Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has had his share of difficulties finding success in recent seasons. ESPN staff writer Katherine Terrell reported Lewis' comments on whether or not he expects his job to be safe.
“No. I wouldn’t expect any or ask for any,” he said. “Least of my worries.” When asked if he wanted to be coaching next season, he said: “My job is to coach the football team.”
Unfortunately for Marvin Lewis, the Bengals have been incredibly inconsistent in recent years. Recent injuries to starting quarterback Andy Dalton and star wide receiver A.J. Green have further hurt their chances this season. The Bengals have lost their last four games after starting the season on a decent note. Cincinnati has suffered drastically on the offensive side of the ball as their highest point total over a four-game stretch was 21 points against the Baltimore Ravens.
Lewis has been fighting with his back against the wall for years now, and the fact that he has never achieved a playoff win has to weigh over his head each season. The Bengals have committed to Lewis since 2003 but with each disappointing season after the next, when will the time come for the Bengals to move on?
The Bengals have an unfortunately tough schedule considering they play the Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers and Browns have already won their first respective games against the Bengals this season. Unless Cincinnati can turn things around in a hurry, it may be more of the same for them as the regular season comes to a close.