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Sunday open thread: Would you approve of the Lions hiring Marvin Lewis as head coach?

It’s not sexy, but could a man with prior experience finally get the job done for the Lions?

Cincinnati Bengals v Cleveland Browns

As the Detroit Lions continue to make the rounds with their head coach and general manager interviews, we are starting to get some leaks—whether real or not—regarding some candidates. Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has already impressed the Lions brass.

Lewis is already becoming a polarizing option for Lions fans. He offers experience as a head coach and is well respected around the league. However, in his 16 years as head coach, his postseason record was 0-7, while his overall record before getting canned was 131-122-3. Jim Caldwell was let go with in Detroit a better win percentage.

Whether you like him or not, Marvin Lewis seems like a real option to become the next Lions head coach.

Today’s Question of the Day is...

Would you approve of Marvin Lewis as the next Lions head coach?

My answer: Yes, but it wouldn’t be my first or second option.

Marvin Lewis is a good NFL coach and a great leader of men. I think he gets a really bad rap for his overall record and postseason record as a head coach. But when you dig into the details and take a look at the context, there was a lot he had to overcome as HC of the Bengals, including poor QB play and questionable player personnel management from his GMs.

With all of that being said, Lewis is still not one of my favorite options for the Lions. I’m full steam ahead on the Robert Saleh train and think I would also prefer some other options like Eric Bieniemy or Pat Fitzgerald.

What do you think, Lions fans?

Poll

Would you approve of the Lions hiring Marvin Lewis as head coach?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Yes
    (1155 votes)
  • 60%
    No
    (1763 votes)
2918 votes total Vote Now