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Approval Poll: Bengals promote Troy Walters to wide receivers coach

The Bengals promoted Walter to replace Bob Bicknell. Was it a smart move?

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals parted ways with wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell this offseason. Bicknell, who was in his position from 2018-2020, was one of the coaches leftover from the Marvin Lewis era.

Bicknell was one of several coaches that the Bengals didn’t bring back following a 4-11-1 season. Along with replacing their offensive line coach, the Bengals have now moved to replace their wide receivers coach.

This time, it’s an internal candidate that is getting the position, as Troy Walters is being promoted to the position. He was previously the assistant wide receivers coach.

Walters has some of his own playing experience as well. He was a fifth-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft and played over half a decade in the league. Walters also has a plethora of coaching experience at the collegiate level.

That said, already familiar with the young receiving corps, Walters will be in an interesting, difficult position. The Bengals had issues with John Ross III last season, and they may not be bringing back A.J. Green this offseason.

Let’s just say Walters is coming into a situation that will be far from easy to navigate. However, the talent with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins is there, and he’ll be the one asked to get those players to the level everyone knows they’re capable of playing at.

Moving forward, do you think Walters will be the right man for the job?

Poll

Was Walters the right choice?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Yes, Who Dey!
    (497 votes)
  • 39%
    No, should’ve went with an external candidate
    (320 votes)
817 votes total Vote Now