What’s Next for the Bengals After Being Eliminated from 2013 NFL Playoffs?

January 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the second consecutive year, the Cincinnati Bengals went one-and-done in the NFL playoffs, losing, as they did last season, to the Houston Texans. The 19-13 loss spells the end of their season and the beginning of getting geared up for next year, when the outcome will hopefully be much sweeter. Here's what may lay ahead for the Bengals in the immediate future.
The first thing to think—or maybe even worry—about is the possibility of both or either of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden heading elsewhere as a head coach. Gruden's already on the Philadelphia Eagles' short list, and they should be inquiring about his interest on Monday, while Zimmer's name has been bounced around though not yet connected to any particular team.
Though Gruden's coaching stock took a hit in the playoff loss (the Bengals had just 207 total yards of offense in the game, converted no third downs and possessed the ball for a mere 21:07), he could still...

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