More of the same: Bengals stick with Marvin Lewis
By JOE KAY, Associated Press
Jan 3, 2018 2:53 PM CST
Cincinnati Bengals NFL football head coach Marvin Lewis, left, laughs alongside offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, right, during a news conference following an announcement that they will remain in their positions for an additional two seasons, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (Associated Press)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The assistant head coach is gone, but the head coach is coming back for a 16th try at a playoff victory. And so it goes in Cincinnati.

In a what-have-you-done lately league, the Bengals remain the outlier. Marvin Lewis met with the media on Wednesday, a day after getting a two-year extension, and talked in general terms about how his team needs to change.

He said the things he's said many times during the second-longest active coaching tenure in the NFL, behind only Bill Belichick. Unlike the New England coach, Lewis has yet to win a playoff game.

One change: Lewis wanted more control over the coaching staff. Paul Alexander, the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for 23 seasons, was fired.


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