Reports from league sources say that Bengals defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and linebackers coach Ricky Hunley have both been fired. Although the Bengals have not officially announced these moves, they should not shock the majority of fans.
Bresnahan has been fighting for his job since last season, and although the defense did show slight signs of improvement over the second half of the season, from where does the Hunley firing come? The Bengals had more linebackers this year than the Reds have relievers with ERAs over 5.00.
You surely can't fault Hunley for a team that was fielding Robert Geathers at LB due to all the injuries/suspensions? Honestly, playing linebacker for the Bengals has been an arduous task for a couple of years now. Anyone remember in 2006 saying at game time, "Brian Simmons is not playing AGAIN?"
No offense, Marvin (if you had a say in this at all), but the Bengals need personnel, not coaching changes. At least not this one. Since David Pollack suffered that horrific injury and Odell Thurman was first suspended, this team has not been able to provide the players necessary to man the position.
You really think it was Ricky Hunley's fault that Corey Mays played so poorly? No, Corey Mays should never be on the field except for maybe special teams. This team's problem is personnel foremost, then coaching.
It was probably time for Bresnahan to go, especially with the wealth of talent floating around that could be the next defensive coordinator. (Rex Ryan, anyone?) And maybe Hunley's firing has more to do with the rumored move to a 3-4, but I doubt it. It looks like he's just the scapegoat.