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Poll: Is this the right move for the Bengals and Marvin Lewis?

Marvin Lewis’ tenure in Cincinnati is ending.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The end of Marvin Lewis’ tenure in Cincinnati appears to be coming to an end.

On Sunday, the Bengals were hit with a bombshell report that Lewis was planning to leave the team this coming offseason. It sounds like it’s more Lewis wanting to get a fresh start elsewhere, but even if he wanted to stay, it ‘s hard to see him being back.

After all, Lewis is in the midst of a 5-8 season after a 6-9-1 campaign in 2016. He has took the Bengals to seven playoff berths since 2005, but his inability to get his team over the Wild Card hunt made that seem like more of a black mark than an accomplishment.

Lewis is the only head coach in NFL history to go 0-7 in his first seven playoff games.

However, Lewis is to date the only coach that’s ever won in Cincinnati with Mike Brown as the owner. Brown made terrible hire after terrible hire once he took over for the late Paul Brown.

Who’s to say that will change now that Lewis is reportedly set to leave? That’s even more true with special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons reportedly in the running to replace Lewis.

Still, it was time for a change, but you can’t help but wonder if the Bengals will end up better or worse because of this.


Is this the right move for Marvin Lewis and the Bengals?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Yes. Time for a change.
    (1133 votes)
  • 13%
    No. Mike Brown will botch the next hire.
    (189 votes)
  • 8%
    I wanted him to stay so the Bengals could fire him.
    (130 votes)
1452 votes total Vote Now