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14 minutes ago, maury77 said:

Nice, this guy coached Dallas's OL from 2013-2017, when it was one of the best units in the league. 

Thanks for this info! That makes me feel a lot better about hiring a Bengals OL coach. :-) 

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A pretty good read on him when he was on the Bengals... Key on the coaches hired so far is intensity & physical play,,,, Hopefully it will rub off on the players.

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/8/3/17642736/frank-pollack-culture-change-is-showing

The Frank Pollack culture change is showing with the Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have made several changes over the offseason, but none more important than Frank Pollack. And those results are starting to show.

By Josh Kirkendall@Josh_Kirkendall Aug 3, 2018, 3:30pm EDT
 
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Calling Frank Pollack Cincinnati’s most prized offseason acquisition isn’t without merit.

After helping develop and coaching an insanely talented offensive line in Dallas, Pollack joined a Bengals squad starving for effective production in the trenches. In a few short months, he’s effectively changing the culture, teaching alternative techniques, and implementing his own cult personality on his offensive line.

The results are now starting to show.

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap sees a big difference, telling Fox 19 that Pollack is “making (the offensive lineman) into fighters.” Running back Joe Mixon added that Pollack has “changed the culture (and) the way they block around here. The attitude, strength-wise, they’re way more physical than last year.” Giovani Bernard agreed, saying earlier this spring:

“Seeing Frank in the meeting room, you knew once he stepped up there it was a change. That’s not a good thing or a bad thing, it’s just a different feel. You can understand that they want to change the mentality of the offensive line as well as the running backs….He’s just the opposite of Paul. A little bit more vocal. I’m not saying that Paul was never vocal. (Pollack) is just a more in-your-face kind of guy.”

Cincinnati got a closer look when the team wore full pads on Monday.

“They beat us up today a little bit,” SAM linebacker Nick Vigil told the mothership. “They seem more aggressive. They seem like they’re coming off a little more. It’s a little different mentality. It’s good to see, but we have to match that.”

It’s also not surprising that the line’s progression is one of our biggest curiosities.

Pollack replaced Paul Alexander on Jan. 11 and the culture shift began almost immediately.

 

“We’re not here playing chess, I know that,” Pollack said in May. “The last time I checked its football and you have to kick the guy’s ass who’s across from you. Nothing’s changed. I don’t care what we do with the rules... at the end of the day it’s a physical, violent game and you have to be mentally tough. I can get a lot of drunk fraternity guys to start fights, but that’s not football, that’s mentally weak.”

Aren’t you fired up?

“It’s a lot different,” Trey Hopkins said in May, comparing Pollack to Alexander. “There’s not much standing around. It’s, ‘Let’s get out there, get to work and when we’re in the classroom we’ll talk about it.’ It’s about the physical reps and your mind has to be right … He’ll make a point to the group and it’s on to the next rep.”

Cincinnati’s offensive line contributed to an offense that averaged 85.4 yards rushing per game (31st in the NFL), allowing 40 quarterback sacks and 158 total pressures on 562 passing playsthey impressively only allowed 10 QB hits (that didn’t result in a quarterback sack), which ranked best in the NFL. Regardless, change was needed.

“The Bengals had 10 different offensive linemen play at least 80 snaps and all 10 of them gave up at least one sack,” writes Zoltan Buday from Pro Football Focus, ranking the 2017 offensive line as 28th best in the NFL. “However, Cincinnati’s struggles were not limited only to pass protection. The Bengals averaged just 3.17 yards (and 0.93 yards before contact) on outside zone runs, which was the fifth-lowest in the NFL and the third-lowest among teams that used this concept at least 100 times.”

Cincinnati upgraded the left tackle position in March, acquiring Cordy Glenn via a trade with Buffalo. The cost was relatively cheap, swapping first-round picks and a pair of late-round selections. Health, not talent, is the biggest knock on Glenn, who has missed 15 regular season games over the last two seasons with foot and ankle issues.

 

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Jets head coach Adam Gase has reportedly made another move in building his coaching staff by adding experienced offensive line coach Frank Pollack who recently parted ways with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Per source the Jets are expected to hire former Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack.

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 21, 2019

Prior to joining the Bengals this season, Pollack held the same position with the Dallas Cowboys from 2015-2017 and has also had stops with the Raiders and Texans.

