ATLANTA — Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor is envisioned to be named the Cincinnati Bengals’ new coach as early as Monday.
Final month, Taylor was one particular of 5 candidates interviewed for the Broncos’ head coach opening. Common supervisor John Elway and other staff officials traveled to California to fulfill with Taylor in excess of evening meal.
“First-class group,” Taylor reported of the Broncos. “The persons in the area were terrific and requested terrific concerns. I thought we had a terrific discussion. It was a seriously excellent practical experience for me.
“You walked absent with a seriously excellent appreciation for that group and the persons who were in the area.”
The Broncos employed Vic Fangio as coach past month.
Taylor, a former quarterback, reported it was especially attention-grabbing speaking shop with Elway, a Professional Soccer Hall of Fame quarterback.
“It’s constantly fun speaking to fellas who have played the placement,” Taylor reported. “It’s much easier to connect that way mainly because you can get a lot more unique into the enjoy of the quarterback. We had some terrific dialogue.”
Taylor reported the Broncos’ job interview was “all-encompassing. Quarterback enjoy. Offensive scheme. General staff philosophy. We got into a very little little bit of every little thing.”
Tough start. The Patriots’ 1st two drives ended with an interception and skipped industry target.
On the opening possession, the Patriots moved to the Rams’ 34 in advance of Nickell Robey-Coleman broke up a Brady pass that was intercepted by Cory Littleton. The Rams, while, went a few-and-out.
The Patriots commenced their travel at the 12-garden line, but moved all the way to the Rams’ 31. On third-and-8, after their next timeout of the possession, the Patriots opted for a James White operate that acquired a few yards. Stephen Gostkowski skipped a 46-garden industry target.
The Rams weren’t any better. They had two 1st-half 1st downs.
Having inventory. Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly created his fourth Super Bowl overall look in his 5 decades on New England’s personnel.
During the grind of a postseason, is there an opportunity to get inventory?
“You take pleasure in it,” Daly reported. “I’ve performed this lengthy sufficient and had sufficient dropping seasons in excess of the system of my occupation that I refuse to make it possible for myself to not take pleasure in it. There have been evenings I have long gone property after a lengthy working day and I’m fatigued but I lay down and say, ‘How awesome is it to be planning for a Super Bowl?’ You can not wait around to get up tomorrow and work.”
Footnotes. Rams punter Johnny Hekker on former Broncos jogging back again C.J. Anderson, who was signed in mid-December: “Incredibly impressive. C.J. is a real pro’s professional, a person who has hardly ever enable his circumstance identify his mindset. He’s labored and been a person who’s been speedy to place out the staff when he’s had good results. We would not be in this article without him.” … Following 5 Super Bowl spots: Miami Gardens, Fla., (Feb. 2, 2020), Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2021), Los Angeles (Feb. 6, 2022), Glendale, Ariz., (tentatively Feb. 5, 2023) and New Orleans (tentatively Feb. 4, 2024). … The Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof was opened for the pregame festivities, such as a flyover, in advance of it was closed for the activity.