The Zac Taylor era has been mostly misery for the Cincinnati Bengals and their fans.
Cincinnati hired Taylor after moving on from Marvin Lewis, who held the post of Bengals head coach for 16 seasons (2003-18) in hopes the young offensive “guru” would jump-start the Cincinnati offense and help create better player/coach relations given Taylor’s young age.
Instead, the team has done nothing but struggle as the Bengals went 2-14 in Taylor’s debut season of 2019 and are 2-9-1 through 12 games this season, making Taylor’s overall record a woeful 4-23-1.
Besides poor play, a report from Elise Jesse of Sports Illustrated suggests the Bengals culture is “toxic” with Taylor at the helm.
Perhaps the only positive of Taylor’s time as head coach was seeing rookie quarterback Joe Burrow thrive in the offensive-minded head coaches’ offense.
Burrow completed 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns with just five interceptions before suffering a season-ending torn ACL and MCL injury in Week 11 against the Washington Football team.
However, Burrow’s talent may allow him to thrive in any offensive system making Taylor nonessential to the former top overall pick’s future.
With reports of a toxic culture and a 4-23-1 record, should the Bengals let go of Taylor and start fresh in 2021 or give the 37-year old another shot next season?
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Should the Bengals fire Zac Taylor?
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Yes, and do it now.
Yes, but wait until the end of the season.
No, let him return in 2021.
No, but wait until the end of the season.