July 25, 2017

All Bengal Eyes Now on Future of Zimmer; Gruden

Could Gruden be "one & done" in the Queen City?

Now that the offseason has (unfortunately) begun, all eyes now turn to the coaching staff, and how in may potentially change in light of all of the head coaching positions available.

Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden has long been speculated to be a leading candidate to replace Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville, and sources report he is interested.

Meanwhile, Profootballtalk.com has reported that Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer is a candidate in both Miami and Tampa Bay.

If the Florida teams are able to snag one or both of the team’s top assistants, the Bengals risk losing the gains they were able to achieve this year.  Possible replacements exist on the staff, particularly Secondary Coach Kevin Coyle and Quarterbacks Coach Ken Zampese, but I would expect the team to search outside the organization for replacements.



  1. Agreed, losing both would be disastrous. Losing either would hurt a little less. Our owner should be opening his wallet to see if that will keep them here.

  2. I may be in the minority here, but I can’t see Gruden being a serious contender for the job in Jacksonville. It makes sense for Gruden to be interested. It is a promotion and that is the area his family knows as home. But he has one year of experience as an NFL OC, and his unit ranked #20 overall, #20 in total yards, #20 in passing yards, and #19 in rushing yards. If that’s the best resume Jacksonville can attract, they are screwed.