Bengals Eyeing Lou Anarumo For DC

Giants defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo is set to interview with the Bengals on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (Twitter link) hears. At the moment, he is the frontrunner for their defensive coordinator job, according to Pelissero. 

Anarumo worked with new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor in Miami from 2012-15 and both men finished out the ’15 season as interim coordinators on opposite sides of the ball. After that, Anarumo reverted back to being Miami’s defensive backs coach under Adam Gase and hooked on with the Giants in January of 2018.

Outside of Anarumo’s interim DC stint in South Beach, he has exclusively served as a defensive backs coach for the last two decades. However, he’s a highly-respected coach and his history with Taylor may allow him to climb the ranks.

The Bengals have been left at the altar a few times in this cycle. Previously, they were close with coaches like Jack Del RioDom Capers, and Florida DC Todd Grantham, but they were unable to seal the deal.

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8 comments on “Bengals Eyeing Lou Anarumo For DC

  1. TJECK109

    2 decades as a DN coach and never a full time DC? At least he has more experience than the high school guy

    • joeshmoe11

      You know the HS guy was also Director of Player Personnel at UC, right? And he’s not a position coach or coordinator, simply an assistant to the HC? But #narrative amirite??

      • Who-Dey_KY

        Why be truthful when you have a “good” snarky comment you want to use?

  2. slpdajab55

    This is comical … I quote from moneyball , ( but switched to football) “ There’s the Patriots, then there’s 31 other teams, then there’s 50 feet of crap, then there’s the Bengals “

  3. dust44

    Bengals just can’t get right…. They should trade AJ Green and Dalton this offseason. And try to draft Kyler Murray to add some excitement. If u can’t be good miswell b exciting. Dalton is literally the most boring QB in the league.

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