Over the last two years, the wide receiver position has left plenty to be desired for the Cincinnati Bengals aside from A.J. Green (when healthy) and Tyler Boyd. John Ross III has dealt with injuries and inconsistencies, and while Auden Tate and Alex Erickson have shown flashes of promise, there’s still more to be desired there.
The addition of Troy Walters as the Bengals assistant wide receivers coach could help bring along the young unit.
There’s immense potential with the pass-catchers in the building right now and you can tell there is another step these players seem ready to take. Walters’ experience could help tap that potential.
Walters has worked as an offensive coordinator for Nebraska the past two seasons. His most notable job was as Central Florida’s offensive coordinator from 2016-2017; the latter year he helped lead the team to a 13-0 season. Prior to that job he spent time on several offensive staffs in college since 2009. He was also an NFL player who spent eight years in the NFL as a wide receiver and kickoff returner.
The extensive experience as both a coach and player should be very welcomed by Bengals fans. It is also something that should help Cincinnati’s receivers take the next step. It also never hurts to bring in another great offensive mind. The college game has shown to have some of the most innovative coaches, and the way he designed his offense in 2017 to get his team to an undefeated season can’t be stated enough.
This is still Walters’ first coaching job in the NFL, which is a pretty big step. This is still a good entry level job, and that is really the biggest knock against Walter it seems. He isn’t just a former player or a lower level coach making a jump. He is an experienced player and coach taking his next step.
Do you approve of Bengals hiring Troy Walters as assistant wide receivers coach?
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Yes, he seems to have a great history as player an coach
No, his experience is impressive, but he could’ve been more successful as a player or coach
I’m willing to wait and see how he does.