Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis ranked 17th best in NFL, full top-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 coaches in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s leader not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s HC to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at cover32 have...
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Training camp practices are a balancing act

CINCINNATI -- The big noise from the surroundings at Paul Brown Stadium over the weekend concerned the Oklahoma drill. There was great anticipation of what has become a training camp ritual for the Bengals under Marvin Lewis, only to be followed by the letdown of the drill being cancelled Sunday afternoon. The Oklahoma drill is a spectacle of old school football. The team gathers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

McCarthy still evolving heading into ninth year as Packers coach

GREEN BAY, Wis. --  As Mike McCarthy gets set to begin his ninth season as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, he's not settling on what he's done in the past. Yes, the Packers have had success under McCarthy, winning one Super Bowl and four NFC North titles. But after exiting the playoffs early the last three seasons, McCarthy isn't letting his tenure get in the way...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

Marvin Lewis is a 90-85-1 head coach – prior to the playoffs. Afterward, he is 90-90-1. There is a feeling in the Cincinnati media and nationwide that while Lewis may be one of the better coaches in Bengals history, he needs to move past the first round of the postseason. And with the roster this organization has – potentially the best in the AFC, success is important, forward...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Training camp preview: Quarterbacks

The countdown is on. 2014 Bengals’ training camp is just ten days away. Over the next couple of weeks we will be previewing position battles to help get you ready for the season ahead. Quarterbacks: For the first time since 2011, it looks like Marvin Lewis will be keeping three quarterbacks on the roster for the season. As of now, there are four quarterbacks on the depth chart...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

Numbers never lie. When it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals and the success of the franchise, number prove that this is the best the Bengals have been in a long time. But these numbers we speak of are potentially the most deceptive numbers in NFL history. Marvin Lewis, the mastermind of this “success” story show he is a 90-90-1 coach since being hired. It proves that the Bengals...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: How would the Cincinnati Bengals do as a Super Bowl host?

In early February, Super Bowl XLVIII was played in the New York / New Jersey area, the first time the big game had been played outdoors in a cold-weather market. This opened the window for every NFL city to throw their name into the hat as a possible host for future title tilts. Currently, less than half of the league’s markets have hosted a Super Bowl, as only 15 metro areas can...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis not ranked top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis make for a better coordinator?

Every NFL head coach essentially takes the same path to their job. They work their way through the assistant coaching ranks, starting at the bottom of the totem poll, bouncing from place to place in order to move up the ladder, and finally landing a job as a coordinator. In that spot, they flourish, becoming an integral part of a team’s success. Because of that, a coach becomes...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Lewis on Dennard, Bengals join in World Cup, Bernard named 18th best RB, and more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Cincinnati Bengals this week.   Marvin Lewis on Darqueze Dennard – Here Bengals join in World Cup excitement – Here Giovani Bernard named 18th best RB in NFL – Here Bengals release Jeff Scott – Here A.J. Green’s fiancé, Miranda Brooke – Here You may also be interested...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Lewis on Darqueze Dennard

The bad news: it’s Monday. The good news: it’s Quotable Monday, where we find an interesting quote pertaining to the Cincinnati Bengals from the last week. Today’s quote is from head coach Marvin Lewis (via the Cincinnati Enquirer), talking about Darqueze Dennard. “Darqueze [has] been everything we hoped he would be to this point. He’s a great talent. He played in a big...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis named as one of ten on the hot seat in 2014

The NFL season is upon us. Yes, it’s still six weeks until training camps get started. And sure, the regular-season opener isn’t for 84 days. But with voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamps underway, every team in the league has already started their preparation for 2014. That means coaching staffs have already begun evaluating talent, molding their roster, installing systems...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kasich visits Bengals, offers Pacman golf tips

CINCINNATI -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich visited the Bengals on Wednesday as the team held practice during the second day of its three-day mandatory mini-camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Kasich was in Cincinnati signing legislation that will allow for electronic tolling on the Brent Spence Bridge, the bridge along Interstates 75 and 71 that connects Ohio and Kentucky across the Ohio River...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

