Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/29/13
Jim Anderson, who coached five Pro Bowl players and many outstanding others during a 29-year Bengals career as running backs coach, today informed the club that he is retiring. It has been a great run with the Bengals, and Im happy to have ended it with two straight playoff teams and three in the last four years, Anderson said. The memories will last forever, and Im proud and grateful to have had the opportunity. Its a new challenge for me to move on, because I love coaching, but its time. From 2007 through this past season, Anderson had the most consecutive years with his team of any position coach in the NFL. His 29 seasons are a Bengals record for most total seasons on the coaching staff, as in 2012 he surpassed the 28 seasons (1975-2002) of former strength and conditioning coach Kim Wood. Anderson joined the Bengals in 1984, after a college coaching career that included stops at Nevada-Las Vegas, Southern Methodist and Stanford. He has worked under five Cincinnati head coaches -...
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