Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis joined the Norris and Davis Show on Baltimore’s 105-7 THE FAN Tuesday morning to discuss Jonathan Ogden being inducted into the Hall of Fame, saying picking Ogden was one of the best first picks in franchise history of all time. After becoming the head coach of the Bengals, Lewis would have to plan to face Ogden and tells that keeping certain packages on defense would help neutralize such a threat.
Lewis transitions to talk about the Ravens loss of Dennis Pitta to a hip fracture, saying that football is a “next man up” kind of game. He then talks about how the retirement of Ray Lewis isn’t just a loss for the Ravens, but a loss to the game of football. Coach Lewis tells that Ray would call up anyone, regardless of his team or position, and give them insight if they needed it. When asked how difficult it is to repeat as a Super Bowl Champion, Lewis tells that it is extremely difficult, but says Joe Flacco is going to be the next leader of the team.
Lewis moves into talking about his own team, saying they would like to win the AFC North this year, but they need Andy Dalton to step up and perform better by not forcing the ball when it isn’t necessary.