A lot of coaches did a good job on the sideline Sunday, but a few didn’t and are mixing stiff drinks after Week 2.
We’re through two weeks in the NFL season, but already it’s becoming abundantly clear who we should keep our eye on as far as the hot seat is concerned. It’s a long season, but some coaches are already one-foot out the door.
Let’s not waste any time, these are the head coaches who are pouring themselves very stiff drinks after Week 2.
Head Coach, Cincinnati Bengals
We are in Year 16 of the Marvin Lewis Experience, and we’re still waiting for a playoff win. For most of his tenure, Lewis had the Bengals competing in the AFC North and making the postseason, getting there seven times. Unfortunately, he was never able to do anything with those opportunities, going a grizzly 0-7.
This year, things have completely come off the rails. The Bengals have already fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, who has been with the clubs since Lewis was hired in 2003. Now, Bill Lazur is running the offense, but that doesn’t fix the litany of issues breaking out in the Queen City.
Cincinnati owner/general manager Mike Brown has to make a move and remove Lewis from the equation. The Bengals are clearly in a downturn and while Lewis deserves credit for getting Cincinnati out of its decade-long doldrums at the beginning of his tenure, he also deserves blame for the current state of the team. The Bengals are without any real hope of contending in the AFC over the next few years, making this the right time to part ways, get some new blood in the top chair and hope for a new group to contend with in a few seasons.