Frank Pollack speaks to Jonah Williams after trade request: Bengals News

The Cincinnati Bengals signed Orlando Brown Jr. on Wednesday night. for a four-year, $64 million deal.

When the team lost players like safety Vonn Bell, tight end Hayden Hurst and safety Jessie Bates, fans started to get impatient with the team, in part because of the ample cap space they had/have. When would they start signing talented players?



The addition of Brown Jr. relieved some stress and added another bodyguard for Joe Burrow. However, the Bengals recently used a first-round pick to add Jonah Williams, a left tackle.

The necessary transition to right tackle for Williams didn’t seem to sit too well when he called for a trade, but according to offensive line coach Frank Pollack, the transition to right tackle could be one the Alabama lineman can do with ease .

“He’s a smart player,” Pollack said of Williams. In that respect he is a very good player. I think he should have no problem (making the switch). To get over that with repetitions and limitations. He’s having a very off season. Guys have been asked to do that all the time.

‚ÄúThere is a little bit of transition from left to right, but I would say it would be a little smoother than going from tackle to guard. But he’s a good player. He is smart. He is athletic. He understands what he is good at. And he’s a technician type player. I think he can’

Pollack clearly has a good relationship with and respects Williams. That seems like quite a string of compliments, saying he should have “no problem” with the transition.

Williams has been with Cincinnati for four years, playing 16 games in each of the last two games. While he may not be quite what the Bengals expected with the No. 11 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, he was still solid for Cincinnati.

Pollack wants to keep him, but that desire may just be a dream for now.

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