A month ago, Bill Lazor’s new offensive coaching staff convened for the first time as a group. Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt sat for a bit with new wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell, and the pair was joined by running backs coach Kyle Caskey watching over the practices at the Senior Bowl in Alabama. Lazor made sure to sit with new offensive line coach Frank Pollack to pick his brain on what he liked in an offensive lineman. The entire group truly got together for the first time that week in late January at an annual dinner hosted by head coach Marvin Lewis. It’s been a harried five weeks since, between starting the move to Cincinnati, getting to know one another, reviewing past game film of current players and beginning to model their own systems. Through all that, the Bengals’ new offensive coaches and new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and secondary coach Daronte Jones have to also learn to meld their unique scouting backgrounds with that of Duke Tobin’s personnel department and Lewis’ overall vision of a roster.
New Cincinnati Bengals coaches finding their scouting voice at Combine
Cincinnati Enquirer | Mar 3