Cincinnati Bengals coach, Marvin Lewis, is officially on the hot seat after falling short Sunday to the Dallas Cowboys, 31-22. The Bengals are now 0-5 and will try for their first win next week in New York against the Jets, possibly without Lewis at the helm. Lewis’ overall record with the team is an unimpressive 42-43 and his overall record is below .500 for the first time in his tenure, which began in 2003. After experiencing his 1st losing season as an NFL head coach in 2007, Lewis has not been able to rally the team to play inspired football in 2008. In 2005, the Bengals won the AFC North title and were branded a contender as a result, but the team has missed the playoffs the last two seasons and seem unlikely to make it back this year. In Lewis’ defense, the franchise has experienced many distractions on and off the field. Wide receiver Chris Henry was suspended 4 games, again, by the league for conduct violations, receiver Chad Johnson, AKA Ocho Cinco, need I say more, and quarterback Carson Palmer has constantly been inconsistent the past two seasons and currently owns a meager 63.8 QB rating. Combined with a weak defense, offensive line and running game, its amazing Lewis hasn’t been fired yet. Contrarily, NFL coaches, Lane Kiffin (Oakland Raiders) and Scott Linehan (St. Louis Rams) have already been fired this season and Lewis is likely to be the 3rd. Lewis’ is a great coach, but winning, and of course money, is all that matters in sports.
I’ll holla Marvin! Lewis likely on the way out
October 6, 2008 by Leave a Comment