We’re getting some clarity on the Frank Pollack situation.
Apparently, it was not the Bengals who didn’t want Pollack back. Instead, it was Pollack who didn’t want to remain in Cincinnati.
Also being told that Frank Pollack left on his own. https://t.co/3lHdqOhy00— Elise Jesse (@Elise_JesseWLWT) January 16, 2019
It’s still unfortunate news, but at least the Bengals didn’t make the mistake of firing one of the NFL’s best offensive line coaches.
However, something has changed, and now Pollack is heading elsewhere, according to WLWT reporter Elise Jesse.
I am hearing OL coach, Frank Pollack is out. #Bengals— Elise Jesse (@Elise_JesseWLWT) January 15, 2019
Pollack was brought on to replace Paul Alexander in 2018. While the offensive line left a lot to be desired, Pollack did an admirable job with a group that included band-aids like Alex Redmond and Bobby Hart in the starting lineup, as well as a rookie center in Billy Price.
The Bengals also had issues throughout the year at left tackle with Cordy Glenn battling several injuries. Pollack deserved another chance to get this unit right with what will hopefully be a better group in 2019, but for whatever reason, he won’t get it.
Now, the Bengals are looking for a new offensive line coach for Zac Taylor’s staff, as Taylor is still expected to be named the team’s next head coach once the Rams’ season ends.