Marvin Lewis says he plans to return to Bengals in 2017

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A report from Ed Werder of ESPN earlier this week said that Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will not be retire at the end of the season.

Lewis confirmed the report on Thursday morning during an appearance with Alex Marvez and Ross Tucker of Sirius XM NFL Radio. Lewis said that he is planning on returning to the Bengals for a 15th season on their sideline.

While Lewis does not plan on walking away on his own accord, the team could, of course, have other plans for the coaching job. Lewis is signed through next season, however, and Bengals owner Mike Brown has never seemed to be the sort that would want to pay someone to not coach the team while also paying someone to coach the team.

This is the first losing season for the Bengals since 2010 and they made the playoffs each of the last five years. Lewis is 117-103-3 overall as the head coach in Cincinnati.

47 responses to “Marvin Lewis says he plans to return to Bengals in 2017

  1. I am not a Lewis fan and believe that he should have been fired several years ago. His teams are undisciplined and that contributes to his longevity record without winning a playoff game. However, that’s not the reason the Bengals finished with a losing record this year. They lost Marvin Jones, Muhammad Sanu, and Eifert was damaged goods. That was a team management and salary cap management problem. Mike Brown is the owner and general manager. HE is the problem and isn’t going away anytime soon.

  2. As long as he’s under contract, he will return. Mike Brown doesn’t pay people to sit at home, no way.

  3. The problem is the limitations of the coaching pool. Who do you replace Lewis with?

    You can try a coordinator but a lot of times those don’t do well their first time as a head coach.

    Same with a college coach. Really a roll of the dice you have no idea how they’ll do at the pro level.

    Or a retread that just got fired somewhere else or has been sitting in the broadcasting booth.

    Not a lot of great options.

  4. Maybe Cincinnati can put in a tax that pays for a nice retirement home far away from here for him.

  5. 0-7 in playoffs, including a peak of 0-5 from 2011-2015. Yes, Bengal fans, at least your team got there for 5yrs running, but even Bills fans laugh at that pinacle of achievement. If you ever hope to play in early Feb (or even just late Jan), you need a different pathway.

  6. And the day that Mike Brown has the cajones to say to Lewis, ” you’ve taken us dar, but we need someone to get us to the next step’ are approximately……0/100. Unfortunate, because they’re wasting some incredible rosters put together by Duke Tobin and compamy.

  7. Noooo! This is ridiculous. This guy is defeated. Just listen to him ramble on about the same things over and over. This will just free up my Sundays again next fall to hunt and be more productive around the house. This is also an insult to the tax payers in Hamilton County who paid for this stadium which still has yet to produce a playoff win.

  8. Hoping Katie talks some sense into the old man.
    If you listen to the player comments the last couple of games, this coaching staff has lost the team. A few guys come out and loudly support coach (because he is a players coach..translation easy on them), but Dunlap and a few others have said things that let you know they are really unhappy with the staff.

  9. I’m not defending Lewis but they did lose Benard and Eifert was hurt all year. Combine that with free agent departures like Jones, Sanu and Nelson. Did you expect them to be better? Plus AJ Green missed some games. Of course, you have to do something in the postseason over a 15 year run. Time to move on from Marvin.

  10. Vincent- “Marvin, what do make of all of this?” Marvin-“I don’t even have an opinion”.

  11. streetyson says:
    Dec 29, 2016 8:25 AM

    0-7 in playoffs, including a peak of 0-5 from 2011-2015. Yes, Bengal fans, at least your team got there for 5yrs running, but even Bills fans laugh at that pinacle of achievement. If you ever hope to play in early Feb (or even just late Jan), you need a different pathway.

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    Bills fans have absolutely nothing to laugh about when was the last time they made the playoffs?

  12. cowboy2016 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 9:31 AM
    Marvin plans to return so the Bengals can start 5-0, end up as a wild card, and lose at Houston.
    ___________
    Like Houston will win a playoff game………….

  13. Mike Brown has fired several head coaches still under contract.

    If you’re going to be a (sports) reporter, do so with integrity. Check your facts.

    Brown has plenty of faults, but stop making crap up.

  14. Imagine what this team could do with a different coach?

    Marvin Lewis has 0 playoff wins in 15 years how many does Bill Belichick have in that same time span?

  15. jason9696 says:
    Dec 29, 2016 10:32 AM
    Imagine what this team could do with a different coach?

    Marvin Lewis has 0 playoff wins in 15 years how many does Bill Belichick have in that same time span?

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    Without Brady Belicheat could easily be Marvin 2.0 ….I know the sheep will beat in protest but that’s good for the wool.

  16. Player development/Nope Quarterback Getting Better/Nope Playoff Win Ever/Nope rest of the AFC happy with this announcement/Yup!

  17. This is the time of year when I come to get even with the Cincy Trolls and confirm that you will make the Playoffs and go “One And Done”! oh wait……

  18. You want to go to the playoffs, Marv? Step one–lose to the Dolphins! Because every years the Fins beat you guys,, you’ve gone to the playoffs…. BTW, you beat the Fins–and the Fins are going to the playoffs!

  19. Word. Denver canned John Fox who had a 46-18 record and won 4 straight AFC West crowns. The next year, Denver won the SB. Guess the bar of expectations is much higher in Denver than Cincy.

  20. droolingfool

    Without Brady Belicheat could easily be Marvin 2.0 ….I know the sheep will beat in protest but that’s good for the wool.
    ==================================

    doubtful

    first pat fans don’t troll bengal posts, not sure why i am even here.

    second, please make up your mind is Brady a system QB?

    have fun with another year of wishing your owner was committed to winning.

  21. From what I have gathered from Cincy fans I know and on this site is the following:

    1) Marvin is a very good coach who turned around a what was a poor franchise with a cheap meddling owner.

    2) Brown is way more disliked than Marvin in Cincy.

    3) Marvin is an very good talent evaluator, he has strong say in drafting and signing players.

    4) Marvin is a average coach, he is great an assembling talent but he cant keep these guys under control.

    5) He gets alot of these good players because they come cheap because of character issues (Once again Brown is cheap). While talented the character issues are the reason they are not disciplined and Marvin usually sides with them rather than chewing them out.

    6) It’s hard to move on from Marvin because Brown is not going pay him not to coach and he’s not a bad coach in general, but you cant win in the postseason. So you are basically going to have a good to very good regular season only to lose in the first round.

    7) Marvin’s year was 05 and Carson tore his ACL

    8) Rex is basically a fatter, louder, funnier, not employed verison of Marvin Lewis that had success in his first two years.

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