View Full Version : Rumor: Marvin Lewis to stay in Cincy?

Fire Haley
01-04-2011, 11:39 AM
Keep Chad too!

Source: Marvin Lewis likely to return

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is expected to remain with Cincinnati, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The two sides expect to resolve any issues within the next 24 hours.

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.

Neither Lewis nor Brown would discuss their meeting. Brown said through a team spokesman that a resolution could come as soon as Tuesday.

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.

A 13-7 loss in Baltimore on Sunday ended the final season on his contract. Brown evidently wanted to keep Lewis -- a firing would have happened quickly Monday if the owner wanted change.

"I think he wants to be back, and I think everybody wants him back," safety Chris Crocker said. "But it's going to be a decision between him and ownership. One thing is when you lose and you don't have a good season, something changes. You don't know what's going to change."

Lewis presided over standard end-of-the-season meetings with players and his assistant coaches Monday, making sure not to tip his hand about his intentions.

"He always handles his own business and keeps it to himself," left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "It really was just a normal exit meeting. He didn't really get on the subject."

The Bengals have only two winning records in the 20 years since Brown took over the team.



Make it so

01-04-2011, 11:41 AM
I hope so, I like beating up on them!

01-04-2011, 01:32 PM
Do they want to keep losing???

Fire Haley
01-04-2011, 03:59 PM

Report: Lewis bolts on Bengals amid negotiations

UPDATE (2:50 PM): Well, turns out that Lewis and the Bengals aren't getting along so well. Adam Schefter updates his earlier report about Lewis rejoining the Bengals with the news that Lewis "left the Bengals campus" after the two sides "could not agree on [the] franchise's direction and his future is in serious jeopardy there."

In other words, we're right back where we were about 24 hours ago, which is to say the Bengals will be hiring someone else and Marvin's somehow still holding all the cards in the situation.


Atlanta Dan
01-04-2011, 04:06 PM
Not as if teams are knocking down the door to hire a head coach with an 0-2 lifetime playoff record and a history of overseeing an insane asylum trying to pass itself off as a NFL franchise

Fire Haley
01-04-2011, 04:08 PM
hoo-ray !

Lewis agrees to extension to remain Bengals coach

CBSSports.com wire reports
Jan. 4, 2011

CINCINNATI -- Marvin Lewis is staying as Cincinnati Bengals coach.

Lewis agreed to a contract extension on Tuesday after two days of negotiating changes in how the front office functions. Owner Mike Brown wanted to keep him, offering an extension last season. Lewis wanted to stay, too, but only if he got more influence over decisions.

The Bengals are coming off a 4-12 season. They've had only two winning records during Lewis' eight seasons, which would get a coach fired in most NFL cities. In Cincinnati, Lewis' 60-69-1 record -- including two postseason defeats -- wasn't a deal breaker.

Cincinnati has only two winning records in the past 20 years, both under Lewis. The Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1990.

01-04-2011, 11:01 PM
Keeps him away from Pitt!!!

01-04-2011, 11:03 PM
Cincy is keeping him for 2 more years, unless he pulls a winning season out of his ass, he'll be gone.

01-05-2011, 06:27 AM
Cincy is keeping him for 2 more years, unless he pulls a winning season out of his ass, he'll be gone.

I'm not sure who is dumber....Him for staying or the Bengals for wanting him!