Re: List your Bengal changes here.
Originally Posted by GAC
Anyone listen to Alan Cutler on WLW this morning? I thought he was right on. He basically said that Marvin Lewis was instrumental in turning this team around and instituting his program. But Lewis' "honeymoon" is now over, and it's time for him to be a head coach in the sense of taking charge.
If he had taken the Bengals to the Super Bowl, then he would have gotten credit. Should he also not get the blame when things kinda went awry? Or is he exempt?
I listened to parts of a Lewis interview given yesterday, and he stated that he didn't feel some of the personal issues some of the players experienced had any effect on the field.
Now was he simply giving the media a "dog and pony" show?
I think he's right in that some of the personal issues had no effect on play on the field. I don't think Steinbach or O'Neal were greatly affected on the field by their OVIs. The only players whose outside conduct really had an affect on their play this season were Henry and Thurman. Henry missed two games because of suspension and Thurman, of course, missed the whole season.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.