Zac Taylor: We’re close to turning the corner

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The Bengals have gone 6-25-1 over the last two seasons, but that didn’t cost head coach Zac Taylor his job.

Bengals owner Mike Brown announced on Monday that Taylor would return for a third season in Cincinnati in a statement that said the team is “bullish on the foundation Zac is building.” Others have noted that the remaining money on Taylor’s contract may have played a role, but Taylor gets another shot either way.

“That’s enormous, I do appreciate that. Ownership has always been supportive. We communicate on a constant basis, which is critical in this league. And so, I do appreciate that because we do feel like we’re close to turning the corner,” Taylor said, via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We have to win a lot more football games. There’s no doubt about that. We’re not running from that, but certainly we’re all excited to continue to great things here and looking forward to next season already.”

Brown and Taylor both noted injuries to key players, including quarterback Joe Burrow, as part of the reason why the team had another down year as well as why they feel better days are ahead. That remains to be seen, but Taylor will have a hard time reaching the corner if he doesn’t get there in 2021.

10 responses to “Zac Taylor: We’re close to turning the corner

  1. Keeping a DC that just got gashed for over 400 yards rushing isn’t exactly a good sign.

  2. Zac Taylor, “ we’re close to turning the corner.”

    Baltimore Ravens rush for 404 yards against your defense in a single game.

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  3. Close to turning the corner? You lost your best player, half way thru this year and probably next, oh and by the way, you weren’t winning with him when he was healthy. Bengals definitely not turning a corner, more like going thru a very wide U-turn.

  4. It seems to me that the corner the Bengals are turning is a pretty big one. The thing must be about 4000 miles long, because they were turning it at the end of last season, and they’re still trapped in it. ZT, Planet Earth calling….please come out of La-La Land and get back to the reality. Someone else needs to call the plays, and we definitely need a new DC. Anytime you give up more than 400 yards in a game, something is terribly wrong. Anytime your QB is continuously sacked, something is wrong. If rush for 3 yds or less a carry, something is wrong. Reality! Not a corner.

  5. I don’t know, I seem to recall Bengals brass saying that the reason they moved on from Marvin Lewis was that they felt the franchise had become disconnected from its fan base. I feel that Taylor and his hand picked assistants have furthered that gap considerably. I don’t understand how Mike Brown can think bringing Taylor back won’t hurt the bottom line.

  6. Just shut up please…do you even know how many corners we’ve turned? Long time Bengal fan

  7. He’s right, they have turned the corner. But that truck that made the turn is headed right toward him, and Opie can expect a pink slip this time next year.

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