Recently re-signed Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and owner Mike Brown joined the media Tuesday for a surprisingly contentious press conference.
Lewis and Brown didn’t reveal much. They even chose not to tell reporters how long Lewis’ contract was for. Someone forgot to tell the guys that Bengals.com already reported it was a two-year deal.
The team’s website also says that Lewis’ return “would seem to seal the departure of wide receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens.”
Brown expressed confidence the Bengals would play so well in 2011 that he’d extend Lewis for even more years. The lack of a collective bargaining agreement also weighed heavily, as Brown feels that continuity gives the team the best chance to succeed. (We agree there.)
Brown says his scouting department is just fine, and an indoor practice facility will wait for another CBA to happen. While they were vague, it appears Lewis will have a bigger say in personnel matters.