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Bengals News (1/11): Making some changes

Frank Pollack hints at making some additions to the offensive line this offseason.

Frank Pollack returns to coach the Cincinnati Bengals offensive line
A year ago Bengals running back Joe Mixon gave his touchdown ball against the New York Jets to New York offensive line coach Frank Pollack to thank him for his help during the biggest season of his career.

Cincinnati Bengals hire Frank Pollack as offensive line coach and run game coordinator
The Bengals today named Frank Pollack as the team's offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Pollack, 53, previously served as the Bengals offensive line coach in 2018, before spending the last two seasons ('19-20) with the N.Y. Jets.

Hobson's Choice: Senior Writer Geoff Hobson answers questions from fans
I'm not telling you anything you don't know, but this is a rush and cover league and they've got one proven edge rusher under contract (Sam Hubbard) from a team that had the fewest sacks in the league (17) and one full-time cornerback under contract (Trae Waynes) who has yet to take a snap in a scheme that has finished 29th and 26th the past two seasons.

Pressure Mounting for Cincinnati Bengals Following Stellar Playoff Performances by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield followed that up by leading the Browns past the Steelers on the road. It was Cleveland's first playoff win in 26 years and their first postseason victory on the road since 1969.

Bengals’ Frank Pollack talks making changes to o-line this offseason
The Cincinnati Bengals admitted the problem that is the offensive line this week with the reveal that Jim Turner won’t be back as coach of the unit, re-hiring Frank Pollack in his place.

LSU Football: Joe Burrow's funny rookie story shows he's wired different
When the Cincinnati Bengals selected former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, it was almost like they were selecting a veteran.

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Super Wild Card Weekend: What we learned from Sunday's games
The legend of Lamar Jackson grows with the addition of his first playoff win. Jackson no longer has to hear about his early postseason exits after taking down Tennessee in a fashion that was vastly different than their last playoff meeting a year ago, joining Dan Marino and Patrick Mahomes as the only players in NFL history to have a league MVP and a playoff win under their belt by the end of their age-23 season, per NFL Research. Jackson powered Baltimore's offense, rushing 16 times for 136 yards and a momentum-swinging touchdown to tie the game just before halftime.

Mike Tomlin on Steelers' wild-card loss: 'We were a group that died on the vine'
"We just didn't do enough. We didn't position 'em in enough good circumstances. We didn't make enough plays, particularly in the critical moments. We were a group that died on the vine," Tomlin said when asked what the biggest difference was between the team that began the season to the one that finished it in disappointing fashion.

JuJu Smith-Schuster: 'I don't regret saying what I said' about Browns
"I don't regret saying what I said," he said in a postgame Zoom call. "I said the Browns is the Browns. They came out and played a hell of a game. There's been games where you lose some, you win some, and today wasn't our night. Hopefully, the same Browns show up against the next opponent, and they go out there and do the same thing they did tonight and have a hell of a game."

Drew Brees: Playoff matchup vs. Tom Brady was 'inevitable'
Way back in the spring of 2020 -- what feels like ages ago -- when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed quarterback Tom Brady, it was foretold the aged quarterback would clash with division rival Drew Brees for NFC South supremacy.

Mitchell Trubisky on future in Chicago: 'I can definitely see myself back here next year'
"I think I can definitely see myself back here next year," Trubisky said, via NBC Sports Chicago. "Obviously a lot of that is out of my control but it feels like home and it feels like we have unfinished business. Right now I'm just bummed about this season being over and how the game went so a lot of emotions going on right now but I can see that. We'll see.