ESPN is reporting, with Joe Reedy confirming, that Marvin Lewis is likely to remain in Cincy. WDR has long believed that, despite his faults, Marvin is likely the best we can hope for in Cincy (ex. Dave Shula, Bruce Coslet).
Marvin has made it very clear recently that in order for him to resign he would need to see some major changes (many of which are listed in WDR's manifesto), including more scouts, more control of player personnel decisions and an indoor practice facility. If he resigns, we can only hope that Mike Brown has agreed to some of Marvin's demands. At the very least, agreeing to hire more scouts so Marvin's coaches can focus on game planning and not scouting and allowing Marvin more say in various player personnel decisions.
As ESPN.com writes: "In most other NFL cities, there would be no discussion of keeping a coach with two winning records in eight seasons. Lewis works for an owner who doesn't like change and was willing to offer him with an extension last year. His overall record in Cincinnati is 60-69-1." Change in the Bengals has the best chance of taking hold if it is championed by someone from within, and we are hopefully seeing the beginnings of something with Marvin likely agreeing to stick around for a few more years.