Terrell Owens thinks the Bengals’ problem in 2010 was that they didn’t have good coaching. It turns out that Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis thinks Owens is right.
“I don’t think I did a very good job — it’s my fault,” Lewis said today on NFL Network. “I didn’t do a good enough job. I didn’t get our guys in a position to win the football game.”
Lewis also hinted, however, that he didn’t think his two big-name receivers, Owens and Chad Ochocinco, did a particularly good job, saying that Ochocinco didn’t have one of his better seasons and that Owens is likely to leave as a free agent.
“I think when you’re playing NFL football, your best players have to win the game by making plays,” Lewis said.
As for Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, who has said he wants to be traded and would rather retire than return to Cincinnati, Lewis doesn’t seem to think Palmer will get his wish.
“I know my boss and owner is not going to trade him, so we just have to move forward,” Lewis said. “We’re going to put the football team together based on that. . . . I don’t know what will happen with Carson in the future.”