The Bengals hired Jemal Singleton as their newest running backs coach. He is coming over from the Oakland Raiders after spending a season at the same position and coaching alongside with Brian Callahan, Cincinnati’s newest offensive coordinator. This is Singleton’s third stop in four years in the NFL.
Singleton didn’t have much to work with last season in Oakland. He did get 4.2 yards per carry out of Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin in 2018, which all considering is pretty good. He hasn’t had a back like Joe Mixon to work with, so it should be interesting what his role will be with helping these running backs adjust to this new offense.
The Bengals added Singleton after the team let Kyle Caskey go this offseason as they prepared to add Taylor when he became officially available. Caskey had been with the team since 2010. He had been the team’s running backs’ coach since 2014, and helped Mixon lead the AFC in rushing this past season. You could make the argument that Mixon’s struggles were more to do with scheme and inconsistent offensive line play.
One has to wonder how this move will play out as Caskey has a pretty good track record. Not to say Singleton doesn’t, but it could’ve been nice to have experience at that position of a guy who already showed signs of success. Of course it could be that Singleton can tap even more into Mixon’s potential and find a way to better utilize Bernard in the offense.
What do you think of the Singleton hire?
How do you feel about the Jemal Singleton hire?
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It sounds like a move in the right direction
Wish they would’ve kept Kyle Caskey
I’m skeptical, but I trust Taylor’s direction
I don’t care who is coaching the running backs as long as we have Mixon