Cincinnati Bengals: Someone Has To Go

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Oct 30, 2016; London, United Kingdom; Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis reacts against the Washington Redskins during game 17 of the NFL International Series at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2016; London, United Kingdom; Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis reacts against the Washington Redskins during game 17 of the NFL International Series at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s the same warmed over stew that fans get every time. It’s easy for players to back a coach that looks great on the surface. But, the truth…yeah that. Adam Jones defended Lewis, during postgame interviews. Come on man. What player outside of Chad Johnson or Corey Dillon is going to have the guts to really say something degrading about their coach? Once that happens, the locker room cancer tag is applied and he loses what respect he has. There are also NFL guidelines. Jones did what was expected. 

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The bottom line is evident. Lewis failed to get the message across to the troops. Yes, the first half was amazing. The Steelers looked like they were in shock. But, there’s no excuse for what took place in the second half. At one point, the Steelers looked like they didn’t care. They were a beaten bunch. But, the same pocket full of running plays and predictable passes assured the Bengals of a come-from-ahead loss.

The lack of adjustments and second half intensity…that’s on the coaches. Their job is to make sure the millionaires on the field get the job done.

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