For better or worse (usually the latter), Marvin Lewis will never change.
Following Sunday’s loss to the Steelers, Lewis did what Lewis does and criticized reporters for doing their jobs. In this instance, that meant chiding reporters for asking him about his future, because, you know, that’s kind of a hot topic.
Marvin Lewis on his future in Cincinnati: "It's ridiculous. I think it's sad that's the only thing they can point to. This isn't about me, this is about this football team, what they do. To make this about one person, it's not about one person. This is my job that's it." #Bengals— Brandon Saho (@BrandonSaho) December 31, 2018
It comes and goes. He gets really annoyed at certain topics. His future being one of them. He was practically pleading with us to ask him about ANYTHING else during one press conference last year. I've heard "Anything else?" a LOT this year though. https://t.co/fR8bfz0Tgg— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 31, 2018
Lewis’ job status being asked about is something reporters should absolutely be doing right now, especially now that the season is over.
But it’s no secret that Lewis hates giving any kind of legitimate quote to local reporters other than what the weather is like (in regards to injuries) and “we’ll see.” He also deflects questions and gives non-answers as much as any coach in the NFL while lecturing media and fans on how they should stay the course, even when it’s clear he’s lost control.
Someday, this man won’t be coaching the Bengals. Someday.
But don’t expect that day to come in 2019.