Marvin Lews To Be Retained as Bengals Head Coach
I don’t think Marvin Lewis is a bad coach. Considering the situation in Cincinnati I think he has done a pretty good job. I think he would be better off somewhere else, but there are only so many head coaching jobs in the NFL, so if this report is true I would understand why he would stay.
The Bengals expect coach Marvin Lewis now will remain in Cincinnati, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
On Monday, Lewis told owner Mike Brown what needs to change for him to consider staying in Cincinnati, where he’s had two winning records in eight seasons. The Bengals completed their worst season under Lewis, finishing 4-12 with a loss in Baltimore on Sunday.
Lewis wants changes in how the organization operates, including more control over roster decisions. He also has lobbied years for a covered practice field — the Bengals are the only northern NFL team without one. Lewis turned down an extension last season, saying their differences had to be resolved before he would agree to stay.
Not many coaches can come into with a owner’s meeting with a list of demands coming off a 4-12 season, but the Bengals aren’t your normal team.
I honestly think many in the Bengals organization think by getting rid of Chad OchoCinco and Terrell Owens will make a big difference in 2011.
If Carson Palmer and Lewis stay and the two WRs go, similar to the Cowboys after T.O. left they won’t have any convenient excuses if they continue to play poorly.