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Poll: Were Bengals right to part ways with Paul Alexander?

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The Bengals get rid of their long-time o-line coach. Was it a good call?

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The Cincinnati Bengals have parted ways with Paul Alexander.

Not long after the team re-signed Marvin Lewis to remain head coach, Lewis made one of his first big shakeups to the team, getting rid of a coach who has been with the team for almost a quarter of a century.

Alexander oversaw some of the greatest offensive lines in franchise history, including the development of Rich Braham, Willie Anderson, Eric Steinbach, Levi Jones, Andrew Whitworth, Kevin Zeitler and Clint Boling.

However, Alexander was also responsible for some of the Bengals worst o-line units as well. That was what the 2017 unit looked like, as they were easily the biggest weakness of a team that went 7-9 and could have easily won 2-3 more games.

That’s why it was an easy call to get rid of Alexander, but this is a franchise that’s always been afraid to make changes, so seeing them actually part with him was a pleasent surprise.

But was it the right move to make with an offseason of big changes coming? Was Alexander a weak link on this staff?

Poll

Did Bengals make right call letting Paul Alexander go?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Yes.
    (1547 votes)
  • 6%
    No.
    (141 votes)
  • 25%
    Anyone who endorses Russell Bodine should be fired ASAP.
    (592 votes)
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