Marvin Lewis shouldn't be re-signed. Here are two costly mistakes he made that probably set us back a couple of years:
1. Letting Briscoe go.
-As I said many months ago, Briscoe was a great pick for us in the 2010 draft. I had seen him in mock drafts as high as a 2nd round pick, with an average of a 3rd round pick of about 10 serious mock drafts. When we picked him I was real happy. When Lewis, and yes I say Lewis and no other person, decided to not sign him to the 53 man, I was pissed. I knew he wouldn't stick in the practice squad. Sure enough, the Tampa Bay Buc's practiaclly signed him to their 53 by giving him a salary on the practice squad which was more than the normal practice squad salary. They showed interest and he appreciated it. I had no doubt in my mind that we had made a huge mistake. To anyone who had seen this guy play in college Birscoe was going to be huge in the NFL. Yesterday was a clear example of what's to come with that guy. Did Marvin Lewis see this? Probably not, and that's why he didn't sign him. WHAT A FU*KING MISTAKE.
2. Keeping Simpson on the bench for nearly 3 years.
-So, you draft a guy in the 2nd round right? Why? Because you think he'll contribute to your team sooner than later. Especially if you reach for a guy that most draft boards had him around the 5th round. You think he is talented enough to make your team better. Well then why the hell was he on the bench for two and a half years? Marvin Lewis though he didn't practice well, that he lacked discipline, effort, you name it. Are you fu*king kidding me? You are an NFL coach and you back your bullshit up with more bullshit? Fine, the guy doesn't practice right. But why not give him a chance? Why not give him 2 or 3 touches a game to see what the guy can do. After all, you drafted him in the 2nd round for a reason. Rightly so, Mr. Marvin Lewis comes out and tells everybody that it's his fault that Simpson hasn't played. I have no more words as I am about to throw mi computer to the floor thinking about this bullshit.
If we keep Marvin Lewis, we are prone to this kind of bullshit which will hurt our chances to be a real contender in years come. DON'T RE-SIGN HIM.