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Is Marvin Lewis Entering a Make-or-Break Season in Cincinnati?

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

When Marvin Lewis became the Cincinnati Bengals ninth head coach in team history, expectations for him to succeed were very low.

The previous year, former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau led the Bengals to a 2-14 record in 2002.

For the most part, fans were optimistic when the Bengals hired another great defensive mind in Lewis, but again they were not expecting postseason runs right away.

In his first season, Lewis led what appeared to be a roster full of nobodies (actually LeBeau acquired future stars Levi Jones, Justin Smith, Chad Johnson, Rudi Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh in the previous two drafts) to an 8-8 record in 2003.

The city fell in love with its new head...

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