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Report: Bengals have “no plans” to make coaching change

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 09:  Head coach Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on in the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Bengals lost to the Steelers 18-16 on Saturday night in a game that they were leading late in the fourth quarter until a Jeremy Hill fumble and personal fouls on Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones put Pittsburgh in position for a game-winning field goal.

The loss marked the fifth straight year that the Bengals have qualified for the playoffs and lost their first postseason game. It also made coach Marvin Lewis the first coach to ever lose his first seven postseason games. That record and the loss of composure by the team down the stretch led some to wonder if the Bengals might consider making a coaching change after 13 seasons with Lewis at the helm.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that there are “no plans” to make a coaching change at this time. Assuming that doesn’t change in the next few days, Lewis will be back to build on the 112-94 record he’s compiled with the Bengals when the next regular season gets underway in September.

Lewis may be doing that with a new offensive coordinator as Hue Jackson is considered a strong candidate to wind up with a head coaching job now that he’s free to interview with teams and accept any offers that might be coming his way.

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  1. jdphx says: Jan 10, 2016 4:57 PM

    Of course not…. Marvin obviously has naked pictures of Brown.

  2. rk70 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:58 PM

    Clock management alone is worth the dismissal

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Jan 10, 2016 4:58 PM

    And the rest of the league thanks you

  4. bmack1224 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:00 PM

    And the Bengals Have NO Plans to win there First Playoff Game in 20+ Years..

  5. rankster1950 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:00 PM

    He is a good coach and a good guy with a good team. Burfect has some issues which even seems like he is mentally ill. Very mentally ill. Needs his knees taken out.

  6. thisonesforpat says: Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    In the words of Nancy Karrigan, ” WHY?!…WHY?!!

    Why would you want to replace a fine coach like Marvin Lewis? Keeping him at Cincinnati just makes it easier for the rest of the AFC.

  7. smexysinxd says: Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    Another breaking news: Bengals have no plans to change the fact of not winning a playoff a game in almost 25+ years!

    WOW how unexpected lol

  8. dablitz2 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    I am a Bengals fan and I understand wanting our pound of flesh for the loss last night. But, really, I can’t say there is a better chance to win with a coaching change. Ask the Browns how they are doing? They would give anything to even have the excitement of a playoff game.

    I guess the only scenario which maybe would be better is bring in Tom Coughlin, but keep the assistants. Tom would bring a little more sense of accountability.

  9. pftusedtobemorefun says: Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    And that’s why they’re the Bengals!

  10. drewzducks says: Jan 10, 2016 5:02 PM

    Of course they don’t. They’ve perfected and accepted a culture of losing and stupidity. Why deviate from what you’re good at?

  11. collectordude says: Jan 10, 2016 5:03 PM

    Looks like they will never win a playoff game.

  12. xcflqb7 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:03 PM

    Lost in all this is the comeback led my McCarron – Dalton may have more physical talent but give me so done who can deliver something more than regular season stats

  13. dickshotdogs says: Jan 10, 2016 5:03 PM

    Anybody else loving the fact that Fox lost it’s audio feed and we don’t have to listen to the talking heads? Aikman and Buck. This is the best NFL telecast I’ve “listened” to all year!

  14. bills99 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:04 PM

    SMH.

    Bungles…do you know the definition of insanity?

    Go Bills.

  15. getakluwe says: Jan 10, 2016 5:05 PM

    Won’t even sniff the playoffs next year.

  16. typicalnipple says: Jan 10, 2016 5:05 PM

    Does anybody know what Big John Football is doing today?

  17. dolphins4 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:05 PM

    Could you imagine if the Bengals would actually hire a great coach who won a Super Bowl? He and his kids would have a life time contract.

  18. mrkbuilders says: Jan 10, 2016 5:06 PM

    Excellent!!!

    -Signed Patriots and rest of the AFC’s fans!

  19. bengalifer says: Jan 10, 2016 5:06 PM

    Its time, marvin.

