Now the Bengals’ coach, Zac Taylor is turning the page on the Super Bowl

Michael David Smith
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

Zac Taylor was the quarterbacks coach for the Rams last season, but the pathetic performance by the Rams’ offense in Super Bowl LIII hasn’t put him in a gloomy mood over the last week.

Taylor officially became the Bengals’ head coach shortly after the Super Bowl, and he told Peter King in Football Morning in America that he simply hasn’t had time to think about what went wrong for the Rams against the Patriots.

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“I haven’t had a chance to process it, quite honestly,” Taylor said. “There just hasn’t been time. I haven’t watched the game. Honestly, I’m conflicted. It’s devastating to work so hard to get to the championship game, and for your entire team to pour everything they’ve got into it, and then to lose like that.

“But five or six hours after the game, I’m on a plane to Cincinnati, on the way to fulfill a dream I’ve had for so long—to be a head coach in the NFL. And then your brain goes there. It’s just … it’s just the way it is, and you’ve got to turn the page.”

It’s the reality of the coaching business that Taylor and new Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who went straight from the Patriots’ staff in the Super Bowl to the Miami job, simply don’t have a moment to think about what happened in the Super Bowl. They have higher priorities now.

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