Marvin Lewis expects hot start to last

The last time the Bengals opened a season 3-0 was in 2006. They were a young team coming off a first-round playoff loss. They got off to an impressive start, determined to go deeper into the postseason that time around. And then, they crashed. Those ’06 Bengals finished 8-8, one of the great disappointments in coach Marvin Lewis’ 12 seasons. What’s to think the same thing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals wish HC Marvin Lewis a happy birthday with awesome throwback photo

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis used to have an amazing afro. That’s what we learned from the Internet today after seeing the team tweet out this gem. RT to wish Coach Marvin Lewis a happy birthday! #LetsRoar #WhoDey — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) September 23, 2014 Lewis turned 56 today...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers: Franchises in Contrast

John McKay was 7 years away from Coaching Bucs when Chuck Noll was hired. 45 years later 9 more Bucs coaches have replaced 2 Steelers. The year was 1969, and the first coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was  finishing off a 10-0-1 season at USC with his  Trojans beating Michigan 10-3 in the Rose Bowl, finishing off with a #3 National Ranking. The only blemish was a 14-14 tie At...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Chiefs, Giants, Packers, Ravens, Redskins & Vikings

Bengals HC Marvin Lewis said on Monday that WR Marvin Jones and RB Rex Burkhead will resume practice this week. (Geoff Hobson) Chiefs Undrafted OG Josh Walker worked out for the Chiefs on Monday. (Aaron Wilson) Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will not play on Thursday due to a lingering hamstring injury. (Kimberly Jones) Packers Undrafted OG Josh Walker will work out for the Packers...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

This college is the best place for the Cincinnati Bengals to find a top prospect

This year the Cincinnati Bengals are off to a great start and it looks like they may finally shake off their recent run of bad luck in the playoffs. But it’s never too early to start looking for the next generation of NFL talent. So where should they look? According to this infographic, more current NFL players have graduated from USC than any other school. However, Notre Dame...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Cincinnati Bengals odd Power Rankings spot; amazing cheerleaders gallery

Here’s everything you need to get you ready for Week 3 of the NFL season. National Columns - Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 2 (READ) - QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 3 (READ) - Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 3 (READ) - The 10 biggest disappointments in the NFL so far this season (READ...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis gives update on A.J. Green’s status

The big question facing the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend as they prepare to face the Tennessee Titans is the status of superstar wide receiver A.J. Green, who suffered a hurt toe in last week’s game against the Falcons. Green has been limited in practice this week and his status going into Sunday’s game was questionable, until a short time ago when head coach Marvin Lewis...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals' Lewis expects A.J. Green to play Sunday

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters who cover the Tennessee Titans via a conference call on Wednesday that he expects injured wide receiver A.J. Green to play on Sunday, while Green told Cincinnati reporters he is simply hopeful to play, although he didn't practice on Wednesday. The Bengals (2-0) host the Titans (1-1) at 1 p.m. in Paul Brown Stadium. Green left this...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis believes A.J. Green will play this week

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis gave the impression that he believe star receiver A.J. Green will play this week after suffering a toe injury last week. Lewis said, “we’re going to have 46 healthy and ready bodies ready to go.” Lewis was then asked if Green will be on of those players. “I would say A.J. (Green) would be one of those 46 bodies,” he replied. var ACE_AR...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL coaches who are feeling the heat right about now

This NFL season is only two weeks old but some coaches are already feeling the heat. Most of the coaches on the hot seat will be fired at the end of the season. Some might even be fired midseason. The season is still young so it is tough to say how many NFL coaches will be fired but so far we have a pretty good idea of who has a chance to be let go. Some of these coaches were even...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' running game, better execution keys to victory in Minnesota

"After the Cincinnati Bengals shut down the New England Patriots' offense by giving quarterback Tom Brady the beating of his life, coach Marvin Lewis got the attention of everyone in the celebratory locker room to give a game ball to defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer - but he could have saved it, because the Patriots' play calling made his job pretty easy."...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bengals are keeping Devon Still on the practice squad to help him pay for his daughter’s cancer treatment

This summer has been a nightmare for Devon Still. That's precisely why he will take any and every good nugget of news that comes his way; news like his phone call Saturday with Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. At the time, Lewis was calling to inform Still that the team had no choice but to cut him. In doing that, Lewis told Still he'd be re-signed to the practice...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals give key linebacker long-term contract extension

Despite three straight early playoff exits, the Cincinnati Bengals know that they have something special in their current crop of players. That’s why general manager Mike Brown is working so hard to secure the key pieces on his roster for the long haul. Quarterback Andy Dalton was given a massive, team-friendly deal a few weeks ago and head coach Marvin Lewis is pressuring wide...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Depth matters, Lewis not pleased with Bengals backups

