A Continual Continuation of Continuity: 2018 Offseason

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January 24th, 2018, 10:20 am #11

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
Love the thread's name. LOL


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January 27th, 2018, 3:26 am #12

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
From earlier in the month, right after the re-signing.
Bengals didn't part ways with Marvin Lewis. They gave him a 2-year extension
Jeanna Thomas - SBNation - Updated Jan 2, 2018, 5:45pm EST

Why is Lewis sticking around? The Bengals value continuity above all else. Lewis has been a stabilizing presence since being hired in 2003, giving the organization some much-needed respect and dignity after an embarrassing run of ineptitude in the 90s. While he’s most known for never winning a playoff game, Lewis owns a 125-112-3 record in Cincy, reaching the postseason seven times with four division titles.


https://www.sbnation.com/2018/1/2/16798 ... nsion-2018
Yes they do!
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January 27th, 2018, 4:04 am #13

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
And another from about the same time.
Bengals sign interim OC Bill Lazor to two-year contract
Kevin Patra - NFL.com - Jan. 3, 2018 at 11:31 a.m. Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 at 11:58 a.m.

The Cincinnati Bengals are opting for continuity in 2018.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... r-contract
Indeed they are!
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January 27th, 2018, 9:29 am #14

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
Everybody is getting 2 year contracts which means that we have at least 2 more years of Marvin...maybe more. As we know, this is Marvin 3.0.

Marvin 1.0 - 2003-2010
Marvin 2.0 - 2011-2017
Marvin 3.0 - 2018-....

Now the end of Marvin 3.0 doesn't necessarily mean the end of Marvin as head coach. It will just mean the end of this version of Marvin with the new coaches. I imagine Marvin 4.0 having a new group of players and possibly new coaches in various positions as well - it depends what year Marvin 4.0 begins. If history is any indication, Marvin 4.0 begins in 2024 or 2025.
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February 4th, 2018, 12:40 am #15

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
Does Emile Pierce ever visit our forum? He's almost cynical enough to be one of us. Almost.
<h3>Will continuity bring the Bengals a playoff win in 2018?</h3>The Cincinnati Bengals have a long offseason agenda. But, the main focus should be getting that first playoff win checked off.

Emile Pierce - Fansided, Stripe Hype- January 27, 2018

Football is such an addictive game. Watching the chess match played out the offense and defense can be a thrilling experience. And when the experience is taken to the next level, it can be like a dream come true. Making the playoffs is no easy feat, in the NFL. So, when that achievement comes on a yearly basis, it can truly spoil fans. The Bengals’ run of five straight years gave fans something to look for. With two years of failing to break the .500 mark, the postseason feels like it was decades ago.

Cincinnati has already been on edge. Since the January 2016 mass of chaos at PBS, fans are walking around like powderkegs. Any little thing will light the fuse and cause spontaneous combustion. To make matters seemingly worse, Mike Brown gives a thumbs-up to bringing Marvin Lewis back for two more years.

Here’s the deal. The damage is done. Now, it’s all about getting focused on the 2018 campaign. How do the Bengals achieve that? Simple, faithful Bengals fan. Simple. Zero in on what needs to happen before the opener and don’t deviate. To be real, winning cures a ton of ills.

<h4>I see better than I hear </h4>
Don’t talk about winning a Super Bowl. Even Mikey Boy knows that’s part of coach-speak etiquette. There are levels to this thing. The first step is the one that has avoided Lewis and the Bengals for 15 years. Just win a playoff game. Is that so hard? Well, evidently, it is. Bengals fans have been waiting, crying, pouting and ranting for a postseason victory since January 6, 1991.

Let me phrase that another way. The Bengals haven’t won a (expletive) playoff game in an entire generation. Bryan Adams was atop the Billboard Top Hot 100 song list. Cartoon Network ruled and The Ren & Stimpy Show was pushing the envelope. Big hair was the fashion... let’s not go there. Point made.

Lewis has made it back for another couple of years. Now, it’s time to make good on all the promises that have been floating in the Cincinnati atmosphere for decades.

Brown brought Marvin back to keep the Bengals on track for the next phase. Marvelous Marv brought on the coaches he felt would get the results the fans want. What seems like a two-year plan... just may work. But, it has to be more than a smoke and mirrors type situation.

<h4>Make the change</h4>
Bengals Nation is rightfully frustrated and deserves better. Mikey Boy is all about the cash. There’s no way around it. But, there are a few sad souls who will keep insisting he cares. Yeah. He cares... about that black line going upwards.

The only way Bengals fans will believe the hype that has been spewed forth this offseason is through the postseason. The Bengals have to blow teams away and then annihilate them in the playoffs. Well, it may not be that serious. But, it’s way past time for things to gel. There have been far too many playoff caliber teams doing a one-and-done under Lewis.

