Sunday, January 19, 2003

QB coach Anderson next to go


Rams pass-game coordinator Zampese may be in line for job

By Jeff Tindall
Cincinnati Enquirer

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Ken Anderson in action in the early 1980's.
(Michael E. Keating photo)
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Long-time Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson has taken the same job in Jacksonville, according to a report filed on the Bengals' Web site late Saturday night.

Anderson becomes the fifth assistant coach to leave this offseason, ending a 27-year run with the Bengals - first, as their all-time leading passer, and later as a coach. Anderson began coaching with the Bengals in 1992 under Dave Shula.

The Bengals reportedly have interviewed Rams assistant Ken Zampese for the quarterbacks job.

Besides Anderson, special teams coach Al Roberts, defensive line coach Tim Krumrie, wide receivers coach Steve Mooshagian and strength and conditioning coach Kim Wood are all Dick LeBeau assistants not returning to Marvin Lewis' staff.

Anderson was the Bengals' first franchise player, drafted in the third round in 1971 out of Augustana College. He led the Bengals to their first Super Bowl in 1981, set the NFL record with a 70.55% completion rate in 1982, and is the only man in NFL history to lead the league in passing back-to-back seasons in two different decades.

E-mail jtindall@enquirer.com




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