INDIANAPOLIS This is the worst time of the year for Marvin Lewis. The only kind of football is not football at all.
"It's all speculative football," said the Bengals' head coach from inside Lucas Oil Stadium. "I know we're in the big show, but it's still speculative football. When we start doing football is when we get to July and August, that's fun. We get to preparing for the season, that's the fun of football."
Lewis, the Bengals and the rest of the NFL must settle for starting their annual cycle at the NFL Combine, where prospective players are poked, prodded and scrutinized from all angles in preparation for April's draft.
Lewis spoke in front of a gathering of national media and then held court with local reporters Friday. Coming off a 10-6 season and a second consecutive playoff appearance that resulted in a Wild Card loss at Houston, Lewis didn't divulge any trade secrets when it came to which position groups being targeted, the looming prospect of 23 potential free age...