  20. ebrownwareagle says: Jan 10, 2016 5:06 PM

    They Shouldn’t! For All who forgot….. They were not a respected organization at all in terms of winning. UNTIL, Marvin Lewis came and made the franchise RELEVANT! Albeit they did not win they have been to the playoffs 5 years Str8. This year with a back up playing. So all Bengals fans and naysayers before you get beside yourselves your franchise was historically bottom feeders. Classic example of coming from the trailer park but now ya Mansion ain’t big enuff. Lol. Ridiculous!

  21. flaccounibrow says: Jan 10, 2016 5:06 PM

    Thanks to the Brown family!

  22. thermanmerman99 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:07 PM

    Too scared to do it in fear of screamin a Smith and jemele hill going on a racist tirade against the organization. Gutless losers

  23. usmutts says: Jan 10, 2016 5:08 PM

    Brown: Marvin, what the hell happened?

    Lewis: Andy Dalton blew it again.

  24. brenenostler says: Jan 10, 2016 5:08 PM

    Dang well I gotta give it to them for showing consistency and stability, even during the bad days. Unlike that other team in Ohio

  25. sellout1983 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:08 PM

    And so it goes..

  26. jocko1181 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM

    Bengals fan here….now ex-bengals fan. Between this guy staying and burfict dirty play, they aren’t enjoyable to support and no hope of core things changing. Mike Brown needs to go away

  27. theageofquarrel says: Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM

    Sign him to a 20 year contract. It is great watching him get embarrassed year after year

  28. bettywhiteshairnet says: Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM

    Guess one and done 7 times is acceptable. Even Rex Ryan has won in the playoffs.

  29. ctiggs says: Jan 10, 2016 5:09 PM

    Two safest jobs in Ohio. Bengals head coach and THE Ohio State, least safest job………. Browns

  30. runtheball says: Jan 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    They will fire him next year when they do not make the playoffs.

  31. fansrus says: Jan 10, 2016 5:11 PM

    Tom Coughlin and accountability in the same sentence? Just ask Odell Beckham how accountable to the coach he has been?

  32. mcjon22 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:11 PM

    Oh,

    So they’re cool with never making it out of the first round of the playoffs?

    Good to know

  33. sf546 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:11 PM

    The only immediate changes that need to be made are the cuttings of Burfect & Pacman.

  34. Bob says: Jan 10, 2016 5:12 PM

    Of course not. Mike Brown is too cheap to buy out Lewis.

  35. rainsarge says: Jan 10, 2016 5:12 PM

    Its a huge gamble to get rid of a coach with a winning record. Bears have gone 3 years after firing a coach with a winning record. The Raider went 4 season losing after firing Jackson. Shottenheimer is the poster boy for getting fired when team “choked” and after he left the team collapsed or failed to improve. What have the Jags done since axing Tom Coughlin

  36. todd6162 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    The Steelers approve of this

  37. steeltroll says: Jan 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    Dablitz has it. Dump Jones and Burfict. Get to play offs without an injured Dalton and see how it goes. Only morons will think Lewis really ought to go.

  38. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    They should take Burfict out back.

  39. whodey83 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:14 PM

    Most of us are tired of the lack of preparation and accountability Marvin brings. He’s a bumbling fool and hasn’t ever inspired a single playoff victory. Why he continues to get chance after chance after chance is beyond explanation. I want out.

  40. flash1287 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:14 PM

    Report: Bengals have “no plans” to ever be a real threat in prime time.

    Like I said.. WHO DEY? A team no one fears. That’s WHO DEY are!

  41. quinzze says: Jan 10, 2016 5:15 PM

    I think it might be time to start wearing the old brown paper bags to Bangles playoff games.

  42. rob1729 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:17 PM

    The Bengals came close to winning a playoff game. Lewis is going to get a ten year extension.

  43. floratiotime says: Jan 10, 2016 5:17 PM

    If the Brownies could make the playoffs … they’d be the Bengals.

  44. mackcarrington says: Jan 10, 2016 5:17 PM

    Leave it to Mike Brown to go against the current trend. The “New Normal” is to change coaches every two to three years if you don’t win a Super Bowl in that timeframe. What good is “continuity” if it doesn’t result in a Super Bowl? Cleveland is actually doing the right thing. So is San Fran. Two years is more than enough time to win a Super Bowl. The times have changed.

