The master of avoiding all things related to pink slips is at it again. Marvin Lewis has received a 2-year extension to remain the Head Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals through the 2014 season. The Bengals coach has found himself on the hotseat time and time again, only to be thrust from it unexpectedly with a miracle playoff appearance. Since taking over the job in 2003, Lewis has never had back to back winning seasons and has an overall losing record (69-74), but every time he was close to being let go (2005, 2009 and 2011), he makes a playoff appearance.
Despite his 0-3 postseason record, there is hope for the new look Bengals team with Coach Marvin Lewis at the helm. It’s not he collective group of egos he once had in Palmer, Ocho and Houshmanzedah, instead it’s Dalton, Green-Ellis and AJ Green, young players he can mold.
Lewis has become the longest tenured coach in franchise history, and will be the 13th coach since the merger to remain with the same team for 12+ years should he remain through 2014.