Marvin Lewis: I want to coach football

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What does Marvin Lewis want? Who knows? Maybe even he doesn’t know yet.

It appears, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Media first reported, that Lewis won’t be coaching the Bengals next season. He told Rapoport he would consider front-office jobs. But when asked Monday whether he wants to be back in Cincinnati next year, Lewis said, “I want to coach football.”

Which is to say he avoided the question, prompting a repeat of it: Do you want to coach in Cincinnati in 2018?

“Sure,” Lewis said.

That should become the title of the Bengals’ 2017 highlight film: Sure.

Lewis is in his 15th season with the Bengals, a longer run than most coaches, especially those without a playoff win. Under Lewis, Cincinnati has seven postseason appearances. The franchise has only 14 playoff appearances since its birth in 1968. But it hasn’t won a playoff game since 1990, the sixth-longest drought in NFL history.

So maybe it’s time for both sides to move on.

17 responses to “Marvin Lewis: I want to coach football

  1. He should check into High School coaching jobs in and around the Cincinnati area.
    Out luck he will end up on tv as an announcer or on the set.

  2. I am always confounded at how seriously so many people take Ian Rapoport. I have been reading “news” he reports and he is dead wrong at LEAST 50% of the time. I don’t know if his sources screw with him or are just plain bad, but most of what he says is so unreliable that I always wait for a confirmation or for the storyline to play itself out and prove him wrong or right. As someone who plays fantasy football, I never make moves based on what he says and am thankful for that.

  3. So, finally after 15 years in the NFL, he’s realized that he’s been coaching softball while coach of the Bengals and now wants to start coaching football? This guy…

  4. Yeah well I would have liked to play hockey in the NHL but I wasn’t good enough and neither are you good enough to coach in the NFL, Marvin “O’fer in the playoffs” Lewis.

  5. Live in OH and dont like either team here but as an NFL fan, man I see alot of trollin for a dude that’s made it to the playoffs 7 in the last 14. There’s a few teams that would be happy to make that happen, however all said….glass ceiling Marv, you gotta smash those.

  6. they cut off the quote for some reason, the full quote was

    “I want to coach football, and I’ve tried, I just don’t seem to be very good at it.”

  7. There is only one Ohio football team and it sure isn’t the red headed step child of Paul Brown.

    Yeah I know we suck but still ……only one. Goodnight Kentucky.

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