  45. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2016 5:18 PM

    That’s because the cheapskate Mike Brown isn’t going to pay someone for not working, Lewis will finish his contract.

    In the meantime, nothing changes. Bungals fans will keep telling us things are different now and point to their regular season stats.

    Meanwhile, it’s all about the rings, got any?

  46. therealhazer says: Jan 10, 2016 5:19 PM

    Because Mike Brown is such a great football mind. Sometimes nepotism REALLY sucks.

  47. clashpoint says: Jan 10, 2016 5:22 PM

    The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. The predicament the Bengals have is this: Keep Lewis and keep status quo, or dump Lewis and probably get worse.

  48. jrossizzle says: Jan 10, 2016 5:25 PM

    We are just going to change our name to Cinninati 1 & Donels

  49. steelcurtainn says: Jan 10, 2016 5:26 PM

    The Cincinnati onendones.

  50. armchairqb says: Jan 10, 2016 5:28 PM

    Translation: Bengals have no plans to win any playoff games.

  51. jag1959 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:29 PM

    ebrownwareagle says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:06 PM
    They Shouldn’t! For All who forgot….. They were not a respected organization at all in terms of winning. UNTIL, Marvin Lewis came and made the franchise RELEVANT!
    ____________________

    And now they are not a respected organization at all at in terms of class and decency

  52. whodeytn says: Jan 10, 2016 5:31 PM

    Really annoyed with the media bashing of Burfict. If we win then the bashing would be towards Shazier & the two steelers coaches involved in altercations.
    ========
    He is a good coach and a good guy with a good team. Burfect has some issues which even seems like he is mentally ill. Very mentally ill. Needs his knees taken out.

  53. jmc8888 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:32 PM

    Lewis thinks he can get bad seeds and continually doesn’t control them even though he knows they aren’t.

    How does he not keep Burfict in check knowing his ASU history? His combine history?

    Burfict is a guy who has been a disaster mentally for every team he played for. High School. College. Pros.

    Let me put it to you this way. Before he came to ASU, back when he was in high school, he first committed to USC. Well in a HS game he went up against another USC recruit, Matt Barkley. So what does he do against the guy who he knew was going to be his teammate (if everything had held)? He was going for his knees!

    This guy isn’t a few fries short of a happy meal, he’s a couple of stray fries thrown into a happy meal.

    Now, do you think maybe Lewis should of been on Burfict’s butt during all these bonehead moves and either…
    a) reamed him on the sidelines a few times
    b) reamed him on the sidelines after taking him out of the game

    He did neither, and now his blind, idiotic faith in Burfict and other morons has destroyed their season.

    He should be on the hot seat. I don’t see someone out there that is better then him this year, so you keep him. But Lewis needs to start controlling these morons that are continually on his roster, or start getting rid of them.

    The Bengals otherwise should be in a continual search to find a replacement. Keeping your players disciplined IS an important trait that can be overlooked. Knowing when to cut bait on a headcase IS important. ML’s deficiencies in this area overshadow his abilities in other areas.

  54. evilfrasiercrane says: Jan 10, 2016 5:34 PM

    Good news. As a Steelers fan I hope they keep him forever. I also hope they keep Burfict and Jones forever. Couldn’t happen to a better organization.

  55. araidersfan says: Jan 10, 2016 5:35 PM

    I have no stake in this but as a Raider fan I can understand why the Cincy ownership would be inclined to stick with Marvin Lewis. From the passing away of Paul Brown until Lewis’ 3rd year as HC the Bengals went through a stretch of 14 years without a winning record (my Raiders completed year 13 of this same kind of stretch). I can see why Mike Brown has a loyalty/appreciation towards Lewis.

    Making a coaching change could propel the Bengals towards becoming more competitive in the postseason. But it could also plunge them back into the dark period they experienced before Lewis. So Mike Brown has a fear of the unknown – human nature.

