Zac Taylor claims team wants ‘the right person’ for Bengals DC job
There’s been a mad dash over the last few weeks for NFL teams making wholesale changes on the sidelines to fill out their coaching staffs. Despite the field of available coaches continuing to thin, though, Zac Taylor won’t be rushed into hiring someone with whom he’s uncomfortable.
“No [timetable], just need the right person,” he said.
The Bengals showed interest in New Orleans Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn and Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, but were unable to procure interviews with either, Sports Illustrated reports.
The team also already spoke with longtime NFL coaches Jack del Rio, thought to be a favorite for the job, and Mike Nolan, ultimately deciding against making either veteran its new defensive coordinator.
Cincinnati fired longtime coach Marvin Lewis on December 31st after the team went 6-10 in 2018, the third consecutive season it missed the playoffs. Taylor, quarterbacks coach of the Los Angeles Rams last season, was officially introduced as the Bengals’ new head coach on February 4th, the day after the Rams fell to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
The Bengals announced the hiring of Brian Callahan as offensive coordinator earlier this month. T
he son of coaching legend Bill Callahan, he entered the NFL coaching ranks in 2010 as a coaching assistant with the Denver Broncos, then served as quarterbacks coach of the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders.