Cincinnati Bengals Fire Head Coach Marvin Lewis After 16 Seasons

Cincinnati Bengals Fire Head Coach Marvin Lewis After 16 Seasons

Lewis coached the team for 16 seasons and holds the franchise record for most wins as a head coach with 131.

Team chairman Stephen Ross said it was time for the franchise to ditch a philosophy that was not working.

The Cincinnati Bengals let head coach Marvin Lewis go after 16 years without a playoff win on Monday, and Lewis had some kind things to say about Jackson, a good friend and assistant of his for years, during a final press conference.

The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, and Denver Broncos all fired their coaches Monday, joining the New York Jets (Todd Bowles) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Dirk Koetter), who moved on from their coaches Sunday night, and the Green Bay Packers (Mike McCarthy) and Cleveland Browns (Hue Jackson), both of whom fired their coaches in midseason. The team made the playoffs five seasons in a row between 2011 and 2015, but the team's struggles in the postseason made fans frustrated with Lewis' tenure.

"I regret I haven't been able to provide them with the number one goal of being world champions".

Cincinnati went 6-10 this year, their third straight losing season. Gase was 23-25 in three seasons in South Florida.

General manager John Elway did not mince his words in announcing the departure of Joseph. "We didn't get it done", he said. That's a significant decline from the previous two seasons under Gary Kubiak, when the Broncos went 21-11 in the regular season and won a Super Bowl.

Ask anyone within a 50-mile radius of Cleveland, or honestly just a television in the last three years, and they would probably express a decent amount of skepticism that Hue Jackson gets an National Football League head coaching job in the near future.

That leaves at least eight teams looking for a new head coach to lead them to the promised land.

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