To no surprise, Stephen A. Smith is still not a fan of Marvin Lewis.
The Bengals’ Week 8 matchup with Washington was supposed to be a clash of two teams that looked like playoff contenders. It ended up being a comedy of errors that has the ESPN talking head back to being critical of both the Bengals and head coach Marvin Lewis.
“Marvin Lewis needs to go. I’m not a fan of Marvin Lewis and the job he’s done in Cincinnati,” Smith said. “He’s been there for 12 complete years. I think he’s in his 13th or 14th year. They still have not won a playoff game, and it looks like it’s going to be another year that they fail to do it.
“I think the citizens of Cincinnati deserve better. I think the media needs to do its job better by calling this man out instead of worrying what the hell I’m saying about ‘em, which they’ve tended to do. Why don’t you call him out for what he’s not doing, which is winning football games when it counts.
Can I get an amen?
We’re to the point where Lewis deserves the criticism he gets. Seeing Smith continue to call him out while no one else does (for whatever reason) is actually refreshing, though, that’s something no one should ever say about anything Smith says.
I’m not saying Lewis should be fired, but he definitely deserves more heat than he gets from local and national media. Sunday was a debacle, something this team has seen far too many times this season, despite having as much, if not more talent than almost every team they’ve faced this season.