Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I know Marvin will stay, but this really all the team will be under him.
I keep asking myself, if this were any other NFL team, would Marvin Lewis have a job?
Yes, Marvin is the most successful coach the Bengals have had in decades. He's brought the talent level up from what it has been in previous seasons. But when it comes to the playoffs, he has shown he can't get it done. He makes questionable decisions and has challenged some of the worst plays I can ever remember.
It kinda reminds me of Tony Dungy. I loved Dungy as a person and he was one of the best defensive coaches, but he never could get over the hump in Tampa. The Bucs fired him and went with Jon Gruden who won a Super Bowl the following year. Dungy got his own ring with the Colts, but that was more of the situation and having a HOF QB and an offensive system he kept in place.
I kinda hope that if Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden get head coaching jobs that Mikey will decide to just pull the plug on Marvin and bring in a new staff. The odds of that happening though are slim to none.
Looking to the offseason, I want to see at least one pick on offense. We need someone who can create in open space and one of the players I would love to see is Tavon Austin from West Virginia. He could be an impact on special teams, be used out of the backfield, or opposite AJ Green. Upgrades at linebacker would be nice as well, especially given Maualuga's abysmal performance tonight.