The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Frank Pollack as their offensive line coach. He is coming over after two seasons with the New York Jets. Prior to joining the Jets, Pollack coached under the Marvin Lewis-led Bengals.
When current head coach Zac Taylor was ushered in, Pollack went elsewhere. Jim Turner was brought in by Taylor, and let’s just say it would’ve been difficult to continue his contract following the offensive line’s performance in 2020.
The most notable moment was when Joe Burrow was hit against Washington and tore his ACL. While that defined the season, Burrow had been getting lit up in the pocket on a weekly basis. He was sacked 16 times in a three-game stretch last season.
The hope is that Pollack, with the right resources, can change the Bengals fortune.
Under Pollack’s direction in 2018, Cincinnati’s offensive line ranked 11th in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed per game (2.3), while also paving the way for Joe Mixon to log career-highs in rushing yards (1,168), average yards per attempt (4.9) and rushing touchdowns (eight).
Pollack’s line performed well last time he was in the Queen City. Coaching is oftentimes more than just performance. While that the ultimate goal, how you’re viewed to your players matters as well.
Here’s what a few Bengals said per the press release.
“Coach Pollack is a high energy guy and we’re excited to work with him again. We know the kind of work he expects and the kind of results we can achieve. He demands a lot and is very clear with his instructions. He is a great coach to play for,” center Trey Hopkins said.
Mixon continued that energy by saying, “I am super excited for Coach Pollack to be back. He’s proven he’s the best in the business. There are a lot of records to be broken. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field and getting to work.”
Knowing all that, do you view this as a home-run hiring by the Bengals?
Do you approve of the Bengals adding Frank Pollack to the staff?
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