Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis got through his meeting without owner Mike Brown yesterday without a resolution.

Which is one thing for Lewis, since he has a bit more control of the situation and more options.

His assistants, on the other hand, are forced to sit and wait on his decision, while other jobs are opening and the scramble for future employment begins. Lewis at least seems sensitive to this, and acknowledged as much during his press conference with no news yesterday.

“Yeah it is hard. I spoke with [the assistant coaches] this morning, we met with them this morning about it, and I told them that as far as from my direction, I would get them [an answer on] where things are quick as I could,” Lewis said, via Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com.