In his usual Wednesday press conference, Marvin Lewis once again refused to entertain the idea that anything he’s doing this week – from that regular session with the media to Sunday’s season finale in Baltimore – would be his last as head coach of the Bengals. “I’m not going to reflect if this is my last game or not,” he said, noting with a laugh that any week could have been his last game. “You never know when the last game is. So I don’t need to do any; I don’t have any reflection.” But since a national report on Dec. 17 firmly stated Lewis’ decision to walk away from the Bengals once his contract expires, and despite his consistent and firm denials of its validity since that report, his looming free agency remains a topic in the locker room. Three Bengals veterans were asked about their head coach and his future on Wednesday: George Iloka: "He's been a wonderful mentor. He's taught me a lot. He always pushed me. If he doesn't come back it's going to mean a lot to me because he meant a lot to me. If he doesn't re-sign or come back, he left this place better than how he found it." Carlos Dunlap: "He's been a great mentor. I would love to see him come back. The decision is his to make. Whatever happens is going to happen." Clint Boling: "Yeah. I'd love to have Marvin back, but it's out of my control."
Marvin Lewis gets support from Bengals veterans
Cincinnati Enquirer | Dec 28