Marvin Lewis hired this date 2003

Looking back at what was said that day........

Bengals pin hopes on Marvin Lewis

Mark Curnutte, Enquirer

POINT CLEAR, Ala. - Marvin Lewis, introduced Tuesday night at a resort hotel here as the ninth Bengals head coach, promised to bring a blue-collar work ethic and discipline to a struggling team and organization..........Linebacker Takeo Spikes, one of the Bengals' top stars, will be a free agent when his contract expires on March 3. He said he respects Lewis but is skeptical that one person alone can change the atmosphere surrounding the team,"It's like having a cold," Spikes said of the hire. "You're treating the symptoms, not trying to cure it."....Other candidates interviewed were Steelers offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, former Jacksonville coach Tom Coughlin and Bengals assistant coaches Mark Duffner and Jim Anderson.


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