Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been at the helm of the organization for 12 years – he’s the second-longest running coach in the NFL behind Patriot’s coach Bill Belichick.
“The secret is we have good coaches, good players and although we haven’t won what we’ve ultimately here for, which is to be World Champions, we’ve won the division, we’ve kept things going and we keep getting better. That’s key.”
One of the more positive things out of the controversy-ridden NFL season is the story of Bengals player, Devon Still.
Still’s 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 pediatric cancer in June, right around the time he learned of his release from the team. But after learning of his family situation, the Bengals decided to re-sign him as a practice player to help pay for his daughter’s treatments.
Lewis says Still found out right after he asked for time to attend his daughter’s recital. She was diagnosed right after that. Once people found out about it, Still’s jersey sales, which have sold out, will be donated to pediatric cancer research. (Still’s daughter Leah, had tumor surgery yesterday. Watch his pep talk to her above.)
“He was able to do something rare It’s brought everybody together. He’s just getting started. He’s a young guy in his fourth season and he’s had to overcome some injuries but he has a lot of football left,” says Lewis.
Click the link above to hear the entire interview and why you don’t want Tom rooting for you team, even on an off week.