Re: 2012-2013 Bengals Discussion
That Dalton INT that he didn't mean to release was surmountable, but I think will be remembered as some sort of marker of his legacy unless he can guide them back to the playoffs. Will be tough considering they've got a loss to all 3 North teams now.
The problem is likely the coach who has rarely been able to win a big game (regular season or playoffs) in all his years here. The underdog card has never even helped them. It's time for Marvin to join the front office and hire a new voice. In fact, I'd like to see it happen during this bye week, lol.
I really like the continuity factor of keeping Lewis, but he's not inspiring enough excellent play. He's also not always shown he can start the right guys, or bench them soon enough. Bench Ray M. Now. Should have benched Chad in 2009. Should have been playing Dunlap perhaps earlier. Taylor Mays should never have been traded for. The Law Firm was a questionable every down back. Etc.
The team has a lot of great picks too, so I really do like Lewis, but he's got some odd holes in his overall profile. Use his strengths in the FO, IMO.