No buzz in the air no issue for Bengals

CINCINNATI -- The NFL is at the top of the American sports landscape for a very good reason: the league makes sure you never, ever forget about it. Ever. The regular season takes up four months of the year. The four rounds of postseason play last another five weeks. There's the week in between conference title games and the Super Bowl that's all about the hype. Even the preseason...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis says criticism of Dalton is 'baloney'

If there is one area where Marvin Lewis has remained consistent in his 12 seasons as Bengals head coach, it has been defending his starting quarterback. He did it for seven seasons with Carson Palmer and has continued to do it the last three with Andy Dalton. With Dalton though, the defending of him has been more vocal and impassioned. The latest place where Lewis spoke up about...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis Hints Andy Dalton Will Get Jay Cutler Money

Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals are said to be working on a contract extension. You were probably thinking he was looking at something in the neighborhood of Alex Smith’s current contract, but you would be wrong. Check out this little nugget from Don Banks’ SI column: “I’m hopeful, you know?” he said. “I know he would like to get it done and I know we’d like...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis thinks Andy Dalton could get Jay Cutler type of money

If Andy Dalton leads the Bengals to the playoffs for a 4th straight year could he be worth $18 million a year? (Credit: AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is entering the final year of his four-year rookie contract. Dalton, who will be making $986,027 in 2014, has played in all sixteen games over his first three seasons with the Bengals. Over his first...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals 2nd round pick, Jeremy Hill, tweets about signing contract

It has been an exciting may, for most CincinnatiBengals fans. The stafff did a great job with their draft plans, as well as executing them. Now Marvin Lewis’ camp will work to build on a successful draft day, by signing all the players they feel will help the team. Today they took the first step in that direction,  by inking LSU running,  Jeremy Hill,  to his first NFL contract...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Cincinnati Bengals will take the next step in 2014

Going 11-5 and winning your division, while going undefeated at home,  sounds like a really good season. But that outlook changes, when you throw in the hidden facts about the Cincinnati Bengals. Such as: a 3-5 record on the road,  a third straight first round playoff elimination, and a fan base that is done with”really good’ seasons. Then,  doubts begin to arise. Every team...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals unexciting but efficient with draft class

CINCINNATI -- Marvin Lewis last week compared his excitement level each year during the NFL Draft to "watching paint dry." Life isn't supposed to be so stressful if you're prepared for what you're doing. The Bengals used to be easy pickings for draft analysts looking to criticize a team. Those days are long gone as the franchise has melded its old ways of depending...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Cincinnati Bengals second round pick, Jeremy Hill

With their second overall draft choice, the Cincinnati Bengals elect to go offense. Surprising, to some,  Marvin Lewis and the Bengals selected LSU running back Jeremy Hill. Selection Grade: A Hill gives Cincinnati’s offense, a more explosive, Benjarvus Green-Ellis. The 235 pound running back gained just over 1400 yards, during his sophomore season at Louisiana State University...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis: NFL Draft 'like watching paint dry'

The Bengals are not seeking immediate starters from their 2014 NFL Draft class, which speaks to the franchise's recent run of success. "Knock on wood here," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday, literally knocking on wood as he spoke at a pre-draft press conference. "But hopefully as we have in the past, these guys don't have to step in and necessarily...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Cincinnati Bengals trade up for Justin Gilbert?

With all the talent in this year’s draft, The Cincinnati Bengals have many options to choose from. But the team’s number one priority for this offseason is to upgrade their secondary. Luckily the Cincinnati Bengals will have an chance to jump up the board to snag, arguably the most talented defensive back of the entire draft, Justin Gilbert. Gilbert is a purely gifted athlete...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cincinnati Bengals’ 2014 playoff chase will be a tough one

CINCINNATI – The Bengals are coming off of their third division title season under Marvin Lewis. In 2005 and 2010, the Bengals failed to make the playoffs, going 8-8 and 4-12 respectively. The prevailing theory in the NFL is that it is tougher for a team that has won their division to reach the postseason the following year. After all, around fifty percent of the division champions...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Father of Bengals coach passes away

The father of Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis -- Marvin Lewis, Sr. -- has reportedly passed away at the age of 78. According to the team's website, the elder Lewis died at a hospital in the Pittsburgh area after a long illness. His son has been head coach of the head coach of the Bengals since 2003 and is the franchise's all-time winningest coach.
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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