Marvin has so many instances of him getting fired with me. It's unbelievable. I mean, if
I didn't fire him as a Bungle GM in 2007, 08, or 09...and he "ridiculously" stayed around until 2017....then he would have got the axe....probably seconds after the Pittsburgh Playoff Game last year.
At home, you're up. And you predictably blow it in seconds. That last 2 minutes pretty much summed up Marvin Lewis' career in Cincinnati.
So, game ends. I don't talk to a f*cking soul. Walk straight past media (I would have many fans in the media if I were GM--and if you believe that, I have a bridge on the Ohio River I want to sell you). March into the lockerroom a la Brad Pitt-style in Moneyball.
"Where in the f*ck is Coach?"
"Probably still answering questions..."
"He should be right here because he already should know what's about to happen...but since he isn't here...I need to talk to you on Monday, Pac-Man/Burfict..."
"Can I tell him what this is about?"
"You should already know, too. If you don't then that's why we are speaking on Monday."
Marvin would have definitely fired in January, 2017. The latest he would have been fired would have been that Monday after the game, 8AM EST. Although, I would want to do it earlier than that.
This is how I would have talked to Pac-Man:
Pac-Man: "Those speeches you give your other players. That's for them. Not me."
"Oh....so you think you're different? Well, Pac....the Cowboys usually put up with headcases. They got rid of you. That's what they thought of you..."
Works. But if Mike Brown would have held up Marvin's Firing....then that 17-point lead that Marvin blew against the same Steelers? I would have fired Marvin DIRECTLY after that game. 15 minutes later. Gone.
Mike Brown would not have held me up that time either or I would go directly to the press, which is something that Mike Brown hates.
There ya go. Just 2 instances of about 151,266 times I would have fired Marvin Lewis.