Found April 07, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
For the past couple years the Bengals linebacking unit has been average. While a member of that unit has led the team in tackles the past four seasons, there haven't been many notable plays. Whether or not things will change this upcoming season remains to be seen, but there have been some shakeups during the offseason to try and get them to play better. The first happened in February when Paul Guenther replaced Jeff FitzGerald as linebackers coach. FitzGerald, whose contract was not renewed, was with the Bengals for four seasons but his players were mostly out of position or thinking instead of reacting. When he took the job, Guenther said the first thing he was going to stress to the linebackers was to play freer instead of overanalyzing. The second big change is that Zimmer appears to want his outside linebackers to rush the passer more. Zimmer made those intentions known after Manny Lawson was re-signed to a one-year deal on March 30. Said Zimmer of Lawson: "He was ...
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