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1 hour ago, maury77 said:

Nice, this guy coached Dallas's OL from 2013-2017, when it was one of the best units in the league. 

Wait till he sees the players on our line. He gonna have to pull out his notes back from when he was coaching Pop Warner. Back to basics with our guys. Work on stance. Short choppy steps. Get ur hands up quick and into the defender. Bend ur knees and stop giving free passes at your turnstiles already!

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50 minutes ago, Sarge4Tide said:

I thought Dennison did a good job with the steaming pile of poop he had to work with, but Pollack seems like a good addition - former NFL lineman and experienced coach   

I like guys who accentuate the physicality of a line position.  Who do not teach finesse.

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Great article about Frank Pollack and his coaching style and impact he had with the Bengals. 

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/8/3/17642736/frank-pollack-culture-change-is-showing

The Frank Pollack culture change is showing with the Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have made several changes over the offseason, but none more important than Frank Pollack. And those results are starting to show.

Calling Frank Pollack Cincinnati’s most prized offseason acquisition isn’t without merit.

After helping develop and coaching an insanely talented offensive line in Dallas, Pollack joined a Bengals squad starving for effective production in the trenches. In a few short months, he’s effectively changing the culture, teaching alternative techniques, and implementing his own cult personality on his offensive line.

The results are now starting to show.

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap sees a big difference, telling Fox 19 that Pollack is “making (the offensive lineman) into fighters.” Running back Joe Mixon added that Pollack has “changed the culture (and) the way they block around here. The attitude, strength-wise, they’re way more physical than last year.” Giovani Bernardagreed, saying earlier this spring:

“Seeing Frank in the meeting room, you knew once he stepped up there it was a change. That’s not a good thing or a bad thing, it’s just a different feel. You can understand that they want to change the mentality of the offensive line as well as the running backs….He’s just the opposite of Paul. A little bit more vocal. I’m not saying that Paul was never vocal. (Pollack) is just a more in-your-face kind of guy.”

Cincinnati got a closer look when the team wore full pads on Monday.

“They beat us up today a little bit,” SAM linebacker Nick Vigil told the mothership. “They seem more aggressive. They seem like they’re coming off a little more. It’s a little different mentality. It’s good to see, but we have to match that.”

It’s also not surprising that the line’s progression is one of our biggest curiosities.

Pollack replaced Paul Alexander on Jan. 11 and the culture shift began almost immediately.

“We’re not here playing chess, I know that,” Pollack said in May. “The last time I checked its football and you have to kick the guy’s ass who’s across from you. Nothing’s changed. I don’t care what we do with the rules... at the end of the day it’s a physical, violent game and you have to be mentally tough. I can get a lot of drunk fraternity guys to start fights, but that’s not football, that’s mentally weak.”

Aren’t you fired up?

“It’s a lot different,” Trey Hopkins said in May, comparing Pollack to Alexander. “There’s not much standing around. It’s, ‘Let’s get out there, get to work and when we’re in the classroom we’ll talk about it.’ It’s about the physical reps and your mind has to be right … He’ll make a point to the group and it’s on to the next rep.”

Cincinnati’s offensive line contributed to an offense that averaged 85.4 yards rushing per game (31st in the NFL), allowing 40 quarterback sacks and 158 total pressures on 562 passing plays — they impressively only allowed 10 QB hits (that didn’t result in a quarterback sack), which ranked best in the NFL. Regardless, change was needed.

“The Bengals had 10 different offensive linemen play at least 80 snaps and all 10 of them gave up at least one sack,” writes Zoltan Buday from Pro Football Focus, ranking the 2017 offensive line as 28th best in the NFL. “However, Cincinnati’s struggles were not limited only to pass protection. The Bengals averaged just 3.17 yards (and 0.93 yards before contact) on outside zone runs, which was the fifth-lowest in the NFL and the third-lowest among teams that used this concept at least 100 times.”

Cincinnati upgraded the left tackle position in March, acquiring Cordy Glenn via a trade with Buffalo. The cost was relatively cheap, swapping first-round picks and a pair of late-round selections. Health, not talent, is the biggest knock on Glenn, who has missed 15 regular season games over the last two seasons with foot and ankle issues.

There’s some familiarity, writes our own Patrick Judis.

Prior to being drafted by the Bills though, Glenn played at Georgia. It was there he played guard next Clint Boling(who actually played left tackle) and was the roommate of none other than A.J. Green. Glenn’s previous chemistry with Boling should make the left side of the offensive line formidable once more.

