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Bengals News (1/21): What kind of team will the new head coach be walking into?

It is the worst kept secret that the Bengals are going to be hiring Zac Taylor from the Rams, but what team is he going to have in Cincinnati when he arrives?

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Taylor is expected to pursue a veteran NFL coach for such an important job because other young, inexperienced head coaches have done the same in the past. After being named the Rams' head coach, Sean McVay hired veteran NFL defensive coordinator Wade Phillips in 2017, and Andy Reid hired veteran Jim Johnson in 1999 when he first became an NFL head coach with the Eagles.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are set to hire Zac Taylor as their new head coach, Ian Rapoport of reports.

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Soon-to-be Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor will been tasked with turning around a team that’s gone stale, but he will inherit a roster with some promising pieces.

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Per that report, the Bengals have been "sticklers for the rules" and have had "very little contact" with Taylor about the position. Rapoport added that the Bengals "may not have even officially told him he's getting the job, but it is expected to happen."

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