Cincinnati Bengals' fans have a long and arduous relationship with their current head coach, Marvin Lewis.
Lewis has been in the big chair in Cincinnati for 15 years, ever since joining in January 2003 to take over from Dick LeBeau.
In that time, Lewis has been named 2009 AP Coach of the Year and turned the Bengals from a basement-dweller into a team that always seems to be in contention to make the post-season. But in recent years, things have gone backwards and Bengals' fans seem desperate for a change.
They didn't get it last year, when Lewis was retained and actually given a contract extension despite a lot of people wanting him gone. But the Bengals haven't kicked on and with another down season it looks like Lewis could soon be pushed out the door.
While that sounds like good news for fans of the team, it could prove to be far away from a blessing.
According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the man that could be hand-picked as Lewis' successor is somehow even worse.
The coach in question: Hue Jackson. Yes, seriously, Hue Jackson.
The man that will go down as one of the worst head coaches in NFL history for what he did with the Cleveland Browns, must be made out of teflon, because he could find himself an AFC North head coach again very soon.
"The recent hiring of Jackson is being viewed as a potential succession plan by several other owners and general managers who are preparing for their own coaching searches," La Canfora writes.
It all has to do with the fact that Lewis, Jackson and Mike Brown are all very good pals.
"Lewis and Jackson are very close and Jackson is very well thought of within the Bengals organization from his prior stints there. He is a favorite of Bengals owner Mike Brown, who tends to do things his own way, especially when it comes to coaching hiring and firings, and it would not be a surprise at all if this transition were to take place in 2019."
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