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Approval poll for Bengals and Daronte Jones parting ways

What do you think of the Bengals having a second hole to fill on their defensive staff?

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The Bengals make a move with their coaching staff as they allowed secondary coach Daronte Jones' contract to expire without retaining him.

Jones led a group that seemed to underperform mightily. Jessie Bates failed to take a significant step after impressing as a rookie, William Jackson is still looking for that same 2017 magic and a unit that only created 10 interceptions (four of which were created by Darius Phillips).

Phillip's is probably Jones' biggest claim to fame in 2019. He took the late round pick and turned him into an player who will likely play a pretty significant role for Cincinnati in the near future. However, it was too hard to over look how poorly the unit played as a whole.

Was it all on Jones? Absolutely not. Players like B.W. Webb disappointed, and he was handcuffed to a Terryl Austin defense in 2018 that was one of the worst in the NFL. It was still clear that the Bengals needed to move on from a few coaches this offseason after a very slow start to the year.

The Bengals secondary allowed the 21st most passing yards per game in 2019, and they have way more talent than for that to be acceptable. Bengals fans now have to hope whoever replaces Jones is able to tap into the talent that is on the roster.

What do you think of the move to let Jones walk?


Do you approve of the Bengals moving on from Daronte Jones?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Yes, that unit needs drastic improvement
    (677 votes)
  • 2%
    No, he deserved another year after a strong finish
    (22 votes)
  • 28%
    It depends who they replace him with
    (272 votes)
971 votes total Vote Now