Marvin Lewis’ time in Cincinnati has lastly come to an finish, as reported by Tom Pelissero. Mike Brown gives nice job safety, and Lewis spent 16 years in Cincinnati as head coach, profitable zero playoff video games over that span. That’s simply the longest tenure in NFL historical past with one group with out a single playoff victory, blowing previous Jim Mora’s 11 seasons with the New Orleans Saints.
Lewis’ Bengals had failed to achieve the playoffs in every of the final three seasons, ending with a shedding report in every. That got here after a run of 5 playoff appearances in a row that every one led to fast defeat. How does one get to educate that lengthy? Nicely, Cincinnati was a woeful franchise who had missed the playoffs 12 years in a row when Lewis arrived. He instantly turned them round to respectability with a number of Eight-Eight finishes to go together with a 2005 division title.
Lewis ends his Cincinnati profession with a 131-122-Three report and 7 playoff appearances in 16 seasons. He nonetheless simply turned 60 years previous and I might not rule out a fast return elsewhere, as he’s a safer choice than others. Arizona is a rumored potential vacation spot.