My father-in-law, Mike Sherman, coached a long, long time, and he just said, ‘Be true to yourself. Be who you are, and people will follow you.' And I found that way to work for me.
— Zac Taylor
Like any year, any year with any team, you're always going to look to the draft to help strengthen your roster and free agency.
You dream about being in the shotgun and letting your receivers go to work, and making plays with no time left. That's definitely been a dream of mine my whole life.
It's unfortunate to lose guys in their rookie year.
I take a lot of pride in connecting with people - period.
It's all ball, all the time. You have no excuse to not watch anything you've ever wanted to study in your life, especially in the offseason.
Guys who aren't going to be brought down on first contact, they'll get you fired up. When you see guys spinning away and getting extra yards, it fires you up.
I have a high opinion of Andy Dalton. Going back to 2010, I think I watched every single snap he played at TCU his senior year when I was at Texas A&M.
Troy Walters and I coached together.
I learn so much from Sean McVay every single day that I'm around him.
Everyone in Norman knew our block. There were five kids in our neighborhood who started at QB in high school. We had Division-I athletes from a number of sports available to play at any moment.
When you're out there, you aren't paying attention to who you're throwing to. You're looking for the guy that's open.
I think, you think critically all day, you've got a lot of decisions to make, so you've got to make sure that you take a couple of seconds every day to relax your brain a little bit.
I don't think I'm ever surprised at how high the quarterbacks go. There could be a lot of teams that often times don't have a lot of first-round grades on guys that are going in the first round, and that's just the nature of the business.
There's plenty of times in my life I've coached against my brother, coached against people I've coached with.
But I've been blessed to have some great opportunities and have a great family that comes along for the ride.
I just go with the flow.
Peyton Manning's been my guy since the sixth grade. My cousin bought me a Tennessee Volunteers No. 16 jersey. He's been my guy since then.
I feel like I've learned a lot along the way and I'm ready to lead.
Well, I think I've had the opportunity to be around some great coaches and players. And I have been able to learn a little bit, something different from every single one that I've been around.
And after my interview with the Bengals, I knew this was the job for me.
If I try to be Sean McVay, I'm going to fail, to be quite honest with you. We're different people. I've learned a lot from him, but I'm going to be Zac Taylor and do the best I can my way.
The people that we met when we lived in Cincinnati, the Midwestern values - I'm from Oklahoma, my wife's from Green Bay - we felt at home in the year we were here.
What I do notice is, man, I sleep hard. When my head hits the pillow at night, it feels like five o'clock rolls around real quick.
It's easy to give up. It's even easier to start pointing fingers.
I am happy and fortunate to join the Cincinnati Bengals as head coach.
I place value on my family above everything else.
Also, I'm obviously a big Tom Brady fan. Everybody loves him. I just like guys like that who have worked hard to get where they're at and have had a lot of success.
I've got ‘Lost' and ‘24' on TiVo. And I'm an ‘American Idol' fan.
I've been around some great coaches and learned a lot from every single stop I've had.
I'd like to think I have good recall of games I've been a part of and plays I've been a part of.
I thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be in an NFL office.