Cincinnati Bengals: If Marvin Lewis Goes, Who’s Next?

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Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis reacts from the sidelines against the Cleveland Browns in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis reacts from the sidelines against the Cleveland Browns in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Cardinals 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Cardinals 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Josh McDaniels

The New England Patriots have been one of the best teams in the NFL for a number of years. Josh McDaniels has been at the head of the most successful offense. The Patriots have been successful both with and without Tom Brady, they are 3-1 without him this season. McDaniels play calling and coaching is a large reason why.

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McDaniels was a long time assistant and coordinator for the New England Patriots before spending two years as a head coach in Denver. He eventually returned to the offensive coordinator position in New England after spending three years between the Broncos and Rams. He has limited experience, is young, and has fiery personality, which plays well into an established role, like in Cincinnati.

His pro of limited experience is also a con. Older and more experienced players could push back when it comes to a newer and younger head coach. It would be important to get them to buy into his system quickly, the young guys will follow.

Josh McDaniels would be a lower cost than a Tom Coughlin or Jon Gruden, but cheaper is not always better. He would be a solid option, but only if you were stripping this team to the studs and building around a few key pieces and McDaniels.

The Cincinnati Bengals are looking like a coaching change is desperately needed. Even with recent success, under performing and inability to perform in the playoffs are concerning. If they can find a way to bring in experience and success, it could help this team and the fans finally see the success they expect and winning an annual expectation.

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