As I read through Facebook posts and Tweets yesterday during and after the Mike Brown/Marvin Lewis press conference I had to scratch my head. I really don't know what people were expecting out of this press conference? Did you really think that Mike and Marvin would get up there and be candid, giving you all of the details of their conversation, talking about coaching moves and player moves? Giving you soundbites that get excited about? No, they never have and they never will.
Anyone who has followed this team for some time knows that Mike never EVER says anything that would remotely be controversial (at least not on purpose) he is just not a guy who is going to stir the pot. And most NFL coaches, Marvin included, will do the same thing (with the noted exception of Rex Ryan.) A lot of people who follow the NFL call Bill Belichek a genius. Have you ever watched one of his pressers? They are terrible!
What we know today is Marvin Lewis is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Mike Brown does not have him by the throat, Marvin could have easily walked into another situation. I really think that Marvin feels he has the tools in place to win. Mike Brown is never going to give up total control of this football team. So if you are hoping that will happen you might as well move on. And who honestly believes that Mike Brown does not care about winning. Even if money is his number one motivator plain and simple he makes more money when they are winning.
Football games are won with players on the field, and we need to improve in a lot of areas to become a true contender. I feel with these moves we will be dumping some locker room cancer's, and I hate to say it my man Ocho will probably be one of them. But those types of moves just might help this team. I have tried to stand up for him his whole career saying he is not a distraction. But we won't know if it is true until he leaves.