Marvin Lewis on Carson Palmer: “I’m Not Going to Try To Change His Mind”
Marvin Lewis took time out from throwing jabs at Chad OchoCino t0 address the real problem in Cincinnati Carson Palmer. Palmer with multiple years left on his contract doesn’t want to play for Bengals or Lewis.
For the most part Lewis have been kissing his ass, but it appears he is coming to the conclusion that he needs to start acting like he is the coach of the Bengals and not Palmer.
“If a guy doesn’t want to play, you don’t want to talk him out of it,” Lewis told Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports this week
“I can’t tell you how many years of experience our starting quarterback will have, if any,” Lewis said. “Whoever it will be, we’ll be pretty confident. It’s going to be a pretty exciting thing for our football team.”
I don’t think Lewis is a bad coach, I think he has overstayed his welcome with the Bengals. I think Palmer, Lewis and Ocho would all benefit from a change of address.