3. Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals
This selection may come as a bit of a surprise since Marvin Lewis has become a fixture in Cincinnati as the Bengals head coach. However, he has yet to bring any true success to his team since becoming head coach in 2003.
In Week 1, the Bengals couldn’t get on the scoreboard at home against the Baltimore Ravens, losing 20-0.
On their final drive, with the game on the line, Lewis’s offense gained just 13 yards before turning it over on downs. That is simply unacceptable. This leaves the Bengals 0-2 on the season and without a touchdown in 120 minutes of football. This is ridiculous and someone must be punished for it.
In 13 seasons, the Bengals have not won a single playoff game, despite making it to the NFL Playoffs seven times.
Compound this with a 6-9-1 finish last season and it is easy to see that Marvin Lewis needs to be fired because the Bengals are only declining. Some new coaching could turn it around before the team has to shift into full rebuilding mode.
In the end, this spot could have gone to either Lewis or Bill O’Brien. Both of their teams played in an incredibly boring Thursday Night Football showdown that the Texans barely won. O’Brien shouldn’t feel to comfortable because if the Texans are starting to slump, he could be on his way out, as well.
That being said, it is time for the Cincinnati Bengals front office to face the facts and cut ties with Marvin Lewis.