  56. PCa Survivor says: Jan 10, 2016 5:38 PM

    rainsarge says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:12 PM

    Its a huge gamble to get rid of a coach with a winning record. Bears have gone 3 years after firing a coach with a winning record. The Raider went 4 season losing after firing Jackson. Shottenheimer is the poster boy for getting fired when team “choked” and after he left the team collapsed or failed to improve. What have the Jags done since axing Tom Coughlin

    _________________________________

    Don’t forget what happened when the Bucs fired Tony Dungy. Oh wait, never mind.

  57. skawh says: Jan 10, 2016 5:40 PM

    You don’t make your team worse by firing a good coach in retaliation for an emotional meltdown by two players that led to that loss.

    Who’d have thought Cincy would have been in position to beat Pittsburg with their QB out. Cincy played a great game…what happened wasn’t Lewis’ fault.

    These trolling critics, posing as critics even, talking trash need to get a grip…you’re unqualified critics at that! Congrats to Cincy for a great year.

  58. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 10, 2016 5:40 PM

    Cats have nine lives
    A Bengal is a member of the cat family
    Marvin Lewis is a Bengal
    Therefore, Marvin Lewis has nine lives.

  59. mmack66 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:41 PM

    dablitz2 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:01 PM

    I guess the only scenario which maybe would be better is bring in Tom Coughlin, but keep the assistants. Tom would bring a little more sense of accountability.
    ——————————

    Oh yeah? The guy that didn’t even know that Beckham was going nuts on the football field is going to bring a sense of accountability?

  60. jag1959 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:44 PM

    steeltroll says:
    Jan 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    Dablitz has it. Dump Jones and Burfict. Get to play offs without an injured Dalton and see how it goes. Only morons will think Lewis really ought to go.
    _______________________

    One should always think twice before calling others morons. Someone who thinks they are smart enough to call others morons for disagreeing with him should be smart enough to check the contract status of a guy they say to dump first. Jones doesn’t need to be ‘dumped’ or cut. His contract is up. Speaking of morons, thanks to his self indulgent play and social media activity that genius has really helped his next contract.

  61. rickybobbie says: Jan 10, 2016 5:45 PM

    Not surprising at all. Where is the accountability?

  62. xandercrews71 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:47 PM

    Lewis is a good coach, but I can understand the frustration with losing in the playoffs every year. Remember – these were the coaches before Lewis:

    Shula 19-52
    Coslet 21-39
    LeBeau 12-33

    Any Bengals fans want a return to that? Ask the 49ers how their coaching change worked out…all Harbaugh did was take them to the playoffs every year. Sound familiar?

  63. bonniebengal says: Jan 10, 2016 5:50 PM

    Those people saying cut Adam Jones and Burfict get real. First of all, Jones is a free agent now. He will be signed. Burfict would be picked up immediately if he were cut.

  64. patfanken says: Jan 10, 2016 5:51 PM

    If Jeff Fisher can still be a HC in the NFL have having only 6 winning seasons in 20 years, tha.n how can Marvin Lewis NOT have one.

    I’ve watched Lewis’ mediocrity for a lot years now, and for a team like the Bengals, mediocre doesn’t suck when you think about the alternative that passes for great coaching in the NFL these days.

    BTW- Notice how the Steelers are running hot with luck. IIRC this was the 6th (or 5th) team in a row that was playing its back up QB when they came to face the Steelers.

    Also notice how well things are lining up for the Broncos. They will either get the Steelers without Rothlessberger of an injured version of the same. No Macklin and other top KC players, or a NE team so battered from injuried they could only score 10 points in the fnal and have lost 4 of their last 6

    Now if the refs allow Peyton’s OL to keep on tackling the other teams’ pass rushers, the NFL can get their HGH boy, his last shot at the title.

    I mean no one would look twice if Peyton went on an historic passing run this last 3 games after the horrid season he’s had so far. It couldn’t be PED’s right?

  65. weepingjebus says: Jan 10, 2016 5:52 PM

    Tebow would have won that game for the Bengals.

  66. itsfootballbaby says: Jan 10, 2016 5:52 PM

    Where’s Dr. Rustbelt? Nothin’ to chirp about huh?

  67. raymondtx says: Jan 10, 2016 5:53 PM

    One a bungal, always a bungal.

