The Cincinnati Bengals have a new target for their next offensive line coach.
According to NFL reporter Kent Somers, the Bengals have recently interviewed Harold Goodwin.
Cardinals OC/OL coach Harold Goodwin has interviewed recently with Bengals, Raiders for OL. Good coach whose unit dealt with lot of injuries— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) January 10, 2018
Goodwin has been the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive line coach and offensive coordinator since the 2013 season under head coach Bruce Arians, who retired following Week 17 this season. Arians called the offensive plays for the majority of his tenure, but he did give Goodwin chances to call plays in preseason games.
But Goodwin’s calling card is his coaching along the offensive line, a spot at which the Bengals are seeking improvement after regressing in the last two years. That led to long-time offensive line coach Paul Alexander being let go this offseason, and to this point, a replacement has not been found.
Prior to being the offensive line coach in Arizona, Goodwin served in that role with the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. That came after he was the offensive line coach and quality control coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2007-11. During that span, the Steelers went to a pair of Super Bowls, winning one over, ironically, the Cardinals in 2010.
Goodwin left Pittsburgh in 2012 with Arians — who was Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator — for Indianapolis. Goodwin left with Arians once again when the latter became head coach of the Cardinals.
Goodwin is still a fairly young coach by NFL standards, as he just finished his 13th season coaching in the NFL at age 44. His first coaching gig was as a graduate assistant at Michigan in 1995. His first NFL gig was assistant offensive line coach of the Chicago Bears from 2004-06.
The Bengals are expected to announce their new offensive line coach this week.