Cincinnati further enhanced the offensive line by using their first-round pick on Ohio State center Billy Price, who replaced Russell Bodine. “With PFF data, it’s clear Bodine had a rough year by allowing the 12th-most pressures (18) and the sixth-most hurries among centers (16),” writes Ben Cooper with Pro Football Focus. “His run-block grade of 46.8 ranked 24th of 34 qualifying centers.”

Clint Boling, easily the team’s best offensive lineman, remains at left guard while a handful of players are battling to earn starting gigs at right guard and right tackle.

Even after enhancing the talent pool on the offensive line, it’s difficult to argue against Pollack being the team’s most important investment this offseason. In addition to coaching the Dallas Cowboys, Pollack was Oakland’s offensive line coach for one season (2012) where the Raiders couldn’t run the ball but quarterback sacks were among the league’s fewest. Pollack was also an assistant offensive line coach in Houston (‘07-11).

“He’s a very aggressive, physical person,” Lewis said. “He’s an excellent teacher, He’s very detailed. Every single step, every single movement has been broken down piece, piece, piece, piece, piece, piece.”

We’re going to find out very soon if all the hype ends up justified.

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4 minutes ago, nyjbuddy said:

Cincinnati’s offensive line contributed to an offense that averaged 85.4 yards rushing per game (31st in the NFL), allowing 40 quarterback sacks and 158 total pressures on 562 passing plays — they impressively only allowed 10 QB hits (that didn’t result in a quarterback sack), which ranked best in the NFL. Regardless, change was needed.
 

For comparison, they were 21st in the league this year at 105 ypg. 7th in YPC, at 4.7 (wow). 12th in sacks allowed (37), and 21st in QB hits (71).

They were absolutely elite in short yardage situations, converting 80% of the time when rushing on 3rd or 4th down and 2 yards or less to gain. (4th in the league, behind the Chargers/Seahawks (100%!!) and Chiefs (82%)).  http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?seasonType=REG&offensiveStatisticCategory=OFFENSIVE_LINE&d-447263-n=1&d-447263-o=2&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=RUSHING_RIGHT_10PLUS_YDS_EACH&tabSeq=2&season=2018&role=TM&Submit=Go&archive=false&conference=null&defensiveStatisticCategory=null&qualified=false

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36 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Our coaching staff is s collection of guys the Browns, Dolphins and Bengals didn’t want?

He also coached the best offensive line in football the three years before that.

Didn't pay a lot of attention to the Bengals, but I know Mixon was pretty damn good after being poopoo sh*t as a rookie, so I'm assuming his impact there was positive.

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1 hour ago, Integrity28 said:

Our coaching staff is s collection of guys the Browns, Dolphins and Bengals didn’t want?

yep but guys will say how great they are-reminds me of how great it was when we thought  it was a great idea to sign  the browns trio  in josh crowell  and pryor to be the core of our offense after they left a 1-15 team

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I would like to think the negotiations went something like this:

Mac: We'd like to hire you, here's a high offer.

Pollack: Okay... But you're going to address the talent on that line this offseason right?

Mac: Yes, it's my #1 priority and I'd love your input. 

Pollack: Deal!

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1 hour ago, nyjbuddy said:

Great article about Frank Pollack and his coaching style and impact he had with the Bengals. 

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/8/3/17642736/frank-pollack-culture-change-is-showing

The Frank Pollack culture change is showing with the Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have made several changes over the offseason, but none more important than Frank Pollack. And those results are starting to show.

Calling Frank Pollack Cincinnati’s most prized offseason acquisition isn’t without merit.

After helping develop and coaching an insanely talented offensive line in Dallas, Pollack joined a Bengals squad starving for effective production in the trenches. In a few short months, he’s effectively changing the culture, teaching alternative techniques, and implementing his own cult personality on his offensive line.

The results are now starting to show.

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap sees a big difference, telling Fox 19 that Pollack is “making (the offensive lineman) into fighters.” Running back Joe Mixon added that Pollack has “changed the culture (and) the way they block around here. The attitude, strength-wise, they’re way more physical than last year.” Giovani Bernardagreed, saying earlier this spring:

“Seeing Frank in the meeting room, you knew once he stepped up there it was a change. That’s not a good thing or a bad thing, it’s just a different feel. You can understand that they want to change the mentality of the offensive line as well as the running backs….He’s just the opposite of Paul. A little bit more vocal. I’m not saying that Paul was never vocal. (Pollack) is just a more in-your-face kind of guy.”

