Bengals’ Frank Pollack talks making additions to offensive line this offseason

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The Cincinnati Bengals admitted the problem that is the offensive line this week with the reveal that Jim Turner won’t be back as coach of the unit, re-hiring Frank Pollack in his place.

And Pollack appears to have some plans for fixing the issue.

Speaking after the Bengals announced the move, Pollack made it clear there are some things he wouldn’t mind doing to speed up the process, per Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:

“There’ll be some changes. Some things will be the same. You don’t want to have change for change sake. Those guys have a lot of good stuff already in our offense. I’m sure there’ll be a couple of things I’d like to maybe add. Working with Zac, if he feels good about it and think it’s the right direction for us, that’s what we’ll do. Whatever we can do to make our offense better, that’s what we’ll do.”

When it comes to additions, it would make sense if the team went out and spent big in free agency to shore up a guard or tackle spot. Big-name guards like Joe Thuney and Brandon Scherff come to mind.

Pollack also figures to lobby plenty for an offensive tackle like Penei Sewell with the fifth pick in the draft, though whether a prospect of his caliber falls that far is up for debate — that’s why someone like Mel Kiper Jr. wants to see the Bengals trade up from five.

Either way, it’s clear Pollack liked what he heard from the Bengals and vice versa and now they’ll forge ahead together, trying to fix the line in front of Joe Burrow.

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