Should The Bengals Sign Marvin Lewis to a Long-Term Extension?

April 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Listed below, are the points and counterpoints about if the Bengals should sign Marvin Lewis to a long-term extension:
Point: No, he has no playoff wins in eight years.

Counterpoint: Yes, Lewis is a big reason that there has been a change in the perception of the Bengals' franchise and its players.

P: Mike Brown would be wise to see if Lewis can have a good season more than once every few years first.

CP: He has had his hands full cleaning up the Bengals.

P: Does that take eight years?

CP: Yes, the Bengals were a joke for years and years before Marvin's arrival.

P: That is certainly true but many other coaches could step in and do the job he has done.

CP: Are you crazy? Many have tried and failed.

P: Those guys were not head coach material. Dave Shula? Dick LeBeau is a Hall of Famer and a great coach but he was no head coach.

CP: Lewis has put his blood, sweat, and tears into this team. He deserves to be there for the ...

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