  68. itsfootballbaby says: Jan 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    Burfict=Suh

  69. loumann says: Jan 10, 2016 5:56 PM

    Marv Levy lost all 4 cause he didn’t have the spark….he had the team.
    So in hind sight wouldn’t you have let another coach drive the car?

  70. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:56 PM

    Report – Bengals have no plans to be truly successful under the current ownership.

    Bengals are one of the teams owned by someone with zero interest in doing what it takes to win a Super Bowl. His only concern is giving the fans just enough lip service so that the money machine keeps generating those huge checks for him.

    At least 1/3 and maybe as many as half the teams have ownership like this. I feel bad for those fans.

  71. dontbugmeonsundays says: Jan 10, 2016 5:56 PM

    Continuity is crucial in the NFL. They should look across the field to the Steelers. I say keep Lewis and keep building. He’s obviously getting them to the playoffs. And that in itself is pretty difficult.

    #BillsMafia

  72. dan7858 says: Jan 10, 2016 5:59 PM

    The bungles are an undisciplined team, and have been for a long time. That falls on the head coach. Marvin may be “great guy” but that’s part of the problem and has been going all the way back to the ochocinco silliness that used to hurt the team. If I’m a bungle fan Marvin has to go.

  73. hamlet423 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:00 PM

    Tom Coughlin lost his job this year because ODB went kind of nuts, he didn’t bench him, he didn’t talk to him, he left him in the game to try to win. It was a series of bad decisions and very out of character for Coughlin. The young Coughlin would have had Odell on the bench fast.

    He didn’t and when asked about it after the game, he didn’t have an answer that made any sense, other than he might not have really known what was going on. Not a good sign.

    Marvin Lewis did the same thing. But…just the game last night alone was pretty worrisome. Constant jawing back to the Steelers. A defender coming OFF the BENCH with a coat still on, to push a Steeler player and got hit with a penalty. Burfict making a great play. And then…that terrible fumble.

    And then Burfict decided to go for a shot on Brown hoping it wouldn’t get a flag–when it was sure to be a flag. And soon to be a huge fine and a suspension.

    Marvin Lewis then had Hill apologize to the team for the fumble. He didn’t have Jones or Burfict apologize for losing their cool?

    Burfict does this because he can get away with it, and it is obvious many of the other top players, especially AC Green, is fed up with this. If the Bengals don’t make any changes, they can’t expect a different result, can they?

  74. whodey83 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:01 PM

    Before the 90s was the 80s, and we were a heck of a team then. We have not been a consistent loser, but winning just enough to make the playoffs isn’t helping us. Looks like Marvin taught his prodigies (Zimmer) how to lose when winning is almost inevitable. It’s sickening. There are no more excuses, it’s time for Marvin to move along. Make a statement mike. Show the fans you want this as much as we do. I can’t bear the thought of going into every big game knowing we’re somehow going to screw it up.

  75. ravensdominate says: Jan 10, 2016 6:01 PM

    Geez even after our horrible season I can look at the bengals and be glad I’m a Ravens fan!

  76. shoesfinest says: Jan 10, 2016 6:03 PM

    30 year season ticket holder here…I’m done. I will not support this type of behavior from a team the represents my city. If Mike Brown can’t hold his employees accountable then you sir don’t deserve the fans you have.

  77. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 10, 2016 6:05 PM

    If Jeff Fisher can still be a HC in the NFL have having only 6 winning seasons in 20 years, tha.n how can Marvin Lewis NOT have one.

    I’ve watched Lewis’ mediocrity for a lot years now, and for a team like the Bengals, mediocre doesn’t suck when you think about the alternative that passes for great coaching in the NFL these days.

    BTW- Notice how the Steelers are running hot with luck. IIRC this was the 6th (or 5th) team in a row that was playing its back up QB when they came to face the Steelers.

    Also notice how well things are lining up for the Broncos. They will either get the Steelers without Rothlessberger of an injured version of the same. No Macklin and other top KC players, or a NE team so battered from injuried they could only score 10 points in the fnal and have lost 4 of their last 6

    Now if the refs allow Peyton’s OL to keep on tackling the other teams’ pass rushers, the NFL can get their HGH boy, his last shot at the title.

