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Ah, yes. That offensive continuity rears it's ugly head again.Dalton eager to learn new offense
Geoff Hobson - Bengals.com - April 12, 2018 (36 minutes ago)
When Gruden left in 2014 to become head coach in Washington, Hue Jackson added his own West Coast wrinkles to Gruden’s playbook for the two seasons before he went to Cleveland as the head man. Ken Zampese, Dalton’s only quarterbacks coach, had been appointed for offensive continuity and Lazor inherited the playbook when Zampese was fired two games into his second season last year.
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/D ... f4e4febf73
Even when he changes things up he maintains continuity! Pretty neat trick. Hard to suck up to the owner any better than that.Lazor oversees offense's hybrid evolution
Geoff Hobson - Bengals.com - April 19, 2018
But Lazor’s true definition of the West Coast comes from how Holmgren taught him to handle the quarterbacks.
“From my experience with Coach Holmgren, I’d say what the West Coast is, is the way you build the passing game to coach the quarterback,” Lazor said. “It’s a thought process, a philosophy of how the passing game is going to work. And it really is embedded in how the quarterback is going to play. His decisiveness and the way you build everything so he can play at a certain tempo.”
So it’s different. But the same. Change first, though.
“Over time, they’ll say, here is a list of things that carried over because we’re good at it,” Lazor said of his players. “There will be both (continuity and change). I just haven’t told them all that yet.”
http://www.bengals.com/news/article-1/L ... 373b46e859
Given that they don't have enough continuity internally, it's mandatory that they bring some in from the outside.The promising decisions among the Bengals’ 2018 assistant coach search
Anthony Cosenza - Cincy Jungle - Jan 11, 2018, 1:00pm EST
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Bob Bicknell and Kyle Caskey bring continuity and familiarity to Bill Lazor on offense:
https://www.cincyjungle.com/analysis/20 ... ach-search
Bleacher Report buys in on Bengals
Travis Steffen - Stripe Hype - May 11, 2018
The team decided to stay away from the offensive line until the seventh-round of the draft following the Price selection. Surprising analysts and fans with this move, the Bengals felt that grabbing another lineman would be reaching. Cincinnati was not impressed enough to grab another lineman in this draft, and they are confident in some of the young talent they already have developing under Pollack.
I happen to agree with them. I think that Jake Fisher can still improve into a good starting right tackle with more development and they also brought in former New York Giants right tackle Bobby Hart to compete this year. Guards Christian Westerman and Alex Redmond looked good in the final weeks of the season as well and could be another good battle in training camp. I think it’s good they kept some continuity on the line as bringing in all new players would prove not only difficult and go away from other holes on the team but take more time to develop a bond.
https://stripehype.com/2018/05/11/bleac ... sive-line/
Shades of Duke Tobin with his ol' "continuity is a good thing" adage.PFW roundtable: 5 key offseason questions, AFC North edition
Pro Football Weekly — Published: May 25, 2018, 11:41 a.m. Updated: 12:00 p.m.
PFW editors Bob LeGere, Eric Edholm, Greg Gabriel and Arthur Arkush answer five key AFC North questions.
5) Predicted order of finish?
AA: 1. Steelers 2. Bengals 3. Ravens 4. Browns
The two quandaries: which club should immediately follow the Steelers, again a legitimate Super Bowl threat, and did the Browns establish enough credibility and competence to climb out of their familiar cellar? Ultimately, the Bengals continuity — on offense, not in the coaching ranks — gave them the nod over Baltimore, while it was the Browns’ continuity — the coaching staff, not the personnel — resigning them, still, to a familiar fate.
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Bengals sign interim OC Bill Lazor to two-year contract
Kevin Patra, Around the NFL Writer - NFL.com - Published: Jan. 3, 2018 at 11:31 a.m. Updated: 11:58 a.m.
The Cincinnati Bengals are opting for continuity in 2018.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... r-contract
Mike Brown will never part ways with Marvin Lewis, you can bet on it. No, wait... that's for the other thread! For this thread, I say...NFL Betting Odds: Hue Jackson, Adam Gase Top List of 1st Coach to Be Fired
Scott Polacek - Bleacher Report - June 19, 2018
Las Vegas apparently doesn’t believe in Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson or Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.
As OddsShark shared Tuesday, with the 2018 season approaching, the two coaches topped the opening list of odds for the first NFL head coach to be fired. Not far behind are Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, who is still looking for his first playoff win in Cincinnati, and Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph.
Lewis stands out as one of the veteran names on the list, especially since there was serious discussion this offseason about whether the Bengals would retain him in his current position. The 2018 season will be his 16th at the helm of the team, and while he’s made the playoffs seven times, he has never advanced past the AFC Wild Card Round.
Cincinnati is also a lackluster 13-18-1 the last two seasons, although owner Mike Brown pointed to "continuity" when discussing why he kept Lewis, per Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
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