The Next Big Thing: Meet Ken Zampese, the Next Big Head Coach Candidate

September 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ken Zampese laughs hard when he's told he is standing on the springboard that should launch him into an NFL head coaching career. 
"I haven't called a play in the NFL yet," he told B/R during the offseason, once the laugh subsided. "That's the last thing on my mind."
Fair enough. The longtime Bengals quarterbacks coach and new Bengals offensive coordinator has a lot to accomplish at his current job before he worries about the next one. He must guide the offense through significant free-agent losses. He must continue pushing quarterback Andy Dalton. And he has to help them win that elusive first playoff game.
Still, Zampese must know that coordinating the Bengals is a sure gateway to becoming a hot head coaching candidate. His predecessor, Hue Jackson, now coaches the Browns. Previous offensive coordinator Jay Gruden took Washington to the playoffs last year. On the defensive side of the ball, Mike Zimmer coaches a playoff team in Minnesota.
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