Remember back when the Cincinnati Bengals got off to a 4-1 start to kick off 2018? Remember when fans and pundits thought then-head coach Marvin Lewis finally turned this underachieving franchise around?
Well, that didn’t happen.
Lewis is gone now, finally, and the Bengals hope soon-to-be-officially announced head coach Zac Taylor, who recently held the quarterbacks coach position with the Rams, can provide the answers to a Cincy team that has had zero direction for some years now.
Taylor will have plenty of questions to answer. Is quarterback Andy Dalton still going to be they guy? What about the skill positions? Will the Bengals be able to find a complementary piece to maximize wide receiver A.J. Green’s abilities? How about moving on from oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert?
And that defense? Wow, it was bad in 2018. Like, giving-up-more-yards-than-anyone-else-last-year bad.
Find a spot on Cincinnati’s roster, and chances are, it needs an upgrade.