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Marvin Lewis Doesn’t Think He Will Coach In The NFL Again

Marvin Lewis
Marvin Lewis doesn’t think he will coach in the NFL again (Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Marvin Lewis was finally fired in Cincinnati after 16 long years with the Bengals. Lewis was replaced by Rams quarterback coach, Zac Taylor this offseason. Imagine getting fired for Sean McVay’s butler. YIKES. Anyway, Lewis was asked about whether he could foresee himself returning to the NFL. It was a pretty strong NO.

This interview comes our way via CBS Sports radio with Zach Gelb:

“I don’t think so. I’m fine,” Lewis said.

Does he miss the NFL?

“I do not,” he said.

Lewis currently serves as a special advisor to Herm Edwards at Arizona State. That’s his actual title – special advisor. What that includes, I do not know. Maybe Marv will try to get a college head coaching job eventually. What’s clear is he has no interest returning to the NFL. If we’re being honest, I’m sure the NFL doesn’t want him either.

13 long years and 0 playoff wins. The fact that Lewis wasn’t fired by the Bengals sooner is kind of crazy. In fairness to Lewis, he is the winningest coach in franchise history. He just never won when it mattered. Lewis claims the goal is to win a title. Too bad the Bengas never sniffed one with Lewis.

“You become an NFL coach for one thing, and that’s to win the championship – and we were unable to do that,” he said. “That’s the unfortunate part. But that locker room is full of great young players. I’m wishing them the best of luck this coming season.”

Marvin Lewis was really good at keeping the Bengals irrelevant. There is no reason that will change as long as the redheaded water pistol keeps running the offense. The nicest thing to say about the Bengals is that it must be a really nice place to work. Imagine never winning a game in the playoffs for 16 years and keeping your job. How do I sign up for that gig?

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