The Cincinnati Bengals have officially hired Los Angeles Rams Quarterbacks Coach Zac Taylor to become their next head coach today a move we covered when it was first announced in mid-January.While there was an agreement in principle Darrell Henderson Jersey Cheap
, the Bengals had to wait until the Rams’ season was over to complete the hire.Taylor joined the Rams in 2017 coming on to Head Coach Sean McVay’s staff as the assistant wide receivers coach. A year later, Taylor took over as quarterbacks coach when Greg Olsonleft to become the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders and their new (old) head coach, Jon Gruden.Taylor is light on experience having concluded his playing career in 2007. Four years as a grad assistant at Texas A&M preceded four years climbing the coaching ladder with the Miami Dolphins including becoming the offensive coordinator in that final year. In 2016, he jumped back to the college level to be the OC with Cincinnati before coming onto the Rams. So it’s been a steep ascent for the 35-year old.This is, of course, largely the McVay effect. Taylor now has a HC gig. Former Rams Offensive Coordinator Matt LaFleur went on to take a lateral promotion with the Tennessee Titans before becoming the Green Bay Packers’ new head coach heading into 2019. And Tight End Coach and Passing Game Coordinator Shane Waldron was interviewed by the Bengals as well. Other teams want a bit of McBae’s magic Todd Gurley Jersey
, and it’s easy to understand why.It is worth noting here that QB Jared Goff, then, will have his fourth quarterbacks coach in four years. In his rookie year, Goff worked with Chris Weinke on Jeff Fisher’s staff before working for Olson and Taylor. We’ll have to see who McVay tabs for the job in the weeks ahead.Good luck to Coach Taylor over in the AFC. I doubt this is the last hire from the McVay coaching tree. When the Rams commence their first of two consecutive appearances against the Bears at Soldier Field, it will be cold. Current forecasting has the outdoor temperature at 26 degrees when the ball is kicked to start the game.“I don’t really like the cold,” Rams running back Todd Gurley told reporters on Thursday. “We got a little taste of how it’s going to be. Obviously Aaron Donald Jersey
, it was pretty cold out here today. I’m expecting it to probably be like this, but like 15, 20 degrees colder. It shouldn’t be too bad. I hope not, anyway.”It’s going to be more than “like 15, 20 degrees colder.” It will be more like 30 degrees colder, given that the high in L.A. on Thursday was 58.Coach Sean McVay still thinks the cooler practice temperature can’t hurt C.J. Anderson Jersey
, even though the practice temperature wasn’t nearly cool enough.“Yes, it’s actually good,” McVay told reporters. “If there was going to be a week that the weather isn’t exactly what we’re accustomed to out here in L.A., we’ll take it because it helps us get ready for the elements that we’re going to be playing in on Sunday. Kind of a blessing in disguise for us.”When the Rams faced the Broncos in Denver seven weeks ago, the mercury had dipped to 25 degrees. And the Rams had their lowest offensive output of the season, scoring only 23 in a three-point win. While it may be a few degrees warmer on Sunday night Samson Ebukam Jersey
, the Bears are a few notches better than the Broncos.Which is one of the reasons why I’m taking the Bears to win.