CINCINNATI -- Preseason wins and losses don't matter. Coaches can say otherwise, but they don't matter. That's different from saying what players do during those games doesn't matter. Marvin Lewis had a stern message and pointed message to his players after Saturday night's 25-17 loss to the New York Jets. NFL Films cameras were present in 2009 for Hard Knocks...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Polian thinks drafting Dalton would have saved his job

According to Judy Battista of, former Colts GM Bill Polian told Bengals HC Marvin Lewis that he would not be working for ESPN had he drafted QB Andy Dalton in 2011. The comments are interesting, as Dalton has proved to be one of the most polarizing quarterbacks in the league.  He just signed a six-year deal worth up to $115 million, but he has his share of critics primarily...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Marvin Jones Out 5-6 Weeks With Broken Foot

While Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said receiver Marvin Jones (foot) will miss "a couple of weeks" with a broken foot, Geoff Hobson of says the receiver will likely be out 5-6 weeks.Fantasy Spin:Jones, who had 712 yards and 10 touchdowns on 80 targets last season, had to get a pin inserted into his fifth metatarsal. A similar injury kept Mohamed Sanu out for the...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mistakes give Lewis ammunition for improvement

While the Bengals first-team offense was extremely crisp thanks to a solid performance from a makeshift offensive line and the first-team defense was extremely staunch there were plenty of mistakes made by backups and special teams members in Thursday's preseason opener at Kansas City to keep head coach Marvin Lewis and his staff plenty busy making corrections over the next week...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis on Darqueze Dennard: ‘Best Rookie CB I’ve Seen’

We’ll see what Darrelle Revis has to say about this.  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been around some really good rookie cornerbacks. Lewis drafted Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph for the Bengals. He was the Ravens defensive coordinator in when Baltimore drafted Duane Starks and Chris McCallister. None seem to compare to this years No. 24 overall pick Darqueze Dennard,...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis on Darqueze Dennard: ‘Best Rookie CB I’ve Seen’

We’ll see what Darrelle Revis has to say about this.  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been around some really good rookie cornerbacks. Lewis drafted Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph for the Bengals.  He was the Ravens defensive coordinator in when Baltimore drafted Duane Starks and Chris McCallister. None seem to compare to this years No. 24 overall pick Darqueze Dennard...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis calls Darqueze Dennard "best rookie corner I've seen"

The Bengals have been happy thus far with the performance of first-round pick Darqueze Dennard. Though it's only the second week of training camp and the first preseason game coming up, Dennard has impressed the coaches with how well he's transitioning to the NFL. Dennard was considered one of the top cornerbacks of this year's draft, and his addition addressed a major...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis texts AJ Green, tells him to “get talks moving”

(Credit: Zimbio) Now that the Cincinnati Bengals have locked up quarterback Andy Dalton through 2020, the next question is when his favorite target AJ Green will receive a long-term deal. Via Peter King of, Bengals head coach texted the receiver, and directed him to tell his agent to get talks moving. Lewis should probably get that same message to Cincinnati’s front-office...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals reveal first look at 2014 depth chart

On Thursday night the Cincinnati Bengals will open their pre-season schedule against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. That means that real honest-to-God football is so close that we can almost taste it, and the coaching staff is getting ready to begin shaving down the roster. Over the weekend the Bengals revealed a first look at what its depth chart will probably look...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals will now look to extend A.J. Green; How much does he deserve?

After learning that Andy Dalton had agreed to terms on Sunday, per Peter King of, coach Marvin Lewis immediately texted wide receiver A.J. Green to set the wheels in motion for contract talks. I love that Lewis was hurrying to lock up his star wide out.  The Bengals exercised Green’s fifth-year option for 2015 in April, tying him to Cincinnati for […] The...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis wants to the Bengals to sign A.J Green now

The Bengals locked up quarterback Andy Dalton to a six-year extension on Monday. According to Peter King of,  Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis wants A.J. Green to get a new deal right now. CINCINNATI-Marvin texted AJ Green Sun after learning Dalton signed. Told AJ to have his agent get talks going. Marvin wants core signed now. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 5...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 11 reasons why the Bengals signed Andy Dalton to a 6-year, $115 million deal

Oopsie11) It's an NFL contract, so anything but the signing bonus and the amount of his last paycheck is mostly theoretical10) Job security has done wonders to properly motivate Marvin Lewis to playoff success9) Team does not provide playoff game highlights to ownership8) He was underpaid for a really long time, so the team wanted to make sure everyone forgot about that with...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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