    I mean no one would look twice if Peyton went on an historic passing run this last 3 games after the horrid season he’s had so far. It couldn’t be PED’s right?

    No team has more whiny turds like the Pats… Grow up kid life is tough and cheaters gonna cheat.

  78. csbanter says: Jan 10, 2016 6:06 PM

    Unless there is a better option out there, Jon Gruden, Urban Meyer, Bob Stoops to throw names out there making a change for the sake of it doesn’t make sense. The Bengals at best would’ve beaten the Steelers with Dalton,but definitely lose 2nd round game. Things happen, its the NFL.

  79. psubeerman21 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:11 PM

    I get all the anger towards him. But let’s be fair, they were a different team with Dalton at the helm. Try winning anything, ever, with aj McCarran. And his overrated loudmouth rb didn’t do him any favors either

  80. righthereisay says: Jan 10, 2016 6:11 PM

    He should stay. But their GM should go. They should get rid of Burfict and Jones and stop bringing on players with bad history. Almost like they deserved to lose that way by keeping such horrible players.

  81. laukkanen5 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:22 PM

    boo hoo bonniebengal…boo hoo…

    at least u have a dumpster fire baseball team to root for….Go Reds…..

    no, u were only the losers willing to pick up trailer trash Burfict…and your right , he isn’t going anywhere…he belongs in stripes…..

    stay class Bengals fans….can u say LOSERS..

    who dey, WE DEY

  82. openfieldtackle says: Jan 10, 2016 6:22 PM

    Wait until they have a 1st place schedule next year. At best 9-7.

  83. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 10, 2016 6:25 PM

    Geez even after our horrible season I can look at the bengals and be glad I’m a Ravens fan!

    That’s pretty sad. The crime rate, murder rate, decay center city, the riots, poor elected officials topped off by a statue to a felon … Pretty sad! You have my sympathy.

  84. williamannand says: Jan 10, 2016 6:27 PM

    The coaching hot seat is a media thing to drive page views. The Bengals are entitled to make up their own minds. They need to consider carefully why they lost that game.

  85. harbourimages says: Jan 10, 2016 6:30 PM

    Hope the Brown’s are real proud of their gangsta team. The entire country loathes them.

  86. canadapackers says: Jan 10, 2016 6:38 PM

    The problem with the Bengals is that they seem to look and cultivate these types of guys from StanleyWilson – to Ochochinko -spelt incorrectly for a reason. Need I say more. Over the past decade these Bengals are one of the franchises where their black players give all the other black players a bad name. More-so than any other team other than perhaps Seattle.

  87. puntonfirstdown says: Jan 10, 2016 6:45 PM

    The inmates are running the asylum.

  88. bebopa says: Jan 10, 2016 6:48 PM

    the state of Ohio has two dysfunctional teams. Lewis should have been fired last year.

  89. wallabear says: Jan 10, 2016 6:50 PM

    Owner Mike Brown and his underlings must be afraid of Burpy and Marvin Lewis.

  90. laces out says: Jan 10, 2016 6:54 PM

    What’s the definition of insanity? Something about trying the same thing over again expecting a different result?

  91. a1b24312 says: Jan 10, 2016 6:54 PM

    Is Sam Wyche still around?

  92. nightryder10 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:03 PM

    Nice to know they have “no plans” to win any playoff games.

  93. rutchaser says: Jan 10, 2016 7:05 PM

    Stop buying tickets and the stupid jerseys.

  94. mahimike says: Jan 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    Does Marvin give his paychecks back to the owner or something?

    It’s unfathomable that he wasn’t fired 5 years ago.

    Him and his overrated OC.

  95. djaehne says: Jan 10, 2016 7:09 PM

    I’ll give you a box of kittens if you take Hoyer.

  96. jer117 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:09 PM

    I am embarrassed to be from Ohio with fans booing an injury, cheap shots and loss of composure by players and a coach who cannot manage the players or the clock. Following the interception, simply running down the clock then kneeling for 3 downs would have resulted in less than 20 seconds on the clock. Instead, a running play in the rain and a fumble. Pacman should be dismissed immediately.

