The last time we named Philadelphia Eagles DC candidates, Lewis’ name came up.
Here’s a controversial statement that will turn heads. It’s baffling that Marvin Lewis isn’t a head coach in the NFL right now, Sure, there was that thing about him taking the Cincinnati Bengals to the NFL Playoffs on seven different occasions during his 16 seasons there and never winning a game, but come on.
Had Kimo von Oelhoffen not met Carson Palmer’s knee and had his team not lost their minds in that Wild Card game that followed the 2015 season, particularly Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones, Lewis may have won at least one.
Sure, keeping his players under control in that latter game was a sign of bad coaching, but it’s the Bengals. This team has been good twice, once when they had Sam Wyche walking around and when they hired Marvin Lewis. This team was bad without him, and they’ve been bad since he left, so we’ll say it again. If Zac Taylor is a head coach and if Kliff Kingsbury is coaching somewhere, Lewis deserves to be in the NFL. Look no further than what he did as the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator if you need any evidence of how good he can be.