The Bengals released the following statement from head coach Marvin Lewis on Mike Zimmer leaving the team as defensive coordinator to become Minnesota's new head coach.
did a tremendous job for us, and it's fantastic that he is getting this
opportunity now to be a head coach. I've talked many times about what he
brought to our defense and to me as the head coach. He has the players' trust.
He does a great job of identifying who to push and when.
is also exceptionally thorough. Everything in the game plan is done with a
thoroughness and every player down to the last one is properly prepared. I'm
happy for Zim and wish him all my best."