*In Cincinnati things are staying that same, so to speak. We’re referring to the front office of the Cincinnati Bengals football team.
No, it won’t change significantly. Case in point: the Bengals will still be practicing in the cold. Even with all that, Marvin Lewis decided to stay.
Lewis agreed to an unspecified contract extension this week that will make him the longest-tenured coach in club history. Owner Mike Brown agreed to changes in the coaching staff and the roster as part of a deal that left both sides comfortable.
The Bengals are coming off a 4-12 season and have had only two winning records in the last 20 years — both under Lewis, who is 60-69-1 in eight seasons, including losses in both playoff appearances.
“We are close to being the kind of team we can be,” Brown said. “I think continuity will give us the best shot at becoming that team. We have a good relationship, Marvin and I. We work well together. It isn’t an easy relationship, but it’s a good one.”