  97. finsguy says: Jan 10, 2016 7:17 PM

    I’ll just go ahead and say it. Marvin Lewis is a good coach. He had the game won last night with a back up QB until Hill fumbled. Is that his fault?

    It is true that Jones and Burfect are mental defectives and I suppose he could have benched them or something but it was reported that he had at least spoken to Burfect before the game telling him not to do these things. What else could he do.

    Going to the playoffs year in and year out gives you a chance. There was a while when people said Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy, and even Don Shula couldn’t win a big game.

  98. hawks4me says: Jan 10, 2016 7:19 PM

    This just in from the Cincinnati Enquirer: “Bengals to pursue Ray Lewis and Greg Hardy in offseason”.

  99. tylawspick6 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:24 PM

    Between the Dolphins hiring Gase, the Colts extending Grigson and Pagano and now this news, as a Pats fan, I am thrilled beyond belief.

  100. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 10, 2016 7:26 PM

    Good news Bengals fans, there’s a huge clearance sale going on today for “AFC North Champs” merchandise…
    /ROAR

  101. tylawspick6 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:33 PM

    Mike Brown got his 1 game at home for the profit.

    That’s all he cares about, folks.

    No rational, sane human would let Marvin Lewis continue to pretend he’s not a glorified defensive coordinator who has magically taken full advantage of the ridiculous “Rooney Rule”.

    Sorry, but there is nothing else to say. Anyone else under-performing on their job that badly when it mattered most, that many times, would be fired.

    Period.

  102. subzero05 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:39 PM

    I think we live in a time of firing for the sake of firing. What are the chances a new coach comes in and does better? A new coach would have to come in, get the support of the locker room, have a winning season, and win a playoff game. Unless you’re replacing Lewis with Belicheck or a handful of coaches changing coaches is always a gamble. Those who want Marvin fired won’t exactly be around for support of the Bengals fall back to the bottom of the division

  103. ebrownwareagle says: Jan 10, 2016 7:44 PM

    @tylawspick6

    You sound really upset. Has life dealt you a bad hand. Did someone piss in your face and try and convince you it was merely rain. Since the Rooney Rule is ridiculous how about we remove ALL the BLACK PLAYERS from the league which is 70% and return to the days of old. Not sure how many people want to watch Wing T and Wish bone offenses again….ie Ivy League Football. See how that works out for ya. Smh

  104. Knute's Knuggets says: Jan 10, 2016 7:51 PM

    steeltroll says: Dump Jones and Burfict.
    ========
    And them play against them when PIT signs them within the hour? Better to bench them until they align their maturity with their talent, and show it as controllable to between the whistles only.

  105. ebpatton says: Jan 10, 2016 7:52 PM

    Mike Brown likes Lewis. Brown owns the team. In a capitalist economy, that means Brown can do whatever he damn well pleases regarding who coaches his team.

    You don’t get to wave your free-market pom poms and then whine when an owner exercises his capitalist privileges.

    If you love capitalism, then instead of being upset, you should be praising Brown for displaying one of our country’s most notable qualities: The rich and powerful do whatever they want. And your opinion doesn’t count. So shut up.

  106. maninbrown says: Jan 10, 2016 7:55 PM

    Report: Bengals playoff drought to continue behind the “leadership” of Marvin Lewis

  107. jmd0722 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:01 PM

    Good their not making a coaching change, but get rid of these idiots from yesterdays game. Get players who want to win for the team, and not play as if everything is about them. As the commentary today on Burfict, he showed yesterday why 31 other teams didn’t want to draft him.

  108. tonebones says: Jan 10, 2016 8:17 PM

    The Bengals have an excellent coaching staff. Mike Brown is responsible for allowing criminals to wear a Bengals uniform and cost them playoff wins. End of story.

  109. cinzano08 says: Jan 10, 2016 8:23 PM

    I don’t make millions to coach in NFL but 3 kneel downs then kick a FG you win the game

  110. Gridiron Ghost says: Jan 10, 2016 8:39 PM

    No accountability in Cincinnati means the Bungles will be Bungles evermore. They are the Wile E. Coyote of the NFL, getting Road Runner-ed by the Steelers year after year.

