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Marvin Lewis signs deal to return to Bengals

Posted on: January 4, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: January 4, 2011 5:06 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The will he or won't he return to the Bengals saga with Marvin Lewis (at one point he left the campus when negotiations started to fall apart) ended in an agreement Tuesday between the coach and the team to have him return in 2011.

"Marvin Lewis signs deal to return," the Bengals announced on their official Twitter feed.

Lewis' return will mark his ninth consecutive season as coach of the Bengals, making him the longest-tenured coach in Cincinnati history. Lewis is 60-67-1 in the regular season and 0-2 in the playoffs as Bengals head coach.

Logically, the team will have given him a multiple-year deal -- it seems unlikely that Lewis would be willing to go through the same process a year from now, particularly when there was immediate (albeit reported) interest in his services both at the college and pro levels.

Lewis' return won't mean things stay the same all around in Cincinnati, though. It seems likely that wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco stand a good chance of being shown the exit. Owens is a free agent and Ochocinco's extension would need to be picked up in order to return, but there was significant strife between he and Lewis late during the 2010 regular season.

UPDATE (5:05 p.m.): According to the Bengals website, Lewis' new contract calls for a two-year deal.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Marvin Lewis signs deal to return to Bengals

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Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Marvin Lewis signs deal to return to Bengals

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.






Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Marvin Lewis signs deal to return to Bengals

He must be on the cheap, Paul Brown Sr. would be proud. Unless they have an unbelievable draft this team is on a downward spiral. They need a new qb, recievers, and some help on the offensive and defensive line. No one will mistake this team for the Patriots or even the Steelers anytime soon. Maybe Donald Sterling could give them lessons on how to be pitiful and still profitible. My condolences go out to Bengals fans, hopefully the Reds can give you a reason to be hopeful.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Marvin Lewis signs deal to return to Bengals

Being a Ravens fan I hate the Bengals but I've always had love for Marvin.  I was hoping Marvin would move on - don't understand why he wants to suffer in that franchise.  The owner is an idiot - which makes me happy - only have to worry about the Bengals every 3 or 4 years they suck the rest of the time.   Of course Marvin always gets them motivated to play the Ravens  - another reason I was hoping he'd move on.  



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Marvin Lewis signs deal to return to Bengals

I'm a Steeler fan and I'm glad to see lewis stay. Another two wins for THE team in 2011!



Since: Jun 7, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Marvin Lewis signs deal to return to Bengals

Looks like I won't be drafting any Bengals on my fantasy team this year


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