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Bengals News (2/11): James Casey was an important hire to Zac Taylor

James Casey was a major target for Zac Taylor’s new staff, and Taylor was worried another team would hire Casey.

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“We knew we were going to have an opportunity to be pretty good,” Hancock said. “It was about pushing the kids to be the best they could be. That was all of our focus. We wanted to be the best football team we could be. We didn’t worry about outside distractions or our opponents, it’s up to us to be successful. Our kids were very driven and focused. The kids did a great job, my coaching staff did a great job. We were blessed to have a great year.”

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“We had the opportunity to work together pretty closely throughout the season,” Rosfeld told WCPO Jan. 11. “I think brilliant would be the right word to describe Zac Taylor. Driven, purposeful – his ability to teach the position – as a guy that played at a high level and also just understanding the booby traps and the tricks that defenses lay to catch quarterbacks. His ability to teach how to negotiate that was really unique. So from the day you meet him you see a unique football mind.”

Bengals TE coach James Casey was Zac Taylor’s ‘hidden guy’
“Everywhere he’s played, he’s been the coaches’ favorite player … He was my one hidden guy … That’s the one I was worried about getting out because I was (afraid) someone might steal him away.”

Bengals have youngest head coach/offensive coordinator duo in NFL
It has become less unusual to see teams hire young head coaches in recent years and those teams have often paired those coaches with more experienced assistants, but the Bengals went a different way when they hired an offensive coordinator to go with Zac Taylor.

Evaluating the Cincinnati Bengals TE Options Entering Free Agency
With Tyler Eifert, Tyler Kroft, and C.J. Uzomah carrying the unrestricted free agent tag entering 2019, TE’s are a focal point for the Bengals free agency plans moving forward. With each player adding something different to the offense, the coaching staff will have to decide who’s a fit going forward under Zac Taylor and the new regime. Will they want Eifert’s playmaking skills, Uzomah’s grit, or Kroft’s consistency? Let’s take a look at who should return and why.

Young coaching staff represents a needed shift for Bengals
Marvin Lewis lasted 16 seasons as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, which was already a little too long, but a third straight non-playoff season in 2018 finally cost him his job. Zac Taylor is stepping in after serving as Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach, as anyone who has Sean McVay’s phone number has risen up lists of NFL head coaching candidates.

Bengals news: Jemal Singleton set to join Cincinnati as new running backs coach
Prior to reportedly being tabbed by the Bengals, the veteran football mind served as a running backs coach for both the Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts. Doing so for the Raiders between 2018 and 2019, Singleton then coached with the Colts between 2016 and 2017.

Andrew Whitworth played role in Bengals hiring Zac Taylor
“In my conversations with Whit, what was clear to me was his love for this organization, for this city, and how much he valued his time here and the appreciation he had for the Brown family,” Taylor said. “Those were the things made crystal clear to me. Just having those conversations let me know that this was a place for me.”

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