​The Bengals have already made headlines by agreeing to bring back longtime head coach Marvin Lewis into the fold, even after yet another disappointing season put on display by the team.

With that being water under the bridge now, Cincinnati has begun to make further advances to fill out the coaching staff that'll take the field behind Lewis.

In the vacant defensive coordinator position, the team currently is eyeballing former Lions D-coordinator, Teryl Austin.

Maybe he can be the one to bring some more bite to the Bengals defense.

​​Austin served as the Lions defensive coordinator over the course of the last four seasons, but it is clear that now is the time for a change of scenery.

The Bengals are a squad that greatly underachieved this season on both sides of the ball, so while ​the pending acquisition of Austin should be a step in the right direction, it will be the first of many.

A lot more dominoes will still need to fall in order to ensure that next season is much different from what we saw from Cincy this year.