Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor appears primed and ready to get things started with his new team. The Bengals recently hired their next offensive coordinator, Brian Callahan, who had previously been the Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach. Taylor will make the offensive play calls but knows Callahan will bring forth a lot of ideas going forward.

Taylor is very excited to have Callahan with the team and knows what he brings to the table for Cincinnati’s offense. It’s also very likely that Taylor had Callahan in mind the whole time he was awaiting his new journey with the Bengals. Taylor shared some thoughts on Callahan and the new-look offense they will be bringing to the Bengals in 2019, per Geoff Hobson of

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“He’s been around a prolific offense in Denver and operated in similar systems that we did in L.A, so I think it will be a great blend of ideas and cohesion. It’s important to hire people challenging you. As the head coach, you get pulled in a lot of different directions. As the play caller you always need somebody to get you started in the right direction. I can speak through him to the staff when I’m not around those meetings. He needs to be a big idea guy. On game day I’ll be calling the plays, but it will be a collective effort with those guys. This is not all about me. It has to be about the whole group creating the game plan and coming through on game day.”

Taylor and Callahan could turn Cincinnati’s offense around full circle and take advantage of the talent they have in front of them.