Notebook: McVay Says Bengals In 'Steady,' Hands

Notebook: McVay Says Bengals In 'Steady,' Hands

At 33 years old Rams head coach Sean McVay has the youngest coaching tree in NFL history. As the annual league meetings got underway Sunday at the Arizona Biltmore, McVay took a few moments to expound on why he thinks his old quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor is going to set down roots in Cincinnati as the Bengals head coach.

“He’s got a great confidence and a leadership and a steady hand,” McVay said. “When you spend any time around Zac, you can feel he was that quarterback that was a great leader at Nebraska. His even-keel demeanor and disposition I think is really valuable for your team and what you want to do as a head coach. That’s a great trait he possesses.”

McVay says you only have to look at the way Taylor went about building his coaching staff to see the even keel. He watched as Taylor took some heat for the time it took him to settle on his defensive coaches and was impressed he didn’t blink in choosing Giants secondary coach Lou Anarumo as a first-time coordinator.

“Zac did good job. Really patient,” McVay said. “Naturally there’s an inclination to get it done, get it done. The thing that was really impressive on his part was the strategic approach he took to finding the right guys for him. He’s really excited about Lou and Lou’s a great coach in this league.”

McVay called the plays in Los Angeles, but he has no doubt Taylor is up to the task in Cincinnati.

“He was really influential in what we were doing the last couple of years,” McVay said. “I learned from his as much as he’ll say he learned from me. It was a mutual respect.”


Source: Bengals | Geoff Hobson | March 24, 2019