Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/19/13
The Cincinnati Bengals are one of those teams that seem to be on the cusp of greatness. Many teams have come to this point and then fell apart.Bengals fans are hoping the team stays on the course that has brought them to this precipice and pushes it over the top.We know they have a great core group of players and that youth is on their side. We know they have done a good job managing  salary cap numbers over the past few years.Many of their rising stars are still under contract. When everything is moving the right direction, its hard to embrace change. For that reason, there was a collective sigh of relief from Cincinnati Bengals fans when the last head coaching vacancy was filled recently, without offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, or defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer getting a nod.It seems odd that they were both passed over this year. Gruden, brother of former Tampa Bay head coach, Jon Gruden, was a head coach, himself, in the Arena League and in the United Football League.He has ...
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