Cincinnati Bengals release head coach Marvin Lewis

Wanda Wiedman,
Bengalss contributor

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

It has been a long time coming, but the Cincinnati Bengals have finally parted ways with head Coach Marvin Lewis.

After 16 seasons, Lewis’ tenure is over in “Who Dey” nation. For the past several years there was speculation as to why the Bengals held on to Lewis for so long, but it was simply their trust and respect in how he managed to turn around this team, a team that sat below .500 for several years prior to 2003.

Lewis took over the head coaching job in 2003, when he replaced Dick LeBeau who tanked the Bengals for the worst win percentage in franchise history. Lewis improved the Bengals to winning seasons with a band of young players such as quarterback Carson Palmer and receivers Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

He was voted AP Coach of the Year in 2009. His regular season record, 131-122-3, holding just above .500. But it was his postseason record, a sad 0-7, that was always black mark on his coaching record.

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Marvin Lewis Leaving The Bengals After This Year

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield//@Mom23RN

The worlds hottest and longest Hot Seat will finally cool off.

Photo Credit: Sam Greene

It was announced this morning that Marvin Lewis will be stepping down as the Bengals Head Coach at the end of the season, on his own accord.    Coach Lewis has been with the Bengals since 2003.  The second longest coaching tenure of current NFL coaches.  Only the Patriots Bill Belichick has been with his current team longer. Before then, he was defensive coordinator with the Redskins.

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