Another Bengals assistant coach is being let go.
This time, it’s running backs coach Kyle Caskey, according to WLWT reporter Elise Jesse.
I was just informed that the #Bengals let go of RB coach, Kyle Caskey. His players love him. I have a feeling he’ll be picked up quickly.— Elise Jesse (@Elise_JesseWLWT) January 10, 2019
Caskey has been with the Bengals since the 2010 season, first serving as an assistant offensive line coach. He was promoted to running backs coach in the 2014 season, and he helped develop Jeremy Hill into back-to-back 1,000+ yard seasons in 2014-15. He also helped Giovani Bernard become one of the best dual-threat running backs in the NFL since 2013.
But more importantly, Caskey has helped Joe Mixon become one of the NFL’s best young running backs over the last two season. Mixon finished 2018 as the AFC’s leading rusher and Pro Football Focus’ 17th-best running back this past season.
Just like tight ends coach Jonathan Hayes, who was also let go today, Caskey is a good position coach who had a strong case to remain on staff, but it appears the Bengals want a complete staff overhaul.
And like Hayes, expect Caskey to find another job before the 2019 season begins. Best of luck to both men in their future endeavors.