The Bengals looked a little different Tuesday as the team held its first offseason workout at Paul Brown Stadium.
Andy Dalton expressed his excitement and eagerness to get to work under new coach Zac Taylor, who replaced Marvin Lewis after he parted ways with the Bengals following 16 seasons at the helm.
“With Zac getting here and the whole change … let’s make it all feel new and feel different,” Dalton said, via the team’s official website.
“I think he’s done great. From the day he stepped in here you felt the change. Obviously he had a plan for what he wanted and they’re doing it here. You can see it with all the construction happening here and the way the staff came together. They’re all in for what Zac is wanting to do.”
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Taylor served as the Rams’ quarterbacks coach last season and previously had stints as a wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator, though he has no head coaching experience. Still, Dalton still believes the team will embrace what he brings to the table.
“When you walk in the building, you want to see, does it feel different? Does it feel the same?” Dalton said. “There will still be construction going on. But I think everyone is going to feel it from day one.”
Taylor, 35, will be the second-youngest coach in the league after former boss Sean McVay, who turned 33 in January.