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Lewis insists he won’t be coaching as long as LeBeau

Published: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 4:12 PM
By: Jay Morrison - Staff Writer

Marvin Lewis has never answered a question so fast.

At the end of a series of questions about his relationship with Tennessee defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, Lewis was asked if he could imagine still coaching at age 80 like LeBeau.

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“No,” came the immediate answer, followed by a laugh.

The 59-year-old Lewis is in his 29th season coaching in the NFL and 15th as head coach of the Bengals. His current contract expires at the end of the season.

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He worked with LeBeau in Pittsburgh from 1992-95, and replaced his former boss as Bengals head coach in 2003.

“Every opportunity I have to spend time with him, I (try to),” Lewis said. “He’s not a big pre-game speaker — he stays in the locker room — but when I see him in different places, we spend time together.”