Again, either this franchise gets a clue or fans will start to find their football fix elsewhere.

How did Sam Wyche say it?
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“There’s golf to be played and tennis to be served up and other things to be done besides worrying about a football game.”


Maybe Sam has a point. But, until then, continuity will be the Bengals’ playoff motivation.


https://stripehype.com/2018/01/22/will- ... -win-2018/ </blockquote>

And he provided us with a twofer, counting the title.
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February 4th, 2018, 3:24 am #16

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
Catching up...
Marvin Lewis: Bengals Will 'Start from Scratch' After Contract Extension

Scott Polacek - Bleacher Report - January 3, 2018

"I tell people when you go to a car lot, you know what you're looking for and they're not going to sway you one way or another, that's what you're going to do," Lewis said when explaining the continuity on Wednesday. "I believe that about [NFL owners]."

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2752 ... -extension
Not only do we get a yearly belly-full of continuity during the offseason, we get it explained to us.
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February 4th, 2018, 5:49 am #17

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
After all this the only "continuity" I see is a continuation of what we've had the past 15 years. Even winning a playoff game is a longshot at this point let alone going deep in the playoffs.
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February 7th, 2018, 4:29 am #18

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
From early February.
Bill Lazor rooting for Eagles’ Nick Foles in Super Bowl 52
Anthony Cosenza - Cincy Jungle - Feb 1, 2018, 7:00am EST

The Bengals don’t employ the same fast-paced offense that Kelly and Lazor helped to run in Philadelphia, but they are hoping that Lazor’s return as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator will breed continuity and will bring about similar results from Dalton this year. Foles reminded everyone of Lazor’s coaching prowess and how he got the most out of him and the Eagles’ offense in 2013.

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/2/1/16 ... er-bowl-52
Uh oh. Continuity is now breeding. How should we refer to the little continuities? Contites? Contittens? Continoobs?
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February 18th, 2018, 1:49 am #19

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
It's about time we had another entry.
NFL Team Needs: Cincinnati Bengals Team Needs
Jon Dove - Fansided, With The First Pick - February 15, 2018

The loss of Kevin Zeitler really hurt the continuity of the Bengals offensive line. His replacements just were able to hold their own. It’s possible that the Bengals dip into the free agent pool to get the interior of the offensive line settled.

https://withthefirstpick.com/2018/02/15 ... eam-needs/
For that's good and right in the world, let's please have some discontinuity on the offensive line this upcoming season.
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February 21st, 2018, 1:08 am #20

This gem of a quote is just too good to leave buried in the hot seat thread. From the Bengals Beat Podcast on January 2nd:
[32:24] This is who this who this organization is. They value continuity. They value loyalty. They believe in just doing the job better if they feel like they have the right people. And that's what won out here.

What won out was comfort and continuity. I think Mike Brown would be fine if Marvin Lewis is the last coach he ever sees, and he never has to fire another coach. I think we might have learned that today.

You just can't have more obvious chances to just move on than you had in '11 and you had today. It can't be more obvious. You can't have a bigger hit over the head.
[33:20].

https://audioboom.com/posts/6576635-ben ... is-is-back
I'm sure you recall our protracted 2016 offseason continuity thread where the scribes, local and national, continually reminded us of Mike Brown's beloved feeling for... well, continuity. And then there was our 2017 offseason continuity thread which tracked the continuation of the message.

Then came the end of the 2017 season and a brand new contract for Marvin Lewis. This led to the reaction quoted in part above. The scribes were admittedly "shocked" to discover that maybe, just maybe, Mike Brown really and truly does value continuity after all. Who could have imagined?

And now it is time to continue our own tradition and add to this, our 2018 thread.
Alright, alright. I will subscribe to Emile Pierce's RSS feed to make sure I don't miss another one of his continuity entries.
Are Bengals fans getting leftovers on a different plate?
Emile Pierce - Fanside, Stripe Hype - January 21, 2018

In a rare interview with Cincinnati.com, Brown acknowledged that Lewis was the best choice for the Bengals. Supposedly, he looked at all the intangibles and decided it was best to give him another shot.
<blockquote>
“I think he can manage. I think he has managed it in the past and I think we’ve been very close. We haven’t quite gotten where we needed to get. He knows that. I know that. I do think, repeating again, that our best chance to get there is with him having another run at it. He brings a lot to the table.”

Here’s the good and bad of that statement. First, there’s the familiarity of the coach. Bengals players wanted to see Marvin at the helm again. They’ve gotten used to his player’s coach mentality. To a certain degree, that offers some stability and continuity. That’s important.


https://stripehype.com/2018/01/21/benga ... ent-plate/ </blockquote>
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