All you need to do is go to the Bengals message boards to see the level of respect their fans have for this guy. And while the Bengals D has really only come into its own this year, the fans still love the guy as they have seen what kind of coach and person he is, how he coaches, and the level of respect his players have for him.
I think Mike Zimmer should be the NUMBER ONE name on our list. A guy who wants the opportunity badly, and has proven to be a tough, honest, hard nosed guy who will get the respect of this YOUNG TEAM. He really reminds me of a tougher, more demonstrative Tony Dungy at this point in his career. http://boards.bengals.com/showthread.php?p=2332776