The Bengals are currently planning an interview with Rams’ QB coach Zac Taylor to take place near the end of the week, but they’ll interview another coach from outside the organization very soon.
Per Ryan Koenigsberg, a beat writer for the Broncos, Vance Joseph will interview with the Bengals this week as well. NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero also confirmed the news.
Per a source, former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will interview for the head coach opening in Cincinnati this week.— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) January 1, 2019
Josina Anderson is reporting that Joseph will be in Cincinnati for two days to interview and discuss filling other spots, like potentially defensive coordinator.
I'm told Vance Joseph is traveling tonight to Cincy. His head coaching interview and tangential discussions are scheduled currently over two days actually, Thursday & Friday, per source.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 2, 2019
Joseph is technically an out-of-house candidate, but he does have history with Cincinnati. Before becoming the Broncos’ head coach for the past two seasons and the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator in 2016, Joseph was the defensive backs coach for the Bengals for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Joseph was outed from Denver after he accumulated just 11 wins in two seasons, and his questionable decision-making as head coach had as much to do with it as their lack of competent quarterback play. There were rumors surfacing late this past season that not only Joseph would be fired, but that the Bengals would have interest in bringing him back in some capacity if he were to become available.
Joseph will now have a chance to make a good impression and potentially revitalize his coaching career.
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