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Former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis will cover AAF with NFL Network this spring

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17 hours ago, Sea Ray said:

What do you mean by "counting out" Logan Woodside? Playing in the NFL? In his last game as a Toledo Rocket he completed 16 passes for 124 yards, zero TDs, 3 INTs. We all saw him in preseason NFL games. He's an OK MAC QB. Is that what we can expect in this league? OK MAC QBs? I want to like it but that's not going to hold my interest. I'm going to need to see players working their way into the NFL

I see. 

Some of these guys will be AAF lifer's. Like Woodside for instance. Not quite good enough to make the NFL but could have a solid if not great AAF career.  I will be a fan of watching such stories play out. 

 

I can't believe they didn't put a team in Louisville. Our little minor league soccer team or whatever they are sells out every game at slugger field. They're building a millions of dollars stadium just for this soccer team. 

Meanwhile we have one of the most beautiful football stadiums in the country sitting empty from around October to August every year. 

Attendance here would be very high. Hell just name the team the Cardinals, people would love it. 

 

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Former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was in booth last night for Alliance of American Football action between the Arizona Hotshots and Salt Lake Stallions. If he was as lifeless as a coach as he was as a broadcaster, it’s a miracle he lasted 16 years in Cincinnati. 

The game was easily the most exciting of the four AAF games of the league’s debut weekend, with Arizona winning 38–22, but Lewis’s color commentary made it sound like a funeral. No matter how exciting the play, Lewis barely raised his voice. This miraculous escape by Stallions quarterback Matt Linehan didn’t seem to impress Lewis much. 

Former Arizona State DT Will Sutton gets the sack! pic.twitter.com/Y4bqC8KvBW

— #NobodyDied (@ftbeard_17) February 11, 2019

The second video, where Lewis blandly says “That’s what he does” is equally subdued. 

One of the great things about the AAF is that players are mic’d up in the huddle, so you can hear the play call before they run it. As a coach, Lewis is able to translate that into regular English, but with 5% of the enthusiasm Tony Romo has. 

Marvin Lewis with his Tony Romo moment. pic.twitter.com/uXiMqRlQXU

— #NobodyDied (@ftbeard_17) February 11, 2019

Viewers picked up on Lewis’s comatose delivery and roasted him on Twitter. 

Marvin Lewis brings the energy you'd expect from a head coach who never won a playoff game in 16 years.

— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) February 11, 2019

Marvin Lewis described picking up 6 yards running on 2nd & 10 as a huge play. That's how coaches think

— Kevin Cole (@Cole_Kev) February 11, 2019

My goodness listening to Marvin Lewis is like listening to mama reading a bed time story.#AAF

— Mikey Moore (@_mikeymoore) February 11, 2019

Marvin Lewis is color commentating like he got the news that his dog died right before the first play. 😕

— James Williams (@YmmyYames) February 11, 2019

Lewis will have two chances to redeem himself next weekend, calling games in Birmingham on Saturday and San Diego on Sunday. The San Diego game starts at 8 p.m. ET, if you want to plan your bedtime accordingly. 

 

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6 hours ago, Catfish Bob said:

I can't believe they didn't put a team in Louisville. 

 

For a league that plays in February, it's probably as much a weather issue as anything.  They seem tti be focused on warmer weather cities and those with domes. I think I recall them talking about one off the more northern teams not having a home game for like a month,  and IIRC it was father south than Louisville. 

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