  111. nomoreseasontix says: Jan 10, 2016 8:44 PM

    Can’t totally blame him for the actions of Jones and Burfict.
    Both players have been total scumbags since they’ve been in the league. There’s no argument. Neither should still be in the league. Period.
    They’re both loser headcases. Neither is worthy of the privilege. They should move on to their future bankruptcy.

  112. zampft says: Jan 10, 2016 8:53 PM

    Plant a demon seed, reap the flower of the fire.

  113. nneece says: Jan 10, 2016 9:01 PM

    Brown obviously has no interest in winning. The franchise has decided mediocrity provides a good profit in the NFL. Hence Marvin Lewis. Doesn’t want to pay another coach or coaching staff.

  114. tonebones says: Jan 10, 2016 9:47 PM

    nneece says:
    Jan 10, 2016 9:01 PM
    Brown obviously has no interest in winning. The franchise has decided mediocrity provides a good profit in the NFL. Hence Marvin Lewis. Doesn’t want to pay another coach or coaching staff
    ————————————
    Sad but true. You can also make that a true statement by replacing the name Brown with many of the other NFL owners’ names.

  115. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jan 10, 2016 10:13 PM

    openfieldtackle says:
    Jan 10, 2016 6:22 PM
    Wait until they have a 1st place schedule next year. At best 9-7.
    ____________

    They had a first place schedule in 2014 and went 10-5-1. The Bengals aren’t going anywhere. They have a top 8 QB, a top 5 WR, Tyler Eifert and Gio Bernard are studs. Geno Atkins (11 sacks) is the best DT in the game. So many great players on both sides of the ball. They’ll compete for the AFCN title every year. Their problem is the playoffs, that’s it.

  116. franklamar17 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:21 PM

    Lewis is a good coach and jones and Burdict are good players.Yes the players made a mistake but if not for those two players they would not be in the playoffs.They will learn from this game .

  117. janneywheels says: Jan 10, 2016 10:28 PM

    it seems as though Donald Trump would be interested in leading the Bengals next season

  118. babygaga19 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:39 PM

    Som how are the NFL’s favorite criminals doing today?

  119. ohand16 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:44 PM

    Burfict isn’t the problem. He’s the solution. If the Bengals cut him the Steelers would sign him in 10 minutes.hes dirty, cheap and ruthless – everything the Steelers look for in a player.

  120. ohand16 says: Jan 10, 2016 10:48 PM

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that

  121. bubbahotepp says: Jan 10, 2016 10:55 PM

    Then expect the same results.

  122. draculalambert says: Jan 10, 2016 11:02 PM

    Go Steelers!!!! What a weekend. Woot

  123. ohand16 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:36 PM

    Steelers are just lucky that Carlos Dunlap didn’t play..

  124. orivar says: Jan 11, 2016 5:03 AM

    Seems like the Bengals are the only team left that don’t do knee jerk firings. The days of having guys tenured like Tom Landry areyou over which hasn’t done the league any better.

  125. relggigeht says: Jan 11, 2016 5:43 AM

    Keep the coaching staff….please!!

    Signed,

    Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

  126. Rolo Tomassi says: Jan 11, 2016 6:27 AM

    Ayyy fuuuny
    Wenna next ah ” regular ” season issa start
    Ah haha.

  127. openfieldtackle says: Jan 11, 2016 7:12 AM

    The Bengals would have won if your stupid coach would have just had the team take a knee then kick the field goal. There would not have been the free for all at the end of the game.

    Burfict is however an animal and should have his balls cut off to take some of that anger away or he will end up in jail.

    Anyway we will take the victory and move on to Denver and try to pull out a victory with a battered team.

  128. jim699 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:01 AM

    First place schedule just means they play the Broncos and the Texans next year. How good do you expect those two teams to be? I don’t think either one of those teams is looking up.

  129. jer117 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:08 PM

    Lewis should resign. He is a poor leader and incapable of controlling players. We do not see this on the Patriots or other class teams. I am embarrassed to be from Ohio and a Bengals fan.

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