didn’t even have 300 yards total). Pats secondary won that game for them. Gilmore had two nice picks, one returned for a TD and that Erickson “fumble” gave the Pats great field position for another score. The score at the half was only 13-10.

    All that said, I don’t hold any ill will towards the Patriots at all. I believe Brady is the best QB ever and this video of the sideline is much ado about nothing. To be honest, If I were the Bengals, I would ask the Patriots to critique it and tell the Bengals what they are doing wrong other than having the worst owner in the NFL.

  6. bullcharger says:
    December 17, 2019 at 9:22 am
    At least Boyd “won the majority of the matchups” with Gilmore. Lol.
    How can a team be that delusional. The Bengals are the worst franchise in the league and a disgrace to the legacy of Paul Brown. I hope Dalton and Green can get out of there and go help another team.
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    Paul Brown’s greatest gift to Cincinnati was bringing in a football franchise. Outside of that, he really didn’t do much. In fact, due to his pettiness, he didn’t want Bill Walsh to become head coach and instead chose Tiger Johnson. That turned out well. He also is responsible for creating the worst owner in the NFL, his son Mike. As a football fan, I think Paul Brown is a legend. As a Bengal fan, I think he is one of the main causes of their current issues.

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    December 17, 2019 at 8:45 am
    I don’t like this guy. He helped lead Framegate III with his “no comment” over and over and angry tone at his press conferences.
    I am still laughing that there is literally nothing on the tape except for a substitution package that would be available on the coaches tape.
    Utterly ridiculous how NE lives rent free in people’s heads, including this dork.
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    First off, I’m a Bengals fan and I don’t think it’s a big deal at all. I am not a Patriot hater by any means and, in fact, I hope Brady wins one more Super Bowl and retires.

    That said though, what’s hilarious is how the Patriots videographer got caught red-handed and offered to delete everything. Idiot. Like it or not, it’s illegal what they were filming and they got caught (again). They’ll get punished a lot harder than they probably should be, but, they knew the risks.

    As for Zac Taylor; he couldn’t hold Belichick’s jock. His “anger”, however, was not about the video. He was being interviewed after a tough loss to the Browns. Of course he’s going to be angry.

  8. The last interception by Gilmore – the Bengal receiver just stood there and watched Gilmore run away with it. No effort to tackle him, no effort at all. He just watched him take off. An old fashioned coach probably would’ve demoted the guy to the practice squad right then and there.

  9. Rule number one. Don’t publicly disparage your players, unless they commit a serious felony and it would be indecent to ignore it. If you can’t Hold it together after loss without attacking your own players you don’t have the temperament to be a pro football coach. Probably not a coach on any level.

    Also, it’s unlikely the Pats intended to steal signals with the recording. But they are still gonna get hit hard by the league, and that’s the right thing to do. When you screw up so egregiously, like the Pats did in 2007, you don’t get the benefit of the doubt. You get mag here’s for even appearing to do it again. That’s just how life works.

  10. Say it and own it or don’t say it at all. Looks like a child, apparently acts like one as well.

  11. No One was afraid of the 11-5 Patriots last year either. Maybe they should have been. I love it how the idiots every year proclaim one team will for sure win it all. This year the prima donna seems to be Baltimore and “action jackson” It takes a complete team in all phases to win a title. Jackson could go off and the Ravens defense gets mauled or the special teams screw up. Jackson has faced very little pressure this year with the ravens building big leads and running ball. Most of his big pass plays come with defense playing run as ravens far ahead. N one knows how he will react if they down 14 points in second half and defense playing the pass with multiple defensive backs in game and defensive line teeing off on QB. Whole different ballgame. The Chiefs and Saints can both put up points fast and could be tough match-up or the Patriots with number one defense. Against NE Jackson had 60 yards rushing and 160 passing. Not dominant numbers. It was Ingram and Patriots mistakes that was reason for loss. NE has number one defense in yards points per game and turnovers. Anytime you have a defense like that you have a chance. Same with Buffalo and San Francisco. Action Jacksoin has his work cut out for him if the favorite. But rankings are meaningless once the games start. Rams averaged over 35 points a game last year and got 3 in Super Bowl against Belichick defense.

    Jackson has had a nice year but he has not done anything yet in post season. He looked horribel in post season last year. Maybe he freezes up again. Ravens 12-2 only one game ahead of NE at 11-3 so the Ravens have not even clinched top seed yet. NE concedes nothing to no one. The games will be won or lost on the field.
    It is also a whole different beast to beat the dynasty in the post season compared to regular season. Last year the Patriots were champions after losing to Lions and Titans badly and also losing to Miami on miracle play. Sorry Ravens fans but you have won nothing yet. Maybe you will. Maybe you won’t. Lots of confident teams with great regular season records have gotten their butts handed to them in playoffs.

    So enjoy the hype. It might not last long. In New England they ignore the noise social medial power rankings fantasy points etc. They are focused only on playing their best football of year and playing hard for 60 minutes no matter the opponent.

    The defending champions fear no one and they concede nothing. Play the games.

  12. unclebluck says:
    December 17, 2019 at 10:37 am
    Gilmore isnt capable of bullying my grandmother…
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    Certainly not. Too much class to bully an old lady.

  13. Also, I hope that Joe Burrow’s pulls a Elli Manning or a John Elway. You complain about the Patriots, things don’t go well for you… How has Eric Mangeni done since he ratted out the Patriots in ’07? I think he is . waiting tables inJersey. The Colts have done great since they falsely accused the Patriots of an equipment violations…. Haha.

    Though this is hard to do, the Bangles will actually get worse. Remember Cinncy, you brought it upon yourselves.

  14. The only worse than inexperience is not knowing you are inexperienced. Coach Taylor, lay low for a while…

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