richmond_mat Posted November 1, 2007 Report Share Posted November 1, 2007 I apologize if these points have already been made.There is a serious over reaction going on about the team and all this fire Coach Lewis rhetoric. I've examined the performance of the previous Bengal coaches. This is what I found Lewis finished his first three years at 27-21, making his current record 29-26. Coincidently, after three years Wishy Wyche stood at 25-23 and earily in his fourth season the team stood at 2-5 through the first seven, leaving his record at 27-28 at that point. The team did finish 7-9. Forrest Greg rocks his first three at 25-16, but one of those was a strike year. His best three were 32-25. The great Paul Brown went 15-26-1 in his first three with an expansion team making shewlala's 11-37 and costless's 14-34 first three years (yes there were more) look down right awful. P.B. did manage a three year run of 28-14.So there is the coaching history (minus a couple of forgetable seasons) and Lewis looks pretty good to me at this point. He does need to establish an identity that is not thug related. I like what is going on with the defense. They have won the second half the last two times out. The offense has issues and I'll call for Bratkowski's head again as I have for YEARS.The idea of trading Chad almost got me banned over two years ago from this site referencehttp://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/cinindex.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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