Eleven days into 2018, something has FINALLY given Bengals fans some life and made them excited.
The Bengals have hired Frank Pollack to be offensive line coach.
(I’ll wait while you jump up and down in excitement.)
The general reaction has been delight for Bengals fans who have suffered through two bad years of offensive line play under Paul Alexander. Alexander is considered to be among the league’s best offensive line coaches, but something went awry the last two seasons and the Bengals’ line has suffered dramatically as a result.
And now, the Bengals have brought in another coach who has coached up one of the league’s best offensive lines year after year. Pollack was part of a firing spree in Dallas after a down year for the Cowboys, but that shouldn’t make you worried about this hire. The Cowboys’ offensive line is proven as is Pollack as an offensive line coach.
Here’s a look at Bengals fans reacting to the news following the hire being made official.
Now this is a hire I can get behind. https://t.co/iZgFyx2wTZ— Kaleb Burchett (@DatDudeKB3) January 11, 2018
wow great hire. Really surprised Cowboys let him go. Built the best oline in the league. https://t.co/SOevbtZvN4— Joe Howdyshell (@Jhowdy54) January 11, 2018
So I was just wondering with Pollack in Cincinnati, if any of the big name offensive lineman in Dallas were up soon. That answer is no. Cowboys investing heavily in the offensive line. pic.twitter.com/D4DzfkU80y— Jed DeMuesy (@Local12Jed) January 11, 2018
pollack meeting bodine for the first time pic.twitter.com/6yZef7v1hm— John Sheeran (@John__Sheeran) January 11, 2018
For those wondering about “style” - emphasis for #Bengals HC Marvin Lewis & OC Bill Lazor was a more “aggressive” blocking scheme.— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) January 11, 2018
The Cowboys were ranked 2nd in rushing in both 2016 and 2017. This is a very good hire. The Bengals just need to get the right personnel now. It was very shortsighted last year to assume that simply patching up one of the most important pieces of the offense would work.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) January 11, 2018
Cowboys have had one of the best offensive lines in recent years, especially Zeke's rookie year. #Bengals did their due diligence and got a pretty dang good coach.— Jed DeMuesy (@Local12Jed) January 11, 2018
#Bengals hire Frank Pollack as OL coach.— Elite Andy Dalton (@EvilAndyDalton) January 11, 2018
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Bengals hire Frank Pollack as OL coach. He was the Cowboys OL coach. My reaction is pic.twitter.com/zrSWkGuvM3— Houston Crawford (@htown) January 11, 2018
Went from fearing Tom Cable to being thrilled with Frank Pollack in 24 hours and it's a pretty good feeling. https://t.co/oBlLkMc58e— Rebecca Toback (@Rebecca_Toback) January 11, 2018
Frank Pollack is a huge hire for the Bengals, still surprised honestly.— Who Dey Nation (@WhoDeyNationTM) January 11, 2018
My first reaction was an all caps “HELL YEAH” to the Cincy Jungle staff. What was yours? Share it in the comments below.