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Bengals: Decision coming soon on Lewis | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 30, 2010, titled Bengals: Decision coming soon on Lewis | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A weathered banner on the side of a downtown sports bar proclaims the area "Marvin-nati." Time to start considering another name.

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WHS76

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Dec 30, 2010
He obviously got to buddy buddy with his players.
Who Dey

Columbus, OH

#2 Dec 30, 2010
All Bengal head coaches have been first year head coaches in the NFL and when they leave the team so far none of them have ever went on to head coach another NFL team.

The Bengals are probaly the most difficult team in the NFL to coach.

It's going to take a special kind of coach to handle this misfit organization.

So, unless owner Mike Brown is going to bring in a veteran head coach that has the experience of head coacheing a team through a Super Bowl winning season, then he might as well forget about it.

Bring in another rookie head coach and he will probaly have to take years to build up the team and things will probaly get worse before they get better. Look at how many of them came and went during the Bungle era when the team was the worst in the NFL.

Marvin Lewis has been the head coach for 8 seasons. He knows the Bengal organization inside and out. The fact that he's had any success at all with these "goonies" is amazing. The Marvin Lewis era has produced 2 winning seasons, 2 playoffs, some 8-8 break-even seasons, and some losing seasons. Hey, it's been a whole lot better under Marvin Lewis than the Bungle era of the early 1990s through 2002. They were 2-14, their worst season ever, and then came Marvin.

Are you forgetting that he was the Defensive Coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in their Super Bowl winning season where he built one of the greatest Defenses in NFL history that held teams to under 10 points in most of the games and produced turnovers like running water?

So, why hasn't he been able to do it for the Bengals yet? Because the Bengals were full of posers who want to be showmen instead of players and were full of players always getting in trouble with the law, and don't forget quarterback Carson Palmer's major knee replacement surgery resulting from that 2005 Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Even the biblical Moses would probaly have trouble coaching this team.

If the Bengals let him go, he will probaly head coach another team in 2011 due to so many teams needing a head coach and due to his high quality resume. And they'll probaly be easier to handle than the misfit Bungles and Marvin will probaly have several fingers with Super Bowl rings wrapped around them before he retires.

Let's keep him a few more seasons and see what happens.
chuck

Lawrenceburg, IN

#3 Dec 30, 2010
I think its time for Lewis to go. This team has potential, it has alot of talent that is being held back. I also think its time for Palmer to go maybe not this year but definatly next year. The only reason i say next year is that if the Bengals are smart they will use there draft pick on a highly ranked QB, Standfords QB or Ohio State's QB are 2 good picks. That way they can sit a year on the bench and learn from watching Palmer. Also the offensive corr. needs to go to, keep Mike Zimmer he's good, Josh Mcdaniels would be a great pick up for off.coor. and either Zimmer or Jon Gruden would be a option for Head coach. Just sayin...and to add to it I also think its time for Chad to go keep Owens he's a leader and he showed he's not done yet.
chuck

Lawrenceburg, IN

#4 Dec 30, 2010
Added college QB's to watch or try to draft (Bengals) Kellen Moore BSU probably the best option for them, Andrew Luck Stanford another positive QB, OSU QB better runner than passer. Hopefully they try to get Moore his passer rating has been high for a couple years now and look at his teams record since he's been there QB.
Who Dey

Columbus, OH

#5 Dec 30, 2010
chuck wrote:
I think its time for Lewis to go. This team has potential, it has alot of talent that is being held back. I also think its time for Palmer to go maybe not this year but definatly next year. The only reason i say next year is that if the Bengals are smart they will use there draft pick on a highly ranked QB, Standfords QB or Ohio State's QB are 2 good picks. That way they can sit a year on the bench and learn from watching Palmer. Also the offensive corr. needs to go to, keep Mike Zimmer he's good, Josh Mcdaniels would be a great pick up for off.coor. and either Zimmer or Jon Gruden would be a option for Head coach. Just sayin...and to add to it I also think its time for Chad to go keep Owens he's a leader and he showed he's not done yet.
Marvin Lewis has coached them for more years than any other coach. Marvin did what he could and he really did a lot of good for the team. I can remember him in krutches coaching from the sidelines. His dedication is something.

If he has to go, I don't think the Bengals should go the route of getting a first time head coach. Those are the only kind they have ever had. They need to bring in someone that's been there and done that..........one that's head coached a Super Bowl win. One that can take control of the team and make them what they need to be. You say Jon Gruden. He's probaly tough enough to put the Bengal' in their place and get things going. Some other names I can think of: Bill Parcells, Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher. Too bad Bill Belichick is not available. I don't know how they'd fit.

They need to get rid of all them posers that just wanna show off and be superstars. And if that means saying goodbye to Chad, so be it. He wanted off the team a long time ago. I like him. He's got talent. Maybe he can use it somewhere else.

As far as a QB draft goes, I wouldn't be surprised if they go after Cam Newton unless someone else gets him first.

If Carson could get on a team with a good defense and great pass protection he'd probaly go to a Super Bowl.
Joe

Panama

#6 Dec 30, 2010
It's NOT Marvin.If Mike Brown becomes an owner and gets a GM with football knowledge things will change for the better.The only constant in all this loosing has been Mike Browns ineptness at being a GM.I guess his ego gets in the way of what's best for his(our)team.Please Mr.Brown get
some football people to run your Dads team,a change is needed at the top,get a football GM and
lets start winning.How many years are we expected to say," wait till next year".
winner only

Brookings, OR

#7 Dec 30, 2010
Get Mile out 0f the decision making. The coach hires personnel not the owner. Cincinnati should have been champions.
toledo bengal

Perrysburg, OH

#8 Dec 31, 2010
Here's my formal public request: Mike Brown, please step down! You have done nothing to support Marvin Lewis. He has dealt with your shortcomings as a Napoleonic complexed GM. Get a GM like your neighboring Reds team did, then restructure in a way that Marvin has what is needed to win. Look what Jockety has done for the Reds, and that is just about what they did!

Marv has done quite a job in dealing with the Mike Brown Circus. Go anywhere in corporate america and look at a company that is performing poorly like the Bengals. First fix - you cut the head off and bring in a guy who can work with the great talent already in place.

Brown has got to go, not Lewis. Lets get a GM in place that will work with Marv's 8 years of experience and build the Bengals to a whole new level. Last time I read anything on football, it was still a team sport. Mike Brown, in my opinion, you are not a team player! YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE CUT FROM THE TEAM! All together would be really better!

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