There have been a thousand people spouting off a thousand reasons the Bengals were bad in 2010. Those reasons range from the players aren't very good to ownership isn't very good to God just hates the Bengals. All in all, it's probably a mixture of a lot of the reasons that people believe that the Bengals failed to live up to the extremely high expectations placed on them by everybody, including themselves.
However, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis believes that he's to blame.
"I don’t think I did a very good job — it’s my fault," Lewis said today on NFL Network. "I didn’t do a good enough job. I didn’t get our guys in a position to win the football game."
Lewis didn't take 100 percent of the blame, though. In his interview on Friday, he hinted that wide receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens didn't have their greatest outing. He mentioned that Owens is likely to be a free agent and that Ochocinco didn't have one of his better years.
"I think when you’re playing NFL football, your best players have to win the game by making plays," Lewis said.
Lewis will be returning for his ninth season as Bengals head coach in 2011 and for the first time he'll have an offensive coordinator other than Bob Bratkowski.