Bengals coach Zac Taylor hasn’t had ‘a chance to process’ Super Bowl loss
Zac Taylor may be the new head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, but he is still yet to process the Super Bowl loss he suffered just over a week ago as Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach.
“I haven’t had a chance to process it, quite honestly,” said Taylor, according to Peter King of NBC Sports. “There just hasn’t been time. I haven’t watched the game. Honestly, I’m conflicted. It’s devastating to work so hard to get to the championship game, and for your entire team to pour everything they’ve got into it, and then to lose like that.”
The Rams fell to the New England Patriots by a score of 13-3 on Feb. 3 and did not score until the second half.
Los Angeles won 12 games during the regular season, capturing the NFC West division title and earning the No. 2 seed in the conference.
The Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and then topped the New Orleans Saints in a controversial NFC Championship Game before losing to the Patriots.
It was a surreal experience for Taylor, who obviously had mixed emotions knowing he was going to be officially named the Bengals’ head coach the very next day:
“But five or six hours after the game, I’m on a plane to Cincinnati, on the way to fulfill a dream I’ve had for so long—to be a head coach in the NFL,” he said. “And then your brain goes there. It’s just … it’s just the way it is, and you’ve got to turn the page.”
Taylor will hope to help the Bengals turn things after a disappointing 2018 season.