Marvin Lewis is comfortable entering the final season of his contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Lewis is about to embark on his 15th season as head coach of the Bengals.
"That doesn't affect anything," Lewis told ESPN. "I've coached here for 15 seasons. ... The relationship you have with the team and the organization is a two-way street. That's been the thing, I've been the one to not want to move a lot. That's not been a big deal to me. Because we've been able to build something.
"... [Owner Mike Brown] and I have a great working relationship. Sometimes you don't want to start that over again, but sometimes you need to. And I'm prepared to do that. It doesn't affect me one way or another."
The Bengals have not won a playoff game during Lewis' tenure.
"It's part of what this business is," Lewis said. "Everybody wants to coach on a one-year contract. It's a two-way street.
"Last time, we didn't come to an agreement. And we didn't really come to an agreement this time. And that's fine. It doesn't bother me one way or another. They've got to do what they feel is best for their team and the organization, and my job right now is to coach the football team and we'll go from there."