Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals
Lewis has the most job security of anyone on this list, especially after he became the first coach in Bengals history to earn three straight playoff trips. That doesn’t mean he’s totally immune to being you-know-what-canned, though.
Despite an oft-dominant defense and adequate offense, Lewis’ eleven years in Cincy have yet to produce a playoff win (0-5). His teams play meaningful football in January, but the feat never lasts too long. The Wild Card round is the biggest nemesis to the winningest coach in franchise history (90-85-1). Question: What’s wrong with that statement? Answer: A lot.
Fortunately, Bengals owner Mike Brown is, bar none, the most frugal owner in the league. Brown doesn’t like change, nor does he like spending money on new coaches. That’s obviously good news for Lewis, whose leash extends all the way to Akron. Still, Lewis could take a ton of pressure off himself by notching that elusive postseason victory.