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Lewis hits (Sort of)

Posted on: January 4, 2011 5:19 pm
Edited on: January 4, 2011 5:47 pm
Marvin Lewis rolled the dice heading into the season that he would have a good enough season to cash in big -- maybe somewhere other than Cincinnati.

As it turned out, Lewis won the gamble. Sort of. He signed a new contract with the team Tuesday. Lewis wanted some changes in the way the team handles personnel, so it will be interesting to see if Mike Brown agreed to that.

Lewis is 60-67-1 in his eight years with the Bengals, not exactly a stellar record. But the Bengals seemed to be heading in the right direction before a disappointing 4-12 record this season.

Lewis is known for his defensive coaching, but the Bengals were awful on defense this season. They do have some good, young players on that side of the ball.  With Mike Zimmer running the show, they should bounce back.

The key for Lewis will be whether Carson Palmer can bounce back from a sub-par season. He just never looked right.
But the talent is there for the Bengals. It won't take much to fix this thing. Maybe that’s why Lewis is coming back -- and was OK in doing so.
Category: NFL
Tags: Marvin Lewis

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2011 9:08 am

Lewis hits (Sort of)

Jive ass turkey? Who are you, George Jefferson? I hope, for your sake, that you're a white guy trying to sound like a brother.

Since: Apr 18, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2011 8:50 am

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Lewis is some jive ass turkey who couldnt buy a rib in Harlem. if this OG doesnt step his game up we will picket this whole scene until we get our sastisfaction. CBS is off the chain with pros who know their biz. Keep up the good work, stay undercover.

Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:55 pm

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If anybody gave up a 1st or 2nd round pick for this goofball, they are insane!  The dude is so uncoordinated and now all of a sudden can't throw consistently anymore.  IF he gets hurt one more time, his career will be over.  Not a bust, just a what happened to this guy kinda thing.  Oh yeah, he does play in the worst ran organization in all of sports.

Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:46 pm

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The only owner that recognized that the current cba was a bad deal for the owners, doesn't understand that a successful and winning organization would make his team worth more money! Mike Brown might be the smartest owner in the league and just can't get out of his own way. The reason they don't have a practice bubble is because he probably wants the residents of Hamilton county to pay for it! You would think with the sweet lease the bengals got they would give back by going above and beyond to give us a winning team. I doubt Marvin gets his bubble, the county is broke and won't pay for it and Bedinghaus is now employed by the team! With next years easy schedule, look for them to contend for the north title with the same result in the first round of the playoffs! You can all forget Cam Newton, Brown will not pay Joseph the 12 to 14 million a year he's going to command on the market! Patrick Peterson is going to be the pick! But then again they did pass on Steven Jackson for some guy whose name I can't remember!

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:45 pm

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I don't want to say that Carson Palmer will never bounce back, but that's only because I don't want the statement to bite me in the butt later on. When people say that he had a sub-par season they should qualify that with "for an NFL QB," since it's not abnormal for him for a while now. He's just not as good as he once was, for whatever reason. He had a good game in Week 16 this year, and that gave a lot of his supporters hope. However, he needs to be replaced if the Bengals are going to move forward.

Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 8:34 pm

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Marvin Lewis is a horrible in-game coach. It's as simple as that. Everything else can go right, but if you cant's put together a game plan and execute it, it doesn't really matter. If you can't adjust to your opponent, why bother having a plan in the first place. maybe he's good at the other stuff. (maybe) Who cares? He's awful on Sunday

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:39 pm

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I think this move is pretty disrespectful to the loyal Bengals fans.  I've read elsewhere that Lewis' hands have been completely tied by the same kind of management that kept Matt Millen in Detroit until the Lions were ruined for years.  So maybe unfair criticism of Lewis by me.  But they need house-cleaning, top-to-bottom.  It reminds me of the end of the "Leonard Tose Junta" for the Eagles. 

Carson Palmer - "He just never looked right."  Well that's a good way to put it.  To me he looks like permanently 'damaged goods'.  Somebody gets gigged for that.

Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:34 pm

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As long as Mike Brown is running the show the Bengals will never be successful. A winning franchise has to include people from the top to the bottom that flat out want to win. Mike Brown cares more about making money and having complete control over his investments than producing a winning organization. You would think the two would go hand-in-hand, but apparently not. It is rumored that Mike Brown said it is too expensive for teams to send their clubs to the super bowl. He just needs to create hype, sell out his tickets, and sell a ton of merchandise in order to keep the greater Cincinnati area saying "this is the year", and keeping those dollars flowing his way. It doesn't benefit Mike Brown that much to go to the playoffs, especially on the road, financially. The Bengals currently only have 1 scout. ONE. How can we make informed decisions as to who to take in the draft to help us compete for um, hum-a Super Bowl title, and only have one scout? Mike Brown refuses to dish out the money to bring in scouts that can work together to make more informed decisions on our picks. I won't even tire the conversation about the Bengals not having a G.M. I can somewhat understand his decision to keep Marvin Lewis considering there is NOBODY out there any better to replace him. Gruden, Billick, Harbaugh, Cowher, Dungy,....FORGET IT. Nobody is coming to Cincinnati when there are so many other franchises searching for a new head coach. It doesn't make any sense in pitching Lewis for the sake of pitching him unless Mike Brown can get somebody better. With that said, other changes are needed. I already mentioned scouting, but we need a new OC, Bratkowski's time needs to be over. We need new positional coaches at most spots. I don't even know what to make of Palmer except that he's not the same guy we drafted. Overall, I think we have a young, talented team. Perhaps with 13 teams out there looking for a QB we could place a 1st and 5th round price tag on Palmer and see who bites. Just a thought. Thanks for your time.

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