"I've always had great respect for Lou, and I know he is a tremendous defensive coach," Taylor said in a statement released by the team. "He's a great fit for what we want to build here in Cincinnati. Lou is an excellent communicator who the players will have great respect for, and he will get the best out of them."
Anarumo's arrival doesn't come as a big surprise, as he was considered one of the Bengals' top candidates for the defensive coordinator position.
He'll certainly have a chance to earn his first year's salary, too. Anarumo takes over a unit that comes off a 2018 season where it ranked 32nd in total defense (413.6 yards allowed per game), 32nd against the pass (275.9 per game), 30th in points allowed (28.4 per game) and 29th against the run (137.8 yards per game).