June 15, 2024
It’s the first of multiple interviews for the Bengals offensive coordinator.

Cincinnati — On Friday, Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan had a head coaching interview with the Titans. Callahan is anticipated to participate in at least four interviews, this being the first. This was an online interview.

On Tuesday, he has an interview with the Chargers as well. He has also been asked to an interview by the Panthers and Falcons.

In addition, the Chargers, Panthers, and Falcons have all asked to interview him for their head coaching positions.

With Jerod Mayo taking over as head coach of the Patriots on Friday, the NFL now has seven open head coaching positions, meaning that at least 25% of teams will have a new head coach for the upcoming season.

Bengals Continue Unwanted All-Pro Trend This Season

In 2023, the Cincinnati Bengals’ season did not turn out to be as successful as many had anticipated.

Their prospects of making the playoffs were severely damaged by a dismal start to the season and Joe Burrow’s wrist injury that ended the season halfway through.

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paycor Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Their prospects of making the playoffs were severely damaged by a dismal start to the season and Joe Burrow’s wrist injury that ended the season halfway through.

The Bengals didn’t live up to the preseason hoopla, but there were a few positives: Chase Brown was a strong balance to Joe Mixon, and Jake Browning emerged as a reliable backup quarterback.

Unfortunately, that meant that for the eighth straight season, no Bengals player was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team. This was a setback for Cincinnati.

Trey Hendrickson, a defensive end who tied for second in the NFL with 17.5 sacks and third with 33 quarterback hits, was arguably the biggest letdown for Cincinnati.

Only T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a pass rusher, ended with more sacks than the other four edge rushers that made the All-Pro list.

Maxx Crosby, Myles Garrett, and Micah Parsons were all deserving of the honour, but Hendrickson had at least some stake in the outcome.

With Mixon and wide receiver Tee Higgins being the two main areas of uncertainty, the Bengals now enter the offseason.

The choices made about where to cut costs could have a significant impact on the team’s future now that they are paying Burrow high salary to play quarterback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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