Cincinnati got a closer look when the team wore full pads on Monday.

“They beat us up today a little bit,” SAM linebacker Nick Vigil told the mothership. “They seem more aggressive. They seem like they’re coming off a little more. It’s a little different mentality. It’s good to see, but we have to match that.”

It’s also not surprising that the line’s progression is one of our biggest curiosities.

Pollack replaced Paul Alexander on Jan. 11 and the culture shift began almost immediately.

“We’re not here playing chess, I know that,” Pollack said in May. “The last time I checked its football and you have to kick the guy’s ass who’s across from you. Nothing’s changed. I don’t care what we do with the rules... at the end of the day it’s a physical, violent game and you have to be mentally tough. I can get a lot of drunk fraternity guys to start fights, but that’s not football, that’s mentally weak.”

Aren’t you fired up?

“It’s a lot different,” Trey Hopkins said in May, comparing Pollack to Alexander. “There’s not much standing around. It’s, ‘Let’s get out there, get to work and when we’re in the classroom we’ll talk about it.’ It’s about the physical reps and your mind has to be right … He’ll make a point to the group and it’s on to the next rep.”

Cincinnati’s offensive line contributed to an offense that averaged 85.4 yards rushing per game (31st in the NFL), allowing 40 quarterback sacks and 158 total pressures on 562 passing plays — they impressively only allowed 10 QB hits (that didn’t result in a quarterback sack), which ranked best in the NFL. Regardless, change was needed.

“The Bengals had 10 different offensive linemen play at least 80 snaps and all 10 of them gave up at least one sack,” writes Zoltan Buday from Pro Football Focus, ranking the 2017 offensive line as 28th best in the NFL. “However, Cincinnati’s struggles were not limited only to pass protection. The Bengals averaged just 3.17 yards (and 0.93 yards before contact) on outside zone runs, which was the fifth-lowest in the NFL and the third-lowest among teams that used this concept at least 100 times.”

Cincinnati upgraded the left tackle position in March, acquiring Cordy Glenn via a trade with Buffalo. The cost was relatively cheap, swapping first-round picks and a pair of late-round selections. Health, not talent, is the biggest knock on Glenn, who has missed 15 regular season games over the last two seasons with foot and ankle issues.

There’s some familiarity, writes our own Patrick Judis.

Prior to being drafted by the Bills though, Glenn played at Georgia. It was there he played guard next Clint Boling(who actually played left tackle) and was the roommate of none other than A.J. Green. Glenn’s previous chemistry with Boling should make the left side of the offensive line formidable once more.

Cincinnati further enhanced the offensive line by using their first-round pick on Ohio State center Billy Price, who replaced Russell Bodine. “With PFF data, it’s clear Bodine had a rough year by allowing the 12th-most pressures (18) and the sixth-most hurries among centers (16),” writes Ben Cooper with Pro Football Focus. “His run-block grade of 46.8 ranked 24th of 34 qualifying centers.”

Clint Boling, easily the team’s best offensive lineman, remains at left guard while a handful of players are battling to earn starting gigs at right guard and right tackle.

Even after enhancing the talent pool on the offensive line, it’s difficult to argue against Pollack being the team’s most important investment this offseason. In addition to coaching the Dallas Cowboys, Pollack was Oakland’s offensive line coach for one season (2012) where the Raiders couldn’t run the ball but quarterback sacks were among the league’s fewest. Pollack was also an assistant offensive line coach in Houston (‘07-11).

“He’s a very aggressive, physical person,” Lewis said. “He’s an excellent teacher, He’s very detailed. Every single step, every single movement has been broken down piece, piece, piece, piece, piece, piece.”

We’re going to find out very soon if all the hype ends up justified.

Hopefully it is. Maybe this coaching staff can turn this group of daisies we have on BOTH lines into scrappy and nasty guys who can stay motivated and produce. They can't be any worse than what we had that's for sure.

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1 hour ago, Integrity28 said:

Our coaching staff is s collection of guys the Browns, Dolphins and Bengals didn’t want?

Pollack opted to leave the Bengals, he wasn't fired. They got rid of the rest of their assistant coaches, but wanted to keep Pollack. He decided to leave due to the regime change.

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